The Ithacan Philanthropic Society is a proud sponsor of this year's 3XY Fronditha Care Radiothon Appeal to be conducted on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 March 2018.
The 2018 Radiothon will aim to raise funds towards the reconstruction of memory support units in Clayton South (50 beds) and St Albans (30 beds) which cater to the elderly with severe dementia.
Dementia is a debilatating and terminal condition that robs people of their memory and changes their behaviour irrecoverably.
Unfortunately, it is becoming so prevalent in the ageing community that demand for specialised dementia care is far exceeding supply. In the next seven years, people diagnosed with dementia will rise by 30 per cent.
Fronditha Care's new memory support units will be unique.
Designed in collaboration with Alzheimer's Australia, the units will be built to foster a calm environment, fitted with visual memory cues to help residents get around the facility.
Donations, however big or small, will directly go to helping our elders continue living with dignity.
Each donation above $2 is tax deductible and every pledge will be read live on 3XY Radio Hellas during the Radiothon and published in the Greek media.
Fronditha Care has been providing aged-care services for people of Greek and multicultural heritage for more than 40 years in Victoria and NSW.
But it has only been able to do so with the generous help of our local community.
How to make a donation
Call (03) 9552 4100 and pledge your donation
Make a cash payment directly to the National Australia Bank or Delphi Bank. Bank details are:
National Australia Bank (NAB) Delphi Bank
Account Name: Fronditha Care Account Name: Fronditha Care
BSB: 083 605 BSB: 941 304
Account No: 17 639 9983 Account No.: 2033 72 010
Thank you for supporting this worthwhile cause.