Emm & Friends Choir
Through the initiative of two volunteers, Jan Krom and her sister Maree Kentwell, we have established our ‘Emm & Friends’ choir which has now grown to see 25 residents (many with reduced cognition) participating each week. The choir has developed a community feel with members of the wider Circular Head engaged in performing and promoting then choir’s activities and benefits. The choir has a diverse repertoire and they have performed at recent functions, including two 100th birthdays, Dementia Expo and the Emmerton Park Open Day (National Open Day event). The choir will also perform at our Carols by Candlelight evening in December. The Emm & Friends Choir actively engages with the Community presenting a positive picture of aged care.
Coast FM Aging Segment
Sponsored by Emmerton Park, COAST FM presents a 2 hour Aged Care Resident’s Request segment every Wednesday. Chris Morris hosts the program which allows residents from all aged care homes on the North West coast to request their favourite songs to share with their family and friends.
Dementia Awareness Expo
On Tuesday 13th May, Emmerton Park organised and hosted a Dementia Awareness Expo which was attended by approximately 300 members of the Circular Head Community. Attendees gained valuable insight into the impacts of dementia on people living with dementia and their carers. Alzheimer’s Tasmania, Advocacy Tasmania, Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Service, Emmerton park and Healthy Brains provided information about the disease. Well-known Australian media identity, Robyn Moore, spoke with great humour about effective communication and her own personal experience with Alzheimer’s disease.
39 On Grant Street
This unit has recently been refurbished and is suitable for anyone who has been discharged from hospital and requires convalescence near medical services before returning home. Alternatively it can be used by family members who require convenient short term accommodation in close proximity to Emmerton Park or Smithton District Hospital.
International Aged Care Open Day
Emmerton Park joined thousands of aged care providers around the world by opening its doors to the public for the Aged Care Open Day on 17th June 2016.
Winner of National Aged Care Organisation Award
Aged Care Organisation Award - Emmerton Park
Better Practice Award - resident lifestyle and innovation - Emmerton Park Radio.
Can Do Community Award Emmerton Park Auxiliary - Highly Commended
Aged Care Organisation Award and The Media Award - Emmerton Park