Australia Day Awards recognises dedicated individuals in aged care

Congratulations to these Australia Day Award recipients who have been recognised for their services to aged care and older Australians.


01 Feb 2018

The Australia Day Awards are a valuable chance to acknowledge the efforts of ordinary Australians who spend their lives in the service of others.

The list of recipients and the variety of community causes they serve is a reminder to all Australians about the purpose and reward that comes with dedication to a cause greater than ourselves.

Those in our industry achieve great things for others on a daily basis. Many do so year-in- year-out and are so often unrecognised for that important work. That’s why it is especially pleasing to see more than a dozen individuals acknowledged in this year’s awards for services to aged care and older Australians.

Congratulations to these individuals and the many others awarded who have given so generously to their communities:

Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia in the General Division.

  • Margaret Bird, Tasmania. For service to the aged, and to the community of Tasmania.
  • Irene Cayas, East Brisbane. For service to the multicultural community, to women, and to the aged.
  • Walter Davidson, NSW. For service to aged care.
  • Pauline Frances, Perth WA. For service to aged care.
  • Peter Lewis, Bellevue Hill, NSW. For service to the community through aged care and cultural organisations.
  •  Annette Madden, Highett, Vic. For service to aged care.
  • Susan Lindley, Bolton Point, NSW. For service to aged welfare.
  • Wenda Packard, WA. For service to aged welfare.
  • Linda Rowan, Yatala, Queensland. For service to aged welfare.
  • Edgards Lideman (late), Edgeworth, NSW. For service to aged welfare.

 

Officer (AO) in the General Division of the Order of Australia

 

  • John Ames, East Kew, Vic. For distinguished service to psychiatry, particularly in the area of dementia and the mental health of older persons, as an academic, author and practitioner and as an adviser to Professional Bodies.

 

Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia

  • Gary Baker, Blackmans Bay, Tasmania. For significant service to the energy generation and supply market in Tasmania, to health and aged care organisations and to the community.
  • Peter Gill, Melbourne, Vic. For significant service to aged welfare, to the provision of pioneering palliative care programs to medical education and to the community.

 

Medal (AOM) in the General Division

  • John Dahlenburg, Nhill, Victoria. For service to conservation and the environment and the community.   Avonlea Aged Care Facility.