Lyndoch Living resident Molly is best known for her great sense of humour.
Born in 1929, Molly grew up on her family farm in Nirranda South with her three older brothers and spent a lot of time helping out on the family farm.
“I would milk the cows, do a lot of the cooking and cleaning around the house to help mum and dad,” said Molly.
Molly attended school at Nirranda South and began working at a boarding house in Peterborough when she turned 16. At 18, she moved into Warrnambool with her family and became a cook at several pubs and hotels across Warrnambool, including the Commercial Hotel.
One of Molly’s incredible talents as a young girl was playing the piano. As her brothers were also quite musical, they decided to start a band called ‘The Tanners’.
“We would travel around the district and play at the Saturday night dances. We had some really great times together,” she said.
At a local dance, Molly met her future husband, Ken. The pair hit it off and married at the Warrnambool Church of England in 1952. Molly and Ken went on to have three children, and over the years, their family has grown to include 10 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
When Molly was in her 40’s, she took a trip to England. Her father was from England and had told many stories about it when she was younger, so it was somewhere she knew she had to see, saying, “I enjoyed visiting different countries and seeing all their famous landmarks.”
Molly began accessing the Lyndoch Living Homestead support group a few years ago. As her needs changed, she decided to make Lyndoch Living her home and said, “I’m very happy to be here.”
Thanks for sharing Molly.
“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)