This is exciting as we establish relationships with grassroots organisations via a broad range of partnerships and sponsorships.
The spirit and drive of our local community to achieve a common goal is the origin of our organisation. In the 1940’s, the citizens of Warrnambool saw a need to look after the elderly and vulnerable members of the community. At that time there was far less government support, few pensions and long term planning for supported care outside of the hospital system, so a committee was formed and the community rallied behind this local cause with the aim of improving services for the care of the aged. The establishment and work of the “Warrnambool Old Folks’ Home Committee”, led to the establishment of what the South West of Victoria now knows as Lyndoch Living. A similar scenario exists for the May Noonan Centre in Terang, a part of the Lyndoch family since December 2018.
Lyndoch Living today is a diverse organisation that provides a broad range of care and services to retirees, the aged, and those with a chronic illness or a disability. These services are delivered to communities across South West Victoria, and are designed to encourage independence and wherever possible enable individuals to live the lifestyle of their choosing.
Whilst Lyndoch Living’s origins are directly linked with the provision of aged residential care, over the last decade our services have continued to expand with the needs of the community. Now spanning the spectrum from the provision of in-home assistance through education, direct support, respite, home care packages and rehabilitation to maintain independence, meal delivery services, retirement living, right through to permanent residential care. Onsite services and activities are catered for including hairdressing, barber shop, cafe, special interest groups, podiatry, and allied health services. We are also excited to announce the new addition to the Lyndoch Living services of Warrnambool Medical Clinic by Lyndoch Living and the future HealthCare Centre.
2018 finish of the Waterfront by Lyndoch Living Grand Annual Steeplechase, Warrnambool
In 2018 Lyndoch Living teamed up with the Coast FM Breakfast program to establish the Coast FM Lyndoch Living Community Chest fund. Local Not-for-Profit events and programs and community charities have been given small grants from the Community Chest and we recognise the following recipients from 2018:-
|One Punch Campaign|
|Koroit Primary School|
|Special Development School|
|Ash Burns – World’s Greatest Shave|
|All Abilities Choir|
|The Tattoo Guys – Breast Cancer Event|
|McKillop Family Services|
|Kings College (Gideon)|
|Warrnambool Pipe Band|
|Begin Again Foundation|
The Lyndoch family has been touched personally by this disease in recent times, and in 2018 the staff of Lyndoch Living took on a challenge to raise money to find a cure by taking part in the Carrie’s Beanies 4 Brain Cancer, Matt Williams Flipping for Brain Cancer, and the Charlie Teo Foundation fundraising events.
In 2018 Gunditjmara brought back the local NAIDOC Awards and Lyndoch has taken on sponsorship of the Aboriginal Elder Male and Female awards.
As part of our culturally safe practices for our ageing community.
2018 Award recipients: Aboriginal Elder Male of the Year, Uncle Rob Lowe and Aboriginal Elder Female of the Year, Aunty Libby Clarke.
A school based mentoring program offering students at risk of disengagement the support they need to stay in school and enjoy happy and healthy outcomes.
Young People need supportive relationships to fulfill their potential. In today’s complex world many young people need more support and do benefit greatly from a relationship with a person outside their family circle.
The Standing Tall Mentoring in-school program recruits and trains members of the community to become mentors to students in schools. It has shown that the relationships developed through mentoring can make a real difference to a student struggling to cope with a wide range of issues.
Mentors meet with their mentee during school hours for approximately 1 hour per week for twelve months and up to two years with the same student. The program does not run during school holidays and is flexible to mentors time commitments.
Lyndoch Living has a valued partnership with Van Someren Equestrian Vaulting and the All Abilities Equestrian Inc., program, operated at the Orford Indoor Riding Arena. The program and competition offers an inclusive, unique gymnastics on horseback experience and includes an annual event held in April each year. Lyndoch’s sponsorship includes presentation of ribbons and medals to the competitors.
The next event on the calendar is to be held on 13-14 April 2019 (see the flyer below)
For more information on this great program visit the Van Someren Equestrian Vaulting Facebook page.
Through our innovation working groups we have had several meetings to explore opportunities to develop a partnership/program to support disabled people in our community. We are looking at a long term sustainable employment model across all of Lyndoch services. As an initial pilot we have a small group of young adults from Mpower undertaking dog walking for our resident pets.
