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Jon Tupou

August 24, 2022

AN UPDATE FROM JON


Abound Communities Property Manager

Property is a large portfolio in Abound Communities operations with differing site-specific complexities.

Rushall Park renovations and works were put on hold for several months whilst we sorted out work exemptions with Heritage Victoria. Since we have been granted some exemptions and engaged a consultant, we have been able to recommence some of these dormant jobs. Some of these works include roof replacements in Henty Avenue, foundational underpinning in Pohlman Avenue, and the continuation of cottage renovations.

Leith Park will commence a large refurbishment of our Liscombe House Aged Care Facility shortly, whilst we work towards achieving a successful accreditation at the end of the year.

Braeside Park is well in the swing of the rebranding and has our new Abound Communities signage up on Clyde Road for residents of the City of Casey to see while they commute. We were also able to repair a longstanding water leak issue in the community room and replaced the floor covering with new hybrid floorboards.

Currie Park is undergoing an energy assessment audit to highlight areas where we can minimise our carbon footprint whilst maintaining warmth in Winter and cool temperatures in Summer. Works are also close to completion in our community room upgrade with the purchase of sheds, a greenhouse, a computer, and other items to encourage resident activities in that communal space.

If any Residents and/or have any questions regarding Maintenance or Property in Abound Communities, please contact Jon on (03) 9433 1125 or via email; jont@aboundcommunities.org.au

Let’s get to know Jon more…

What is your role at Abound Communities?
Property Manager

What drew you to working at Abound Communities originally?
I wanted to utilise my Carpentry background in an environment outside of the building industry that contributes to the quality of life of older people

What do you like most about your job?
I enjoy the unexpectedness of each day and the ability to exercise wisdom and make decisions on the fly.

What would people never guess you do in your role?
Im an advocate in bridging our villages and trying to find different ways to bring staff and residents together.

What did you want to be when growing up?
When I was young, I inspired to work in a video store and watch movies all day. Im lucky I didn’t pursue that career as there are no more video stores around

What is your motto or personal mantra?
Live life like you have no Plan B

Where is your hometown?
I live in Croydon, but Kolomotu’a in Tonga is where I was born

Three words to best describe you:
Fair, Unwavering, Loyal

Tell us a fun fact about you.
I own a Harley Davidson and can play a few musical instruments

What do you like to do on your days off?
Watch my children play sports and hang out with the rest of my family at my parents’ home

What do you always want to try and never did?
Herding cattle with a quad bike or horseback on an Australian cattle farm

What is the one thing you cannot resist?
Seafood and beer

Where would you like to go on a dream vacation?
Jerusalem, Israel

What is the most important thing you have learned in the last five years?
Wisdom isn’t taught at school and to strive to be wiser over being smarter

You’re happiest when?
I’m with my large extended family

Here is are some photos of Jon’s beautiful family and his preferences of THIS or THAT!

Thank you for sharing with us, Jon.

Keith White, who had heart surgery two years ago, reckons he’s better now than he has ever been. He puts his state of health and well-being down to the life he has found at Currie Park, OCAV’s village in Euroa.

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