Victorian Regional Achievement Awards 2019

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William “John” Morse was presented as a Finalist in the Life Activities Clubs Victoria Senior Achievement Award at the 2019 Victorian Regional Achievement and Community Awards Gala Presentation Dinner held at Flemington Racecourse on Friday 11th October.

John is helping male elders find their sense of purpose. He left his engineering work and decided to use his skills to support male residents of the Riverside unit of Lyndoch Living. John then established and now manages as a volunteer the Lyndoch Living’s Lego Club, which brings male residents together to team-build complex constructions, improve social integration and maintain brain function and motor skills. They have constructed at least 15 Lego Technique models so far. The Club hopes to alleviate feelings of helplessness and amplify an inner sense of purpose for male elders.

Lyndoch Living was also acknowledged as a Semi Finalist in the Prime Super Employer Excellence in Aged Care Award, and Stephen Grigson, Social Inclusion and Entrepreneurial Manager, accepted the certificate presented by Ms Danielle Green Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Victoria; Parliamentary Secretary for Sport, representing The Hon Jaclyn Symes, Minister for Regional Development, Minister for Agriculture, Minister for Resources.

Pure Living Hair & Beauty Salon was also acknowledged as a Semi Finalist in the Regional Development Victoria Business Achievement Award.

CEO Doreen Power with John and Liz Morse (Victorian RACA 11 October 2019)
Julie Baillie, Julie Bertram and Peter McLauchlan (Victorian RACA 11 October 2019)
Maxine and David Matthews (Victorian RACA 11 October 2019)
John and Liz Morse (Victorian RACA 11 October 2019)
John Morse receiving his certificate as a Finalist at the Victorian Regional Achievement and Community Awards 2019
Stephen Grigson on behalf of Lyndoch Living, accepting a certificate as a Semi Finalist in the Prime Super Employer Excellence in Aged Care Award, by Ms Danielle Green (Victorian RACA, 11 October 2019)


“We are very grateful for the professionalism and care the staff have shown”

Family of Living@Home clients


“We would like to acknowledge the fantastic support shown to this lovely couple by the Living@Home team and the flexibility and understanding of their care needs”

Family Member of Living@Home client


“The lady you sent over yesterday was delightful, and even made Mum a hot lemon drink and put her to bed”

Leanne (daughter of Living@Home client)


“What a wonderful job Trish and Liz do, we are so happy with the care they provide”

Family Members of Living@Home clients


“I really appreciate the support from the Lyndoch Living@Home team, it’s a huge help in managing my caring role”

Michelle (Living@Home client)


“A very big thank you to the wonderful staff who came into our home and cared for my husband.  This respite break made a very difficult situation more tolerable and gave me something to look forward to”

Christine (Living@Home client)


“Geraldine is the about the best cleaner I’ve ever had!”

Maurice  (Living@Home client)


“Jan is such a capable, competent and calming carer, I feel so safe in her hands.  I could not ask for anyone better”

Joan (Living@Home client)


“I’ve always been a busy, practical person and I’m still a busy person – I’m still able to be very involved in the community, especially the Speedway. I’m a busy bloke!”
“I get spoilt rotten here! I really get cared for.”

Stuart (Swinton East)


“One of the lovely nurses had a great idea and planted out a raised bed with tomatoes and other plants and I enjoy getting out there and doing some work in the garden, collecting the produce.” “The staff are very, very nice. They greet you with a smile and do things very well.“
“I really enjoy the school kids visiting, and I’m amazed at the quality of the kids,
they’re all so nice!”

John (Lake Lodge)


“I’ve lived here for 5 years and I’m very happy with the nurses and other staff”

Margaret (Lake Lodge)


“I’ve made friends here that I wouldn’t have been able to meet living by myself at home. It’s like an extension of your family” “The staff are absolutely fantastic here, nothing is ever a problem for them. Right through to the maintenance men, the cleaners and gardeners and staff at the kiosk, they’re all obliging and always greet you with a smile” “At Lyndoch I get comfort, care and conversation, add a bit of fresh air and that’s exactly what you need in life”

Lynette (Swinton East)