Member for Oatley and Minister for Multiculturalism and Seniors, Mark Coure, has visited 3Bridges in Menai, Oatley and Mortdale to hear from Chief Executive Officer, Raj Nair, as well as local residents and community group members.
Mr Coure noted that this was one of his first official visits as Minister for Multiculturalism and Seniors within the St George and Sutherland Shire area.
“3Bridges is a longstanding community organisation that is continuing to provide much needed support for local residents of all ages and walks of life,” Mr Coure said.
“I have always been a strong supporter of 3Bridges and as Minister, I want to showcase the important work they do throughout the State.”
Mr Nair said, “it was an honour for 3Bridges to host Minister Coure at three of our nine sites in his new role as Minister for Multiculturalism and Minister for Seniors.”
“With a large population of clients who are seniors, as well as a high demographic who are from a culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, we are so appreciative of having the Minister come out to speak with our clients and team directly,” Mr Nair said.
Mr Coure also noted the success of the 3Bridges CarePort, a portable unit provided as either a stand-alone shower or shower and toilet combination that provides significant assistance to elderly and vulnerable persons.
“3Bridges has more than 40 years of experience in partnering with local communities to create solutions for those in need. The CarePort is an innovative design that will significantly benefit our seniors and it is fantastic to see it being utilised right here in the St George area and nationally.”
“The CarePort benefits so many. Whether it be assisting with transitioning from hospital to home sooner, helping those with a disability live their best life possible or a temporary bathroom solution during renovations, the CarePort is a product we are extremely proud of,” Mr Nair said.
Mr Coure also took the opportunity to congratulate 3Bridges employee, Sharlene McKenzie OAM, for being recognised as part of the 2022 Australia Day Honours.
“Sharlene is a committed member of 3Bridges and she has been recognised for her service to our local Indigenous communities. She plays an active role in delivering cultural awareness training and is a proud Wiradjuri woman.”
“Sharlene McKenzie OAM, General Manager of Inclusion and Engagement, is a valued member of 3Bridges and we are pleased to see her receive such a high level of acknowledgement for her significant efforts in the community,” Mr Nair said.
For more information about 3Bridges, please visit: https://3bridges.org.au