Leadership Great South Coast (LGSC) provides an annual community leadership program for aspiring and emerging leaders drawn from all sectors of the Great South Coast region.
The LGSC Program builds relationships and networks between the business, community and government sectors.
LGSC participants are drawn from all three sectors, allowing participants to benefit from a variety of perspectives when considering the nature of leadership and the future of our community and its economic prosperity.
A week of action by a team of local organisations kicked off in Warrnambool’s Liebig Street in the 1st week of December, a project which had commenced nearly 6 months earlier.
The street was adorned in a woolly hug, yarn bomb style, cleverly choreographed, designed and created by the wider community of Lyndoch residents, staff and school students, in conjunction with our other community partners, Warrnambool Primary School, South West TAFE, and MPower to give the voice of our elders a platform to speak out for each other to raise awareness of Elder Abuse and ageism in the community. Partnering with South West TAFE, MPower, raise awareness of challenging ageism, saying NO to elder abuse and celebrating the hard work of our the Knitting Ninjas throughout the community!
In 2018 Kailyn Edney from Warrnambool College was mentored by the Executive and leadership group, giving her genuine insights into career opportunities at Lyndoch and our staff provided information on their specialties. The program’s overarching objective is to provide students with the knowledge, networks and inspiration to consider a future career in our region.
Nippers a fun way for your child to enjoy the beach in a safe environment, it also offers children an educational pathway through the delivery of the SLSA Junior Development Program. This program is designed to ensure children have fun at the beach while participating in lessons that will progress them to becoming a fully rounded participant in both lifesaving and life.
Waterfront Living by Lyndoch Living has been a sponsor of the City Memorial Bowls Club for a number of years. Our sponsorship is a recognition of the commitment by the Club to reach their goals and objectives to provide their members with the lowest possible cost to continue to enjoy excellent facilities and an active lifestyle. After all our goal is to get the community of Lyndoch and
Put simply, sponsorship is a mutually beneficial business relationship between the sponsor, Waterfront Living by Lyndoch Living and the club, City Memorial Bowls Club.
Find out more about the City Memorial Bowls Club by visiting their website.
Starting back in 1979 with four families, the Warrnambool Toy Library has grown into a community hub for the Warrnambool Region. Operating similarly to a video store (remember those!) the Toy Library provides access to a changing selections of safe, educational and fun toys for loan at a small fee. By providing children with a variety of toys appropriate to their stage of development, we can extend their play opportunities and their learning experiences. By borrowing toys we are saving the environment reducing our consumption.
The involvement and enthusiasm of members helps make the toy library a great resource for local families. Join online, visit the toy library a new member or refer a friend or grandparent! Gift certificates available.
Through our partnership with South West TAFE we have established the Pure Living Salon and Barber Shops, working training salons for the at the Lyndoch Warrnambool site have opened up doors to the students not otherwise exposed to the elders in the community, and likewise gives the elders the chance to interact with the students, whilst getting pampered in the salons.
Testimonial“We are very grateful for the professionalism and care the staff have shown” Family of [email protected] clients
Testimonial“We would like to acknowledge the fantastic support shown to this lovely couple by the [email protected] team and the flexibility and understanding of their care needs” Family Member of [email protected] client
Testimonial“The lady you sent over yesterday was delightful, and even made Mum a hot lemon drink and put her to bed” Leanne (daughter of [email protected] client)
Testimonial“What a wonderful job Trish and Liz do, we are so happy with the care they provide” Family Members of [email protected] clients
Testimonial“I really appreciate the support from the Lyndoch [email protected] team, it’s a huge help in managing my caring role” Michelle ([email protected] client)
Testimonial“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 ([email protected] client)
Testimonial“Geraldine is the about the best cleaner I’ve ever had!” Maurice ([email protected] client)
Testimonial“Jan is such a capable, competent and calming carer, I feel so safe in her hands. I could not ask for anyone better” Joan ([email protected] client)
Testimonial“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)
Testimonial“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)
Testimonial“I’ve lived here for 5 years and I’m very happy with the nurses and other staff” Margaret (Lake Lodge)
Testimonial“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)