Gwenda joined has been an active advocate for senior Australians for some years. A proud Aboriginal woman, a mother, grandmother and great grandmother who lives in rural NSW. A member of the Council of Elders, National Older Persons Reference Group, Dementia Australia advocate and ADNeT steering committee consumer member. A recipient of a Home Care package herself for many years, which she now self manages, she has seen many changes since 2014 when she started on a CHSP package. Gwenda advocates, as a volunteer, and provides advice and assists others in rural communities in navigating aged care services. Gwenda providing support and advocacy within all areas of the aged care system.