Dale Cottages News

April 2015 - Greendale Centre Events & Outings Update

Fish & Chips in Rochingham

2015 has started with a bang with a New Year’s luncheon, Australia Day Luncheon and weekly trips to Rockingham for our sunset fish and chips outings.

We have also started a monthly bus trip which we have already had trips to Serpentine, Ravenswood, Market City and Guildford. Our next monthly trip is a “local Delights" tour on the 21 May which is visiting local produce outlets and wineries.

We have had great Valentine’s Day, St Paddy’s and Easter Luncheons with a special  “Bollywood comes to the Greendale”  themed luncheon with Bollywood dancing and lots of fun. We have also just completed our first Quiz luncheon with another to come later in the year.

With Mother’s day approaching we are looking forward to a great Mother’s Day luncheon on the 8 May, tickets are still available. Contact the Greendale Centre on 93995393. 

Stirling Arms Outing

 Stirling Arms Outing  

Stirling Arms Outing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 20th August 2014- Dale Cottages win Business Armadale's Business of the Month

Dale Cottages Health and Safety management program has been recognised in Business Armadale's Business of the Month Awards. Business Armadale is a local organisation representing the interests of businesses operating in the Armadale region. 

The Business of the Month program encourages business excellence in the region by shining the spotlight on local businesses who are striving for Best Practice. For the month of July nominations were sought for businesses who had demonstrated a commitment to ensuring the ongoing Health and Safety of workers. 

Earlier this year Dale Cottages introduced a comprehensive program for managing Health and Safety across the organisation. The OSH Management Plan details processes that ensure compliance with legislation and regulations, focusing on risk management and consultation. 

"This award acknowledges the months of research and consultation that went into the development of the OSH Management Plan. A strong health and safety program requires continuous improvement and I am confident that the team at Dale Cottages will continue to strive towards best practice in this important area of business" said Management Consultant Lindy Caporn upon collecting the award on behalf of Dale Cottages.

 

10th June 2014- Dale Cottages win ACSWA Best Small Provider Award 

ACSWA Aged Care Awards 2014 Winners

A record number of nominations were received for Aged and Community Services WA’s (ACSWA) prestigious 2014 Excellence in Care Awards.

The annual awards, sponsored by First State Super, celebrate excellence across the not for profit aged and community care sector in Western Australia, and recognise the people who contribute to maintaining the quality of life of older people, people with disabilities and their carers.

The award winners were celebrated at a gala event on Friday, 6 June at the Hyatt Regency Perth, with special guest Mr Fred Chaney AO, the 2014 Australian Senior of the Year, speaking at the event. 

Dale Cottages were awarded the prestigious 'Best Small Provider Award' for our innovative marketing and communication strategies to engage the local community, lift staff morale and challenge community perceptions of ageing.  

 

8th May 2014 - Latest Development in the Village

Village redevelopment

Day by day we can see the progress towards our latest development – 26 new homes for our community’s older residents. We are delighted with the progress and with the amount of interest we have received. Over 45% of the properties are already taken with more inquiries every day.

Each villa or apartment has two bedrooms, two WCs, beautifully fitted kitchens, lovely open and bright living spaces and quality finishes throughout.

“I believe our quality building, coupled with our location close to public transport and all shopping needs, assists us offer an exceptional retirement product to our community,” said Alison Bramwell, the Village Manager.

We are also very pleased to have the support of O’Neil Real Estate who are working with many of our applicants to facilitate the smooth transition of home sales. A stress-free sale of the family home can assist our applicants and make their move to Dale Cottages easier.

For information on selling your home contact Mike Dunsmore of O’Neil Real Estate on 9495 9999. If you are interested in this new development you will need to be quick – ring Alison on 9497 3200 or contact her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

7th April 2014 - Dale Cottages Awarded Best Organisation in Armadale

Dale Cottages Awarded Best Organisation in ArmadaleStaff and residents are delighted with the award recently achieved by entry into the Armadale Film Fest short film competition. Our submission was based on fun and being happy, not necessarily the characteristics the community usually associate with an aged care facility. You can view the film on Youtube.

Ageing is not easy for everyone and comes with many challenges and frustrations. Dale Cottages staff work very hard every day to ensure we put a smile on the faces of those we care for. This award is a delightful recognition of our organisations aspiration to make every day as happy as we can.

We thank the Armadale Film Fest for the award and the City of Armadale for their sponsorship of this award.