Dear ALVA Members, These posts are always incredibly difficult for us. Below is an email sent to us from ALVA Life Member Helen Zerefos. Helen was the one who introduced us to Sandra and the wonderful work she was doing in the are of Ageing and Alzheimer Research. Sandra was the one who then introduced us all to Tony Broe. We have many memorable moments, particularly her passionate speeches at the ALVA Christmas Party. Thank you to Helen for letting us know.
It is with great sadness that I write that my beautiful friend Sandra Forster passed away today surrounded by her loving husband Chris and family. Sandra recently went to hospital on another matter and was diagnosed with end stage cancer – she was 72.
Sandra loved being an Associate Member of ALVA and was always grateful for ALVA’s important and ongoing support for Ageing and Alzheimer Research. I have attached some happy snaps of Sandra at ALVA functions…
Sandra was Executive Officer of the Ageing Research Centre, Prince of Wales Hospital and Personal Assistant to Professor Tony Broe. Professor Broe set up Health Services in Neurosciences, Aged Care, Community Health & Aboriginal Health. Professor Broe is also Conjoint Professor of Geriatric Medicine of UNSW. With love, Helen