AS Victoria was shaken by a 5.9 magnitude earthquake last week, employees at Jewish Care leapt into action.
CEO Bill Appleby said, “Staff were mobilised quickly to ensure the welfare of the thousands of people we support, including telephone calls to many of our clients living independently in their own homes.”
Regarding Jewish Care facilities, Appleby reported that minor infrastructure damage was caused by the quake, but that has now been repaired.
Appleby told The AJN, “We are delighted that all elders and clients living in our residential homes are safe and well following the earthquake experienced across Melbourne last week”, noting that residents were quickly reassured by Jewish Care’s case managers’ caring and proactive actions.
Just a short distance away from the heartland of the community, there was damage to buildings in Chapel Street, including Coles in Prahran and Betty’s Burgers restaurant in Windsor (pictured).