Roden Cutler Lodge, Anglicare’s residential care home in Gordon, was officially opened today.
Following a six-year redevelopment of the historic Lady Gowrie village, the newly named Gordon Quarter features the brand new 107-room Roden Cutler Lodge residential care home, 40 retirement living units, a heritage-listed mansion and community facilities, all set in natural bushland.
Simon Miller, Anglicare CEO said “There is a 40-year history of life-enriching care on this site and Roden Cutler Lodge continues this legacy for a new generation.
“We are thrilled for our newest home to be officially opened and honoured to have the late Sir Roden Cutler’s son, Anthony, in attendance to speak about the significance of the home’s name.
“There is also a personal connection between this village and Sir Roden, with him attending the official opening of the original Lady Gowrie village here in 1982.
“Memories shared by residents, documented in the records of our village history, recount the standing ovation that greeted his arrival. As he emerged from his car and proceeded to the grand staircase – a location not far from the entrance of Roden Cutler Lodge – he waved his walking stick and greeted the crowd,” he said.
Co-located in the Gordon Quarter Retirement Living village, residents and visitors to Roden Cutler Lodge also enjoy the heritage-listed Mediterranean-style mansion onsite - Burnham Thorpe - with its original chandelier, grand cascading staircase and heritage ballroom.
Lauren White, Head of Communications