Outstanding Retirement Living Managers

Churches of Christ Care is proud to have two winners in this year’s Property Council Retirement Living Manager of the Year 2014 awards: Joanne Antoni for Victoria/Tasmania and Jan Beutel for Queensland.

Joanne Antoni, Retirement Living Manager of Churches of Christ Care’s four Victorian retirement villages has worked in the industry for only three years, but has proven herself to be a formidable leader.

Ms Antoni said it was a surreal moment walking up to get her award, and was humbled by the experience.

“I am honoured to have won the award. Having been in the industry for only a short time, it is humbling to be recognised for the work I love to do. It is testament to the culture of Churches of Christ Care, which empowers residents to lead lives in an environment of choice, trust and transparency, that I was the only finalist from a not-for-profit organisation,” she said.

Jan Beutel is the Retirement Living Manager for Nubeena, Amaroo and Crows Nest retirement villages on Queensland’s Darling Downs.

Ms Beutel is very highly regarded by her residents and has achieved international IRCAS accreditation for her three villages. She is focused on her residents and driven to see outstanding outcomes for her residents and staff alike. “It means a lot to me to have won the award. I was overwhelmed to have been nominated, let alone win this award. I feel privileged to be part of the Churches of Christ Care team, and to have such great support from my general manager, staff and of course the backing of my residents,” Ms Beutel said.

General Manager Retirement Living, Kim Teudt, said that she could not be prouder of what they have achieved.

"It is such a wonderful achievement to have not one, but two award winning Retirement Living Managers recognised for the work they do everyday for their residents."

"On behalf of everyone at Churches of Christ Care I congratulate Jan and Jo for winning these awards and wish them the best at the national awards later this year." Churches of Christ Care is one of the leading not-for-profit providers of retirement living, operating 18 retirement villages throughout Queensland and in Melbourne, Victoria.

Churches of Christ Care promotes an independent lifestyle where residents can age-in-place with total freedom, independence, privacy, dignity and security, without the worry of garden and house maintenance.

The organisation aims to provide safe, attractive and accessible retirement accommodation that is responsive to the needs of the communities in which it operates.


For further information, please contact:

Jane Matthews
Coordinator Communications & Media
Ph: (07) 3363 1849

Steven Henderson
Group Manager Communications & Media
Ph: (07) 3363 1821 or 0407 371 688

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