Presbyterian Aged Care (PAC) has received approval for a new centre for seniors in Sydney’s inner west.

The project will include the renovation of the heritage listed Pittwood House along with the construction of 23 independent living units and two villas.

The redeveloped Pittwood House will serve as an administrative centre for PAC’s inner west community care services.

It will also house a secure area for dementia day care and space for the organisation’s day therapy and respite programs.

The Pittwood House project follows the recent upgrade of the David Gillies Wing at PAC Ashfield and the opening of a new aged care home in Drummoyne last year.

PAC’s CEO, Paul Sadler said the approval was an important step in the group’s plan to provide improved services to older people in Sydney’s inner west.

“The new focus on community care services is very appropriate,” he said.

“We find most older people want to remain in their own homes for as long as possible.

“We already run a wide range of services for people in their own homes across the inner west and the new centre will allow us to expand these further.”

Work is likely to commence on the new project in 2011.

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