IT’S taken more than two years, but the major redevelopment of Resthaven Murray Bridge has wrapped up just in time to mark the aged care facility’s 60th anniversary.
The $16.5 million revamp includes a new main entrance and single room accommodation with private ensuites, a brand new hall, cafe area, lounges, courtyard garden, hairdressing salon, kitchen, laundry, and staff offices.
An additional 18 rooms are now available at the home, several with views of the River Murray.
Residents, volunteers, staff and family marked the new-look facility and 60th anniversary with a celebration in November.
Long-serving Resthaven volunteer Ken Wells gave a short speech about the changes to the site and Resthaven’s manager of residential services Debbie Lindner thanked everyone for their patience and perseverance throughout the building program.
“I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Resthaven Murray Bridge in 2018 than with the completion of the current major redevelopment project,” said Ms Lindner.
“The whole site has transformed. We now have a coffee lounge area for residents and visitors to enjoy, and the old reception area has become an extra dining space and lounge area.”
“I’m sure we will miss the activity around the home, but we do look forward to the peace and quiet!”
She said with the completion of the redevelopment, Resthaven Murray Bridge can now accommodate a total of 96 residents. “As the new places are filled, we will employ more staff to meet these demands,” she added.
Site tours are held on the third Wednesday of the month at 11am. Phone 8532-1969 or visit www.resthaven.asn.au