Monthly Archives: April 2019

Austinmer Beach Trip

30.04.2019 Admin News No Comments

There’s something about the beach…

No matter the weather, a trip to the coastline to see the ocean is always an awe inspiring experience. Our Mary Mackillop residents recently ventured out to the Headlands Hotel in Austinmer for lunch. The once very old and run down hotel has undergone a face lift, and is now stunning with views to die for out over the coastline.

The residents enjoyed the food and drinks, and even had time to drive home via the sea cliff bridge before heading home once more to Carrington.

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ANZAC Day

26.04.2019 Admin News No Comments

ANZAC Day forms such an important part of the fabric of Australian culture, and it is great to see it commemorated each year in April. It was great to see some of our Werombi Court and Mary Mackillop residents recently observe the occasion with the children from the Early Learning Hub Daycare at Spring Farm.

The residents received a very warm welcome from the children, and Graham East, a war veteran from Mary Mackillop gave a heartfelt speech about his experiences in combat. It was a beautiful and respectful service, and the residents then joined the children for morning tea.

Thank you to the Early Learning Hub Daycare at Spring Farm for having us, and we are looking forward to continuing this new relationship with ongoing trips to the daycare.

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Mary Mackillop Celebrations

Our Mary Mackillop staff and residents observed the occasion with a special presentation to their residents who had served in combat. The residents were presented with certificates thanking them for their service before they attended Carrington’s annual ANZAC Day ceremony on the 24th April.

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I Care For Aged Care

18.04.2019 Admin News No Comments

Our Chief Executive Raad Richards is proud to support Leading Age Services Australia’s (LASA) federal campaign ‘I Care For Aged Care’

LASA is seeking to make aged care a major talking point in the upcoming federal election. LASA’s recent campaign launch for ‘I Care For Aged Care’ aims to highlight key issues impacting on the delivery of quality care and services for older Australians, as well as offering solutions to make the current aged care system better.

Our Chief Executive Raad Richards recently met with LASA to discuss the campaign. Raad is pictured below with Angus Taylor, Member for Hume and Minister for Energy, and Tim Hicks, LASA’s General Manager of Policy and Advocacy.

LASA’s ‘I Care For Aged Care’ campaign is hoping to have politicians address:

  • the funding emergency in residential aged care
  • the unacceptable impact on older Australians that sees more than 120,000 older Australians waiting, sometimes for more than year, to receive essential care and services in their own homes

For more information about the ‘I Care For Aged Care’ campaign, visit Leading Age Services Australia at https://lasa.asn.au/

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