Engadine Community Services received ''money in the bank'' for Seniors Week

Money in bank: John Ajaka (third from left), Carl Piraino (third from right), Lee Evans (second from right) with John (instructor) and members of the Tai Chi group run at the centre. Picture: supplied
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Money in bank: John Ajaka (third from left), Carl Piraino (third from right), Lee Evans (second from right) with John (instructor) and members of the Tai Chi group run at the centre. Picture: supplied .

Engadine Community Services is one group that won’t have to sweat on the delivery of an election promise.

The not for profit, non-government community based organisation received ‘‘money in the bank’’ when Minister for Ageing John Ajaka and Heathcote MP Lee Evans arrived during Seniors Week with a cheque for $10,000.

A spokeswoman for Mr Ajaka said the funding for services to help seniors in the area was provided ‘‘through the minister’s discretionary fund’’.

General manager Carl Piraino said, ‘‘With the population ageing in the Sutherland Shire, we really appreciate the extra money that will help us to continue providing support to those who need assistance’’.

Mr Ajaka said the organisation’s work with seniors focused on reducing social isolation, improving well-being and maintaining independence.

Mr Evans said, “These guys do a great job for many people in my community, and I am thrilled our request for funding was approved’’.

‘‘I have seen how Carl, his staff and his team of more than 50 volunteers make a huge difference to our local community,’’ he said.

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