Oceania’s Lady Allum Village took home the EBOS Supreme Excellence in Care Award at the New Zealand Aged Care Association’s annual conference last night. The team at Lady Allum were rewarded for their efforts in reuniting their residents with music from years gone by in a ‘I Love Music’ programme.

The musical aspect of the programme was fitting, given the Broadway-themed gala dinner of the conference, at which the awards were presented. Guests were treated to a second viewing of a clip of the programme in action, showing residents not only enchanted by music of their youth but encouraged to talk about the memories that music evoked.

Lady Allum was also awarded the QPS Innovative Delivery Award.

Selwyn Foundation took home the MediMap Community Connections Award for their baby buddies initiative.

The Jackson van Interiors Built & Grown Environment Award went to Summerset by the Ranges in recognition of its circular design that has been so effective for dementia residents.

The Argo Huntleigh Staff & Training Development Award went to Ultimate Care Group’s Bishop Selwyn, which demonstrated the benefits of collaborating with training institutions when it came to workforce training initiatives.

Capella House took home the Invacare Small Operator Award thanks to their ability to demonstrate that activities don’t stop when the activities coordinator goes home.

The Leecare Individual Award went to Bev Inwood and the VCare Legendary Service to the Aged Residential Care Sector Award went to Pat Jermyn.

Delegates dressed in Broadway-themed attire celebrated into the night.

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