STAR In News- Here's how you can help Ipswich's elderly

The Ipswich Advertiser Wednesday, Sep 13, 2017 by Ashleigh Howarth.

SPRINGFIELD'S John Nipperess is driven to help others.

He volunteers two days a week with STAR Care Queensland and Ipswich community transport organisation CODI where he drives elderly residents from their homes to social and medical appointments.

The retired Ipswich resident said it was a great way to give back to the community.

"I really like driving so I thought this would be a great thing to do," he said.

"All the staff here and the clients are very friendly, so you do build up a rapport with them.

"You find most of the clients just want someone to talk to about what is happening with them.

"I think they are very appreciative of what we do for them."

Not only does he transport clients around Ipswich and Brisbane, but he has also started taking clients out for day trips. Read more.