A City for Seniors: First Residents Move In

on the Thursday, October 22, 2020

A new development in Westmead will give senior Australians the ability to gracefully age in place as they transition to a new stage in life. The Uniting Westmead site is part of a continuum of care that will create ease of access between retirement living, wellness services, assisted living, home care and residential care.

The development includes:

  • 70 independent living apartments
  • 114 residential aged care beds
  • A seniors gym
  • Early Learning
  • Community facilities including a café and hair and beauty salon

Uniting aged care residents are among the first people to make use of the new development and take advantage of the senior-specific space.

The aged care home will officially mark the move from the old property to the new home with a morning tea celebration on 23rd October.

“It is fantastic that we have been able to create satellite communities for older people in Australia.

“This precinct will be especially important for couples whose care needs change over time as both will be able to receive the support they need without having to move too far from partners and friends.

“It is especially exciting to see the first people make use of the facilities and imagine the community that will birth from this development. Uniting believes that bringing different generations together fosters awareness, understanding and respect between generations whilst reducing social isolation” Said Director of Property and Housing, Simon Furness

All services are set to open by February 2021 with a development of 160 retirement living apartments planned for stage 2.

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