Noticeboard: latest expansions, openings in aged care

Heritage Care breaks ground on $32 million development; Churches of Christ Care acquires Bundaberg retirement village; Resthaven launches building extension and mural.

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  • Heritage Care breaks ground on $32m development
  • Churches of Christ Care acquires Bundaberg RV
  • Resthaven launches building extension, mural

Heritage Care breaks ground on $32m development

An artist's impression of Heritage Care's new Epping Gardens facility
An artist’s impression of Heritage Care’s new Epping Gardens facility

Construction has commenced on Victorian provider Heritage Care’s new $32 million facility in the north Melbourne suburb of Epping.

The Epping Gardens facility, which has been designed by Point Health Architects and is being built by APM Group, will offer state-of-the-art residential aged care services, Heritage Care said.

Executive chairman George Gabriel said the organisation would work closely with the local medical precinct, including the medical professionals of nearby Northern Hospital and the extensive allied health networks of the Epping Medical Centre.

Through clever design, supportive staff and an engaging program, Epping Gardens will deliver a supportive environment that promotes independence to keep residents physically and mentally active and socially connected, the organisation said.

Heritage Care, which currently operates three residential aged care facilities, said it is developing close to 1,000 new aged care beds across its portfolio, with future developments coming to Mt Eliza, Melton and Werribee.

Construction on Epping Gardens is expected to be completed by early 2018.

Churches of Christ Care acquires Bundaberg RV

Churches of Christ in Queensland has completed the purchase of Sugarland Gardens Retirement Village from previous owners David and Anita Torrisi.

The organisation now operates 23 retirement villages and 28 residential facilities throughout Queensland and Victoria under the banner of Churches of Christ Care.

Sugarland Gardens is the second Bundaberg retirement village for the provider, joining Gracehaven Retirement Village.

CEO Dean Phelan said a larger presence in Bundaberg is key to furthering a strong commitment to seniors in the Wide Bay and Burnett region.

The 115-unit Sugarland Gardens is the latest in a string of acquisitions by Churches of Christ Care, including retirement villages Regency Park in Warwick, Chesterville in Melbourne and Assisi Court and Kilkivan in Toowoomba.

Resthaven launches building extension, mural

Resthaven recently unveiled its new extension and mural
Resthaven recently unveiled its new extension and mural

Resthaven Northern Community Services has launched a $400,000 building extension and mural project at 16 Gillingham Road, Elizabeth.

Resthaven moved to Elizabeth in 2000 as it identified community need in the area, where it delivers home care and support, wellness and therapy services, and veterans’ home nursing programs.

The building extension, designed by Brown Falconer Architects and built by Affinitas, was possible due to additional government funding to increase home care services in the region, said Resthaven CEO Richard Hearn.

“We wanted to add vibrancy and interest to the external side wall facing Gillingham Road, so we commissioned a large, six-panel mural designed by local artist John Whitney.

“The mural is a reflection of who we are and our commitment to positive images of older people – affirming their contribution and value to family and the community,” said Mr Hearn.

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