The Macarthur community is set to get a new residential aged care home with the first soil being turned at 2 Grice Street, Oran Park on Thursday, 16 May.
The $31 million project will build an 80-bed aged care home with a 16-bed dementia wing.
“Our plan is to cater for the needs of the local community by building a modern, for-purpose home for older people in need of support,” says Anglicare CEO, Grant Millard.
“Our research found that Oran Park has experienced a 16% population growth between the last two censuses. Growth was predominantly driven by people aged 65 and older.
“The Camden Local Government Area is also expected to experience significant growth in the over 65 and 70 population in the next 20 years or so. It is estimated that there will be an additional 17,900 people 70 years and older in two decades which means there will strong demand for residential aged care accommodation in the area.”
The new Anglicare aged care facility will also employ about 80 people.
“We will be looking to employ a host of people including nurses, occupational therapists and other care related staff once the build is complete,” says Mr Millard.
The new Residential Aged Care Home is part of Anglicare Oran Park Village that is set to grow further with approximately 67 new two and three-bedroom retirement living villas over various stages. The first stage of the further development of the village will be completed in 2021.
The village is pet-friendly and residents can stay healthy, active and social with the onsite gym, indoor pool, outdoor bowling green, library, resident workshop, hairdresser and community lounge. The village has the added benefit of being close to shops and public transport.
What: Ground breaking ceremony with Anglicare CEO, Grant Millard.
When: Thursday, 16 May at 2:30pm – 4pm
Where: Anglicare Oran Park Village, 2 Grice Street, Oran Park