Increased Funding for Osbourne Hall at Ilumba Retirement Village | western avocado


A REFURBISHMENT will be completed to a hall in Ilumba Retirement Village in Kelso thanks to a financial boost from the NSW Government. The government’s $17,599 will be used by the Ilumba Gardens Residents’ Committee to purchase armchairs and loungers and make improvements to the kitchen at Osbourne Hall in the village. Once the renovation is complete, the hall will be set up to offer a wider range of social activities, including lunches, indoor games, exercise classes, movies and meetings, according to Bathurst MP Paul Toole. READ ALSO: ‘Osbourne Hall is an important community asset, which not only benefits the residents of Ilumba Gardens Village, but also the residents of Whiddon Kelso Hostel and the many Bathurst residents supported by Whiddon Community Care,’ said the chairman of the Ilumba Gardens Residents’ Committee, Steve Buckley. “This grant allows the residents’ committee to develop and implement a wide range of programs that would not have been possible otherwise.” Mr Toole said elderly members of the community “have felt the impact of isolation and closures significantly and now is the time to reconnect in person and this renovation will enable residents and members of the Whiddon Group to do it comfortably”. “The many elderly Bathurst residents of the Whiddon Kelso family have made, and in many cases continue to make, powerful contributions to the social infrastructure and life of our city and region,” he said. he declares. “The renovated room will give them a place to gather to socialize and relax.” Our reporters work hard to provide local, up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can access our trusted content:



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