Western Australian aged care provider Juniper has joined forces with Bowls WA to enhance community well-being, inclusivity, and social connections through the sport of lawn bowls.

The partnership is a testament to both organisations’ shared commitment to adding value to local communities so seniors can lead a fulfilled life.

Juniper Chief Executive Officer, Russell Bricknell said it was important Juniper was part of the communities in which it operates and contributed to connecting customers with their local community.

“Partnering with Bowls WA is not just about lawn bowls; it’s about exercise, social connections, and inclusivity for all abilities. We understand the impact of community-based activities and we are excited to support Bowls WA in their mission to foster vibrant, active, and engaged communities,” said Russell.

“Social isolation is a major issue for many older Western Australians. We want to combat that by providing opportunities for our customers to connect to the local community if they choose. Your local bowl-o, whether you take a roll or simply come down to watch and chat, can be a fantastic place to connect with others in the local community.”

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.”

With one of the largest care footprints in the nation, Juniper is located throughout metropolitan Perth and in the Peel, Great Southern, Kimberley, Mid-West, and Wheatbelt regions.

Juniper supports over 3,500 Western Australians to live life well with quality accommodation and care through retirement villages, home and community care, transitional care and respite, and residential aged care. If you would like to find out more about the Juniper difference, visit www.juniper.org.au.

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