Meet Lyndoch Living team member Penny, our Finance Specialist – Residential (pictured with residents Janet and Mary). Penny has been a part of the Lyndoch team for the last ten years.
Penny’s passion for numbers started from a young age. In high school, she and her friends would work out their weekly budgets during lunchtime.
Penny landed a role at Leighton Constructions in Adelaide, where she worked for 15 years. From payroll assistant through to project administration, she had various roles, learning many of the skills she has today.
When Penny moved to Warrnambool, Lyndoch stood out as a place that she would like to work. So she successfully applied for a job. Penny has recently worked her way into the position of Finance Specialist Residential. “I love that I can support both the residents and their families,” she said.
A typical day for Penny starts by meeting with residents and their families to work out a quote based on various criteria’s. It is important to explain everything in a straightforward and stress-free manner. Next, I prepare their residential agreements, set up their accounts and generate any necessary monthly billing,” says Penny.
One of Penny’s favourite things is walking through the corridors and seeing a happily settled resident who she has helped transition into Lyndoch.
Penny loves the culture of Lyndoch and has made lifelong friends. “I’m proud to work at Lyndoch. I believe if you really want to do something, you should follow that path, and Lyndoch is a great place to do that,” she said.
In her spare time, Penny is the trip Coordinator of the Warrnambool 4WD Club. She originally joined this club when she first moved to Warrnambool.
Thanks for caring Penny!
“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)