CEO appointed

EP. Emmerton Park has announced that it has appointed Ian Adams as its chief executive officer, following the sudden passing of Robert Barden in September. Mr Adams is the executive manager of business services at Huon Regional Care, having formerly been a chief operating officer and deputy CEO at Southern Cross Care in Hobart. Prior to …

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Spotlight on dementia support

Talk. Sally Cockburn, general practitioner and health communicator, will be in Smithton next week to speak to locals on the topic of dementia. Emmerton Park, with sponsorship from Circular Head Council, has welcomed the opportunity to invite Dr Cockburn to speak, noting nearly 8000 people in Tasmania currently have a dementia diagnosis. Dr Cockburn has …

1 year ago

Aged care outbreak

Health. Emmerton Park has temporarily closed its doors to visitors as the aged care facility deals with a number of confirmed cases of influenza. Christine Hyde, director of care, said staff were also monitoring other residents who had cold like symptoms. “We have kept in touch with family members and have discouraged any visitors, however if …

1 year ago
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Happy campers

Donation. The kindness of a caretaker and his wife has not gone unnoticed in the community, with many thanking the couple for their efforts. Roy “Buster” and Bev Hardy run the Montagu campground, winning people over with their fun-filled fundraisers that help local causes, most recently raising more than $3200 for Emmerton Park. The money …

1 year ago

Ray of sunshine

Recognition. A welcoming smile will always greet you at Emmerton Park, especially if Dave Dunkerley is around. The leisure and lifestyle coordinator of five years has been recognised for his friendly and caring nature through the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation of Tasmania awards. Nominated by Emmerton Park volunteers, sisters Julia and Francesca Backhouse, Dave …

1 year ago

Close to home

Experience. Emmerton Park commemorated Anzac Day with a service on Monday, hearing from a special guest. Stanley resident and retired Royal Australian Navy Chief Petty Officer Kel Bryant shared what April 25 means to him. “I go back a long way to when I was just a young boy and I remember my father getting …

2 years ago

Monster amount of generosity

Fundraiser. Emmerton Park’s Monster Fair has raised a monster amount to improve facilities and enhance residents’ wellbeing. The biennial event, held on Saturday March 25, raised $11,800 for the facility’s special needs outdoor area. One of the event’s organisers, Gaylene de Jonge said this will be put towards furnishing the space. “This will enhance the …

2 years ago
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Monster Fair madness

Entertainment. Emmerton Park will host a Monster Fair this weekend with something to capture the attention of all ages. The family friendly fair will host a variety of stalls including trash and treasure, a monster raffle, cakes and produce, craft, handmade furniture created by the community Men’s Shed, hot spuds from Smithton Lions Club, a …

2 years ago

Flags flying high

Delivery. Smithton High School and Emmerton Park will soon fly new flags. Federal Member for Braddon Justine Keay recently presented flags to both, after receiving separate requests. Ms Keay said Student Representative Council members had requested new Aboriginal, Tasmanian and Australian flags to complement the new development at the school. “In their letter to me …

2 years ago

Fifty years strong

Milestone. Emmerton Park is celebrating 50 years next month, and the community is invited along to reflect on the journey. From humble beginnings in 1966, as a small organisation to look after Circular Head’s elderly, Emmerton Park has grown to become one of the most successful community based organisations in Tasmania. It was 1964 when …

2 years ago