Change of chairman for Country Home Services

There was a changing of the guard at the October meeting of Country Home Services (CHS -formerly CHAP).

Margaret Manuel, who has been chairman of the Board of Directors since 2010, stepped down from the role but will continue as a board director.

Margaret joined the board in 2007, and said over the past 20 years, there have been many changes.

“I still see it as a well-run organisation and an absolute necessity for people as they age to be able to live at home if they so choose,” Margaret said.

“We live in a time of constant change in the aged care sector, and the challenge for CHS will be to ensure it stays as a leader in its field, showing innovation and commitment.”

While Margaret lives in Balaklava, she has always strongly lobbied, advocated for and supported all Country Home Services customers across the service area, which includes the Barossa Valley, Gawler, Lower North, Wakefield Plains and Yorke Peninsula.

“For me, the main highlight of my involvement has been the care and dedication shown by staff and contractors, and although there have been some hiccups at times, I believe clients have still received the same friendly service through it all.”

“I am often told about the great service someone is receiving and how their contractor always goes above and beyond the call of duty. What a wonderful comment to hear.”

“And now as I take a step back to being a board member again, I look forward to our new chairman, Margaret Zweck, and all she will bring to the role.”

Margaret Zweck, who lives in Clare, joined the Board in December 2012 said she feels privileged to take on the role and responsibilities of chairman.

“I would like to thank the board of directors for electing me as chairman, following the tremendous and successful leadership of previous chairman, Margaret Manuel,” Margaret said.

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