Aged care peak body launches ‘You are ACE!’ campaign to recognise excellence as it happens

The Aged & Community Care Providers Association (ACCPA) wants to honour excellence across the aged care sector – and they need your help.

“If something excellent is happening in your organisation, take a few moments to nominate an individual, a team or the whole organisation to say ‘You are ACE!,” says the peak body.

“Perhaps they have delivered an innovative project, or simply made someone’s day – if you know anyone who is going above and beyond to make a difference in the aged and community care sector – nominate them today!”

ACCPA will send nominees an acknowledgement of excellence, showcase selected examples nationwide and the absolute best will be chosen as finalists for the ACCPA Excellence Awards.


To nominate an individual, team or organisation, click here, select a category and tell ACCPA why they are ACE! Nominations can be made by staff, care recipients and families.


The individual, team or organisation nominated will automatically receive a ‘You Are ACE’ acknowledgement from ACCPA including your message – the nominee will also receive a copy.


Photos and stories provided about your nominee may be used in ACCPA communications and social media to demonstrate the amazing work happening across the sector, and to encourage and promote ongoing excellence.


Once each year, ACCPA will select the best nominations in each category as finalists for the prestigious ACCPA Excellence Awards, to be presented in an online ceremony, giving extra recognition for individuals, teams, and organisations.

You can watch this video to learn more about the 'You are ACE!' campaign:

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Caroline has a wealth of experience writing within the retirement and aged care sector and is a contributing journalist for the and agedcare101 blog and accompanying newsletters.

Ian Horswill


Ian is a journalist, writer and sub-editor for the aged care sector, working at The DCM Group. He writes for The Weekly Source, agedcare101, and the DCM Institute fortnightly newsletter Friday. Ian is in daily contact with CEOs of retirement living, land lease and the aged care operations and makes a new contact every week. He investigates media releases, LinkedIn and Facebook for a good source for ideas for stories.

Lauren Broomham

Retirement and Aged Care Journalist

Lauren is a journalist for, agedcare101 and The Donaldson Sisters. Growing up in a big family in small town communities, she has always had a love for the written word, joining her local library at the age of six months. With over eight years' experience in writing and editing, she is a keen follower of news and current affairs with a nose for a good story.

Jill Donaldson


Jill has been practicing as a clinical physiotherapist for 30 years. For the last 13 years she has worked solely in the Aged Care sector in more than 50 metropolitan and regional facilities. Jill has also toured care facilities in the US and Africa and is a passionate advocate for both the residents in aged care and the staff who care for them. She researches and writes for DCM Media.

Chris Baynes

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Chris has been a journalist and publisher in the retirement village and aged care sectors for 11 years. He has visited over 250 retirement villages and 50 aged care facilities both within Australia and internationally. Chris is a regular speaker at industry conferences plus is a frequent radio commentator.

Annie Donaldson

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Annie has a long career in both nursing and the media. She has planned and co-ordinated the medical support from both international TV productions and major stadium events. In recent years she has been a primary family carer plus involved in structured carer support.