Julia grew up in Cronulla and Caringbah south of Sydney, the daughter of a flight navigator who had played cricket when he lived in England. Keen to pass on his passion for the sport her father took eight year old Julia to the Ashes match in 1952 which gave Julia a life-long passion for the sport.
Julia worked all her life in various roles and even spent several years considering a vocation as a nun before her last job where she worked for Royal Prince Alfred hospital for 34 years.
In 2007 Julia had a stroke and six weeks later Julia’s mother and sister had organised for Julia to move into supported accommodation. When asked about how she finds living in the village Julia told us “I love it, and the support I have received has been amazing”.
Julia’s positive energy and enjoyment of life and people has helped her make a strong recovery which surprised her doctors but Julia still uses various services to help her engage in community life.
Julia found out about Companion Card through her local Neighbourhood Aid service. They helped Julia apply for a card through an onsite assessment so she didn’t have to worry about any paperwork.
Since the stroke Julia has not been able to read and has trouble with retention problem solving and is prone to falls and seizures.
She says of the card “I can get out and if something goes wrong I have someone to help me”.
With Companion Card Julia has seen My Fair Lady, Ladies in Black and Aladdin.