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George Forbes House hosts Vice-Regal visit

BaptistCare George Forbes House were thrilled to roll out the red carpet during September 2018, in honour of VIP guests His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia and Her Excellency, Mrs Linda Hurley in their former role as Governor of New South Wales.

The former Vice-Regal couple were welcomed to the home by our team, to meet residents and volunteers from the Red Cross Community Visitors Scheme (CVS), who regularly visit George Forbes House dedicating time, sharing stories and activities with our residents.

Two notable attendees were Mrs Doreen Mitchell, BaptistCare George Forbes House resident, and Mrs Jan Schweikert, CVS volunteer, who have become firm friends through the scheme and were delighted at the chance to share their story with others.

The former Vice-Regal couple were entertained by a local musician, Mathew Vrins, who performed from his large repertoire and had both residents and guests tapping their feet or dancing to their favourite songs.

The afternoon was rounded off with a sing-along led by Mrs Hurley whose desire to spread joy and connect with others was a lasting gift to all.