Monthly Archives: November 2016

Carrington Resident Les Langston Wins Prestigious Award

29.11.2016 Admin News No Comments

Carrington is proud to acknowledge the wonderful achievement of self care resident Les Langston in being recognised and awarded for his exceptional writing skills which was announced at the Australian Senior Computer Clubs Association Conference held on 8th and 9th November 2016 in Sydney.

Les was awarded in the following categories:

  • Story Open – 1st Place for “Skipper the Dog – A Treasured Memory”
  • A Day at the Beach – Highly Commended – “Days to Remember”
  • Poetry Open – 2nd Place – “Oh! Christmas is a TIme”

That however was not all! – Les was awarded the overall 2016 Champion Writer, CONGRATULATIONS AND WELL DONE TO LES.

Congratulations to Les Langston

Congratulations to Les Langston

Carrington Wins Camden Council Garden Competition

23.11.2016 Admin News No Comments

The Chief Executive of Carrington, Raad Richards had great pleasure in congratulating the Grounds and Garden Team lead by Joe Galea following the announcement of once again being awarded First Place in the Camden Council Garden Competition, Professional Garden category.  “Carrington has dominated in this category over recent years”, Mr Richards said.

The Carrington Team also entered the New Garden category for the newly established gardens and grounds of the Mayfarm Precinct of the Village and were pleased to receive a Commendation.

Resident Jean Schofield received a Certificate of Encouragement for Senior Citizen Garden and resident Jean Fazekas was Runner up for Senior Citizen Garden, Runner up for Best Back Garden and also won Third Place for Most Creative Garden.  “This is a marvellous achievement and I congratulate both ladies on an outstanding result”, Mr Richards said.

Mr Richards congratulated the entire staff team Joe Galea, Chris Denny, Steve Waldock and Matt Butler for the effort and commitment in achieving this wonderful recognition. “It is this kind of excellent work and creativity being achieved by our staff for all residents, staff and visitors to enjoy every day of the week”, Mr Richards said.



(l to r) Chris Denny, residents Jean Schofield and Jean Fazekas, Joe Galea





Intergenerational Reminiscence Program wins National AgedCare Quality Pastoral and Spiritual Care Practice Award

8.11.2016 Admin News No Comments

Carrington was thrilled to receive recognition for their ground-breaking reminiscence program at an award ceremony held on Friday 21st October 2016.

The program commenced in 2011 in partnership with Magdalene Catholic High School where students are partnered with Carrington aged care residents for a period of three months whereby they engage in learning about the residents life experiences. The students prepare and present their project to the residents, their families and guests at a presentation event at Carrington.

This very successful program continues today and Carrington congratulates all residents and students that have participated in this program for 2016.

To read more about the program and award visit



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Students of Magdalene Catholic High School celebrate with residents of Carrington at a presentation event