Village Voice: September 2020

Spring

A time of renewal, a reminder of the promise that winter is not forever. New growth, new blooms, the new hope for the coming year.

We have all worked hard as a Village Community to keep ourselves safe and strong through what has been a cold and difficult winter. We move into Spring reassured that our efforts will be rewarded, and we will be able to meet again in person soon.

Our Annual General Meeting of Residents at both Village Baxter and Rosebud Village will be held electronically this year by Zoom video conference. The Village Baxter meeting will be held on September 22nd . at 10.am. Formal notice of the meeting and the Financial Statements and presentation information was distributed to Residents last week. Please ensure that you submit any questions before the 16th of September to enable them to be answered and included in the final presentation.

At our August Board Meeting the 2019-2020 Audit Report and Financial Statements were presented by the Auditors from PriceWaterhouseCoooper to the Directors. It was reassuring to hear the Auditors praise our strong financial performance and balance sheet position in comparison to many other very high-profile competitors in the Retirement Living and Aged Care industry. They made a point of commenting on how our conservative approach to operating the business has served us well in this difficult and unprecedented time. The full financial statements are available on our website under the Documents menu.

Thank-you all for the support you have given to fellow Residents and our staff. The Village is a very special community and we have left no stone unturned in ensuring that we will do all we can to keep each other safe and connected. As you can see from our pictures of Ziggy and Possum – we are all in this together and no team member will be left unprotected.

Take care,

Kim Jackson,  CEO.