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Benetas 'Besties' campaign celebrates friendship

November 12 2017To coincide with this year’s Seniors Festival, not-for-profit aged care provider Benetas is celebrating the unique friendships formed between residents in its 13 residential aged care homes.

The Benetas "Besties" campaign was developed to recognise the special bonds formed between older people who have met in residential aged care and the important benefits for their wellbeing.

"Besties" Carol Inglis and Carol Jackson from Benetas Corowa Court Aged Care Apartments in Mornington.

Benetas Chief Executive Officer Sandra Hills OAM said the campaign was reflective of the organisation’s commitment to celebrating a positive experience of ageing.

"'Besties' like the 'Carols' (Carol Inglis, 79, and Carol Jackson, 78, from Benetas Corowa Court Aged Care Apartments in Mornington) are so special because they prove that life doesn’t end just because you’ve entered residential aged care," said Sandra Hills. Mrs Jackson said meeting Mrs Inglis has helped changed her outlook on ageing.

"We think the same way, say the same things and share the same sense of humour," said Mrs Jackson. "I think we’re keeping each other alive."

The 'besties' are kept busy hosting weekly exercise classes for over 25 residents. They also coordinate the fortnightly word puzzle competition, where they compete against other Benetas residential aged care homes.

Watch the video of the two Carols below.