Lee-Ann Patterson of Southern Cross Care Tasmania announced as national runner up Retirement Village Manager of the Year.

Yesterday, Thursday 15 October 2020, Lee-Ann Patterson, Village Manager of Southern Cross Care Tasmania’s Glenara Lakes Independent Living Village in Launceston, was announced runner up of Leading Aged Services Australia’s (LASA) Retirement Village Manager of the Year award.

Held virtually this year due to COVID-19, the LASA Retirement Village Manager of the Year award celebrates the achievement and passion of individuals working within the retirement village industry, and promotes the critical role they play in providing housing and community services for senior Australians.

Lee-Ann was one of five national finalists for the LASA Retirement Village Manager of the Year award. The excellence of her work across the industries’ dynamic fields stood-out from a record number of award nominations. Due to the caliber of nominations this year, the judges created a highly commended award to recognise Lee-Ann’s significant efforts.

Lee-Ann has worked with Southern Cross Care for two and a half years. She was nominated for the award by Southern Cross Care CEO, Robyn Boyd, and Executive Manager Retirement Living, Carol Joseph.

LASA is the national association for all providers of age services, covering residential care, home care and retirement living.