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Mary Mackillop Facility awarded three year Accreditation

16.05.2017 Admin News No Comments

Carrington’s Mary Mackillop Facility underwent a re-accreditation audit over three days – 7 March to 9 March 2017.  The audit was conducted by assessors of the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency.

Carrington is pleased to advise that the Facility met all 44 expected outcomes and received re-accreditation status of three years from 23 May 2017 to 23 May 2020.

Chief Executive of Carrington, Raad Richards congratulated the entire team for an excellent result which continues to ensure quality care and services for all residents.

The occasion was celebrated by staff of Mary Mackillop led by Care Service Manager, Julie Barry and residents.

Accreditation Certificate Presentation far left Raad Richards Chief Executive, MM staff, far right Greer Jones and Julie Barry

Accreditation Certificate Presentation far left Raad Richards Chief Executive, MM staff, far right Greer Jones and Julie Barry

Chief Executive Raad Richards presents Care Services Manager of Mary Mackillop, Julie Barry with Certificate of Accreditation

Chief Executive Raad Richards presents Care Services Manager of Mary Mackillop, Julie Barry with Certificate of Accreditation

Mary Mackillop residents enjoy morning tea accreditation presentation

Mary Mackillop residents enjoy morning tea accreditation presentation

ANZAC Day Commemoration Service

27.04.2017 Admin News No Comments

Carrington once again held an ANZAC Day Commemoration Service at the William Paling Memorial Walk site alongside the Commemorative Fountain on Monday 24th April 2017.

This years event was well attended and enjoyed by residents of Carrington, their family and friends, invited guests; The Hon. Angus Taylor MP, Member for Hume; Chris Patterson MP, Member for Camden; Superintendent Ward Hansen, NSW Police; Members of the Carrington Board of Directors; and Camden Council representatives.

Iain Richard-Evan, President of the Camden RSL Sub-Branch led the service in beautiful sunshine.  This Service has been held at Carrington for the last fourteen years and is well received by all our residents who continue to pay their respects to the fallen, many of them being ex-servicemen and women.

Carrington acknowledges and thanks all those involved in making this day a very special day of remembrance.

Raad Richards and Bruce Hanrahan

Chief Executive Raad Richards and Carrington Board Chairman Bruce Hanrahan

Heather Crosland assisted by Camden RSL Sub Branch Member

 

Residents of Carrington
Laurie Giles

Laurie Giles Carrington Resident

Member for Hume Angus Taylor MPThe Hon. Angus Taylor MP, Member for Hume

 

Member for Camden Chris Patterson

Chris Patterson MP, Member for Camden

 

 

 

 

News from the Camden Show

11.04.2017 Admin News No Comments

The 2017 Camden Show was well received again this year, even though the heavy rain and weather conditions presented some challenges!

Carrington was a major sponsor this year and held two stands at the Show, The Carrington Information Stand and the Scone, Jam and Cream Stand.

Our hospitality staff were kept extremely busy in the lead up to the Show and baked over 2500 scones which sold out very quickly over the two day event.

Carrington was pleased to have the opportunity to showcase our wonderful facilities and services that are available on our picturesque semi-rural site located 3klms from the Camden township along with the vast array of Community Care services available to care recipients in their homes.

Well done to all our staff, volunteers and residents that worked tirelessly to ensure a successful event.

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Iris Walker Celebrates 100th Birthday

27.03.2017 Admin News No Comments

Carrington resident Iris Walker celebrated her 100th birthday in Mary Mackillop with family and friends on Thursday 23rd March 2017.

Iris moved to Carrington on 28th January 1997 and took up residency in the Self Care Retirement Village.  Iris has since moved into supported care in Mary Mackillop facility.

The Chief Executive, Raad Richards attended the birthday celebration and had much pleasure in reading the many letters of congratulations received from both Federal and State Members of Parliament, the Governor General and Her Majesty, Elizabeth II, Queen of England.

 

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Dye Hard Fun Run

27.03.2017 Admin News Uncategorised No Comments

A team of Carrington staff entered the Dye Hard Fun Run to support the Kids of Macarthur Health Foundation Fundraiser on Sunday 26th March 2017.

Staff from Hotel Services, Residential Care, Leaning and Development, Finance and Administration  enjoyed the challenge of running the gauntlet through a number of ‘Dye Runs’ along the 5klm course.

Special thanks to all that participated in a very worthwhile cause, well done Carrington!

