Cel­e­brat­ing 37 years with For­est View

Isis Town and Country - - FRONT PAGE - Jodie Dixon jodie.dixon@isistc­news.com.au

RES­I­DENTS and staff en­joyed a glass of bub­bly to cel­e­brated For­est View’s 37th birth­day.

In 1979, For­est View opened the in­de­pen­dent liv­ing ac­com­mo­da­tion unit and in 1993 the aged care fa­cil­ity opened its doors.

The spec­tac­u­lar 8.9ha prop­erty houses 34 in­de­pen­dent liv­ing units, 26 res­i­den­tial care rooms, a respite room, 15 home care con­sumer di­rected care and pal­lia­tive care house.

To cel­e­brate the joy­ous oc­ca­sion, staff and res­i­dents fired up the bar­be­cue and en­joyed lunch and cake in the court­yard of the com­plex.

It was per­fect weather for the res­i­dents to sit out­doors now that win­ter has past.

The res­i­dents were treated to en­ter­tain­ment per­formed by the Isis Mul­ti­cul­tural Group.

Wel­com­ing guests and res­i­dents Tanya Hig­gins con­grat­u­lated all the nurs­ing staff and man­age­ment for the ded­i­ca­tion to the fa­cil­ity.

“I want to thank firstly the ef­forts our pre­vi­ous CEO Jenny Nixon, she ded­i­cated 23 years and has made it was it is today,” Ms Hig­gins said.

“We welcome in our new CEO Matthew Blun­den and I know he has great ideas for the fa­cil­i­tates and will lead us on to great new things.”

Barry Heather­ing­ton said the staff are fantastic and we all get great sup­port and care.

“It’s great to be here cel­e­brat­ing 37 years, I know we won’t be here in an­other 37 years to cel­e­brate so it’s a great oc­ca­sion,” he said.

“For­est View has plenty to of­fer its res­i­dents and I’m happy liv­ing here.”

PHOTO: JODIE DIXON / BUN131016FOREST01

TAKE THE CAKE: Cel­e­brat­ing For­est Views 37th birth­day, Ed­die Mad­den, Harry Lau­ryssens and Pam May­nard.

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