Catholic Healthcare celebrated the commencement of construction on a new residential aged care development at Casula on Friday 7 June.
To mark the occasion, a sod-turning ceremony was held on the grounds. In attendance was Bishop Terry Brady; Member for Werriwa, Anne Stanley MP; executives from Catholic Healthcare; CEO and Director of Grindley Construction, Matthew Macauley and other representatives from Grindley.
A smoking ceremony, an ancient Aboriginal custom to ward off bad spirits, cleanse the site and make way for a brighter future was also performed.
Catholic Healthcare’s Managing Director, David Maher said, “As an organisation we continue to grow and expand our services for seniors and the community as the demand for aged care increases.”
“We are excited to mark this new development and we look forward to unveiling the finished product next year and welcoming our first residents to their new home,” he added.
When completed in late 2020, the home will consist of 144 resident places and will have a range of amenities available for residents, their families and the broader community. This will include a Chapel, café, physiotherapy and recreational facilities.
The site will also be a hub for providing home care within the surrounding community.
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