The Victorian Lifeview Emerald Glades volunteer made the top four in the Volunteer category for his work in establishing the facility’s Men’s Shed.
The Men’s Shed provides participants with an opportunity to meet other like minded residents, create new friendships and provide a platform for male conversation.
It also allows men to lead active lives and tinker about in the shed like they would have done in years gone by.
Lifeview is a residential aged care provider with five homes in Melbourne’s southeast at Chelsea, Emerald, Keysborough, Wheelers Hill and Cranbourne.
Ann Lafferty, Lifeview chief operating officer, said it was pleasing to see Mr Neal’s work with the residents recognised by the industry.
“Mr Neal’s dedication to the residents at Lifeview Emerald Glades and his achievement in creating the Men’s Shed, clearly demonstrates his commitment to older Victorians and the aged services industry.
The winners will be announced at a special cocktail function at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre on Thursday, 19 June 2014.