Trailblazer retires from Peninsula Villages Board

Pam Palmer is retiring after 30 years on the Peninsula Villages Board of Directors

Pamela Palmer is to retire from the Peninsula Villages Board of Directors following an impressive 30-year tenure.

Starting her journey with Peninsula Villages as the only female and first clinician on an all-male Board three decades ago, Palmer came armed with indispensable nursing expertise and aged care experience.

She became the voice and advocate for the residents during a time when the Board was predominantly businessmen with limited experience in the aged care industry.

Assuming the role of Chairperson, Palmer led the planning and development of Don Leggett House, a purpose-built facility that caters to varying levels of care including dementia specific and palliative care.

“Pam’s commitment to Peninsula Villages has been unparalleled, evident in her ongoing dedication to Board meetings and relentless advocacy for the residents over the years,” Chair Jan-Maree Tweedie said.

Palmer said she had thoroughly enjoyed her 30 years on the Board.

“It’s been a wonderful journey of passion, dedication and collective achievement,” she said.

Palmer has played a vital role in navigating Peninsula Villages through various challenges, contributing to its growth into a larger and more dynamic community.

Her dedication to clinical governance has earned her distinction as a life member of Peninsula Villages, with one of the residential aged care communities, Pam Palmer House, standing in recognition of her commitment to the organisation.

Palmer also has a personal connection to the organisation with both her mother and husband residing at the village over the years.

“Although I am sad to be leaving, I am confident in the future of Peninsula Villages and its continued commitment to providing exceptional care to its beloved residents,” she said.

Peninsula Villages extended its ongoing gratitude to Pam Palmer for her outstanding service and invaluable contributions to the organisation and the wellbeing of its residents.