Lyndoch Living update: COVID-19 isolation period for May Noonan to end tomorrow and Grand Annual Steeplechase sponsorship to conclude

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Lyndoch Living is pleased to confirm that all residents of the May Noonan Centre in Terang will be able to leave isolation tomorrow after the home recorded 18 positive COVID-19 cases over the last week.

Lyndoch Living’s dedicated team will continue to care for and closely monitor all residents, while providing updates to families.

Board President Susan Cassidy said that the organisation was proud of the professionalism demonstrated by staff to prioritise resident care.

“The last week has been incredibly challenging for our team at the May Noonan Centre, and what was most pleasing to see is how our staff adapted. The professionalism demonstrated by our people ensured we could continue to deliver high-quality care to all residents,” said Susan Cassidy.

“We again extend our gratitude towards South West Healthcare, Terang & Mortlake Health Service, the Commonwealth and State Governments, and the Australian Defence Force who have delivered additional clinical leadership, staffing resources and support during this time of great need.”

Separately, Lyndoch Living also announced its decision not to renew its sponsorship of Warrnambool’s prestigious Grand Annual Steeplechase.

While the organisation has been a proud supporter of the Warrnambool Racing Club and the Grand Annual for the last six years, its sole focus now is to ensure the safety and care of residents and staff, while addressing ongoing challenges in its facilities.

Lyndoch Living advised the Warrnambool Racing Club CEO, Tom O’Connor of its decision on Wednesday.

Commenting on the decision, Susan Cassidy said: “The renowned international race is a major draw-card, provides substantial economic value for Warrnambool and the south-west region, and deserves a significant sponsor.”

“Lyndoch Living’s sponsorship was initially part of the Waterfront Apartments sales and marketing strategy, but with the sponsorship up for renewal and the apartments secured, it was the right time to reconsider our ongoing involvement.”

“The Club fully supports our decision not to continue with another sponsorship term. We would like to thank Tom and his team for their commitment to ensuring our residents, clients and staff always felt at home during the carnival, and wish them all the best in securing the next sponsor,” said Susan Cassidy.


“We are very grateful for the professionalism and care the staff have shown”

Family of Living@Home clients


“We would like to acknowledge the fantastic support shown to this lovely couple by the Living@Home team and the flexibility and understanding of their care needs”

Family Member of Living@Home client


“The lady you sent over yesterday was delightful, and even made Mum a hot lemon drink and put her to bed”

Leanne (daughter of Living@Home client)


“What a wonderful job Trish and Liz do, we are so happy with the care they provide”

Family Members of Living@Home clients


“I really appreciate the support from the Lyndoch Living@Home team, it’s a huge help in managing my caring role”

Michelle (Living@Home client)


“A very big thank you to the wonderful staff who came into our home and cared for my husband.  This respite break made a very difficult situation more tolerable and gave me something to look forward to”

Christine (Living@Home client)


“Geraldine is the about the best cleaner I’ve ever had!”

Maurice  (Living@Home client)


“Jan is such a capable, competent and calming carer, I feel so safe in her hands.  I could not ask for anyone better”

Joan (Living@Home client)


“I’ve always been a busy, practical person and I’m still a busy person – I’m still able to be very involved in the community, especially the Speedway. I’m a busy bloke!”
“I get spoilt rotten here! I really get cared for.”

Stuart (Swinton East)


“One of the lovely nurses had a great idea and planted out a raised bed with tomatoes and other plants and I enjoy getting out there and doing some work in the garden, collecting the produce.” “The staff are very, very nice. They greet you with a smile and do things very well.“
“I really enjoy the school kids visiting, and I’m amazed at the quality of the kids,
they’re all so nice!”

John (Lake Lodge)


“I’ve lived here for 5 years and I’m very happy with the nurses and other staff”

Margaret (Lake Lodge)


“I’ve made friends here that I wouldn’t have been able to meet living by myself at home. It’s like an extension of your family” “The staff are absolutely fantastic here, nothing is ever a problem for them. Right through to the maintenance men, the cleaners and gardeners and staff at the kiosk, they’re all obliging and always greet you with a smile” “At Lyndoch I get comfort, care and conversation, add a bit of fresh air and that’s exactly what you need in life”

Lynette (Swinton East)