Mable*, who is 80 years old spent decades caring for another elderly friend in their family home. When her friend passed away and the house was sold by their family, Mable found herself without a place to call home. Mable moved into our share house for older women, Lady Heydon House five years ago and loves having the company and support of the other women. As Mable needed support with aging in place, we supported her to get an Aged Care Package for assistance with cleaning, house work and independent living aids. Mable tells us that she loves her home so much that she wants to stay there until she “leaves in her pink coffin”!
*The personal stories throughout this website are based on the real experiences of YWCA Canberra’s housing clients. Their names and identities have been protected for privacy reasons.