St Agnes’ Catholic Parish is celebrating Aged Care Employees Day this Sunday 7 August to honour those who care for our older Australians and to say “thanks for caring” to its employees who serve others in this vital area of community life.
Aged Care Employees Day is a national day that acknowledges the more than 360,000 people who care for and support around 1.3 million older Australians who receive aged care services. These care workers often become a crucial connection for frail and vulnerable older Australians.
Adam Spencer, Chief Executive Officer St Agnes’ Catholic Parish, who has written a personal letter of appreciation to employees who work in their St Agnes’ Care & Lifestyle Aged Care services in recognition of the day, is inviting the Port Macquarie community to do the same for all aged care workers in the area.
“We’re asking our community to take a moment and think about the quiet achievers and the superheroes who provide care with professionalism, compassion and dedication for our loved ones and give them the recognition they deserve,” says Adam.
“As we know, it has been (and continues to be) a particularly challenging time for aged care workers both in residential and home care services, especially during periods when families and friends have been unable to visit loved ones in care”.
“In the lead up to 7 August, we ask you to take time to think of the nurses, personal care workers, chefs, cleaners, gardeners, laundry staff, bus drivers, activities coordinators and administration staff and when you next see someone who works in aged care remember to say “thanks for caring”.
The St Agnes’ Catholic Parish Community will offer prayers at its Masses this weekend to bless and thank God for these wonderful people who choose caring for older people as their vocation