What is a bequest?
A bequest is the gift of a lifetime and a wonderful way of extending your help and touching the future lives of others in an empowering way. Bequests are used to ensure we provide the best possible service to our clients. Your gift to Southcare will have a direct impact on improving the aged care industry, the lives of disadvantaged people and the overall community. We use such gifts to enhance our services and facilities by:
- Offering additional services to the wider community through our social centre where those in need will continue to enjoy the comfort of familiar friendly faces and age in an active setting.
- Offering services that are not available through regular funded programs, so families and individuals are able to source services that better meet their needs in a sensitive and consultative manner.
- Providing support to disadvantaged and low income families to enable them to have the tools to help them reconnect and become a valued member of the community.
- Providing culturally appropriate and sensitive services for Aboriginal and culturally and linguistically diverse people in the community to develop their knowledge, confidence and skills and build on their strengths.
How do I make a bequest?
If you would like to make a bequest to Southcare, you can ask your solicitor to include it when making or revising your will. If you already have a will, you can include a gift to Southcare by adding a codicil. The following steps may help you should you choose to leave a bequest:
- Make the decision that you would like to leave a bequest to Southcare.
- Consider what the bequest will be. Bequests may be in the form of cash, property, assets or a percentage of your estate.
- Make an appointment to discuss your decision with Southcare.
- Speak to your lawyer about including your wishes in your will.
For more information Southcare can be contacted on 08 6117 3050.