RFBI Lake Haven Masonic Village operator a NSW finalist in 2019 Aged and Community Services Australia Awards

FINALIST: RFBI chief executive officer, Frank Price, meets a resident of one of the organisation's 22 aged care facilities. Picture: Supplied
FINALIST: RFBI chief executive officer, Frank Price, meets a resident of one of the organisation's 22 aged care facilities. Picture: Supplied

A local aged care provider has been chosen as a finalist for a state award.

Royal Freemasons' Benevolent Institution (RFBI), which operates RFBI Lake Haven Masonic Village, has been announced as a finalist in the 'Provider of the Year' category for NSW in the 2019 Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA) Awards.

RFBI chief executive officer, Frank Price, said being chosen as a finalist was reward for the organisation's dedication to its work and residents.

He said RFBI had a culture of inclusivenesss, engagement, empathy and compassion.

"At RFBI we believe that good quality care should be the minimum expectation of our residents and clients," he said.

"Our goal is to provide a good quality of life. We are extremely proud of our track record.

"We are proud of the work our organisation does to ensure that people spend their later years how they choose, and never forget that the smallest things can make the biggest difference to someone's life."

RFBI was founded in 1880 to assist people in need, and today is a not-for-profit aged care provider operating 22 residential care villages, 20 retirement villages, and offering a range of home care services across NSW and the ACT.

RFBI Lake Haven Masonic Village, in Christopher Crescent, opened in 1991.

It has 158 retirement living residences - 132 units and 26 villas.

Category award winners will be announced on Thursday, July 25.

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