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IRT Group is a leading operator of retirement villages and aged care homes in Australia. With over 50 years of experience, the organisation has grown to become one of the largest and most respected providers of aged care services in the country. 

IRT Group offers a range of retirement living options, including independent living units, serviced apartments, and care homes for those who require additional support. The organisation is committed to providing high-quality care and services that promote independence, respect, and dignity for all residents.

In addition to its core services, IRT Group is also involved in a range of community initiatives and partnerships, including the IRT Foundation, which supports older Australians to live better lives. The foundation provides grants and scholarships to community organisations, universities, and individuals working to improve the lives of older people.

IRT Group is a trusted and respected operator of aged care and retirement living services in Australia, dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for older Australians.

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IRT’s Falls Predictor System Wins Top Tech Award

on Tuesday, March 26, 2024

An Artificial Intelligence (AI) falls predictor system developed and implemented by IRT has won Australian Technology Project of the Year and Best Health Project in the iTnews Benchmark Awards 2024.

Good Samaritan Crafts Comfort for Aged Care Residents

on Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Aged care residents at IRT Sarah Claydon Milton recently received a surprise delivery of 18 handmade fiddle mats generously donated by Brenda Evans, a keen crafter from Wollongong.

IRT’s DA for Towradgi Retirement Village Now on Public Exhibition

on Wednesday, May 3, 2023

The development application for IRT’s new retirement village – Elements at IRT Towradgi Beach, located on Murranar Road in Towradgi, is now on public exhibition.

Illawarra Retirement Trust (IRT) Using Modern HR Tech to Pay & Care For Staff

on Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Illawarra Retirement Trust (IRT) is one of Australia’s largest community-owned providers of independent living, aged care, and home care with a vision to “create communities where seniors achieve their optimum quality of life”. Operating for over fifty years, IRT provides services to over 9,000 residents and customers each year in 31 retirement villages, 21 aged care centres, and six home care service hubs in NSW, the ACT and QLD. 

Award-winning Jasmine Grove at IRT Kanahooka a First in Collaborative Retirement Housing for Women

on Wednesday, December 8, 2021

IRT has celebrated the official opening of Jasmine Grove at IRT Kanahooka, a collaborative retirement housing neighbourhood for women over 55.

Jennifer Stuart Smith joins IRT Group Board of Directors

on Friday, May 7, 2021

Healthcare industry expert Jennifer Stuart Smith has been appointed as a Director of IRT Group, one of Australia’s largest providers of independent living, residential aged care and home care.

Telepresence Robot Keeps Wollongong Man Connected to Family and Carers During COVID

on Monday, January 18, 2021

A retirement village resident of IRT Links Seaside Wollongong has caught a glimpse of the future after being selected to test drive an Ohmni telepresence robot in his home.

IRT Pioneers Collaborative Housing for Women Over 55 Living on Their Own

on Thursday, September 3, 2020

A new model for collaborative housing designed for women over 55 living on their own is being pioneered by retirement village operator and aged care provider IRT Group.

Shoalhaven & Eurobodalla IRT Aged Care Teams Honoured for Excellence this Aged Care Employee Day

on Friday, August 7, 2020

IRT Aged Care teams in the Shoalhaven and Eurobodalla have been recognised by Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) with an Excellence Award for their extraordinary efforts caring for residents and customers while under direct threat from the 2019/20 summer bushfires.

New Vehicle for Age Matters Helps Vulnerable Older People Access Vital Services

on Friday, June 26, 2020

Age Matters received a new vehicle this week to help deliver its service linkage program helping vulnerable older people in the Illawarra to access essential services. An initiative of IRT Group, Age Matters empowers older Australians living in the Illawarra to live free from disadvantage by tackling homelessness, loneliness and joblessnes

IRT Aged Care Residents First to Access Telehealth with Customised App

on Monday, April 6, 2020

Aged care residents at IRT Thomas Holt Kirrawee in Southern Sydney are among the first to access telehealth services made available via an app IRT Group launched with software developer - Checked In Care.

IRT Foundation Relaunched as Age Matters

on Thursday, February 27, 2020

IRT Group's IRT Foundation today celebrated the beginning of a new era as it announced a rebrand and name change to Age Matters.

Dr Kellie Marshall Joins IRT Group Board of Directors

on Thursday, January 30, 2020

The IRT Board of Directors has welcomed senior clinical psychologist Dr Kellie Marshall to the board.

IRT Group Marks 50 Years of Helping People Age with Dignity

on Monday, November 18, 2019

Illawarra-based retirement living and aged-care provider IRT Group turned 50 last week. To mark the 50th anniversary, celebrations were held across the organisation’s 31 retirement villages, 21 aged care centres and six home care hubs located throughout NSW, South East Queensland and the ACT.

Redevelopment approved for IRT Culburra Beach Aged Care Centre

on Wednesday, October 16, 2019

IRT Group has received development approval from Shoalhaven City Council for a staged redevelopment of IRT Culburra Beach Aged Care Centre, on the South Coast of NSW east of Nowra.

Community has its say in future of IRT Towradgi Park Retirement Village

on Wednesday, September 25, 2019

More than 350 people have contributed feedback to IRT Group about future plans for IRT Towradgi Park Retirement Village, north of Wollongong.

Construction Starts on New IRT Retirement Village in Kanahooka

on Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Last week, IRT Group celebrated the start of construction of Henry Brooks Estate at IRT Kanahooka. Henry Brooks Estate is being developed on land adjacent to IRT’s existing William Beach Gardens and Kemira communities on Kanahooka Road.

Peakhurst Seniors Art from the Heart Exhibition Raises $1121 for Charity

on Friday, August 2, 2019

An exhibition of paintings lovingly created by a group of local women at a weekly art therapy class held at IRT Peakhurst Retirement Village has been a great success.

IRT Foundation Wins National Award for Indigenous Home Care Program

on Wednesday, July 24, 2019

A home care program tailored to meet the unique needs of older Indigenous Australians is a winner at this year’s innovAGEING National Awards.

IRT Employees Complete Year-long Dementia Care Fellowship Program

on Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Five IRT employees have completed a 12-month Dementia Training Australia (DTA) Fellowship Program to help improve the lives of people living with dementia.

New Custom Designed Buses for Retirement Village Residents

on Friday, June 14, 2019

Residents at Illawarra IRT retirement villages are about to travel in style and comfort with the arrival of two new, custom designed Mercedes Sprinter buses this week.

IRT Group Discusses Future of IRT Towradgi Park Retirement Village

on Tuesday, May 21, 2019

IRT Group has started talking to its residents and other stakeholders about future plans for IRT Towradgi Park Retirement Village in the northern Illawarra suburb of Towradgi.  

IRT Employees Honoured for Excellence in Age Services

on Friday, May 10, 2019

IRT Group employees were announced winners at this week’s NSW/ACT Leading Age Services Australia’s (LASA) Excellence in Age Services Awards. 

Join IRT Foundation in the ‘Race Against Homelessness’

on Wednesday, May 8, 2019

IRT Foundation will hold an inaugural charity race day called the ‘Race Against Homelessness’ at Kembla Grange Racecourse on 15 June. All funds raised by the event will help tackle the growing homeless crisis faced by disadvantaged older people in the Illawarra.

IRT Showcases First Driverless Car for Aged Care

on Monday, December 4, 2017

IRT Group has launched a revolutionary new driverless car at the 2017 Information Technology in Aged Care (ITAC) Conference held on the Gold Coast. Designed for use in residential aged care communities, the ‘Pod Zero’ is an innovation IRT hopes will improve residents’ independence and quality of life.

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