Lillian Pelham and a young student from Carson Street School
WA’s largest single-site aged care and retirement living provider - Bentley-based SwanCare has become a finalist in the Projects: Innovation & Best Practice category in this year's Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA) Excellence in Care Awards.
The accolade highlights the not-for-profit organisation’s unique partnership with Carson Street School, which sees seniors at SwanCare being able to form special friendships with young children living with disabilities.
As a result of the interactive program which is successfully bridging intergenerational gaps, residents at SwanCare’s Waminda aged care facility in Bentley have become “adopted nannas and pops" for a group of children from the school.
SwanCare Chief Executive Officer Graham Francis said the annual ACSA awards were an important opportunity to recognise excellence in the not-for-profit aged and community care sector.
“SwanCare strives for excellence in every area in which we operate and we’re very pleased that our innovative partnership with Carson Street School has been named as a finalist in these awards,” he says.
“We’re very proud to have been recognised by Australia’s peak not-for-profit aged care industry body in this way and are looking forward to continuing our Carson Street school partnership, as it is proving so beneficial to both our residents and the children involved.”
The ACSA Excellence in Care Awards recognise not-for-profit aged care providers and individuals working in aged and community care within the WA community.
The award ceremony took place on Friday 9 June at Crown Perth.