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Age is a Dream Photo Contest – Winner announced!

Thanks to all the entrants for the Age is a Dream Competition with Palliative Care NSW Volunteer Support Services Program in recognition of World Hospice Day. The entries showed us great interpretations of the theme with real meaning as well as some having a great sense of fun.

Dear Aunty Janet – by Sonia Bisson

Congratulations to Sonia Bisson for her entry ‘Dear Aunty Janni’. Sonia said: This is my dear Aunty Janni who has given me unconditional love and acceptance all my life. She is bed-bound in a residential aged care facility now but she is still a great source of comfort and inspiration to me.’

Image at Emergency Department – by Yvonne Samuels

The runner-up award goes to Yvonne Samuels. Yvonne said: My partner is in the process of being assessed for a range of significant health issues associated with aging. Several weeks ago she landed in an emergency with unexplained hypothermia, fever and rigor. This is an image captured of the hand wash the clinical staff to use to prevent the transference of bacterial, fungal and viral disease while I sat waiting next to her bed. Captured on my I-phone.

Please visit to view more entries.

World Hospice and Palliative Care Day 2019 is tomorrow, Saturday 12 October 2019. People around the world will come together to celebrate, support and speak up about the importance of hospice and palliative care. According to Worldwide Hospice and Palliative Care Alliance; The sub-theme of My Care, My Right will address the importance of mobilizing communities, particularly volunteers to ensure that patient’s right to care are supported. Specifically addressing the premise that if care is a patient’s right, how can Universal Health Coverage support carers to improve their well being under the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 3.8. 

For more information about World Hospice Day please visit

Special thanks to Nic Duncan for use of the promotional images for the Age is a Dream photo competition.
Picture: Deb Parker, President of Palliative Care NSW with Linda Hansen, Executive Officer, Palliative Care NSW in front of Sonia’s winning photograph and holding the JB hifi voucher prize.

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