The organisation purchased the Assisi Court and Kilkivan retirement villages from Southern Cross Care (Qld) last month.
The 132 year old organisation now operates 22 retirement villages throughout Queensland (17) and Victoria (5) branded as Churches of Christ Care. Also under this banner are 28 residential aged care services across the two states.
Residents from the newly acquired properties were welcomed at a recent event at Churches of Christ Care’s Nubeena Retirement Village in Toowoomba.
Churches of Christ in Queensland chief executive officer Dean Phelan says the two villages are an important part of furthering a strong commitment to seniors in Toowoomba and the Darling Downs.
“Toowoomba is a prime model of how we work in communities including some of our most prominent churches and a variety of care services for children, families and seniors,” Mr Phelan says.
The Assisi Court and Kilkivan purchases add to a recent string of quality acquisitions by the award winning aged care provider, including retirement villages Regency Park in Warwick and Chesterville in Melbourne.
Southern Cross Care Chairman Don Neander welcomed the purchase by Churches of Christ in Queensland.
“We are proud of our work with residents at Assisi and Kilkivan and know they will continue to be in good hands with Churches of Christ Care,” says Mr Neander.
Southern Cross Care, who have managed the villages from their Brisbane based office, have taken the decision to offer the villages to Churches of Christ in Queensland to enable residents a more appropriate level of local service and support.
One of the largest and most diverse not-for-profit organisations in Queensland, Churches of Christ in Queensland already has a significant presence throughout the south-west of the state.
This includes early childhood, child protection, retirement living, churches and missional services, community care and residential aged care services supporting communities from Ipswich in the east, south to Inglewood, west to Cunnamulla and north to Blackall.