Ella’s House in Mandurah recently celebrated five years of supporting local families on their dementia journey with a garden party. Guests were welcomed with a speech by Ella’s House member Brett who summed up what the House means to him.
“I come here two days a week and it is an absolute blessing. We have the men’s shed, play golf, do art and quizzes, and most of the food we eat is grown fresh in our garden and cooked up by our famous chef Denise who is a volunteer,” he said.
“I can’t say enough about this place. I love it, I really do. It gives my wife a couple of days break from me – I can be pretty high maintenance sometimes. I feel so blessed to be part of Ella’s House.”
Ella’s House Team Leader Shenae Gaudet thanked members and their families for attending the celebration.
“Without your humour, honesty, openness, kindness, generosity and love we wouldn’t have the amazing community we have here today,” she said.
Ella’s House is a day centre that supports people living with dementia in the Mandurah region. Services are available through the Commonwealth Home Support Program, Home Care Packages, National Disability Insurance Scheme or can be self-funded on a private basis.