Happy birthday to staff and participants at The Cottage!

Posted December 21, 2021

On 23 November The Cottage celebrated 10 years of supporting older adults living with disability in the Derwent Valley community.

Participants, staff and guests enjoyed a barbeque and a game of backyard cricket to celebrate. CEO, Darren Mathewson presented the centre with eight canvas portraits of participants. The artwork will decorate the walls of The Cottage.

Harold Dimmack, who has attended The Cottage since 2013, stood from his wheelchair with the help of support workers Leonie Williams and Ltyra Carr to express his joy and thank everyone who attended the event.

Team Leader, Ann Burns has been with The Cottage since it opened. She said, ‘Seeing everyone come through the doors each morning, so happy and excited to be here for the day, is truly a reflection of the atmosphere here. More than just support, we make forever friendships.’

The Cottage Harold Leonie Letria edited