Helping hands, knowing smiles and a life well lived. Come on a journey with us, and let us show you what In Great Company is all about.
Read our stories and share the experiences of real people living their lives to the fullest.
Christine Edwards, a Kindness Warrior Volunteer at the Tweed Heads South office, shares her advice on how to build rapport with senior clients over the phone. Read on for her tips and experiences!
Simon has been an In Great Company Volunteer Coordinator for over a year now, and in that time he has come to really appreciate the work he is doing – especially when it comes to creating connections for lonely seniors.
Meet our favourite cooking buddy – the air fryer. Owning an air fryer can be a big decision as no one wants to buy something they don’t need. However, there are so many great benefits to owning an air fryer that you wouldn’t have imagined before you bought one.
All her life, Janette Thorburn has been helping others – now that she is retired, she picked up exactly where she left off, providing seniors with companionship through In Great Company. We sat down with her to chat all things volunteering.
Lorraine was very lonely before she was first visited by her friendly In Great Company volunteer, Helen. A year on, the two of them are inseparable, going on trips, getting their hair done together, and enjoying life. Read Lorraine’s story!
Origami has become a popular activity among seniors, including those affected with Alzheimer’s, to help improve their hand-eye coordination, focus, and mental skills. Read about the benefits associated with this traditional Japanese practice!
A lot of the time, volunteers find themselves in a situation where they are unsure about communicating and engaging effectively with their senior client. We summarised the key takeaways and ideas to use when tackling these road bumps.
Glenys has had her share of experiences in looking after others – so when the opportunity to volunteer with In Great Company presented itself, she felt she was perfect for the role. Find out how she finds being a volunteer in retirement.
Brenda has led an exciting and ever-changing life – she is now In Great Company’s Volunteer Coordinator and gets to experience first-hand the lives this volunteer program changes.
Ever since Chad’s wife has gone into permament care, he has had a hole in his life – as he puts it, he can’t function properly without people around. So when In Great Company volunteer Jacinta entered his life, everything took a turn for the better. Read more about his journey with In Great Company.
In Great Company volunteer Bruce Mcnamara has been awarded the 2021 ACSA Aged Care Volunteer of the Year Award for NSW – and we couldn’t be prouder of him! Read a bit about him and his journey to IGC!
Sometimes all you need is some great company. Today, we sat down with Sandra* and Patricia, who have a mutual understanding and growing friendship – thanks to their connection through In Great Company.
Volunteering to help out others often means reaped benefits for you too. At least that’s what Bron thinks after volunteering with In Great Company for four months and forming some meaningful new relationships.
A love of tennis has led Kay from friends she has made for life to an occupation that helps those in need find their own friends, through In Great Company’s volunteer program. Below she shares a bit about herself and her own journey.
We know how much friendship and connection mean to people – especially to the seniors whose lives are improved by the company of others. This month, we sat down with a client, Diana, and asked her about her experience with In Great Company.
While Kathleen might not remember every single thing her and her volunteer visitor Aleteia have done together, they are still forming some incredible memories together. Ale opens about her experiences visiting a senior with memory loss.
Moving from China to Australia over two years ago, Zhenyu Wang was following his mother’s advice in how he could give back to his new community – and so he started volunteering with In Great Company. Read his volunteer interview!
In late April, In Great Company was featured on Channel 7’s Sunrise Breakfast program, as Jess and Paul showed the country what true friendship looks like.
Major depression is one of the most common mental health disorders in the world, and it can make people feel alone and isolated. Knowing how to talk to someone living with depression can be a great way to support them.
Alex Forster’s values align with our own, which is why she was such a great match for In Great Company. Now, she is the one pairing up like-minded seniors and volunteers, and the stories that come of her wonderful match-making do not disappoint.
In Great Company brings people together to ensure they don’t feel alone in their later years of life, in particular those that are most vulnerable. Join us this National Volunteer Week!