Discover a new skill. Taste a new flavour. Laugh till it hurts. Or just relax and refresh. However you choose…find a new you today. This was our mantra for the 84-day cruise around South America that started 11 January 2017. We visited around 14 countries, explored 28 cities and went on a 4-day excursion and land tour to Cusco and Machu Picchu. I now have certificates for the “Crossing the Dateline” (twice); “Crossing the Equator”; “Rounding Cape Horn” (twice, the temperature was minus 10 degrees) and one for transiting the Panama Canal. We celebrated crossing the Equator, Australia Day, St Patrick’s Day, Carnival and Chinese New Year. I took close to 10,000 photos on my iPhone, which I am sure I’ll bore you with when I next visit your facility!
It has been a busy beginning of the year for Glengarry. I’m pleased to report that our Food Lovers program has had great success with a high participation and engagement level as well as positive feedback with residents saying they are looking forward to the next session.
Twilight has some wonderful learning and education programs in the pipeline. The ‘WE ARE TWILIGHT’ series of workshops have been developed and will roll out from the week beginning 24 April 2017. The purpose of the workshops is for all ‘Twilights’ to be working towards a common goal – our vision to be the preferred aged care provider in the community – and for everyone to be clear about the vision and how their contribution supports it.
We are pleased to advise that the proposed Twilight Aged Care Enterprise Agreement 2016-2019 has recently been approved by the Fair Work Commission. The changes mean Twilight is now able to provide its employees with an Enterprise Agreement that is contemporary, reflects current legislation, and is flexible and supportive of staff.
If you haven’t already heard, we are delighted to officially announce that the Board has appointed Mr John Laurie as Twilight’s inaugural Patron.
John’s connection to Twilight Aged Care goes beyond his 14-year leadership contribution as Chairman and Director; the Laurie family has been a supporter of the organisation from its very beginnings when John’s mother, Kathleen Laurie was a committed volunteer.
We are very proud of 91-year-old Hunters Hill Village resident, Madeleine Doutreband, who on Australia Day this year became the proud recipient of a Randwick City Council Community Service Award. The award recognised Madeleine’s long-standing commitment to community work within the Randwick area and her dedication to helping others.