Victorian not-for-profit aged care provider, Benetas has marked its 60th anniversary with a formal celebration at St Paul’s Cathedral in Melbourne.
Benetas began in 1948, at the bidding of Anglican Archbishop of Melbourne, Joseph Booth who had called for ₤100,000 to provide care and services for an ageing population.
Today Benetas is home to almost 700 older Victorians, with 12 residential facilities located across Melbourne, the Mornington Peninsula and Bendigo.
The organisation is currently completing an expansion program at its Benetas Colton Close facility in Glenroy, designed to cater to the needs of the ageing migrant population in Melbourne’s west.
It also has plans to expand Benetas’ respite services, taking overnight and day care programs out into the community especially in the large growth areas of Narre Warren and Mooroolbark.
“The history of Benetas has been earmarked by the organisation’s ability to monitor trends and adapt our services portfolio to meet the changing needs of different generations of Victorians as they age,” said the organisation’s Executive Director, Phil Read.