FRIDAY, MAY 18 2012
THE INNER CITY WEEKENDER
Top gong for care Aged care facility receives top accolade for its service
Sarah Mandelson from Serendipity Ice Cream.
Targeting waste Council s sustainability program is hailed a success
Berala On The Park has received an accolade at the Australian Small Business Awards for 2012.
Council program that promotes sustainability in local businesses has been hailed a success by the NSW Government’s Environmental Trust. Marrickville Council’s target sustainability@ Marrickville program is helping 117 local businesses to reduce their carbon footprint, greenhouse gas emissions, water use and waste.
So far, it’s estimated that almost 15,000 kilolitres of water has been saved, 1,400 tonnes of carbon dioxide abated and over 1,400 tonnes of waste saved from landfi ll. Local businesses are also pleased with the program’s results. Sarah Mandelson, CEO of Marrickville-based Serendipity Ice Cream, has been a long-time participant of the program. “I think I’m reasonably
well-educated on the subject, but it never hurts to have more information to hand,” she said. Ms Mandelson believes the program has opened new sustainability opportunities for her business, including new ways to better recycle their waste. The owner of Top Video in Dulwich Hill, Achiles Christidis, said the program has saved him more than $1,500 a year.
he family-owned inner west aged care facility, Berala On Th e Park, has taken out the top prize in its fi eld at the Australian Small Business Awards for 2012. It can now add the 2012 Champion in Aged Care Services prize to a healthy list of previous year’s wins, including Business Person of the Year, Winner Outstanding Service Excellence & Innovation and Winner
Outstanding Environmental Sustainability in 2011. The recent award comes as no surprise to the residents and staff of the Auburn agedcare facility, including Berala On Th e Park’s CEO, Linda Thomson, who is proud of the achievement. “The Australian Small Business Champion Awards is like winning the Logies of the business world,” she said. “Our business is highly innovative and at
the cutting edge of aged care, in particular our pain management program, our palliative care, dementia program and our activity calendar.” Berala On Th e Park also has 24-hour nursing care, as well as 125 places for low and high care and a dementiaspecific ward. The facility prides itself on offering the highest standard of comfort, security, privacy and dignity for its residents.
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The Inner City Weekender