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Trailblazing female board director retires after 30 years service

Peninsula Villages has announced the retirement of one of its volunteer Board of Directors, Pamela Palmer, after 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, Pam came armed with indispensable nursing expertise and aged care experience. She became the voice and advocate of the residents during a time when the Board was predominantly businessmen with limited experience in the aged care industry.

Assuming the role of Chairperson, Pam 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.

Chair of Peninsula Villages Jan-Maree Tweedie shared, “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.”

Reflecting on her own journey, Pam said, “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my 30 years as a Board member of Peninsula Villages. It’s been a wonderful journey of passion, dedication and collective achievement.”

Pam 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 name recognition of her commitment to the organisation. Pam also has a personal connection to the organisation with both her Mother and Husband residing at the Village over the years.

Pam added, “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.”

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