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Warming up with some Zumba prior to the race

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Rosie, Kim & Marianna

Dye Hard Fun Run (28)   Pat and Marianna

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Melissa, Lisa, Katherine & Pat                                   Mel and Ashleigh

 

 

 

 

 

 

Testimonial from Independent Retirement Living Residents

9.01.2017 Admin News No Comments
Carrington Retirement Living

Carrington Retirement Living

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‘After moving to Engadine in the Sutherland Shire when we were first married we had three children and lived there for 21 years.  We then moved to Woodbine near Campbelltown and having raised three wonderful children during that time Virginia and I retired at the end of 2010 when I was 70 and after a number of years we decided it was time to sell up and move into a retirement village.

We discussed this with our children and their partners who were all in favour of us finding the perfect place for us.  After visiting a number of villages in the Macarthur and Wollondilly areas, as this was the areas we preferred to stay in, on one of our morning walks we talked to a Woodbine resident who was about to move into Carrington.

We thought this could be the place for us and visited Carrington and were very impressed with not only the facility but also the staff, who were very welcoming and friendly and we promptly put our name down for this wonderful village.

Our Lawyer was very impressed with Carrington and the contract documents which we subsequently went ahead with. 

The best part was when our family saw what we were looking at they were also pleased for us.  We moved in late 2015 and then discovered more of the benefits of being part of this wonderful retirement lifestyle.  The storage area for our caravan which we use frequently for touring Australia and accommodation, during our activities with motor sport events, we are both senior scrutineers at many race meetings, including V8 Supercar events.

We also have peace of mind when we go visiting other countries, mostly on cruise ships where we often meet people from other retirement villages in Australia, who related some disturbing stories about the facilities they live in.

Virginia and I have participated in a number of Carrington activities and found the people involved are so friendly and welcoming, we have wonderful neighbours and we couldn’t be happier.

We are both looking forward to spending our future lives at Carrington’

Norm and Virginia Crompton

Carrington Staff Christmas Cocktail Party

15.12.2016 Admin News No Comments

The Carrington Christmas Cocktail Party was held on Wednesday 14th December 2016 and was enjoyed by all staff that attended.

During the evening the Chief Executive, Raad Richards had pleasure in presenting four staff with a Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of their loyalty and commitment to Carrington and their team.

Recipients were:

Raad Richards presents Peter Gombru with Certificate of Appreciation

Raad Richards presents Peter Gombru with Certificate of Appreciation

(l to r) Mark Tutt, Amgad Lotfi, Iris Lo, Bruce Hanrahan (Chairman of the Board) and Chief Executive Raad Richards enjoy celebrating with Iris

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Mark Tutt, Amgad Lotfi, Iris Lo, Bruce Hanrahan (Chairman of the Board) and Chief Executive Raad Richards enjoy celebrating with Iris

Tommy and Iris Lo

Tommy and Iris Lo

Maintenance Team

Maintenance Team

Community Care Team with Chief Executive Raad Richards

Community Care Team with Chief Executive Raad Richards

Sylvia and Iris enjoying the festivities

Sylvia and Iris enjoying the festivities

Iris Lo and Ranjit Korotala

Iris Lo and Ranjit Korotala

Country Plus Band Christmas Concert at Mary Mackillop

15.12.2016 Admin News 1 Comment

On Saturday 10th December 2016 residents and staff enjoyed a Christmas celebration concert performed members of the Country Plus band.

Staff were delighted to join in the performance for the merriment and pleasure of residents.

The members of the Country Plus band have been performing for the delight of residents for many years at Carrington.

Carrington appreciates the voluntary commitment on behalf of residents provided by Country Plus band.

Staff of Mary Mackillop facility joined with band members on the day. Santa (Jeffrey) enjoyed the entertaining other residents.

Staff of Mary Mackillop facility joined with band members on the day. Santa (Jeffrey) enjoyed the entertaining other residents.

Christmas Celebrations at Mary Mackillop Facility

14.12.2016 Admin News No Comments

Residents enjoyed celebrating the commencement of the Christmas Season with a performance provided by members of the Rockwood Rockers.

‘The Rockers’ are a group of volunteer seniors that enjoy providing music, dance and enjoyment to Carrington residents.

Residents were thrilled to join in with toe tapping and singing along with ‘The Rockers’.

Members of the Rockwood Rockers

Members of the Rockwood Rockers

 

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:

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

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