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Carolís Story

Carolís Story

Team: Biography, Palliative Paws & Ambassador

I was on the verge of retiring from teaching when my husband, Norm, had a cardiac arrest. We had been planning to retire together, do the grey nomad treks and so many other things.

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Helenís Story

Helenís Story

Team: Bereavement and Biography

I have always been a very energetic person and loved working. As my professional life began to wind down I started looking for some meaningful work to fill the gap.

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Janís Story

Janís Story

Team: Administration

My friend went through the difficult experience of her husband dying.  She told me how supportive EPC had been for them through that time. I trained as a nurse in NZ in the 80s and worked a lot in the Children’s Hospital. 

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Nicole's Story

Nicole's Story

Team: Palliative Paws

I have been a volunteer with EPC as part of the Palliative Paws program for just over a year.

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Chris's Story

Chris's Story

Team: Bereavement Information Sessions

In planning a new direction in life on retirement I answered an ad in the local paper for volunteers to provide transport for Eastern Palliative Care.

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Christine's Story

Christine's Story

Team: Biography

When I retired from a corporate career, I first volunteered at Holmesglen TAFE helping migrants with their English and whilst that was interesting work, it didn’t offer the satisfaction and rewards that come with being a volunteer biographer at EPC.

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Ian's Story

Ian's Story

Team: Home Support & Transport

In April 2009 I lost my wife Eleanor to Triple Negative Breast Cancer. She was cared for by EPC.  What was I going to do with my life now? My three children were all married and had children of their own. The financial, legal, and personal affairs were in order, I had retired during my wife’s treatments.

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Pauline's Story

Pauline's Story

THE WORLD IS YOUR OYSTER AS A VOLUNTEER WITH EPC

75 years – a great age – fit, healthy, younger husband – everything was looking really great and still working.  Retirement plans were looming, but what would I do? My usual exercise, gardening, walking etc. was not going to be enough to keep me busy.

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Vishruti's Story

Vishruti's Story

Team: Biography 

A beautiful summer morning saw me, a mum with three children make my way into the local library to collect some books. Little did I know that I was going to stumble and make it a part of the dance of my life.

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Rosemary's Story

Rosemary's Story

Team: Biography 

Retirement brings time to do interesting and worthwhile things. My role at EPC enables me to achieve this.

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Dennis's Story

Dennis's Story

Team: Transport and Palliative Paws

At the moment I’m volunteering at EPC in the areas of Transport and Palliative Paws (dog walking). 

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Anne & Pam's Stories

Anne & Pam's Stories

Team: Community Support

What brought you to volunteer with EPC? Anne: I saw that EPC needed volunteers and thought oh, I’d like to do that! so I applied. I have a nursing background and knew the work wouldn’t faze me too much.

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