TONY Galati is a nice guy. Amana Living residents were given lollies to share by the Spud King for the Mandurah Christmas pageant on Dec 13.
“Anything you guys need, go to the Spudshed and ask,” Mr Galati told occupational therapy assistant Stacey Street during his visit to Wearne House last week.
When a resident took a tumble, a concerned Mr Galati ran to offer assistance.
This belies the gruff persona most WA residents associate with Mr Galati.
“We (Italians) really respect our elderly,” Mr Galati said.
“If we can help the elderly and the Mandurah community and if we can do things to help people, we usually do. We’ve supported Amana Living a couple of times over the years.”
Ms Street said Amana Living had been involved in the Christmas Pageant for four years.
While it can take an hour to get some of Mandurah’s oldest residents to the mustering point, it’s worth it, as the residents “really enjoy it”.
Of the 48 residents who live at Amana, 31 signed up to take part.
“Ken (pictured) has decorated his gopher with Christmas paraphernalia,” Ms Street said.
“It’s a big event and they really enjoy it, then we come back and have pizza and drinks.”