THE history of Shepparton Villages and the astounding evolution of aged care services it has provided throughout Greater Shepparton over the past 50 years is being immortalised in print, through an historical book to be launched later this year.
The book, written by renowned historian and author Stella Barber and funded through the Sir Andrew and Lady Fairley Trust, is a major contribution to the social history of Shepparton and recognises the important role of those numerous citizens concerned in the city's ability to care for its aged citizens within their home region.
Thorough research was undertaken to compile the book, with detailed accounts of Shepparton Village's history taken from the village's founders, past and present board members, volunteers and members of the general public; all of whom had first hand knowledge of the development and growth of the villages as an integral part of Shepparton life.
Shepparton Villages CEO, Kevin Bertram said, "After multiple requests across several years, we decided to commission and publish a history encompassing the 50 years of Shepparton Villages growth, from its Tarcoola beginnings to today and in its role as the largest and most successful aged care provider in the region."
The historical book is due to be launched in November this year and an author's autographed copy can be pre-ordered, by contacting Shepparton Villages Marketing Department on 5832 0855 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As printed in the Shepparton Adviser, Wednesday, April 10, 2013