05/10/2004 - 22:00

Doctor named top city senior

05/10/2004 - 22:00


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Doctor named top city senior

WEMBLEY doctor Patrick Cranley, who has worked in general practice for the past 50 years, has been honoured with a Metropolitan Senior of the Year award.

He joins Walmajarri Elder Daisy Andrews who was named Northern Senior of the Year.

Dr Cranley is still working at 75 and committed to helping his more elderly patients maintain an active and healthy lifestyle.

Besides his medical work, Dr Cranley has been a dedicated community volunteer with St John’s Ambulance volunteer service, Rotary, Meals on Wheels and soup kitchen services over many years.

Ms Andrews has been the driving force behind the Karrayili Adult Education Centre, which was established in 1982.

She, and others in her community, had a desire to learn to read and write standard Australian English so they could negotiate with non-Indigenous people.

From those beginnings Karrayili has grown into a registered training organisation with accredited courses in literacy, numeracy, business, driver education and health.


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