WORKING in aged care is a calling. Just ask Sanja Stupar.
The White Gum Valley resident found her vocation when she began working in the industry in 2002 and said she had got much out of making a difference in the lives of those at East Fremantle’s Braemar House for the last 15 years.
“You can only do this job if you love older people and I have always had an affinity with seniors. I was raised by my aunt and uncle and our neighbourhood had a great many elderly people living there, so in many ways this has been my perfect job,” she said.
“I certainly think it’s fair to say that many of the residents at Braemar consider the team here as part of their extended family. We all just get on so well and really enjoy what we do.”
Braemar Presbyterian Care chief executive Glenn Muskett said Ms Stupar was an unsung hero of the community.
She was recognised for her dedication to the job at a recent Braemar Presbyterian Care annual dinner and awards night.