Emmy Monash has trusted partnerships with industry leaders to enrich the aged care experience.
We are proud of these professional relationships that place Emmy Monash staff at the forefront of planning and delivering Healthy Ageing programs in Australia.
Becoming an Emmy Monash resident opens a world of university research, innovation and intergenerational relationships with prestigious Australian providers including:
Emmy Monash’s commitment to innovation when it comes to providing excellence in residential care, has led to a partnership with Alzheimer’s Australia (Vic) to find ways of enhancing the lives of its residents. This has resulted in the development of a number of significant projects:
- Leadership Program led to the creation of five projects which are being implemented
- Development of a resource to support family and carers of people living with dementia
- Production of a promotional film for the Alzhemeer’s Australia Forest project
- Shared knowledge of applying Montessori principles to the Memory Support Unit
Maree McCabe, CEO of Alzheimer’s Australia (Vic) addressed attendees at the Capital Appeal Launch in May. Click here to view a video of the event.
National Gallery of Victoria
A painting interpretation program which operates in partnership with the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is benefitting residents living with dementia.
It is based on the exploration of art as a resource for conversation and encourages participants to engage in art interpretation through a carefully designed program of interaction.
‘Art Down Memory Lane’ has proven to reduce anxiety and encourage constructive engagement. It promotes socialisation and interaction between participants themselves, as well as with staff and gallery guides.
Mount Scopus Memorial College
In collaboration with Mount Scopus College, a long-term program has been developed to engage year 9 students with Emmy Monash Apartment residents in a range of indoor and outdoor activities.
Now in its third year, this intergenerational program has matured and new elements have been developed that are leading to a greater impact on students and residents alike. Relationships across ages have formed, and there is a depth to the program that is leading to meaningful interactions between students and residents.
The program incorporates yoga, stimulating discussions, trivia quizzes, walks and exercise programs and is extremely well received, attracting a large crowd of participants.
A new addition to the “Bridging the Gap” Program brings Emmy seniors and youth together in a very special way. Shabbat Meuchad (special) is a new initiative that has been developed with Bialik College.
Every Friday, three students assist catering staff with their preparations for Shabbat dinner, as well as contributing to the atmosphere and dining experience of the Friday
lunch service. With some students certified in food handling and safety, and others having skills in origami, they are making a significant contribution.
The program runs for eight weeks with the same students, allowing meaningful
relationships between students, staff and residents to develop, before a new group commences.
Wooranna Park Primary School
Emmy Monash has enjoyed a close relationship with Wooranna Park Primary School since 2010, when students first joined Emmy residents to form the ‘Generations In One Voice’ community choir, a key element of the Life Enrichment Project.
Now students also engage with residents in drumming, drama, photography workshops and art, utilising Skype to chat and rehearse for plays.