The importance of strong friendships cannot be understated.
They can empower you to be the best version of yourself and fill your life with countless joys.
Since moving into their Reynella-based Supported Independent Living accommodation in July this year, Ken and George have quickly forged a bond that is growing from strength-to-strength.
“I have loved being able to meet new people and I think we have already become good mates. I think Ken is a great bloke and I have enjoyed being able to have plenty of good chats,” George said.
Both men aren’t the only ones enjoying their new house.
Molly, the 9-year-old tabby cat is also relishing the opportunity to have a backyard to roam around in.
“I have had Molly since she was a kitten and she’s an important part of my life.
"I am glad she has lots of space to play. It’s her home too,” Ken said.
The move to their southern suburbs home has opened up new and exciting opportunities for Ken and George, who are keen to immerse themselves in their new surroundings.
Sport is one of the many interests they both share, with Ken a proud Geelong supporter and George a passionate Adelaide Crows fan.
When they aren’t supporting their favourite teams they are playing sport themselves.
Ken has long enjoyed playing cricket, while George is looking forward to getting back involved with darts.
“I play indoor cricket every Sunday night in Morphett Vale and when the outdoor season starts I’ll play with my disability team,” Ken said.
“It is great being able to play teams from different areas.
"It allows me to meet new people or others I have known for years.”
After calling the northern suburbs home for around 40 years, George said he is excited to start the next chapter of his life on the other side of Adelaide.
“Moving somewhere unfamiliar can be daunting, but I am excited to learn about the area and be involved in the community,” George said.
“I enjoy playing darts and I hope joining a local club will allow me to meet new friends.”
Although the time in their new house has been short, the once blank canvas has been decorated in a way that allows them both to feel at home.
Ken’s passion for cars is unmissable when you walk through the front door, with memorabilia hung on the walls, while other items such as books add another sense of personality to the space.
The move has a special meaning for George, as he now has the opportunity to create an environment that makes him feel at home.
“Home is somewhere where I feel safe and comfortable.
"Having great people, like Ken, around me makes me excited about the future,” George said.
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