Mrs Cloverdale is a retired school teacher who is 86 years old. Her husband died two years ago (from prostate cancer) and since then she has been living alone in their family home, a two-storey house in Balcatta. Mrs Cloverdale has two children, Ian and Amy. Amy lives in the country and Ian, on the outskirts of the city.
The community where Mrs Cloverdale resides is very close, with many friends on her street having lived in the neighbourhood for 30 years or more. They regularly call in to each others homes for morning tea during the week and after church on Sundays. Mrs Cloverdale and her friends also get together once a week for quilting and on Saturday afternoons, she enjoys a game of bowls.
Mrs Cloverdale has a family history of osteoporosis, coronary heart disease and diabetes.