As part of its 15th Anniversary, Casa Antonia Nursing and Residential Home held a visit by the Parliamentary Secretary for Persons with Disability and Active Aging Hon. Anthony Agius Decelis, during which 33 employees from the various departments were honoured for their dedication and excellent service to residents.
Accompanied by Casa Antonia’s managing director Mr Edward Vella and general manager Dr Sarah Cassar, Parliamentary Secretary Mr Agius Decelis toured the retirement home and spoke with residents and staff.
Six staff members were specially honoured for their 15 years of service, while the other awardees have dedicated more than 10 years of service. Each award winner received a swan-shaped glass trophy, symbolising Casa Antonia, and a weekend break for two persons at the Qawra Palace Hotel.
“Today’s staff awards is a testament to the success of our nursing and residential home. It gives me pleasure to present these awards to such loyal employees, and thank you all here today for your great work and efforts. Some of you have been with us since our construction phase way back in 2003. You have grown with us, striven to improve yourselves through specific courses, and tended tirelessly to the daily care needs of our elderly residents,” said Mr Edward Vella.
With a capacity to cater for 150 residents, Casa Antonia is a distinguished yet affordable retirement home. Nestled in a quiet cul-de-sac in Balzan and overlooking San Anton Gardens, the former hotel converted into a comfortable home offers an ideal and central location where privacy and tranquillity are felt the minute one walks into the building and its garden.
Residents benefit from a full programme of activities that keep them active throughout the week, from crafts, board games, keep-fit classes to cinema nights and weekly outings to various places of interest across Malta and Gozo.
Apart from being a retirement home, Casa Antonia offers respite accommodation that generally requires a more specialised treatment.
The 15th anniversary of Casa Antonia will be marked by a number of special events throughout 2018. The next public event is an Open Day at Casa Antonia in Balzan on 7th June. The public is invited to visit the home, meet the dedicated care team, and receive information about the care options on offer.