Juniper, a not-for-profit aged care provider in Western Australia, has partnered with Bowls WA to promote community well-being, inclusivity, and social connections through lawn bowls. The collaboration reflects both organisations’ commitment to enhancing the lives of seniors in local communities.
Juniper’s CEO, Russell Bricknell, said the importance of being an active part of the communities they serve and helping customers connect with their local community is something they want to encourage. The partnership goes beyond the sport of lawn bowls, focusing on exercise, social connections, and inclusivity for people of all abilities, aiming to combat social isolation among older Western Australians.
CEO of Bowls WA, Ken Pride, said he was thrilled about the partnership as local bowling clubs play a vital role for seniors in the community.
“Bowls clubs are the heart and soul of our communities. Many of them are powered by dedicated volunteers, providing a sense of belonging and purpose,” Ken said.
“Juniper has also sponsored our annual awards, which is a wonderful gesture that not only recognises outstanding sportsmanship but also celebrates the deep community bonds these clubs build,” Ken added.
Juniper, with a significant presence in Western Australia in both metro and regional areas, offers care and accommodation to over 3,500 individuals through various services, including retirement villages, home and community care, transitional care, respite, and residential aged care.
Their collaboration with Bowls WA seeks to provide opportunities for seniors to engage with their local community, promote physical activity, and combat social isolation, ultimately enriching the lives of seniors in the state.