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Positive ageing award for Goodwin Day Clubs

Goodwin Aged Care Services has won the Age Friendly Community category at the ACT Seniors Week Positive Ageing Awards at a gala event at the Belconnen Labor Club last month.
Goodwin Aged Care Services has won the Age Friendly Community category for its Day Clubs
Goodwin Aged Care Services has won the Age Friendly Community category for its Day Clubs

The award recognises Goodwin as a community organisation that demonstrates innovation in services for seniors to lead full and satisfying lives through their Day Clubs.

Social isolation is a significant issue for seniors as they become less mobile, and/or lose loved ones. Day Clubs are places where seniors can stay socially connected and spend a day with friends.

Goodwin Day Clubs offer pick up and drop off services, light exercises, group outings, games as well as morning tea and a hot lunch - all within a vibrant and fun atmosphere.

"We are very proud to be able to provide Day Club services to the community," says Goodwin chief executive officer, Sue Levy.

"This service is valuable for social inclusion and helps people reconnect with the wider community,” Ms Levy says.

The award was presented to Leanne Thompson, senior coordinator Commonwealth Home Support Programme, who coordinates Goodwin’s purpose-built Day Clubs in Monash, Crace and Queanbeyan.

"We love what we do, the inspiring seniors that we work with are such wonderful people and the reason we love coming to work each day," Ms Thompson says.

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