Celebrating our community carers

Thursday, 6 August 2020

The City will celebrate the outstanding contribution of our Community Care workers on Aged Care Employee Day which is being held nationally on Friday 7 August.

Celebrations being held across the country will acknowledge the vital role of the 360,000 workers who provide home or residential care services to 1.3 million older Australians.

This year’s theme is ‘Thanks for Caring’ and the City wants our dedicated Community Care workers to know that we are very grateful for the valuable service that they provide to older people in the region.

The City has a team of 267 Community Care workers who support more than 5000 people across the municipality. Our highly-skilled and compassionate workers provide varied home care, such as cleaning, shopping, meals on wheels, safety and personal care support such as showering, dressing, grooming and medication assistance.

Visits from our workers provide regular social interaction for isolated residents and this has been particularly important during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

To show support for Aged Care Employee Day, use the hashtag #ThanksforCaring on social media.

Greater Geelong Mayor Stephanie Asher

We are proud to celebrate a day that highlights the invaluable efforts of aged care employees, which includes Community Care workers, nurses, allied health professionals and volunteers.

We know that our workers play a very important role in the lives of the people who they support. Not only do they provide practical support to their clients, they also form relationships which are particularly valuable for those people who are feeling isolated.

Cr Pat Murnane, Chair Community Health, Wellbeing & Safety portfolio

The City’s Community Care workers are unsung treasures of the community. They dedicate their lives to looking after the loved ones of others, as well as people who find themselves alone.

Join us in recognising these special people in the community by saying ‘thanks for caring!’.

Page last updated: Thursday, 6 August 2020