Melissa Benson

Skye Harvey Acts of Kindness – Individual

Organisation:

Inasmuch Community Ltd

“Melissa (Mel) Benson is our awesome Receptionist at Inasmuch Community Ltd Sussex Inlet.

Sussex Inlet is a small, tight-knit coastal town that has endured black summer bushfires, recent flooding and, like all other communities, COVID-19. Inasmuch is a not-for-profit organisation providing quality aged care services in Sussex Inlet for over 60 years with a strong connection to our community.

We nominate Mel as our “Aged Care All Star” for her selfless acts of kindness.

Mel babysits (free-of-charge) a carers’ young child so she can work regular shifts in our facility to support her family. Before she took the role of receptionist, Mel worked in a caring role at Inasmuch and has a strong and caring connection to all our residents – through welfare checks on our retirement village and aged care residents, filling caring shifts, and the warm welcome she gives our resident’s family and friends when they visit. In her personal time, Mel and her husband delivered home cooked meals to an older community member who wasn’t eating regular or nutritional meals.

Her role is a busy one, but she always takes the time to make everyone that comes into our facility feel special. Hooray for Mel!”

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