Diversitat Aged Support clients and volunteers have been the grateful recipients of individualised letters of comfort by the Governor of Victoria – the Hon. Linda Dessau AC.
The letters were personalised and translated into many languages to accommodate the clients preferred language.
There has been wonderful feedback about the letters – some clients saying they will frame them, treasure them, and proudly share the letter with family and friends.
Diversitat is very honoured that the Governor did this for our organisation and clients.
The Hon. Linda Dessau AC. is also a mentor for Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria (ECCV).
Her letter is warm, generous of heart and empathy, and highlights the loss people may feel at this time when they are elderly and can no longer attend their social support groups here at Diversitat Aged Support.
Staff also deeply feel the loss of connection with clients and can’t help but worry about them.
The letters were hand delivered by Aged Support staff which was mutually satisfying for both recipient and postie.
What our clients had to say:
Elena said she was very excited to receive the letter from the Governor! She wanted the photo of her to showcase her reading the letter – she said she was very honoured and grateful and that she would keep it as it is very special. She read the letter out loud and carefully put it back in the envelope.
When it came time to take a photo of Mim with her letter she asked whether she could stand under the tree that she and her daughter had received from Kinder on her daughter’s first day of attendance. Mim said that she was very grateful for the letter and that it was a nice gesture.
Betty said she felt even closer to the Queen after receiving this very special letter! Betty had been named after the Queen and is also expecting a letter from her within the next few years!
Vicky felt “pretty special” after receiving her personalised letter from the Governor!