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Resident Judith a Pink Lady for 20 years

Garden Village BBQ – L-R Judith and Annie

Banksia resident Judith has volunteered for the Pink Ladies at Mid North Coast Local Health District for nearly 20 years and is still volunteering! The Pink Ladies are part of the United Hospital Auxiliaries established in 1933. She has enjoyed working at the Port Macquarie Base Hospital and now works at Community Health in their records department. 

Judith moved to The Banksia at Garden Village eighteen months ago and is very happy with the move. She has enjoyed using the Hydrotherapy Pool and joining activities and events including the recent Seniors Festival.

Judith and her twin sister Hilda

Judith grew up in Sydney. Her grandfather was born in Germany.  Her first job was in accounting and her twin sister Hilda was a stenographer. The twins were born on a leap year so have only had 20 birthdays when they celebrated their 80th together a few years ago pictured in the local news.  Judith enjoyed travel back to Europe in the 1970s with her sister Janette Sweeney who also lives at Garden Village. She also traveled to America and Canada.


Judith Pink Ladies

A highlight during her time with the Pink Ladies was the State Conferences where all the Pink Ladies from New South Wales would meet up in Sydney and once in the Tweed.  In 2018 the Pink Ladies won the bid to host the Annual State Conference in Port Macquarie. Almost 200 delegates arrived at Sails Resort for their 86th Annual State Conference.

Now settled into Garden Village Judith recently celebrated another birthday. She enjoys social activities like Spanish Night and BBQs and attends the Mid North Coast Local Health District Social Seniors Program once a week.

National Volunteer Week Australia’s largest annual celebration of volunteering is just around the corner on 20-26 May 2024. This special event provides an opportunity to highlight the important role of volunteers in our community and invites people not currently volunteering to give it a go. The theme this year is “Something for everyone”.

Garden Village Residents Elizabeth, Judith and Anne enjoying Spanish Night

Share Your Volunteering Story

At Garden Village, we believe everyone has a unique story to tell about their volunteering experiences. National Volunteer Week 2024 recognises the diverse passions and talents everyone brings to volunteering. To celebrate Garden Village is sharing a series of stories from our people about what volunteering means to them. If you would like to be featured please email

  1. Send a photo of you volunteering
  2. Tell us how many years you have volunteered and where – this could be volunteering at Garden Village or for a local community organisation
  3. Share why you choose to volunteer and make a difference

Located in Port Macquarie on the NSW Mid North Coast, Garden Village is a leading Retirement Living, Aged Care, Disability and Home Care Service. As a registered not for profit we’ve provided care services to the community for over 40 years.

For more than 40 years, Garden Village has provided homes, care and support for ageing Australians on the land of the Birpai people. We pay our respects to all First Nations Ancestors, Elders and People in our community and throughout Australia. We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of Country, and their continuing connection to land, sea, culture and community.

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