Hawaiian’s Melville has been nominated by the City of Melville for the WA Age Friendly Business Awards, held by COTA WA.
The WA Senior Awards recognise the outstanding contributions made by individuals, government and businesses to Western Australians aged 50 and older.
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 entire shopping centre to support older people and others who live with sensory conditions, such as dementia.
Hawaiian General Manager of Shopping Centres Scott Greenwood said Hawaiian’s Melville is proud to have been nominated for the award.
“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.”