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Ryman wins big at Asia-Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards

Written by Alan Wood
on May 15, 2024

Ryman Healthcare has cemented its place as a retirement living and aged care leader after winning four categories at the Asia-Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards.

Ryman’s swag of 2024 awards builds on the company’s success at the 2023 event,
where it also won four awards.

The awards, held in Singapore, celebrate organisations in the Asia-Pacific that foster innovative ageing approaches, enhancing the quality of life for older people. Held during the World Ageing Festival 2024, the prestigious international awards
attracted more than 300 submissions this year.

The company’s award-winning myRyman Resident App was named ‘Innovation of the Year-Technology Social Engagement’.

The app, designed in conjunction with New Zealand-based digital transformation
partner Journey Digital, has revolutionised the way residents access information and
engage in events and activities.

Designed specifically for older adults, the app is well used in New Zealand villages and was launched at Ryman’s Australian villages last year following more than 270 hours of interviews and user testing with about 150 Ryman residents.

For the second year in a row, Ryman was named ‘Operator of the Year-Ageing in Place’ for its continuum of care model.

Ryman is the designer, owner, and operator of the model, which incorporates independent retirement living integrated with serviced apartments, home care, and aged care. Villages, like Diana Isaac, Yvette Williams and Grace Joel in New Zealand, have long been recognised for the specialist care they provide.

The award recognises the invaluable benefits residents gain from being able to age within a community they know as their care needs change.

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Ryman’s assisted living model, which includes home care and extra support, including a
daily chef prepared meal and housekeeping, won ‘Operator of the Year – Assisted
Living’.

The company’s Deborah Cheetham Retirement Village in Ocean Grove, Victoria, Australia won ‘Design of the Year-Interior Design’.

The interior of the village, which officially opened last year, reflects the vision of village
namesake and Yorta Yorta woman Deborah Cheetham Fraillon. The award recognises Ryman’s commitment to recognising and honouring the traditional owners of the land and how the contemporary design facilitates meaningful conversations.

About Ryman Healthcare:

Ryman was founded in 1984 and has become one of New Zealand’s largest listed companies. The company owns and operates 45 retirement villages in New Zealand and Australia which are home to more than 13,900 residents and the company employs 6,800 team members.

Media advisory: For further information, photos, interviews or comment please contact Group Corporate Affairs Manager Silke Marsh on +64 27 294 3609 or Communications Advisor Maryvonne Gray on 027 552 0767.

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