QUEEN Victoria Care has celebrated its 125th anniversary in grand style, welcoming Tasmanian Governor Kate Warner to its Lindisfarne home to mark and celebrate the occasion.
The Governor, accompanied by her husband Richard, addressed residents, their families and friends, unveiled two official plaques and cut the official birthday cake to record the significant milestone.
Chairman Ken Stewart said he was delighted that the Governor was able to officiate during the various celebrations on the day.
“One hundred and twenty five years of operations is an important milestone by any standard,” he said.
“We have a long and proud history of providing care in the local community and were delighted to welcome the Governor to mark the contribution we have made to the state over 125-years.
“We are clearly very proud of that contribution.
“Celebrating with our residents and their families, as well as our hard working staff and volunteers, was really important for us. Opportunities for these types of celebrations are rare.”
Mr Stewart said Queen Victoria Care benefited from the involvement of many groups and individuals.
“They are too many to mention, but their hard work and ongoing commitment play a major role in the organisation being able to consistently function to such a high standard,” he said.
Queen Victoria Care is home to more than 190 residents.
It is licensed for 141 residents receiving government subsidised residential aged care.
Queen Victoria Care recently completed construction of two new independent living units, bringing the total number of external units in the organisation’s retirement village up to 60.
These units allow the occupants to remain independent with the option to transition from self care to residential care if and when required.
Mr Stewart said Queen Victoria Care had developed significantly in recent years to meet the ever-changing needs of residents and the community.
“Building developments in particular have been a focus of activity over the past several financial years,” he said.
Caption: From left, Queen Victoria Care environmental manager Shelly Gleeson, chief executive officer Moira Laverty, Tasmanian Governor Kate Warner, innovation and learning manager Dana Gray and people and culture manager Linda Paynter at the 125th anniversary celebrations. Photo credit: Karen Brown Photography.