Save the date – we are ready to party! Jubilee Community Care turns 30 this year and we have two parties in which we will kick up our heels and celebrate.
Jubilee was born in 1989 as a pilot project by the University of Queensland’s Social Work Department and funded jointly by the Federal and Queensland governments. It was initially overseen by a steering committee under the auspices of the Aged Care Unit of the Red Hill Paddington Community Centre.
And now, 30 years on, the first party will be a daytime one in which we will celebrate with our valued clients. The event will feature entertainment by the Queensland Police Pipes and Drums. Local speaker Caylie Jeffery also will talk. Mrs Jeffery is the author of Under the Lino, a book written on the back of a community research project revolving around three 1940/50s bankbooks and money that Mrs Jeffery found underneath the lino flooring of her 1912 Queenslander in Milton. Local dignitaries also will be in attendance and a cake cutting will be held late morning. Lunch will be supplied. The party will be held on Wednesday, August 21 from 10am to 1.30pm at the West Toowong Bowls Club, 17 Bywong St, Toowong. Invitations will be posted in mid July.
The following evening, Thursday, August 22, a formal event will be held at the Hillstone St Lucia Library Bar. The event will give staff, former staff, local politicians and representatives of Jubilee’s industry connections the chance to reflect and celebrate 30 years of life-changing services provided by Jubilee. Invitations to this event also will be mailed in mid July.
Jubilee Director Shaun Riley said the milestone marked 30 years of delivering personalised and exceptional services to elderly people. “I am privileged and honoured to have provided operational direction to Jubilee Community Care for 10 of its 30 years,” he said. “The history and future of Jubilee Community Care is the exceptional talent of our staff and the quality of services they provide for clients. “We are truly blessed to have the opportunity of supporting clients to maintain their independence and links with their local communities. “I would like to acknowledge the work of staff past and present who have made Jubilee Community Care a respected provider of home care services for older people.”
If you have any memories or memorabilia to share from the past 30 years email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Lisa on 3871 3220.