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Carrington Open Day

18.10.2017 Admin News No Comments

The Carrington Open Day held on Saturday 14th October 2017 was such a successful and enjoyable event.

It was a great opportunity for the members of our community to come and have a tour of Carrington, enjoy a sausage sizzle and see what a wonderful place this is to be.

Visitors took advantage of viewing a variety of accommodation options for Independent Living and Residential Aged Care.

A huge thank you to our residents and staff who volunteered on the day.

A job well done!

Carrington Chief Executive Raad Richards (seated) and John Saunders (owner of premium golf buggy)

Carrington Chief Executive Raad Richards (seated) and John Saunders (owner of premium golf buggy)

Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers for supporting our Open Day

Chief Executive (far right) thanked all our wonderful volunteers for supporting our Open Day

Our Customer Service Team and volunteers discussed services available and accommodation options.

Our Customer Service Team and volunteers discussed services available and accommodation options.

Through Our Eyes

15.08.2017 Admin News No Comments

Carrington’s award winning partnership with Magdalene Catholic High School was celebrated at the annual ‘Through Our Eyes’ presentation on Tuesday 8th August 2017.

This year nineteen Year 11 students spent three months meeting with nine residents from across all Carrington residential care facilities encouraging the residents to share their stories and memories as part of the ‘Through Our Eyes’ project.

Students collated the information they had gathered from their conversations with residents and presented it back to the residents and their families and friends as a memento for them to keep.

The audience of residents, family, friends, students, teachers of Magdalene Catholic High School and staff of Carrington enjoyed a short video presentation that students had developed as part of their project on each of the residents   Some of the feedback received included:

‘I just feel blessed that I was able to experience little bits of life, that hopefully I’ll never have to experience myself, but Maureen’s been strong enough to live through.’ Maddison Saysonavongpheth – student from Magdalene Catholic High School.

‘The program affirmed for us and for my dad that his life story and experience is valued by someone outside the immediate family. It provided him with a rewarding link with the younger generation.’ Julie Vanderburg – daughter of resident Phil Scarlett.

Special thanks to Shareen Borg, Head Teacher, Magdalene Catholic High School for the ongoing commitment to the success of this wonderful program.

The ‘Through Our Eyes’ program has been operating for seven years and was the winner of the 2016 National Aged Care Quality Pastoral and Spiritual Care Practice Award, presented by Meaningful Ageing Australia.

 

Resident Maureen Green, daughter Sandra with students Beth and Maddison

Resident Maureen Green, daughter Sandra with students Beth and Maddison

Phil Scarlett with students Julia and Stephanie

Phil Scarlett with students Julia and Stephanie

David Archer and student Olivia

David Archer and student Olivia

Carrington Pastoral Care Coordinator Julie Philpott and Magdalene Catholic High School teacher Shareen Borg

Carrington Pastoral Care Coordinator Julie Philpott and Magdalene Catholic High School teacher Shareen Borg

Residents and Students celebrate following the presentation

Residents and Students celebrate following the presentation

A Great Day at the Carrington Fair

14.08.2017 Admin News No Comments

Wow! Yet another brilliant turn out for the annual Carrington Fair.

The Board and Management of Carrington express their sincere gratitude to the many residents, family, friends and staff that once again volunteered their services in making the annual Carrington Fair a successful and enjoyable day.

The Fair attracts many visitors to Carrington and by all accounts everyone enjoyed the day and the glorious weather.

We would like to thank our many sponsors for their generosity and commitment to our residents, without your assistance this day would not be as successful.

Winners of this year’s Major Raffle are as follows:

1st Prize: CASH CHEQUE: – Valued at $1,500.00  – Mr E Dixon Ticket 3321

2nd Prize:HELLOWORLD AT CAMDEN TRAVEL: – Valued at $1,000.00 –  Ivy Gorman Ticket  5908.

