Several churches and their congregation in our community recognised the need to ensure that our aged residents were taken care of and that they were not socially isolated. From this initial meek concept of ensuring that care was at the forefront of everything when it came to caring for our aged community, things really started to progress.
People volunteered their time and service to the elderly by using their own vehicles to allow them to be engaged in the community of which they are an integral part. This allowed clients to attend essential medical appointments and to attend to regular chores like shopping and maybe even catching up with friends and family. The logistics of this operation whilst small initially was managed by the churches.
Gradually the processes involved and the demand for services increased particularly with the aging population on the Yorke Peninsula. Therefore, just over 15 years ago this service moved under the auspices of Yorke Peninsula Council.