“I’ve always wanted to go to New York,” 85 year old Berenice Benson regularly tells Uniting Mirinjani’s Leisure and Wellness Coordinator, Jo Sumner. “I’d love to meet a New York policeman.”
Jo knew it was a long shot, but in response to Berenice’s request, she made contact with the New York Police Department on the off-chance someone would be visiting Australia who could fulfil Berenice’s long-held wish…and her efforts paid off.
This week, Detective Howard Shank just happened to be visiting Canberra and was obliging in agreeing to visit Berenice at Uniting Mirinjani wearing his NYPD uniform.
“I’ve had a lot of strange requests in my role over the years, but this was one I was more than happy to accommodate,” Detective Shank stated #weareuniting #agedcare #fridayfeeling