Two minutes with Tony Sandy - Wishlist Org
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Two minutes with Tony Sandy

23rd October, 2017

Two minutes with Teddy Bears’ Picnic major sponsor, Tony Sandy from Just Better Care.

Why did you become a sponsor of Wishlist’s first Teddy Bears’ Picnic?

My grandtonyparents played a significant role in my upbringing by providing various forms of support.  When I look back on my own experiences, the relationship between a grandparent and grandchild is invaluable.  A grandparent provides old-fashioned values, is a mentor, a wonderful companion and interestingly a historian by way of their history paving our future.  Sadly, grandparents can be forgotten or unnoticed in society’s addiction to a faster pace of life.

It is for this reason I wanted to sponsor Wishlist’s first Teddy Bears’ Picnic igniting a celebration of grandparents and their wonderful contributions to families.

Tell us about your organisation Just Better Care?

I’m passionate about making a difference within our community by making people feel happier and more independent living in their own homes.  Just Better Care know the right support can be pivotal in making all the difference.  Our positive and person-centred approach to in-home care and community engagement puts you in control, supporting you to achieve your goals with trusted professionals, quality support and a comprehensive range of services to meet your individual needs.  Our mission is to enrich lives every day and create fresh opportunities, empowering you to live your life to the fullest at home, and in your community.  Our disability and aged care services are focused on the things that matter: trust, independence, fulfilling dreams and belonging.

Why did you want to support a dementia-friendly outdoor area at Nambour Hospital?

Latest statistics reveal Dementia is the single greatest cause of disability in Australians over the age of 65 and second leading cause of death in Australia.  Sunshine Coast currently does not have a purpose built outdoor facility to accommodate patients with cognitive issues.  This newly built outdoor area at Nambour Hospital will provide much needed restorative care, bridging the gap of patient’s self-worth whilst increasing their quality of life.

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