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Amana Living nurse wins top State award

Amana Living nurse Susan (Sue) Pettigrew has won the ‘Excellence in Primary, Public and Community Care” category at the 2018 Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards, announced on 12th May.

Sue is the clinical lead nursing and care in Amana Living’s home care division which supports older people to live independently at home.  She received the award for her ongoing commitment to community care.

First ever arts festival created for WA’s older people

Amana Living Arts Festival: 12 February to 25 March 2018 

WA’s first ever arts festival created specifically for seniors, the Amana Living Arts Festival, launches Monday 12th February.

From Wu Tao dance classes to bedside harp solos, this six-week Festival will deliver more than 150 events for older people from Perth, Australind and Kalgoorlie. The Festival takes place at over 50 locations including Amana Living sites, community centres and iconic venues such as the State Theatre Centre of WA, Art Gallery of WA and WA Maritime Museum.

DANCE, MUSIC, SCULPTURE, CREATIVE WRITING, POETRY, DRAMA AND MORE!

Welcome to the 2018 Amana Living Arts Festival.

This inaugural event will provide Amana Living customers with an array of artistic experiences and adventures to enjoy over six weeks, from 12 February to 25 March 2018.

More than 150 events will take place across 50 locations including Amana Living sites, central community facilities, and prestigious arts venues.   There will be something for everyone!

Sensory experience to reconnect families

A specialist dementia care centre in Kinross recently hosted a sensory extravaganza in a bid to help residents reconnect with loved ones.

Amana Living’s Kinross Care Centre organised a SENSEational celebration event for residents and their family and friends to enjoy together.

Residents and their guests were invited to take part in meditation, put their personal touch on an interactive art installation, enjoy a cuddle with two therapy Greyhounds, and ‘squish, pop and crunch’ their way through a sensory walk.

Amana Living’s Edward Collick Home has been shortlisted for a prestigious award.

The Kalgoorlie care centre has been named a semi-finalist in the Prime Super Employer Excellence in Aged Care Award category, part of The WA Regional Achievement and Community Awards.

The Awards aim to encourage, acknowledge and reward the valuable contributions that individuals, groups and businesses are making throughout rural and regional Western Australia.

Edward Collick Home’s entry will now be reviewed by a judging panel on 30th August in order to determine the finalists. Winners will be announced at a gala dinner at the Hyatt Regency in Perth on 20th October.

WA GOVERNOR OPENS NEW AGED CARE TRAINING INSTITUTE

The next generation of people coming into aged care are in safe hands with the official opening of the Amana Living Training Institute (ALTI) in Rivervale by Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC Governor of Western Australia.

The Amana Living Training Institute will help meet the training needs of the aged care sector which has seen the number of jobs more than double year on year.

Amana Living's fortnightly 6PR segment - Home Care Revisited

Amana Living's fortnightly 6PR segment

The third talkback segment on 6PR took place on Wednesday and we revisited Home Care to discuss the impact after deregulation.  Our experts were Leonie Demunck, Home Care Coordinator, and Greg Massam, General Manager for Marketing & Commercial Services.

The segment included an update on the current siutation with Home Care, since deregulation, and five customers also called in with their questions. 

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