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DCM Institute participant shortlisted for LASA’s Retirement Village Manager of the Year

The DCM Institute once again shines in a national award.

DCM Institute participant Roslyn Prentice, who is Village Manager of Ryman Healthcare’s John Flynn Retirement Village in Burwood East, 17km east of the Melbourne CBD, is on the shortlist for Leading Age Services Australia’s inaugural Village Manager of the Year.

It was only in June last year that DCM Institute participant Nikki Dhawan, who manages Bethanie Warwick and Bethanie Joondanna retirement villages in WA,was named Leading Age Services Australia Retirement Manager of the Year.

Roslyn led the establishment and management of John Flynn, including welcoming more than 140 residents to the village and recruiting a team of 90 staff. Upon completion of the village, 120 staff will offer care to more than 500 residents.

The award recognises the passion and commitment of village managers who maintain high standards across their retirement community.

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“This role brings together every skill that I have gathered in my 30-year career,” said Roslyn, who is managing her third Ryman village.

“It’s the most demanding and rewarding role I’ve held to date”.

“I love being able to provide a great place to work for my team and a wonderful place for our residents to live.”

Roslyn is a finalist along with Vanessa McKenzie from Catholic Healthcare, and Sharon Rodgers (pictured left), the Village Manager of Bolton Clarke Bongaree, on the western side of Bribie Island, Moreton Bay, QLD.

The winner will be announced on Aged Care Employee Day on 7 August.

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) has united with ACSA to become the  new industry body, the Aged & Community Care Providers Association (ACCPA).

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