The Pitt Wood Village units were officially opened last week by the Governor of NSW, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d).
The project includes 23 independent living units provided in a new building to the north of Pitt Wood House and 2 villa units to its south. Residents are now moving into their new homes.
The new development is centered on the heritage-listed Pitt Wood House, which has been refurbished to house Presbyterian Aged Care’s Inner West community care services. The new building includes a secure area for dementia day care, as well as space for the current day therapy and respite programs.
PAC chief executive officer, Paul Sadler says “PAC is delighted to be able to open these 25 units and villas, purpose-designed for older people. They are proving very popular as they are located so close to Ashfield town centre and station, as well as our residential aged care service”.
Pitt Wood House holds a special place in the history of PAC as it was from here the Presbyterian Church began providing aged care accommodation in 1942. With all the mod cons and adaptations to the site, PAC is confident the development will give a new lease of life to this historic site.
Mr Sadler concludes: “PAC is committed to providing high quality accommodation and care for older people right across Sydney’s Inner West. We’ve been doing that for the past seventy years, and look forward to doing so for at least another seventy years.”