Myra: My name is Myra. I have seven children, 24 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

I live here in the Orange Aged Care. You have everything done for you, you know, you just go up to the table and you have all your meals served.

And the nurses, you’ve only got to ask ‘em, you know, they’ll do anything, even Joanne and Kim, they’re absolutely fantastic.

Joanne: Myra’s one of my lovely favourites and we’re very happy to have her here.

I try and give them a wide range of things to do, but always having that choice of what they want to do.

Myra: We do exercises every morning at ten. It’s only gentle exercises in the chair, but at least it’s something. So I go to that or I just go outside and go for a walk.

The animals are all out there, we go out and talk to them or feed them.

Joanne: Using animals for therapy can aid in so many things, it’s keeping them involved and keeping them active, which is what we want to do.

Myra: We do have a therapy dog, he’s Maltese and his name is Bowie.

He wanders around and he sits on our lap or whatever. He wears his little tie in every day, when he comes in he’s working.

Well a hair person comes in Monday and Friday. She’s very good, everybody loves her.

When the family comes, if we want a cup of coffee or tea, we just go and sit in the café and have it.

They know they don’t have to worry because I’m quite happy here. I don’t think I’d go anywhere else.

Last reviewed: 4 December, 2016.