HHRCS Carers Morning Tea was held on Thursday 15th October, 2015 at North Ryde RSL. The Honourable John Watkins, CEO of Alzheimer's Australia, NSW, gave a beautiful speech paying respect to HHRCS carers and honouring the work they do for their loved ones. He likened carers to being either sprinters or marathon runners. The sprinters go hard and fast for a relative short amount of time, e.g. caring for someone with dementia, and the marathon runners are in it for the long haul e.g. caring for a child with a disability.
Very often the carer is thinking about their loved one. John encouraged the carers to take time and think of their needs.
John then presented a single rose to the following carers who were recipients of 2015 Carers NSW, Carer Awards:
Estelle & Peter Shields
Maria Lo Iacono
Kyu Ja Jung
Myoung Hee Kim
All were very appreciative of the recognition they received and time to connect with old and make new acquaintances.