Joyce Watt OAM, an inspiration to the community

Sonia Lim 21 Jun 2019

Joyce Watt

Joyce Watt OAM, a long-time resident at RFBI Hawkins Masonic Retirement Village was recently honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award for Community Service at the Rotary Club Wallsend-Maryland Volunteers Presentation.

Joyce has been associated with the Village since it opened in 1974. She loves the Village and has a close family connection to it. Mr. Albert Hawkins who is her uncle generously donated over 40 acres of land to RFBI to build a place older Australians can call home.

Now retired, Joyce who is never bored, keeps herself occupied and happy, helping to run the Village’s Social Club. She is also the Secretary and Treasurer for the RFBI Hawkins Masonic Village Support Group, a group that organises fundraisers and have raised over $250,000 since it started.

Joyce tells people who are interested in volunteering “there is plenty you can do just at the Village itself. We are always looking for people to get involve and help.”

Congratulations Joyce, you have been an inspiration to the community.

If you are interested in joining our team of Volunteers and making a difference to the lives of our aged care residents, please contact your local RFBI Village or visit our website at http://careers.rfbi.com.au/become-an-rfbi-volunteer/