Client Stories

"Capable conscientious, compassionate, kind and always dependable."
– Mrs. M

Stories of insight and inspiration from  Hospice at Home

Nada and Ian’s home in Northern Tasmania is a constant buzz of activity. Together they manage a bus and vehicle business, run cattle on the farm and support their son Aran’s blossoming swimming career. 

Living Life to the Full with the NDIS

I love travel, international architecture, museums and food. I don’t let my disease stop me from doing what I want to do. Alaska, Canada, Malaysia, Japan and New Zealand are just some of the places I have visited with my Support Worker.

Cruising Ahead

When Ann Michel had a stroke In December 2015, the last thing her family could imagine was seeing her well and mobile enough to set sail on a cruise.

A Local's Guide to Launceston

Home Care Experts by Calvary client, Iris, has always called the Apple Isle home. In 1949 Iris was the third ever woman to join the Tasmanian Police Force so she is very familiar with the local area. A keen walker, Iris has kindly shared her special Launceston places with us.

Living in Harmony

Veteran Digger Norm wanted to be a bus driver when he returned home from serving in World War II.

Part of the Family

 Multiple Sclerosis (MS) has been an evolving part of Darren and Christine’s family life for over two decades. Together they have modified their home to be more accessible and developed new relationships as Darren’s support needs have gradually increased.

In Profile - Greg Muir

In a funky little theatre on Flinders Lane, Greg Muir, a Calvary client of many years gives his last surreal performance of White Day Dream.

The Scent of Happiness

Arriving from Cologne, Germany, Herbert Mees was contracted to imbue a 200 year old Eau de Cologne 4711 into the psyche of the Australian public. Herbert and his darling, Frankie, on opposite sides of the world wrote to one another for five years before Herbert popped the question.

Meet Father Kerry

After 55 years as a priest working in parishes in the Archdiocese of Sydney, Monsignor Kerry Bayada now calls his Independent Living Unit at Calvary Ryde Retirement Community home. 

A Passion for Puzzles

90 year old Bill lives a healthy and active lifestyle in Taree, on NSW’s mid North Coast. A keen traveller and dedicated family man, Bill’s passion for puzzles has created a home gallery of unique art loved by all.