Graphic: Ryman Healthcare
On Thursday 24 November, the Royal Flying Doctor Service attended the John Flynn Retirement Village for a ‘Hero’s in the Sky’ event.
Around 80 Ryman residents and staff from the village joined our Education Program Manager, Tom Ryan, and Manager Communication, Brand and Engagement, Jonathan Green, for an afternoon of fun and history.
Tom and Jonathan took them back in time and shared the impact John Flynn had on the founding of the Flying Doctor, how we operate and the impact our work has had on people across Australia and here in Victoria. Afterwards, residents were offered the unique opportunity to climb on board the Flying Doctor flight simulator, sit in the cockpit and experience flying a plane.
Ryman Healthcare is a New Zealand-based company that builds and operates retirement villages in Australia and New Zealand. To honour the legacy of John Flynn, the Ryman Healthcare Village in Burwood East has been named the ‘John Flynn Retirement Village’.
Ryman Healthcare is also the proud sponsor of the 2022 John Flynn Luncheon event.