Lorraine Blacklock, Leisure and Lifestyle Coordinator, Calvary Retirement Communities

I have been working at Calvary Ryde coming up 24 years in January.

I have always had a passion for aged care and care of the elderly. My mother was a nurse. She always said: “Respect your elders and treat them the way you would like to be treated yourself, as one day you will also be old”.

What do I love about my job and working in aged care? I think having so many wonderful residents with so many stories to share and also learning from them.

Every day is different working in aged care and every day you find out something new that the residents want to share with you about their life. That’s inspiring.

I have had the privilege to care for many of the Little Company of Mary Sisters over the years. They have given me great inspiration and to continue with their mission and values.