Hawaiian is proud to announce our Melville shopping centre has been awarded the WA Age Friendly Business Award of 2019.
The WA Senior Awards recognise the outstanding contributions made by individuals, government and businesses to Western Australians aged 50 and older.
Hawaiian Melville joined the Melville Age-Friendly and Accessible Businesses (MAFAB) network in March 2019.
Throughout this year Hawaiian’s Melville has hosted morning teas with guest speakers on a monthly basis for up to 40 older people per session. The morning tea discussions are focused around topics such as downsizing and social activities available in the local area.
Hawaiian’s Melville has also implemented a weekly quiet hour across the whole shopping centre to support older people and others who live with conditions that impact their senses, such as dementia.
Hawaiian General Manager of Shopping Centres Scott Greenwood said Hawaiian’s Melville is proud to have been awarded the WA Age Friendly Business Awards by COTA WA.
“Hawaiian’s Melville is a small, community-minded shopping centre that has quickly established a reputation for innovation and service for its older customers, enhancing their opportunities to lead full and satisfying lives,” he said.
“It is a pleasure to be able to work with the local community to focus on what is most needed and we are proud to have been nominated for making Hawaiian’s Melville an age friendly space.
“The morning tea and the many other initiatives have been received well and we will continue to strive to introduce more age-friendly activities in the future.”
The WA Age Friendly Business Award, held by COTA WA, coincided with WA Seniors' Week.
Hawaiian’s Melville is continuously looking for opportunities to improve the experience of their older customers. To find out more about Hawaiian’s Melville activities please visit here or ask at the Guest Services Desk in-centre.