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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.

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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3 days ago
ACH Group

Congratulations to Support Worker, Nikki who this week received her 20 year Service Award from ACH Group!

Currently working with home care customers in the east of Adelaide, Nikki says " I love my job! What motivates me to come to work every day is knowing that I can support customers and make a difference in their lives. I also have a very supportive team which makes my job easier."

Pictured below with Service Delivery Team Leader East, Mel. On behalf of everyone at ACH Group, thank you Nikki for all your hard work and dedication in supporting older people to live good lives.
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Congratulations to Support Worker, Nikki who this week received her 20 year Service Award from ACH Group!

Currently working with home care customers in the east of Adelaide, Nikki says  I love my job! What motivates me to come to work every day is knowing that I can support customers and make a difference in their lives. I also have a very supportive team which makes my job easier.

Pictured below with Service Delivery Team Leader East, Mel. On behalf of everyone at ACH Group, thank you Nikki for all your hard work and dedication in supporting older people to live good lives.

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Congratulations Nikki 🎉

Congratulations Nic well done you legend

Congratulations Nick xx

Congratulations!! Awesome contribution. To another 10 years xx

Wow Nikki, ACH Group are very fortunate to have you. 20 years is an amazing contribution!

Congratulations, that’s fantastic xxoo

Congratulations Nick xx

Congratulations Nicola ❤️

Well done 20yrs congratulations

Congratulations Nikki

Congratulations Nikki

Congratulations Nikki. I know your hard work is much appreciated

Well done dear daughter.x

Thanx everyone

Whoo hoo…how much you get?

Well done !

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3 days ago
ACH Group

Resident Profile - Meet Petrie

Petrie has lived and travelled around Australia and overseas much of her life. Petrie was living in Holland before coming back to Australia again a few years ago to be close to her family here again. Petrie had been used to living in big houses with gardens but also in high-rise and apartment buildings in many different cities. She was very pleased to discover a similar apartment lifestyle option for her retirement when coming back to Adelaide. When she found Spence on Light, she fell in love with everything it offers: the cosmopolitan location, the beautiful sunset views from her balcony, the contemporary design of the apartment and friendly neighbours.

Petrie added “I don’t like traffic and I am used to good public transport, so this suits my lifestyle and not needing a car. I’m still working part time for myself and for the University of Adelaide which is walking distance. As I live on the top floor of Spence on Light, I feel as if I now have my own little penthouse.”

Petrie loves having easy access to all that Adelaide CBD has to offer culturally, plus the social interaction with other residents, but also enjoys her own space. She said “The beauty of living in an apartment is that you can be apart when you want to be. It’s so private and yet secure here!”
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Resident Profile - Meet Petrie 

Petrie has lived and travelled around Australia and overseas much of her life. Petrie was living in Holland before coming back to Australia again a few years ago to be close to her family here again. Petrie had been used to living in big houses with gardens but also in high-rise and apartment buildings in many different cities. She was very pleased to discover a similar apartment lifestyle option for her retirement when coming back to Adelaide. When she found Spence on Light, she fell in love with everything it offers: the cosmopolitan location, the beautiful sunset views from her balcony, the contemporary design of the apartment and friendly neighbours. 

Petrie added “I don’t like traffic and I am used to good public transport, so this suits my lifestyle and not needing a car. I’m still working part time for myself and for the University of Adelaide which is walking distance. As I live on the top floor of Spence on Light, I feel as if I now have my own little penthouse.” 

Petrie loves having easy access to all that Adelaide CBD has to offer culturally, plus the social interaction with other residents, but also enjoys her own space. She said “The beauty of living in an apartment is that you can be apart when you want to be. It’s so private and yet secure here!”
5 days ago
ACH Group

Located in the middle of McLaren Vale and surrounded by vineyards, ACH Group's Colton Court residential care home offers a welcoming and community feel where you can continue to live well. The cottages at Colton Court enable residents to live an almost independent life with their own living area, kitchen, bathroom, separate laundry and a private garden.

The highly qualified team of specialists including nurses, podiatrists, allied health professionals, speech pathologists, and dietitians offer individualised care to residents. With a focus on healthy ageing, there are plenty of social and wellbeing activities such as intergenerational programs with the local schools and kindergartens, book club, and singing.

Learn more: achgroup.org.au/location/mclaren-vale-residential-care-home/
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