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Our Awards

ACH Group has received many awards in recognition of outstanding achievement, at both an organisational and individual level.

Here’s a snapshot of just the last few years.

2021

2020

  • ACH Group was a finalist in two categories of the South Australian Community Achievement Awards – our Good Lives approach and focus on busting stereotypes of ageing was recognised in the Office for Ageing Well Tackling Ageism Award. And our Younger Onset Dementia Golf Program, in partnership with Anne Marie Knight Golf Academy, was recognised in the Woolworths Sports in the Community Award.
  • The InnovAGEING National Awards celebrate better ways of doing things in the service of older Australians. ACH Group reached the finals for our Smart Technology Services which enable older people to access and implement Smart Home Technologies to continue living safely and independently at home.

2019

2018

  • Selected as Employer of Choice – Australian Business Awards

2017

  • Achieved Certificate level in the Australian Service Excellence Standards
  • Our Restoration in Any Setting program was the winner of the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency (AACQA) Better Practice Award
  • Samantha Manoel, Interprofessional Learning Coordinator and Healthy Ageing Manager, won the Australian Community Services Association (ACSA) SA/NT Trainee Award
  • ViTA, our state-of –the-art centre at Daw Park won the prestigious Global Ageing Network Award for Excellence in Applied Research

2016

  • Muslim Communities Project Manager Mahjabeen Ahmad received the South Australian Governor’s Multicultural Award for Most Outstanding Individual Achievement in Aged Care
  • Good Lives on Film, an initiative that saw ACH Group partner with the Media Resource Centre to produce a series of short films, took out the COTA SA Positive Ageing award for creative arts

2015

  • We won two Australian Aged Care Quality Agency (AACQA) Better Practice Awards for our Free to Be LGBTIQ inclusion program, and the Rehabilitate and recover via early intervention programs
  • Our Dementia Champions program was recognised with the Ralph Potter Dignity in Care award
  • Thelma Pope received the Wellness and Lifestyle Active Ager of the Year award at age 105

2014

  • General Manager Trudy Sutton received the Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM) Executive/Senior Manager award

2013

  • Our ‘In the Flow’ community arts program received the Arts and Health award from Creative Partnerships Australia
  • We took out two Australian Aged Care Quality Agency (AACQA) Better Practice Awards for community communication tool The Milpara Tree, and for a partnership that supported school based traineeships

2012

  • Paul Harris was recognised for his efforts, named as joint national winner of the Volunteer Manager Award for Excellence from the Australian Association for Managers of Volunteers
  • We picked up two Australian Aged Care Quality Agency (AACQA) Better Practice Awards for our approach to building capacity for residents to remain engaged in life and for a connecting with community through nature initiative.
  • Quality project officer Lai Woon Kong received a scholarship to attend a SAGE study tour to Europe

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Good Lives

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2 weeks ago
ACH Group

Exciting news that construction has commenced at Healthia – a health and education hub – to be built within the Playford Health Precinct in Adelaide’s north.
Over more than 15,000 square metres of land, Healthia will reimagine aged care in the future and include a 96-place residential care home comprising 8 small-scale homes, each with 12 private rooms. The University of South Australia will co-locate with a general practice and student-led allied health clinic open to the public.
Opening mid 2023 - watch the video below and experience Healthia!
To learn more visit achgroup.org.au/key-initiatives/healthia-achgroup/

City of Playford SA Health
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2 weeks ago
ACH Group

PROPERTY OF THE WEEK:
A low maintenance lifestyle that is your own awaits at Spence on Light.

Apartment 1302 takes in views across the city to Adelaide Hills. The brand-new city apartment offers a spacious bedroom, quality fixtures and fittings, light-filled open plan living and views across the sea from your balcony.

Enjoy the city lifestyle a short walk from your front door; shops, cafes, Central Market, Adelaide’s green parklands plus more!

To arrange your private viewing, please call Denise on 0428 540 999.

Learn more: achgroup.org.au/available-unit/adelaide-spence-on-light-apartment-1302/
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PROPERTY OF THE WEEK:
A low maintenance lifestyle that is your own awaits at Spence on Light. 

Apartment 1302 takes in views across the city to Adelaide Hills. The brand-new city apartment offers a spacious bedroom, quality fixtures and fittings, light-filled open plan living and views across the sea from your balcony. 

Enjoy the city lifestyle a short walk from your front door; shops, cafes, Central Market, Adelaide’s green parklands plus more! 

To arrange your private viewing, please call Denise on 0428 540 999. 

Learn more: https://achgroup.org.au/available-unit/adelaide-spence-on-light-apartment-1302/Image attachmentImage attachment
2 weeks ago
ACH Group

‘I’m finding it far more fun than I expected and realise that I’m more coordinated than I thought! My coordination is actually getting better each week playing the game,” Saran, a participant in Everybody’s Game (pictured left), said.

Everybody’s Game - a new free walking football (soccer) program – for people who have had a stroke and/or live with neurological conditions kicks off again on 15th January 2022 from 9am – 11am at Ellis Park, the home of the Adelaide Comets FC on West Terrace.

It’s a great way to meet like-minded people, experience club life, and learn or improve soccer skills with coaching by Football South Australia coaches! No soccer experience is necessary.

Do you know someone who would like to get involved? Learn more here achgroup.org.au/key-initiatives/everybodys-game
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‘I’m finding it far more fun than I expected and realise that I’m more coordinated than I thought! My coordination is actually getting better each week playing the game,” Saran, a participant in Everybody’s Game (pictured left), said.

Everybody’s Game - a new free walking football (soccer) program – for people who have had a stroke and/or live with neurological conditions kicks off again on 15th January 2022 from 9am – 11am at Ellis Park, the home of the Adelaide Comets FC  on West Terrace.

It’s a great way to meet like-minded people, experience club life, and learn or improve soccer skills with coaching by Football South Australia coaches! No soccer experience is necessary. 

Do you know someone who would like to get involved? Learn more here achgroup.org.au/key-initiatives/everybodys-game