November 29, 2016
SBcare’s new respite centre in Yarraman is a tribute to the generosity of a former resident, the late Eva Cameron.
Eva Lorna Cameron lived at Upper Yarraman and died at age 89 on December 29, 2011.
In her will, she left a bequest for “Yarraman and District Aged Care”.
The executor and solicitors looked around for a like-minded organisation to fulfil the request.
SBcare CEO Cheryl Dalton said two properties were eventually transferred to SBcare, who had been running aged care respite activities in Yarraman and / or Blackbutt for some time.
One property was sold, and the money reinvested in renovating the second property to develop a Day Respite Centre in Douglas Street, Yarraman.
A small crowd gathered at the new Eva Cameron Centre on Monday morning for the official opening.
Amongst the guests was a group of Eva’s relatives who travelled from Moura for the occasion.