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Village manager attracts national attention

Written by Margot Taylor
on July 05, 2022

A secret that John Flynn Retirement Village residents and staff have long known has been shared nationally.

Village manager Roslyn Prentice is one of the best in the country.

Roslyn is a finalist in the inaugural Retirement Village Manager of the Year category of the Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) awards.

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The award recognises the passion and commitment of village managers who maintain high standards across their retirement community.

Roslyn was greeted by congratulatory messages and hugs after receiving the news.

“I’m both amazed and proud to represent Ryman and John Flynn in this new award category,” she said.

“As people are finding out they have been very excited for me, and even given me hugs!”

Roslyn started working for Ryman Healthcare in 2019 and over the past three years she has worked at three Ryman villages.

During this time, she has led the establishment and management of John Flynn, including welcoming more than 140 residents to the village and recruiting a team of 90 staff.

Upon completion of the village 120 staff will offer exceptional care to more than 500 residents.

IMG_2289 (Large)Roslyn talks with John Flynn Retirement Village resident Jack Oakley.

 

Roslyn said her current role is “the most demanding and rewarding role” she has ever had.

“This role brings together every skill that I have gathered in my 30-year career,” she said.

“It’s the most demanding and rewarding role I’ve held to date.

“I love being able to provide a great place to work for my team and a wonderful place for our residents to live.”

John Flynn Resident Services manager Meagan Spicer said Roslyn’s leadership shaped the culture at the village.

“I applied for the vacant position because of Ryman; I wanted and accepted the position because of Roslyn,” she said.

“We all want to work harder for our teammates and see the village grow as a result of the example Roslyn sets.”

Roslyn plans to watch the awards, which will be streamed online on August 7, Aged Care Employee Day, at the village.

“I’d like to watch the awards with family, team members and residents at the village, because all of these people contribute to my success in the role,” she said.

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