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Industry award lauds Emmy Monash lifestyle

27 April 2012

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Emmy Monash Aged Care has won a prestigious industry award recognising its innovative arts-based lifestyle project.

The Life Enrichment Project has received a 2011 Better Practice Award from the Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency (ACSAA).

The Better Practice awards promote and recognise improvement and better practice in aged care homes that succeed in going above and beyond.

Emmy Monash is one of only 16 national recipients in the Resident Lifestyle category.

The Life Enrichment Project, which is intergenerational, interfaith and intercultural, provides residents with a means of expression through art-based programs. It encompasses the ‘Generations In One Voice’ Community Choir and The Jeanne Pratt Drama Group.

The choir will soon perform at Parliament House for the launch of the ‘Courage to Care’ exhibition and the drama group was a star attraction at the home’s Inspiration and Liberation Festival earlier this year.

Emmy Monash CEO Tanya Abramzon said the award is recognition by the industry for the vital role this holistic program plays in the lives of residents.

“This groundbreaking project is life changing and has broken down so many barriers and stigmas. It is wholly supported by the community which makes the award especially meaningful,” she said.

“We are a small organisation with limited resources. This award is testament to the commitment by staff and the community to provide our residents with the very best care.”The ACSAA has more information about the awards as well as the Life Enrichment Project on its website, www.accreditation.org.au and in the October edition of its newsletter, The Standard: http://www.accreditation.org.au/accreditation/better-practice-awards/

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