CASS Invites You to Its Charity Dinner 2023
Supporting Residential Aged Care & Celebrating Anniversary
CASS, a services provider dedicated to serve the multicultural community for over 40 years, held a press conference on 24 February 2023 for its forthcoming Charity Dinner at Rhodes Phoenix Restaurant. A number of CASS Board Members were in attendance, including Mr Henry Pan OAM, Foundation Chairperson/Honorary Executive Director, Dr Leng Tan, Emeritus Chairperson, Mr Anthony Pang, Deputy Chairperson/Secretary, Mr Sean Zhang, Vice Chairperson/Treasurer and Ms Tica Lee, together with Mr Ivan Wong, General Manager/Home Ageing Services and a few other CASS senior staff members. Some sponsors of the charity dinner were represented as well.
In his welcoming speech, Mr Pang said, “CASS began building its first Residential Aged Care Facility (RACF) in Campsie eleven years ago. With the support of people from all walks of life, building works progressed smoothly and the Facility was completed and commenced operation in early 2015. During the past eight years of operation, the Facility was highly recognized for its performance, passing a series of quality checks by relevant authority and receiving praise from many service users. It has a long queue on the waiting list.”
“In view of the strong demand for residential aged care services in the community, once again, CASS has committed to shoulder the challenge and responsibility of taking up an extraordinarily large project. CASS purchased land in Asquith, a suburb of Northern Sydney, and submitted applications to relevant authorities seeking development approval. In December 2021, CASS held an earth-turning ceremony to kick-start the building works of the new RACF. After more than one-and-a-half year of construction, the new RACF is expected to be completed in July 2023 to commence the provision of quality services to the frail elderly in the multicultural community. This will be another important milestone for CASS in our community services.”
Introducing the scale of the new RACF, Mr Pang said, “To enable the seniors to age gracefully and happily in their sunset years, all 97 single rooms each have an ensuite, which provides a private space, a safe and warm living environment, as well as culturally and linguistically appropriate quality services such as activities, meal arrangements, etc. There is also an adjacent block of 11 independent living units (ILU) and a community hall to provide a space for the elderly to relax and enjoy activities.”
Commenting on the building works, Mr Pang said, “The construction of the RACF project will require an estimated amount of $36 million excluding the land costs. Apart from bank loans, CASS will needs to raise over $6 million. To this end, CASS is appealing to the community to support this project with generous donations to enable the building of this great facility. As CASS is celebrating its 42nd anniversary, this Charity Dinner is being held to raise the much needed funds. We sincerely request the support and assistance of kind-hearted people in the community, joining us to raise funds for the aged care services together.”
CASS Charity Dinner 2023 will be held on Saturday, 11 March at Rhodes Phoenix Restaurant at 6:30 pm. The standard ticket is $125 each (including $60 of tax-deductible donation) and the VIP ticket is $210 each (including $145 of tax-deductible donation). For ticket purchases and inquiries please call CASS at (02)9789 4587.
CASS specially thanked those businesses for sponsoring the Charity Dinner, and a number of them who were represented at the Press Conference also spoke to appeal to people in the community to purchase tickets and attend the Charity Dinner. The sponsors include, Gold Sponsors: Richard Crookes Construction, iREST Australia, Calder Flower Architect, Hakka, Ettason, D&R Blinds, Aidacare, and Westpac; Silver Sponsors: Acacia Education & Training, Austcover, Super Rehab, AGA Newserv, Walking in Life, WeCare Wellness Services Trust, and Bunzl Australia & New Zealand; and Bronze Sponsors: Navitas Skilled Futures, nib, StewartBrown, breakthru College, LV Handyman Property Maintenance, Apex Computer Technology, Frontier Software, Independent Living Specialists, Mami U Mami, Jung Sung Kitchen, B1 Group, Ellen’s Master Cleaning, VHD HR Pty Ltd, UniOasis Therapy, Boian Night Chemist, Hansol Funeral Services, and Galaxy Funerals.