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MEDIA ALERT: EXTRAVAGANZA CELEBRATES ENRICHING LIVES OF VICTORIAN SENIORS



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MEDIA ALERT





25 September 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE



WHO:


BlueCross Community and Residential services with special guests from the aged care sector including: 
David Eccles (BlueCross - Managing Director)Carol Allen (BlueCross - CEO)
Noeline Brown (Australian Ambassador for Ageing)
Ross Bushrod (Aged Care Standards & Accreditation Agency – General Manager, Accreditation)
David Mann (3AW 693 News Talk – Radio Presenter, Mann about Town)
Kevin Andrews (Minister for Social Services)
Jenny Mikakos (Shadow Minister for Seniors and Ageing)
and many more

WHAT:                        

The BlueCross Annual STARfish Extravaganza

WHERE:

Melbourne Park Function Centre
Batman Avenue
Melbourne, Vic. 3000


WHEN:

Friday 4 October from 12 noon – 3 pm
Speeches from Eccles, Allen, Brown and Bushrod held from 12 pm to 1 pm.
Mann and various other speakers will be throughout the day.


WHY:

Coinciding with the United Nations International Day of Older Persons and Victoria’s Seniors Festival, the annual BlueCross STARfish Extravaganza celebrates 20 years of enriching lives in the aged care sector. 
The Extravaganza is a wonderful celebration of making the most out of life, no matter what age you are.
The BlueCross STARfish Extravaganza has received many awards including: 
APAC Eldercare Innovation Award from International Ageing for Asia (2012) and a
Better Practice Award from the Aged Care Standards & Accreditation Agency (2011)


HOW:

A professional photographer will be at the event with photos available following. 
Press passes are available but no RSVP required to attend.  Interviewees, including BlueCross residents, will be available on the day.

MEDIA CONTACT


Please contact Louise Westaway, BlueCross Marketing and Communications Manager on 0408 862 509 or louisep@bluecross.com.au for all media enquiries.

-ENDS-

117 Camberwell Road Hawthorn East VIC 3123
www.bluecross.com.au