The annual report of a Umina aged care provider has focussed on upgrades to the village over the past year.
Peninsula Village chief executive Mr Shane Neaves that, in advance of Peninsula Villages’ annual meeting, “we are looking back on our biggest achievements from the last financial year”.
“In the 2019-2020 year, we continued our plans to undertake a number of upgrades to current village facilities on the Pozieres St site.
“Works included an upgrade and redevelopment of the tea house area that is located in the main grounds of the village.
“Considered the heart of the outdoor area of the village, the tea house underwent a huge refreshment and renovation that included the addition of a wonderful new deck, ponds and gardens.
“These works were followed up by upgrades to the main hall, entry of Peninsula Village, hydro-pool and wellness centre.
“We are delighted with the end result of these new areas which offer enhanced facilities for all residents and visitors to enjoy.”
In the annual report, Mr Neaves said: “Many would say that the 2019-2020 financial year was a challenging one and there’s no denying it was tough.
“However, they say life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent of how you react to it.
“For Peninsula Villages, we took on the year and its various obstacles in our stride.
“Together with the world, we have ridden the wave of uncertainty and for us, we focused on remaining optimistic, enhancing communication and keeping our values at our core.
“With the fires, droughts and the threat of coronavirus taking centre stage for the last 12 months, for Peninsula Villages we focused our plans on building and securing our future – one that meets the demands and expectations of our local community.
“Continuing with our various upgrade works and development projects, by 30 June 2020 we were on track to complete the year as we expected.
“In terms of our residential care, we were pleased to be able to continue rolling out our new consumer directed care model and ensure that we could continue to offer a home for residents where their choices and preferences guide care delivery.
“Along the way, we also implemented a range of new programs and initiatives, re-focused our team on the multi-skilling journey and, most of all, we did our very best to ensure we could maintain a safe, comfortable and caring community for all our residents and staff, despite the challenges thrown at us along the way.”
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Shane Neaves, Peninsula Village