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Sharon Gaykamangu: Every morning, Jessica and Albert are up early. They come to this place and spend the day helping people.
Sharon Gaykamangu (to camera)…and every day they make lots of lunches for our old people.
It’s very busy here, but everyone loves their work.
Albert: We like this job, me, George and Brian. We look after old people and wash their clothes. And that’s really important.
Sharon Gaykamangu: The kitchen prepares 26 lunches. Albert and Brian deliver them breakfast and medicine to old people.
Christine Smith – Manager: When I started up here there was a couple of aged care clients that were really, really not looked after and their health wasn’t very good, but through myself and the staff working together we’ve been helping, especially these couple of aged care people. They’re doing really well now. They’ve got some of our support.
Sharon Gaykamangu: One of those people is my grandfather, Richard Birrinbirrin, the honey man. He loves coming to the aged care centre.
Richard Birrinbirrin: I come here every morning, it’s good, and it’s great. I enjoy myself.
Sharon: But back in the kitchen, the clock is ticking and the lunches are nearly ready.
Christine Smith: We have a nutritional content.
…(people chat in kitchen while serving lunches into containers)…
Sharon Gaykamangu: When the lunches are ready, it is time for the meals on the wheels to leave.
(Van drives around and meals are delivered to people at home).
Albert: I love this job.
Sharon Gaykamangu: This is my story. See you next time from Ramingining.