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A new home for positive ageing
All Hallows Court in Westbourne Park is undergoing a major renovation, with the seniors living residence completed last June. Federal Minister for Mental Health and Ageing Mark Butler officially opened the facility on 20 February. Joining Mr Butler were Anglicare CEO Peter Sandeman and Anglican Archbishop Dr Jeffrey Driver, who blessed the residents, staff and volunteers and the building itself.
Seniors Living General Manager Jackie Howard says that All Hallows Court – along with all of Anglicare’s aged care residences – focuses on enriching the lives of residents.
“All Hallows Court is a continuing loving community with first class care, in an environment which encourages and enables positive living,” Jackie says.
“The new facility is a flagship aged care residence which embodies the four pillars of positive ageing – choice, engagement, wellbeing and fulfilment.”
Jackie says that treasuring our older citizens and encouraging active ageing is central to AnglicareSA’s vision of ‘justice, respect and fullness of life for all’.
“We are inclusive, we promote healthy active living for optimal wellbeing, we encourage our residents to actively participate and contribute to the world around them and we value their memories and stories as living history.” Jackie says.
Making the state-of-the-art building feel even more like home was fundraising by the All Hallows Court Auxiliary members.
The members, who ran a café at the former home, raised money to buy the residents a wonderful baby grand piano and pot plants. Another recent bequest was spent on outdoor tables and chairs for the residents.
Work has now started on the adjacent independent living units and when the units are complete, residents there will be able to take advantage of the shared common areas and services such as allied health services, café and hairdresser at All Hallows Court.