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Doutta Galla Yarraville Village garden ignites aged care residents senses

Doutta Galla Yarraville Village Aged Care Facility is delighted to announce that their new sensory garden is now completed and open for the residents and the community of the Doutta Galla Yarraville Aged Care Facility to enjoy. A community initiative, the garden was funded through support from Exxon Mobil Yarraville Terminal Community Support program and […]

Les Leddin

Resident, Doutta Galla Yarraville Village I met my wife to be, Patricia O’Toole, in May of 1952. And realising that she was the one I wanted to spend my life with, we married in December 1952. She mothered five magnificent children, who are all living today, and as a result of her great tutelage those […]

Jomana Hoblos

Personal Care Assistant, Doutta Galla Woornack I came to Doutta Galla for my placement, when I was training to be a Personal Care Assistant. I liked it here, how it feels like a big house, with everyone living together like a family. I’ve worked here for two years now. I moved to Australia from Lebanon […]

Matthew Komp

Resident, Doutta Galla Yarraville Village Have you heard of Komp’s Health and Sport Studio? It was at 630 Barkly Street, West Footscray. That was my club – the first private health club in Australia. I came to Australia from Germany when I was 25. It was not long after the war – a difficult time. […]

Dorothy Thompson

Resident, Doutta Galla Woornack As soon as I set foot in Doutta Galla, I liked it. That’s really important, to have a good impression. I have a lovely courtyard outside my window, the sunshine streams in, and I can see all the plants and herbs – though I don’t really like gardening myself! I lived […]

Ron Lowater

Resident, Doutta Galla Woornack My life started at a very early age I grew up in South Gippsland. I went to school in Moe. School, I tell you, was bloody terrible. I hated everything about it. I left when I was 16 and tried to join the army. “Too young”, they told me, “come back […]

Bev Shannon

Volunteer, Doutta Galla Queen’s Park The volunteers all talked about ‘bringing the outside in’ – that’s how the Pop-Up Café started. I was asked to come up with a theme for it. I thought: Paris. It seemed a relaxed and interesting place. One of the residents had been there a lot, so I talked to […]

Suzette Fernandes

Lifestyle Coordinator, Doutta Galla Queen’s Park I’ve worked here for two years. I’ve had seventeen years experience in aged care – I started out working in kitchens and laundries, then moved into activities, did my qualifications and eventually became a Lifestyle Coordinator. A few years ago I began teaching Certificate III in Aged Care. I […]

Gina Stolfo

Resident and Volunteer, Doutta Galla Queen’s Park I’ve been a volunteer here for nine and a half years. I live here in an Independent Living Unit. I first came to Doutta Galla because my husband was a resident here. How is it? It’s wonderful. The manager here is wonderful, it’s great to be so close […]

Constructing a New World for elderly men at Doutta Galla

Men’s Shed are springing up all around Australia, but I better you never dreamed of seeing one in a local aged care facility. Doutta Galla Aged Services, a local not for profit, community based residential aged care provider will be one of a handful of aged care facilities in Australia to have their very own […]