A much needed improvement to the men's bathroom facilities at Yallambee was made achieveable through a grant from the Shenhua Community Fund. In 2012 the Committee of the Yallambee Homes for the Aged applied and were successful for a grant of $153,722 to upgrade the 1960's original bathroom that consisted of only one large bathroom similar in style to a dormitory and shared by all the male residents.
Yallambee provides economy accommodation for the over 55's and currently has eight male residents and 13 female residents. A previous grant of from the Shenhua Community Fund of $230,000 in 2010 provided for the upgrade of thirteen bathrooms in the female residency.
Mrs Worthington said, "This was a pipedream for our Committee and we are extremely grateful to Shenhua for the opportunity to apply for the grant as without this funding we would not have been able to upgrade these facilities. The grant enabled us to improve the safety for our residents with handrails and shower seating, as well as increased cleanliness for health issues."
"Shenhua was very pleased to be able to assist such an important community project aimed at the health and wellbeing of the residents, and recognises that there are no other grants available for this type of project." Gerry McDonald said,
Margaret Dodd, Yallambee Secretary, Debra Watson, Shenhua Community Liaison Officer, Gerry McDonald, Shenhua HR Manager, Dolores Worthington, Yallambee President and Margaret Hickman, Yallambee Treasurer pictured at the Official Opening of the Yallambee Community Fund Project.