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.
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
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.
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
from our workers provide regular social interaction for isolated residents and
this has been particularly important during the coronavirus (COVID-19)
show support for Aged Care Employee Day, use the hashtag #ThanksforCaring on
Geelong Mayor Stephanie Asher
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.
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.
Murnane, Chair Community Health, Wellbeing & Safety portfolio
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.
us in recognising these special people in the community by saying ‘thanks for