Lyndoch Living resident Nancye has always called Warrnambool home. Born in 1938 to parents Mary and Harold, Nancye was the youngest sibling of nine.
Growing up, Nancye was just like any other kid. She loved playing outside with her siblings. She attended Jamison Street Primary and Warrnambool Tech until she was 15.
After leaving school, Nancye worked in the office at the Warrnambool Veterinary Clinic, where she stayed for 26 years. Then, she went on to work at the Shell Depot in Dennington and was provided with many learning opportunities throughout the 20 years she was there. Finally, Nancye secured an admin position at Whalers Freight, retiring at 75.
The hard work didn’t stop there for Nancye. “I was always secretary of something,” said Nancye.
“When my Nephews began rowing, I took the opportunity to become Club Secretary and did this for many years. I was also Secretary of the Ladies Committee at South Warrnambool Football Netball Club for a while.”
As much as Nancye loved her work, her biggest passion was travel. So in her early twenties, Nancey set sail on a 20-day cruise. Going from Melbourne to New Guinea, then to Fiji, and finishing in New Zealand.
Then, in 1986 Nancye and a small group from the rowing club set off on an adventure to Europe to watch the Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh.
After the games, they hired a camper van. Together, they toured through Europe, visiting France, Switzerland, Germany, and everything in between.
Her last big trip was to Alaska. “We flew to and stayed in Vancouver, then boarded a ship to head up the inland passage of Alaska. It was so magical. We had helicopter rides over glaciers and went dog sledding. It was like something in the movies,” she said.
Thanks for sharing Nancye.
“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)