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Continuing in the Anzac spirit: aged care and retirement village residents donate care packages to Aussie troops


Residents at RSL LifeCare’s 24 aged care homes and 22 retirement villages have organised hundreds of packages for the Australian Defence Force’s ‘Support our Troops’ campaign for Anzac Day this week.

The finished packages ready to be sent. Credit: RSL LifeCare

The packages are designed to remind the troops of home and include treats such as Vegemite, Nutella, coffee satchels, chips, biscuits, lollies, chewing gum, mints, Tim Tams and more.

Residents also added personal messages of thanks, photos and handmade keepsakes as a special touch.

RSL LifeCare staff and residents’ families were also invited to donate to the boxes, which were shipped out early this month to ensure they arrived in time.

A wonderful way to acknowledge the valuable contribution of our armed forces.

Lauren is a journalist for, agedcare101 and The Donaldson Sisters. Growing up in a big family in small town communities, she has always had a love for the written word, joining her local library at the age of six months. With over eight years' experience in writing and editing, she is a keen follower of news and current affairs with a nose for a good story.

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