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Enriching lives, one song at a time

A special choir in suburban Melbourne is helping people living with Huntington’s Disease find their voice and enrich their lives, one song at a time. Run by Calvary Health Care Bethlehem, the Enrich choir brings joy, provides therapeutic and social benefits, and helps enable participants to live their best lives.

three elderly sisters sitting on a couch together in an aged care home
The Three Sisters of Calvary

While most consider the Three Sisters to be a famous landmark and tourist destination in the Blue Mountains, at Calvary, we also have our very own ‘three sisters’ who are not only an attraction but also the heart and soul of Calvary Lower Plenty Garden Views. Situated in Melbourne’s leafy

Reconciliation

On 26 May each year, National Sorry Day acknowledges and raises awareness of the history and continued effect of the forced removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from their families, communities and culture.

First Nations People of Australia – End of life care at Calvary Riverina

Palliative Care Australia believes quality end of life care can only be realised when it is culturally appropriate to the needs of the individual and their family. Australian First Nations people, comprise of hundreds of cultural groupings with distinct languages and histories, as such, it can be difficult for non-Indigenous healthcare

Mike Stracey, Calvary Bruce Private Hospital ACT
Mike Stracey, Calvary Bruce Private Hospital ACT

Mike is a well beloved and well thought of Volunteer who is highly appreciated by both staff and patients. I started volunteering in 2006 after caring for my father in his last days and when both my wife and I retired.  We needed some structure and variety in our lives

Kevin O’Neil, Volunteer

In 2019, I became a volunteer at Calvary Health Care Kogarah, as I was interested in being part of a palliative care biography service to document patients’ stories. I remember how caring and supportive the palliative care team were who cared for my wife before she passed away in 1998.

David Brown, Volunteer

I have been volunteering at Bethlehem’s Day Centre for seven years. The Day Centre is part of our Community Palliative Care Service, which supports patients and their carers in their own homes and communities. During the COVID-19 pandemic we have been getting together on Zoom twice a week to chat,