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 Bill grew up in East Hawthorn in a strict Greek Christian Orthodox family. He is 46 and a former ice addict.

Although he did well at both sport and academics in school, he was constantly under pressure to work at the family retail business before and after school every day. Each school holiday was spent working and as soon Bill completed Year 12 he went to work full time in the business where he remained for 8 years. 

By the time Bill turned 30 he was divorced with a young daughter and was forging ahead with a promising sales career in the motor industry.

VincentCare's Home Care Packages program provide flexible planned packages of care and services to assist older people to continue to live independently in their own home. Home Care Packages are a major component of the aged care sector in Australia. In the past year VincentCare provided 177  Home Care Packages across the State.  

Malcolm is a Home Care Package client who expressed an interest in gardening to his case manager. With her support and funding through his package, Malcolm has built a garden bed and planted his own vegetables.

Much has been written about the benefits of gardening, and it’s widely acknowledged that gardening can help reduce the risk of stroke and Alzheimer’s, while improving heart health, brain health and may alleviate symptoms of depression and stress.