LEST WE FORGET Ensuring the stories of our diggers live on…

We are very proud of this wonderful intergenerational community project, LEST WE FORGET Ensuring the stories of our diggers live on…

Thank you to St. Joseph’s College, Hunters Hill for agreeing to be apart of this very special project. Also thank you to Betty and the Wilson family. Betty Wilson chatted two Year 7 students about her husband John and his missions in the war.

This project was supported and funded by DVA – Department of Veterans Affair. Please enjoy as Betty share’s with you her story.

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We Welcome Margaret to Glengarry

By 27th March, 2018 All, News, Our People No Comments

We are thrilled to introduce you to Margaret Smithson, our new Facilities Manager at Glengarry, Mosman.

Margaret has many years experience as a nurse, with extensive experience in General Nursing and Mental Health. Margaret has also held the position of Auditor within the Aged Care sector in the late nineties and moved into aged care management in 2002.

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Joan Celebrates her 101st Birthday

By 27th March, 2018 All, News, Our People No Comments

Twilight Aged Care resident for over 10 years, Joan McKimm, celebrated her 101st birthday on Friday 9 March at her Hunters Hill Village home surrounded by family, fellow residents and staff. Hunter’s Hill Mayor, Mark Bennett also dropped by to congratulate Joan and help celebrate this auspicious occasion.

On celebrating her centenary last year Joan received a letter of congratulations from Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and the Governor-General, the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), and was very humbled by all of the fuss

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Interview with Helene Francois, Administration Officer

By 22nd August, 2017 All, News, Our People No Comments

Find out more about our newest staff member’s very interesting and diverse professional and personal background…

What are your qualifications or current studies?

I have a degree in Packaging Engineering and Technology. I worked in that field for 16 years with some large multinational companies. When I decided to change direction, I saw an opportunity to apply my skills and experience to Operations Management and Administrative Support.

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Volunteers in Focus

Twilight has been part of an important volunteer program with Multiple Sclerosis Limited (MS) that has greatly benefited residents. Known as the Community Visitors Scheme (CVS) and funded by the Australian Government, MS plays a vital role in providing companionship for people living in Aged Care Homes or living in their own homes and receiving care.

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Twilight Residents Out and About

It’s been a busy social calendar this past quarter for residents of Twilight Aged Care, with musicals, morning teas, farewells and more. Our Recreational Activity Officers (RAOs) are always looking for ways to strengthen partnerships with community groups such as local schools as this brings mutual benefits to our residents and the community.

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HR NEWS: Learning and Development

Twilight has some wonderful learning and education programs currently being rolled out. The ‘We Are Twilight’ series of workshops, facilitated by our Workplace Trainer, Geraldine Koh have been well attended and the results are already being noted throughout the homes with employees displaying a renewed sense of purpose and understanding of the four key Twilight values and their meaning. This is a mandatory training program which began in April and is carried out over two phases. Series 2 will begin next financial year and rollout will begin in 2018. Series 2 is about creating a ‘learning’ organisation.

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New Faces at Twilight

Ivy Ocampo, Registered Nurse at Glengarry

Twilight warmly welcomes our newest staff members…

Glengarry

We are pleased to welcome Ivy Ocampo to the position of Registered Nurse at Glengarry. Ivy commenced on 10 July and will generally work Wednesday to Friday. Ivy brings with her significant aged care experience having previously worked with both New Horizons Aged Care and Baptist Care.

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