Dubbo's UPA team farewells Judy Whyfoon

A volunteer who’s played a part in “a lot of improvement, a lot of development” in aged care at Dubbo has called it a day after more than 20 years of service.

Judy Whyfoon has retired from her role on the UPA district executive committee.

The organisation’s regional leaders and Bracken House team members farewelled her at a lunch on Monday.

UPA western region executive chairperson Tod O’Dea said they were celebrating Mrs Whyfoon’s considerable contribution and the “tremendous” advice she had given over the years.

“She’s seen a lot of improvement, a lot of development,” he said.

“A lot of time, all voluntary, a lot of hours put in, a lot of decisions to be made, sometimes hard decisions but all been made and all been made for the benefit of aged care in Dubbo and the western region.”

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Mrs Whyfoon said it had been a great group to work with.

“I’ve really enjoyed being part of it and watching the development,” she said.

“But 80 is a good time to stop.”