Covid-19 buster

COTA WA president Gerri Clay with the award-winning staff from Gerald Burns Pharmacy.

MELVILLE’S Gerald Burns Pharmacy has won the WA Age Friendly Business Award for its twice-daily contactless delivery service during covid-19.

Located in the Hawaiian shopping centre, the pharmacy also changed its opening hours to align with local supermarkets, helping older customers get home safely.

The City of Melville nominated the pharmacy in the the WA Seniors Awards.

“The pharmacy stepped up its efforts to assist older residents by providing in-car vaccinations for 70 of their most vulnerable customers and facilitating a pen pal program during the pandemic between Bicton Primary School students and local seniors,” Melville mayor George Gear said.

“Our priority is to ensure older residents have the opportunity to have fun, stay fit and meet new people and we run a number Age Friendly events such as the Memory Café at Cibo Sano in Hawaiian’s Melville Shopping Centre and South of the River Forums to meet this goal.

“We also offer grants through our Age Friendly Assistance Fund, which includes services such as meal preparation and transport.” 

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