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Not-For-Profit – What Does This Mean For You?

Did you know ECH is a registered charity and not-for-profit organisation?

So what does this mean for you?

A not-for-profit organisation provides services to the community and does not make profit from its members.

This means that any surplus funds made are reinvested into services.

ECH is also a registered charity, which means it operates for public benefit. Registered charities are established for the benefit of their members and as such there are no shareholders, with any profits reinvested to increase and improve services provided.

ECH Chief Executive Dr David Panter says ECH is committed to investing in support for older people to remain living independently and confidently in their own homes.

“Our priority at ECH is to provide quality services to older Australians and being a not-for-profit organisation, we are able to reinvest any surplus funds back into the ECH community to help make this happen,” says David.

A key focus for ECH is updating services and accommodation options for clients and residents. ECH also recognises that social connection is critical to the health and wellbeing of individuals, and therefore invests in community engagement programs.

A range of community engagement programs has been implemented to benefit clients and residents including

Conversation Cafés, Walking Groups, Walking Footy, Community Gardens, Community Cafés, activities at Cumberland Park Community Centre and a Pen Pal Program. All of which are well attended and enjoyed by
many people within the ECH community.

ECH exists to help older people live the best life possible as they age and will continue to find new and innovative ways to deliver on this promise.