Jewish Care in Victoria has opened the nine-storey Hannah & Daryl Cohen Family Building on St Kilda Road and welcomed 93 residents from its Montefiore Homes site.

The new building is the provider’s first home designed around the small household Hand-in-Hand model of care and includes seven households up to 16 residents each and two dementia care houses.

Each household takes up a floor and there are two floors for community services  including health and medical facilities, financial, rehabilitation, day therapy and employment services and education and social spaces.

Jewish Care volunteers created greeting cards and put together individual housewarming gifts to welcome residents to their new home.

Jewish Care residential home manager – Windsor Nicole Bull said the residents have been eagerly waiting to move to the new building.

“Having the opportunity to watch the Hannah & Daryl Cohen Family Building grow from the ground up has been incredibly exciting for our elders. Being part of this amazing journey has engendered a great deal of anticipation and excitement,” Ms Bull said.

“Moving into the new home has been something to look forward to, especially in these challenging times,” Ms Bull said.

Jewish Care CEO Bill Appleby said the new building marked a significant moment for the organisation.

“We have been dreaming of this day for the better part of a decade and gives me great pleasure to finally see Elders moving into their new home,” Mr Appleby said.

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