Alice Springs Aged Care Support Worker Wins NT AWARD
Marian Broad is the 2014 winner of a Northern Territory award for outstanding contribution to gerontology.
Marian is an Alice Springs community aged care support worker with Calvary Silver Circle.
“Support workers are the eyes, ears, hands and heart of community aged care” states Shelley Winters, Service Coordinator at Calvary Silver Circle’s Alice Springs Service Centre. “Their work allows older people to continue living independently in their own home and community.”
Marian chose to work with older people, especially those with high care needs, after an extensive career as a midwife remote area nurse and personal care assistant. Her passion for caring for clients within their own environment shines through in her commitment and dedication.
Marian is Calvary Silver Circle’s longest serving employee in Alice Springs and is generous in sharing her knowledge, skills and experience with new support workers providing them with mentoring, encouragement and support. Marion’s manager recognises that they are lucky to have someone with this level of experience and commitment working for the organisation.
The Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG) Northern Territory Division, called for nominations earlier this year to recognise outstanding individual contribution to gerontology in the NT. Division President, Associate Professor Melissa Lindeman, from Flinders NT, said “the award helps to highlight the significant issues for ageing and aged care in the Northern Territory. The person selected to receive the award is someone who has made a major contribution in the area”.
The award was announced at an AAG seminar in Darwin on the 22nd September where Professor Leon Flicker talked about the Aged Care Revolution.
Marian was presented the award at a special morning tea at Calvary Silver Circle’s offices in Alice Springs on the 26th September.
Further information and interview:
Melissa Lindeman Tel. 0417 537 485
Shelley Winters, Calvary Silver Circle Tel. 0409 413 775
Left to right: Marian Broad (Winner of NT Award), Melissa Lindeman (President, AAG NT Division)
Left to right: Jane Hulands (calvary Circle NT Area Manager), Marian Broad, Shelley Winters (Alice Springs Service Coordinator)