Joy Bonner, Helen Slater and Harriet Tanna toast the opening of the Kal’ang Respite Care Centre in Maryborough.
Joy Bonner, Helen Slater and Harriet Tanna toast the opening of the Kal’ang Respite Care Centre in Maryborough. Robyne Cuerel

Drop in to Kal’ang Respite Care Centre office in M'boro

A NEW place for Aboriginal elders to seek support has opened in Maryborough.

The Kal'ang Respite Care Centre has a new office and project manager Rowena Singleton says it's important the service reaches people outside of Hervey Bay.

"It's an office for the elders to drop into if they're in the area, have a cuppa and say hello," she said.

Kal'ang's main centre in Hervey Bay opened in July and the Maryborough office front is its latest expansion.

The organisation won a $1.9 million grant to build new headquarters.

Ms Singleton said the service was culturally diverse with an indigenous focus.

"We're able to assist people on all different levels," Ms Singleton said.

She said Kal'ang provided home and community care to older people.

"It's about assisting rather than doing for them so they can maintain their independence," she said.

She said indigenous elders seeking assistance should contact Kal'ang.

Kal'ang

  • Funds for the $1.9 million project came from Federal and State Government grants.
  • The centre operated out of a home for years.


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