Volunteer director retires after 30-year tenure
A volunteer director of the board of a local aged care facility has retired after a 30-year tenure.
Ms Pamela Palmer has announced her retirement as a director of the Peninsula Villages board.
"Starting her journey with Peninsula Villages as the only female and first clinician on an all-male board three decades ago, Pam came armed with indispensable nursing expertise and aged care experience," said chief executive Mr Colin Osborne.
"She became the voice and advocate of the residents during a time when the board was predominantly businessmen with limited experience in the aged care industry.
"Assuming the role of chairperson, Pam led the planning and development of Don Leggett House, a purpose-built facility that caters to varying levels of care including dementia specific and palliative care.
"Pam has played a vital role in navigating Peninsula Villages through various challenges, contributing to its growth into a larger and more dynamic community.
"Her dedication to clinical governance has earned her distinction as a life member of Peninsula Villages, with one of the residential aged care communities, Pam Palmer House standing in name recognition of her commitment to the organisation.
"Peninsula Villages extends its ongoing gratitude to Pam Palmer for her outstanding service and invaluable contributions to the organisation and the wellbeing of its residents."
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Colin Osborne, Peninsula Villages