Kandahar Retirement Village’s new village coordinator Sharon Brown has loved the welcoming atmosphere she’s found since starting her role.
Sharon began working at Enliven’s newest retirement village in June, after deciding to try something different.
While she has worked in many roles dealing directly with customers, this is the first position Sharon has accepted in aged care.
“My parents passed away recently and this gave me an insight into aged care and health,” she says. “I also like dealing with people and making sure people are happy.”
Sharon says staff and residents at both the retirement village and the adjoining Kandahar Home have been very welcoming to her in her new role.
She’s now working to expand on this by supporting residents from the retirement village to visit Kandahar Home to take part in activities or bring their pets to visit the residents in the home.
Sharon’s other tasks as part of the role include being there for the villa residents and ensuring all their needs are met.
“I deliver their mail and drop in every so often for a cup of tea and a chat,” she says.
Kandahar Home and Village manager Peter Newman says the diversity of the role means Sharon needs to know how to respond to many of the queries or the feedback that comes from the villa residents.
Sharon’s role is set to become larger early next year as Stage two of the development, featuring 10 brand-new villas, is completed.
The villas are designed to meet Lifemark 4 accessibility requirements, ensuring they can cater to the different ability levels that come with the ageing process.