The recently completed upgrade of the Laurieton Home and Community Care Centre is set to benefit a large number of community organisations in the area.
Council received an $83,000 Government grant for building improvements to the community centre, which provides a wide range of care services for seniors, frail-aged and people with a disability.
Building improvements include a new commercial kitchen, wider access to the entry of the building, improved access within bathroom facilities and the provision of an accessible toilet and shower.
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council Community Development Officer, Julie Priest said a number of local organisations regularly utilise the HACC centre, offering important services care for the local community.
“Community services include United Hospital Auxiliaries, Alcoholics Anonymous, Meals on Wheels, Hastings District Respite Care, Social Seniors, who provide care services for frail or at risk aged persons and younger people with a disability who live at home but are at risk of not maintaining independent living,” Ms Priest said.
To celebrate the upgraded centre, Port Macquarie-Hastings Council Administrator Neil Porter along with representatives from the local community will gather to share morning tea to launch the revamped space, with scones and other favourites freshly baked in the new kitchen on Thursday May 31 from 9.30am.
“Improvements to the centre will present increased opportunities for intergenerational activities and projects with groups using the facility,” Ms Priest.
The project was jointly funded by the Federal Government and the NSW State Government as represented by Ageing, Disability and Homecare in the Department of Family & Community Services.