The Presbyterian Church has been supporting the independence and care of older people across New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory for more than 70 years.
Presbyterian Aged Care’s vision is to provide a caring and spiritual environment where people can grow old in the way that suits them best. Our primary aim is to deliver the highest possible quality of life for older people.
As a result, we offer genuine Christian care, for people of any ethnic, socio-economic or religious background, at a rich variety of friendly and secure environments across the state.
As part of a growing international movement to promote community understanding and involvement, two experts, Paul Sadler (CEO PAC NSW & ACT) and Marina Antonas (IWS Support & Development Officer) addressed a large group of interested people at Pitt Wood House about the transition into aged care. Attendees actively engaged in the discussion which was followed be a scrumptiuous afternoon tea and guided tour of Pitt Wood Day Centre and nearby residential Village.
Paul Sadler, CEO Presbyterian Aged Care, presented at the Aged Care Forum held at the National Press Club on 13 July 2016, speaking in his role as National President of Aged & Community Services Australia (ACSA).
Paul made the following points:
Following the seminal Caring for Older Australians report by the Productivity Commission in 2011, all sides of politics supported a once-in-a-generation reform agenda. These reforms will, over time, direct the government funding of aged care to the consumer, not the provider.
Brian's PAC 'family' at Thornleigh nominated him for the 2016 ACS State Awards.
The ACS Awards recognise people who contribute to the quality of life for older people and those with disabilities and their carers and celebrate excellence in the not-for-profit aged and community care sectors. There were an overwhelming number of nominations, of which three finalists only were selected in the Volunteer category.
We are really delighted to congratulate Brian O'Reilly who was chosen as runner-up at the ACS presentation dinner on Tuesday 21 June.