This Mothers’ Day, one of the Central Coast’s leading providers of disability and aged care services, Coastlink, is finding a new way to connect with its clients and bring joy to people within these particularly vulnerable and isolated sectors of society.
On May 7 and 8, Coastlink staff and carers, along with selected clients, will be delivering around 250 potted plants to the homes of clients and their mums across the Central Coast.
Coastlink Chief Executive Officer, John Davis, said that they will be delivering the Mothers’ Day gifts to some of the most isolated individuals, and said that the pandemic has forced Coastlink to deliver its essential services in new and innovative ways.
“Coastlink has been operating for 35 years, and currently we provide care for more than 400 people living with disability and the aged in all parts of the Central Coast,” Davis said.
“Much of the work we do focuses around bringing together those who might typically be isolated from the wider community and connecting them to others and to essential services, as well as enabling them to make valuable contributions and live purposeful, independent lives.
“COVID-19 has resulted in the closure of our activity hubs and community centres, as well as the cancellation of our social outings, so we’ve had to completely change the way we offer connection and care to our clients, many of whom are at increased risk of the pandemic from a health perspective, but also at an increased risk of being completely isolated due to the current restrictions.”
The Mothers’ Day initiative is one of many ways that Coastlink is ensuring that its clients remain connected, active and in a positive frame of mind.
“As we know, many mums won’t be spending this Mothers’ Day with their children and grandchildren, so our Mothers’ Day gift delivery drive enables us to reach out and check in with many of our clients in person, as well as showing them that someone cares,” Davis said.
Source: Press release, May 6, 2020 – Coastlink Media