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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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1 day ago
ACH Group

SALA Festival kicks off today across the state throughout August and we're excited to be part of 2021 program!
This year, our theme is 'From little things big things grow'. A big shout out to our customers, residents, volunteers, staff and family for your contribution this year. We couldn't do it without you.
Save the date to come and enjoy the beautiful artworks of the creative talents of our arts community. We're looking forward to another great year of sharing and celebrating art and our wonderful artists.
Learn more about ACH Group's exhibition venues: achgroup.org.au/event/sala/
#SALA
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SALA Festival kicks off today across the state throughout August and were excited to be part of 2021 program!
This year, our theme is From little things big things grow. A big shout out to our customers, residents, volunteers, staff and family for your contribution this year. We couldnt do it without you. 
Save the date to come and enjoy the beautiful artworks of the creative talents of our arts community. Were looking forward to another great year of sharing and celebrating art and our wonderful artists. 
Learn more about ACH Groups exhibition venues: https://achgroup.org.au/event/sala/
#SALA
2 days ago
ACH Group

What's been your favourite moment of the Tokyo Olympics so far? Share in the comments below 👇

ACH Group customer Chris has shared his!

"Australia's soccer team the Olyroos had a great first round win against Argentina, winning 2-0. It was not expected, they played very well," Chris said.

"The female swimmers who have won Gold - you need to put those moments at the top, and the swim that South Australian Kyle Chalmers had in the freestyle relay was incredible. He went into the last turn in about fifth place and brought it home in the last lap to win the Bronze. I think if he had another 50m to swim, he would have won the race.

"I have also enjoyed watching the Hockeyroos - I do enjoy team games, over individual sport."
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Whats been your favourite moment of the Tokyo Olympics so far? Share in the comments below 👇

ACH Group customer Chris has shared his! 

Australias soccer team the Olyroos had a great first round win against Argentina, winning 2-0. It was not expected, they played very well, Chris said.

The female swimmers who have won Gold - you need to put those moments at the top, and the swim that South Australian Kyle Chalmers had in the freestyle relay was incredible. He went into the last turn in about fifth place and brought it home in the last lap to win the Bronze. I think if he had another 50m to swim, he would have won the race.

I have also enjoyed watching the Hockeyroos - I do enjoy team games, over individual sport.
5 days ago
ACH Group

As we’re coming out of the 7-day lockdown in South Australia today, mask wearing remains mandatory. Here are some instructions on how to wear a mask.

Need to make your own mask? Here’s how www.health.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/2020/07/coronavirus-covid-19-how-to-make-a-cloth-...

Stay safe everyone!
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5 days ago
ACH Group

Take a virtual tour and discover ACH Group's ViTA residential care home at Daw Park. Centrally located in easy reach of local amenities including Mitcham Shopping Centre, and the cafes and
services along Goodwood Road, ViTA offers premium residential care with hotel-style accommodation. ViTA also provides respite options for carers to take a break or to trial residential care to see if it’s right for you. ViTA's striking architectural design includes on-site facilities you expect in contemporary residential care including landscaped courtyards, a cafe, indoor and outdoor dining, hairdresser, gym and BBQ area for all to enjoy. With a focus on healthy ageing, residents receive individualised care and a wide range of activities such as exercise groups, art groups and social events.
Take a virtual tour today to discover the heart and soul of ViTA!
Learn more: achgroup.org.au/location/vita-daw-park-residential-care-home/
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I spent a preplacement day here and very impressed with the layout before doing my placement.

Pooza Neupane check this out 😊

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