We’d like to congratulate the winners of the 2020 Southern Stars Awards, and thank everyone who helped us to find these shining stars within our community. These awards are presented to those who demonstrate our core values: compassionate, capable, collaborative and creative. They also recognise those who make outstanding contributions to our innovative, healthy ageing approach.

Care Star

Jessica Mulconray - Wellbeing Partner from Home Support (Eastern Adelaide, SA)

Jessica is commended for her communication, understanding of her clients’ needs and her exceptional follow through.  

Healthy Ageing Star

Olivia Nedelkos, Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Carmelite Community Health & Wellness Centre

Olivia is supportive, encouraging and able to suggest alternative methods of exercise and gives participants a feeling of security.

Service Star

Glenn Sellen, Maintenance Manager, The Pines Lodge and Bucklands Residential Care

Glenn puts the interests of others ahead of his own regularly and makes the staff and residents feel like they are a part of his family.

Rising Star

Natalie Pinson, Manager – Recruitment and Care Support Team, Peter Taylor House

Natalie ensures her team receives the recognition they deserve and makes them feel like an integral part of Southern Cross Care. 

Volunteer Star

Bill Roy, Wellness & Lifestyle Assistant, Pearl Supported Care

Residents and staff describe Bill as a wonderful caring man who enjoys entertaining them and say that they are “very lucky to have him.”

Compassionate Star - Dual Winners

Kerry Tudor, Lifestyle Assistant, Oakfield Lodge Residential Care 

Kerry shows creativity in motivating and engaging individuals by modifying her approach to lifestyle activities depending on the group.

Tanya Rigby-Meth, Home Care Assistant, Home Support Services

Tanya continually goes above and beyond for her clients, in many cases turning her clients life around.

Capable Star - Dual Winners

Tracy Hayes, Retirement Living Manager, Riverpoint Retirement Estate

Tracy always goes above and beyond her duty as Manager. She is always approachable, happy and eager to help. Residents feel that they are a part of a large family at River Point Village.  

Vanessa Slape, Residential Services Manager, Bellevue Court Residential Care

Vanessa is known to be very perceptive of peoples needs and proactive about residents care and requirements. 

Creative Star

Priyanka Girohtra, Wellness and Lifestyle Manager, The Pines Lodge Residential Care

Priyanka is an excellent manager who is very level headed and sets high expectations for her team’s performance.  She has beautiful communication skills with residents and builds rapport easily.  

Collaborative Star - Dual Winners

The Waterford Crystal Cafe

The Crystal Café team are noted for their kind and respectful demeanour and providing comfort and reassurance to The Waterford residents.

Onkaparinga Lodge Residential Care

Throughout anxious and difficult times, Onkaparinga Lodge manages to keep residents and families cared for with team members always willing to answer resident and family concerns.