Casa Antonia honours em­ploy­ees to mark its 15th an­niver­sary first cel­e­bra­tion

The Malta Business Weekly - - FRONT PAGE -

As part of its 15th an­niver­sary, Casa Antonia Nurs­ing and Res­i­den­tial Home held a visit by the Parliamentary Sec­re­tary for Per­sons with Dis­abil­ity and Ac­tive Ag­ing An­thony Agius De­celis, dur­ing which 33 em­ploy­ees from var­i­ous de­part­ments were hon­oured for their ded­i­ca­tion and ex­cel­lent ser­vice to res­i­dents.

Ac­com­pa­nied by Casa Antonia’s man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Ed­ward Vella and gen­eral man­ager Dr Sarah Cas­sar, Parliamentary Sec­re­tary Agius De­celis toured the re­tire­ment home and spoke with res­i­dents and staff.

Six staff mem­bers were spe­cially hon­oured for their 15 years of ser­vice, while the other awardees have ded­i­cated more than 10 years of ser­vice. Each award win­ner re­ceived a swan-shaped glass trophy, sym­bol­is­ing Casa Antonia, and a week­end break for two per­sons at the Qawra Palace Ho­tel.

“To­day’s staff awards is a tes­ta­ment to the suc­cess of our nurs­ing and res­i­den­tial home. It gives me plea­sure to present these awards to such loyal em­ploy­ees and thank you all here to­day for your great work and ef­forts. Some of you have been with us since our con­struc­tion phase way back in 2003. You have grown with us, striven to im­prove your­selves through spe­cific cour­ses and tended tire­lessly to the daily care needs of our el­derly res­i­dents,” said Vella.

With a ca­pac­ity to cater for 150 res­i­dents, Casa Antonia is a dis­tin­guished yet af­ford­able re­tire­ment home. Nes­tled in a quiet cul-de-sac in Balzan and over­look­ing San An­ton Gar­dens, the for­mer ho­tel, con­verted into a com­fort­able home, of­fers an ideal and cen­tral lo­ca­tion where pri­vacy and tran­quil­lity are felt the minute one walks into the build­ing and its gar­den.

Res­i­dents ben­e­fit from a full pro­gramme of ac­tiv­i­ties that keep them ac­tive through­out the week, from crafts, board games, keep-fit classes to cin­ema nights and weekly out­ings to var­i­ous places of in­ter­est across Malta and Gozo.

Apart from be­ing a re­tire­ment home, Casa Antonia of­fers respite ac­com­mo­da­tion that gen­er­ally re­quires more spe­cialised treat­ment.

The 15th an­niver­sary of Casa Antonia will be marked by a number of spe­cial events through­out this year. The next pub­lic event is an Open Day on 7 June. The pub­lic is in­vited to visit the home, meet the ded­i­cated care team and re­ceive in­for­ma­tion about the care op­tions on of­fer.

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