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  • Feast of the Assumption of Mary Fundraiser a Success

    A wonderful afternoon was enjoyed by all who attended the Feast of the Assumption of Mary fundraising lunch at Bene Italian Village on Sunday 13 August. The money raised will go towards enhancing Bene’s facilities and service offerings, including specialized dementia care, to bring greater wellbeing to our residents. Mille grazie to our valued sponsors for their kind and generous donation, in particular...

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  • New executive appointment

    Bene is excited to announce Elli Kollias’ appointment to the executive team as Manager of People and Performance.  Elli’s extensive experience and strategic mind, will lead the Human Resource  team with the engagement, recruit and development of our workforce. Please take the opportunity to wish her well!

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  • A warm welcome to Bene’s newest team member

    Bene is very excited and pleased to welcome Care Manager Kathy Smith to the Italian Village. Kathy Smith – Care Manager Kathy has  been nursing for the best part of 35 years with the last 17 years in the Aged Care Sector in various roles. Coming from the  Transitional Care and Care Awaiting Placement program as well as various care manager relieving roles, Kathy will bring experience to the team...

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  • The Wayne Collins Story – In my own words

    ‘My name is Wayne Collins and I have been married to my wife Patricia (Pat) for 46 years with out a break. Pat came down with something of a problem a few years ago and it has been eating away at her ever since, and while she didn’t know what it was , Dr Vawser who has been our Doctor for many years knew what it was , It was an insidious disease called Waynitts ! So Pat decided to do something...

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  • Where learning can build a sense of community

    Growing up in Australia, a country isolated from the rest of the world, I have felt a desire to travel and explore other countries. Ever since I can remember, I have felt a connection with the Italian way of life and it has been a dream of mine to one day travel to Italy. When I was younger my mother taught me to cook and from her I gained an appreciation of fresh, quality food. Family has also always...

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