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Southern Volunteer Award. 2021

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Jan Jacobsen is a committee member, IT Leader, website coordinator and community café collaborator for Onkaparinga Dementia Friendly alliance of South Australia Incorporated. He also manages our Dropbox and is living with dementia. Jan set up our website and reset up our website when there was a change in the alliance structure. He pursued information both online and in person for our grant applications. Using his vast knowledge, he also investigated and purchased equipment for the alliance. He provides music and visuals for the community café. He liaises with businesses and other local organisations to encourage them to become dementia friendly and has a very good success rate. Moreover, he has designed much of our printed material including our logo. A valuable member for our alliance and our community. 

Here is Jan receiving his much-deserved Southern Volunteer award from Amanda Rishworth MP.

Southern Volunteer Award. 2022

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Kay Martin has been Secretary for our organisation, the Onkaparinga Dementia Friendly Alliance of S.A. Inc. since its inception nearly 2 years ago. Her duties include:

  • Providing comprehensive agendas and minute taking for our monthly committee meetings

  • Ensuring relevant documentation is available to committee members prior to, and during our meetings

  • Attending fortnightly meetings at Elizabeth House, Christie Downs and takes an active part in all activities

  • Provides raffle prizes and takes responsibility for the takings

  • Meets and greets newcomers to ensure they feel welcomed and included and introduces them to everyone in the group

  • Ensures registration forms are offered as required

  • Replenishes our stock of brochures

  • Contributes to banking and ensures all receipts are retained for auditing purpose

Kay is well deserving of this recognition for her unstinting efforts and cheerful acceptance of everything which comes her way. Very well done Kay.

Southern Volunteer Award. 2023

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Marion is the Chair of the Alliance.  She is a registered nurse and brings a lifetime of experience to the group. Her professional life has encompassed all aspects of nursing, including managing several Aged Care facilities.

A significant portion of her professional career was spent improving the quality of life for the ageing, particularly those with dementia.

She continually expands her knowledge by participating in seminars and conferences relating to dementia. She is our designated speaker at education sessions and community events.

Those working with and around Marion are motivated and inspired by her unwavering dedication, passion and drive to succeed in working with others, expanding all aspects of dementia awareness and practical support within the local communities.

The prestige and recognition afforded by this award is truly well deserved by Marion as demonstrated by the support from her peers and fellow volunteers

©2024 by Onkaparinga Dementia Friendly Alliance of South Australia Inc.

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