3rd Prize:PATCH WORK QUILT: – Valued at $600 – Jean Porter Ticket 5966

4th Prize: BALLOON ALOFT GIFT VOUCHER’S: – Valued at $598.00 – Ossie and Anne Bruckard

5th Prize: BUNNINGS GIFT VOUCHER: – Valued at $500.00 – Lorna Storey Ticket 6830

6th Prize :WATER COLOUR PAINTING: – Valued at $400.00 – Maria Morphew Ticket 3306

Raad Richards enjoying engaging the crowd at the Chocolate Wheel

Raad Richards enjoying engaging the crowd at the Chocolate Wheel

David with Carrington Clowns

David with Carrington Clowns

Phil and Bryce

Phil and Bryce

Thank you to Chris, Joe, Carole, Barbara & Mrs O'Brien

Thank you to Chris, Joe, Carole, Barbara & Mrs O’Brien

Werombi Court Stand

Books, Craft, Cakes, Knits & Woodwork

Books, Craft, Cakes, Knits & Woodwork

Werombi Court Stand

Joyce Morley celebrates 100th birthday

15.06.2017 Admin News No Comments

Carrington was thrilled to share in the 100th birthday celebration of Joyce Morley, resident of Mary Mackillop facility.  Joyce was joined by friends and family members at a special morning tea on Wednesday 14th June 2017.  Everyone enjoyed the cake baked especially for the occasion by Carrington’s chef Paul.

Terry Morley (Joyce’s son) spoke on behalf of the family and thanked Carrington for the great care given to his mum by staff at Mary Mackillop.

Joyce received special congratulatory messages from Queen Elizabeth II; Prime Minister the Hon. Malcolm Turnbull MP; The Premier of NSW Gladys Berejiklian MP; His Excellency General the Hon. Sir Peter Cosgrove; Governor of NSW the Hon. David Hurley; Member for Hume, Angus Taylor MP; and Speaker of the NSW Legislative Assembly the Hon. Shelley Hancock MP.

Dan Tehan Minister for Veterans’ Affairs also wrote to Joyce in glowing terms acknowledging the service of her late husband Russell, and for the support she gave him, and the tireless work she carried out for Legacy.  This service was further acknowledged by Mr Bob Roach, Vietnam Veteran, who attended on behalf of Legacy.

The occasion was enjoyed by all.

https://carringtoncare.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Letter-of-congratulations-for-Joyce-Morley.pdf

 

Family and friends celebrate with Joyce

Family and friends celebrate with Joyce

Terry honours his mum Joyce on her special birthday

Terry honours his mum Joyce on her special birthday

Bob Roach congratulates Joyce

Bob Roach congratulates Joyce

Joyce with staff of Mary Mackillop admire the wonderful birthday cake

Joyce with staff of Mary Mackillop admire the wonderful birthday cake

 

 

 

 

Delegation of Doctors and Architects from Thailand visit Carrington

31.05.2017 Admin News No Comments

On Monday 22nd May 2017 Carrington hosted a delegation of Geriatricians and Architects from Thailand.

The purpose of the delegation to Australia was information gathering on aged care provision and services as they develop similar services in Thailand.  Carrington was chosen as a centre of excellence with the delegation having a very full itinerary with visits to a number of aged care providers in  New South Wales, South Australia and Victoria.

Carrington’s Chief Executive, Raad Richards welcomed the group to Carrington and was delighted to be joined by Professor Deb Parker, Member of the Carrington Board and Professor of Aged Care (Dementia) at UTS; Dr Tasneem Mayat, Geriatrician at SSWAHS; and Carrington’s clinical team; Julie Barry, Jacqueline Murray, and Rachel Hall led by Greer Jones, Executive Manager Residential Care.

 

 

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.

 

Congratulations Iris!              Iris Walker 100th Birthday (2)   Iris Walker 100th Birthday (6)     Iris Walker 100th Birthday (5)

 

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

Dye Hard Fun Run (22)Dye Hard Fun Run (32)

Melissa, Lisa, Katherine & Pat                                   Mel and Ashleigh

 

 

 

 

 

 

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