Mandurah’s Coolibah Care celebrates 50th anniversary

Coolibah Care board members with the 50th anniversary cake.
Coolibah Care board members with the 50th anniversary cake.

FIVE decades of Coolibah Care service in Mandurah was celebrated in a special 50th anniversary event on July 15.

Staff and residents converged in their social hall to celebrate with a special service and morning tea, 50 years to the day that Coolibah was founded as the Mandurah Retirement Village in 1969.

Coolibah chief executive Merinda March said they also used the opportunity to recognise 22 employees who had given more than 10 years of service.

“I am proud to lead the Coolibah team, as CEO, to carry on the true essence of what Mr Owen Tuckey (founding chairman) and the original board started 50 years ago,” she said.

Visit www.coolibah.org.au for more information on Coolibah Care’s residential care, independent living, home services and respite services.