Young at Heart… Giving Back Provides a Sense of Purpose
At 94 years-old, Mabel Hibbert is older than most of the residents at Cabrini Ashwood but spending time there keeps her young at heart.
When her husband, Harold, became ill in 2010, Mrs. Hibbert knew Cabrini’s residential aged care facility was the only place that could provide a home-away-from-home with the round-the-clock care he needed.
“I had been reluctant to put him in a nursing home but eventually I became unable to care for him on my own,” she explains.
“I looked at several different aged-care facilities but I knew Cabrini Ashwood was the one.”
Harold was in Cabrini Ashwood for 16 months and Mrs. Hibbert visited him every day. During that time, she formed a special bond with the residents, volunteers and staff. [Read more…]