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.
Chief Executive Raad Richards and Carrington Board Chairman Bruce Hanrahan
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.
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.
‘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’
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.
Peter Gombru from the Maintenance Team
Janine Davis from Community Care Services
Iris Lo from Hotel Services
Julie Weultjes from Residential Care Services
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
Tommy and Iris Lo
Community Care Team with Chief Executive Raad Richards
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.
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