Yulunda, Service Manager of James Brown Care Centre in Osborne Park, is the only finalist from Western Australia. She was nominated for the Individual Distinction award which recognises aged care staff for their exceptional contribution to improving the lives of ageing Australians.
Two Kalgoorlie locals, an aged care industry stalwart, and an innovative enrichment manager are among Amana Living’s finalists in the 2018 ACSA Aged Care Awards. The organisation has been named a finalist in five out of the six award categories, including the coveted Aged Care Provider of the Year.
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.
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.
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.
In the latest 6PR show, which took place on Monday 12th June, the Amana Living experts were Leonie Demunck & Greg Massam. The segment focused on home care services including Short-term Restorative Care, Flexible Respite and the VIP package.
Rebecca one of our Home Care Coordinators was also called up to see what she had been working on that morning.
Mandurah local Helen Gardner has been recognised for 30 years of service at Amana Living.
Helen is the cook at Amana Living’s Wearne House and has been serving thousands of meals to residents since 1987. She originally trained as a confectionary baker in England before moving to Australia in 1981.
In August, Ray Glickman steps down as Amana Living CEO, following what Chairman Steve Scudamore has described as “an outstanding 12 years”.
Ray drove the change in branding from Anglican Homes to Amana Living, and established our positioning as an organisation that helps older people to truly live the second half of life. This inspiration is underpinned by our award-winning Enrichment Program.
Amana Living acknowledged staff in November, with all the glamour of a night in ‘New York’ – the theme for their Awards Night and Staff Ball at the Rendezvous Hotel, Scarborough.
Amana Living is one of WA’s largest providers of housing, care and services to older people, employing more than 1,400 staff. Almost a quarter of those staff attended the Amana Living Awards Night and Staff Ball.
“Amana Living employees are highly valued by our leadership, customers and families, and this special night is one of the ways we acknowledge that,” said CEO Ray Glickman.