Fairview Retirement Village has today thanked the many people involved in securing their new bus shed at an official opening in Moree, including Bernie Keitlinghaus who drove this project’s success.
Chief Executive Officer of Fairview Retirement Village, Brett Arthur is very grateful that his organisation now has a secure location for their aged care bus.
“The shed will provide a location for the garaging of Fairview’s bus, allowing it to remain out of the weather and providing additional security,” Mr Arthur said.
“The shed has also been designed to provide much needed storage for maintenance, medical equipment and surplus furniture.”
Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton was very pleased to officially open the bus shed today which has come about through financial support from various organisations.
“I am very pleased that Fairview received enormous support for this project from so many organisations including the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR), local businesses and the community,” Mr Coulton said.
“Bernie’s Bus Shed is a great example of people coming together to support a fantastic organisation that provides vital aged care services to residents of the Moree region.”
The FRRR contributed $10,000 towards the bus shed under its Caring for Ageing Rural Australians (CARA) program. This is a targeted grant program, designed to support projects and activities that benefit and support older people living in small rural and remote communities.
Mr Arthur and the Board Members at Fairview Retirement Village have worked very hard over the past 12 months to secure the bus shed and they are very grateful for the funding and support they have received.
“On behalf of the ageing community of Moree and residents and staff of Fairview, I would like to sincerely thank the FRRR Grant scheme, the Federal Government and local donors for their participation in the project, Mr Arthur said.
“A number of local trades provided their services to complete the construction, along with a number of substantial financial contributions from friends of Fairview.
“The opening today by Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton culminates over 12 months of planning by the board of Directors and a special thank you must go out to Bernie Keitlinghaus who was the driving force behind the project’s success.”