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Going the distance as an Anglicare Southern Queensland Home Care Worker

For Andrea, Longreach isn’t just home, it’s her community. “I came out here for two weeks and stayed out,” she says. That was five years ago. Now, as part of Anglicare’s team of aged care workers, supporting her clients often means going the distance in more ways than one. As a home care worker, it’s not uncommon for Andrea to travel more than 300 kilometres in a day, visiting clients on remote properties, so they can safely and comfortably remain in their own homes

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Peter & Barbara's 'As time goes by' featuring Adam Eckersley & Brooke McClymont

Sometimes you meet that special someone and everything just falls into place. That’s what happened to sweethearts Peter and Barbara, who have been married for 71 years and are still head over heels. There is one song that has been a constant through happy times together and with family. From one couple to another, share in this beautiful surprise rendition of their treasured song, ‘As Time Goes By’, by an Australian country music husband and wife duo

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John's 'Pretty Woman' featuring Rai Thistlethwayte

Roy Orbison fan and aspiring singer John, 71, is surprised with a special guest performance of his favourite song. John had his dreams realised and shot to worldwide fame when he got to perform as Elvis for his friends at St Martin’s Residential Aged Care Home earlier this year. Can we top that dream with a special surprise performance of ‘Pretty Woman’ from an ARIA-winning rock star?