Montessori Specialist to speak at Health Service AGM

As East Grampians Health Service introduces the “Improving Living in Aged Care Project” at 70 Lowe Street, this year’s guest speaker will be Ms Anne Kelly who is a Montesssori specialist from Montessori Ageing Support Services. This year’s 20th EGHS Annual General Meeting is on the 24th November at the Ararat Performing Arts Centre

Anne Kelly is the Managing Director of Montessori Aged Support Services. Anne holds qualifications in Post Graduate Dementia Management, Assessment and Workplace Training and Dementia Care Mapping. She has worked extensively in dementia care both residential and community for the past 30 years.

In 2009 she was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to further study Montessori methods for Dementia Care which enabled her to travel to Greece, Canada and the USA to work alongside world experts in this area.

Anne is an inspirational speaker according to Chief Executive Nick Bush. Anne is very driven and passionate about improving residential aged care services. Anne presenting is a perfect fit for us as improving care in residential aged care is one of our goals, said Nick

East Grampians Health Service Nurse Unit Manager Tanja Haslett said “she was delighted that Anne Kelly could speak at this year’s annual general meeting. It will be great opportunity for the community to listen to Anne expert knowledge of the Monterssori model and how it has been adapted for aged care and why it is important that we use this model of care for the aging people in our community.”

All community members are welcome to attend and join Anne Kelly at this year’s East Grampians Health Services Annual General Meeting. For further information please contact Glenys Andrew on 5352 9303. (Pictured below:  Anne Kelly)

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