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Imagine Fund

The Imagine Fund aims to support aged care residents to achieve something they’ve always dreamed of, which was otherwise not possible.

Imagine there were a number of experiences or achievements that you hoped to have or accomplished during your lifetime but hadn’t – the bucket list. Imagine if there were things that could make your life easier,more interesting and kept you connected with family.

Well, for a number of our residents in our aged care homes and clients we care for at their home, they still have many dreams and aspirations to accomplish. Some also don’t have the family support, or the means to be able to fulfil these dreams. This fund has been established to help them achieve these!

The Imagine Fund enhances quality of life for older Australians by:

  • supporting projects and programs that have a direct and practical benefit, by helping clients and residents to age well
  • giving residents and other people who are financially and socially disadvantaged ‘Imagine Experiences’ to realise their lifelong dreams
  • helping residents and people who are financially and socially disadvantaged to buy essential equipment that makes life a little easier.

Examples of support provided through the Imagine Fund include:

  • joy flights in a Tiger Moth plane
  • being driven around a racetrack in a V8 Supercar
  • a new wheelchair ramp to replace a rotten and unsafe ramp
  • iPads to help residents stay connected with family and friends
  • custom wheelchairs and wheel frames
  • electric pressure-relieving mattresses.

To support the Imagine Fund, call 03 8416 7766, email, or make a donation online.

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Last reviewed March 23, 2018.