All aged care services and villages across the Royal Freemason's Benevolent Institution (RFBI) have celebrated the wonderful team that is the RFBI Family and said thanks.
As part of the Health Services Union (HSU) ‘Thank you for working in Aged Care day’ campaign, RFBI Villages in all 21 communities hosted a special event designed specifically to say thanks to the team of more than 1600 RFBI staff.
From sausage sizzles to pamper parties, teams came together to celebrate the work they do and the difference they make to the lives of older people in our communities.
RFBI quality officer Anita Johnson and carer Bobby Wilson have both worked at RFBI Armidale Masonic Village for a number of years.
“I love my job. I enjoy coming to work and making the residents laugh and smile," said Anita.
Bobby agreed and said she enjoyed working in aged care.
"I always strive to bring warmth and care when I visit the residents. They make my day and I wouldn’t have it any other way,” she said.
It was also an opportunity to recognise staff who celebrated a work anniversary, more than 135 certificates of service were awarded on the day.
“We know we are only as strong as the staff we have working with us, so making sure that we recognise and appreciate them is very important to us.” RFBI CEO Frank Price said.
RFBI was founded in 1880 to assist people in need and today is a respected not-for-profit aged care provider operating 21 residential care villages, 20 retirement villages and offering a range of home care services across NSW and ACT.