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Uniting opens doors to new aged care development

Aged care provider, Uniting, has opened their latest development to residents in Westmead, Sydney, providing older Australians with the ability to gracefully age in place as they transition to a new stage in life.

Residents trying out the new facilities in the Uniting Westmead development. [Source: Supplied]

The aim of Uniting Westmead is to ensure a continuum of care between retirement and independent living, wellness services, assisted living, home care and residential care.

This new development includes 70 independent living apartments, 114 residential aged care beds, a seniors gym, an early learning centre for children, and a community facility with a café, chapel, and hair and beauty salon.

Director of Property and Housing at Uniting, Simon Furness, says, "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 isolation."

Uniting aged care residents are among the first people to make use of the new development and take advantage of the senior-specific spaces at the New South Wales based facility.

On 23 October, the Uniting Westmead facility will be hosting a morning tea celebration to officially mark the move from the old property to the new home.

All services are to be launched by February 2021 and the development of 160 retirement living apartments is planned for stage 2.

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