Special Mother’s Day at Peninsula Villages

Sue Bagnell with her Mum Patty and son Tim

Peninsula Villages celebrated Mother’s Day on May 8 with a special morning tea and activities at each of its residential communities.

For team member Sue Bagnell, Mother’s Day at the Villages’ Pam Palmer House at Umina Beach was extra special with her mum, Patty, living on site.

After working for the aged care provider for almost 15 years, Bagnell made the decision to move her mum there.

“I knew Peninsula Villages would be a great place for Mum to live almost immediately after starting my role here,” she said.

“All the staff go above and beyond to ensure the residents feel safe and comfortable, so I loved the idea of my mum receiving this level of care and attention.

“One of the best things about working at Peninsula Villages is being able to pop in and visit Mum on a daily basis.

“Throughout my life, Mum made countless sacrifices to provide me with love, care and opportunities so now that she’s in the later stages of life, I want to provide her with the same, and working here allows me to do that.

“Knowing Mum is safe, in good company and enjoying village life is what’s most important to me.

“She is a happy soul and when I watch that shine through every day, I know she’s in the right place.”

Bagnell is among several team members whose parents live at Peninsula Villages and she encourages people to consider employment in aged care.

“Working here allows me to make a difference in the lives of people who are just like my mum, which is an amazing feeling and one I strongly recommend to people of all ages,” she said.

Media release, May 8
Peninsula Villages