John Bielenberg, Chairman Live Life Villages, presents
Scott Noble (Samford Grove Coordinator 2008-09) with
Samford Grove's Fully Accredited Village Certificate.
Samford Grove, a Live Life Village, has been awarded Full Accreditation of the Village with Australian Retirement Villages Accreditation Scheme. The scheme is a national accreditation system setting the benchmark standards for retirement villages to meet as a minimum. This gives the assurance that the village is built on a responsible and ethical foundation with a commitment to quality and a focus on improved resident lifestyles and services.
Tthe Certificate was presented in the presence of resident representatives and staff by chairman, Mr John Bielenberg, at the Live Life Villages Road Ahead Conference.
John Bielenberg commented that
"With the dramatic growth of the retirement industry, it is important that the quality delivered by retirement village providers is sustained and that residents need to feel safe and secure in their chosen lifestyle options."
"The process is lengthy and involved, ensuring Samford Grove measures up to a set of standards that ensures quality services and practices to achieve Accreditation."
"The opportunity to review all aspects of the Village is vital to maintaining a developing and vibrant community. Our residents are proud of their Village and this is recognition of both resident and staff input. We want to encourage others to make the choice to enjoy their retirement at Samford Grove" he said, "the Accreditation process ensures people can feel confident in their choice."
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