A cake will be cut and shared in Henty on Friday to mark the 25th anniversary of Myoora Hostel and celebrate its service to the community of Henty and district.

UPA Murray Regional Director, Tony Dunn said Myoora was officially opened on 13 May 1992.

“This marked the opening of the 14 room residential aged care hostel but the nine independent living cottages had also been progressively built from 1986 onwards and were completed in 1992,” Mr Dunn said.

“Myoora has been providing quality aged care all those years and residents have a strong connection with the community in Henty. This is through a combination of community members volunteering in the hostel and our philosophy of encouraging residents to maintain their independence where they can. For example, we support them to use the town’s services and resources as much as possible, as it’s just a short walk to town,” he said.

“We’ll also use the celebration to thank volunteers for their tireless efforts. They bring a lot of enjoyment to the residents through activities like music, visiting, nail care and general support.”

“Many community members will join in the morning tea and the UPA General Manager, Steve Walkerden will come from Sydney to mark the occasion.”

UPA Murray is a not-for-profit provider of aged care services, operating five retirement villages, six residential aged care facilities and delivering aged care service packages in Henty, Culcairn, Walla Walla, Holbrook and Wagga Wagga.

Thanks to the Eastern Riverina Chronicle for covering the silver jubilee celebrations.


For more information, contact: Tony Dunn, UPA Regional Director – 0408 481789

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Myoora Hostel's oldest resident Edna Wilson, aged 95, cutting the cake with UPA Murray & Riverina Regional Manager, Tony Dunn
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From left: Tony Dunn, UPA Murray & Riverina Regional Manager, Cyril Lieschke, long standing resident of the Henty community and Michelle Kosorok, Myoora Hostel Care Manager
Steve Walkerden addressing staff and residents at the birthday celebration
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Residents, staff and volunteers enjoyed the morning tea.