Home Nursing Group is a locally owned and operated aged care business,
passionate about supporting older people to enjoy life in their own home.
Marjorie Martin has been on hand for an enormous number of people through some of the most trying times of their lives, as a founding member and telephone Crisis Supporter for Lifeline in Port Macquarie. Now, nearing her tenth decade, it’s time for others to support her, with Home Nursing Group (HNG) stepping in to help Marjorie stay comfortably at home.
Jono Neufield has gone from strength to strength throughout his career – which had its beginnings with Armidale’s Home Nursing Group. Now working as an acute nurse in Sydney, Jono looks back at the organisation that opened the first door to the life he loves.
Virginia Liddle had a career change later in life when she was looking for something different after breeding ultra-fine wool and training dressage horses all her adult life. She joined Home Nursing Group as an AIN in 2009 and says the best part of the job are the fascinating people she meets; clients who have lived ordinary, extraordinary lives and have lessons to pass on.
Beverly Lilley leads a very full life. Having lived in Armidale’s Newling Gardens for the past decade, the dynamic grandmother shows no signs of slowing down. She keeps a busy schedule - playing Mah-jong on Monday, group exercise on Tuesdays and Fridays, Canasta on Wednesday and shopping on Thursday – all while maintaining her life member status at the Armidale Probus Club, membership with National Seniors Australia and an active role in her church. “I couldn’t live without my diary!” she laughs. “I like to try and keep busy.”
Lance Kilner talks about growing up in the country, his passion for life on the land, and managing his independence after his near fatal accident.
Armidale client Bill Hall (89) and his wife Chris (87) took the time to talk to us about their adventures from Scotland to Africa, and having the resilience to keep moving forward.