Non-profit aged care provider Uniting AgeWell is delighted to share its new-look Latrobe Community, Strathdevon with the community. A $10 million extension and renovation of the residence enabled it to expand from 37 to 67 beds and introduce a state-of-the-art kitchen, new community areas and stunning landscaped gardens.

Residential Services Manager Suezanne Horder said the residence had already been inundated with enquiries from members of the community who had seen the building develop and were keen to tour the inside. “We’ve received really positive feedback from the community and people have told us the building and garden is very impressive,” she said. Uniting AgeWell aimed to create a modern and vibrant community for its residents, with a new community café, chapel, gym, hair salon, a state-of-the-art ‘cook fresh’ kitchen, multipurpose room with cinema-like capabilities and activity areas for residents to spend time with family and friends. “There are expansive open areas where we can come together as a whole residence or large group, as well as discrete and private nooks where people can have a small group or one-on-one gathering,” she said. The new residential wing includes premium rooms, each with an ensuite and view of the gardens, and several rooms designed to meet the needs of the indigenous community.

Uniting AgeWell CEO Andrew Kinnersly said the major upgrade of Strathdevon demonstrated the organisation’s ongoing commitment to providing high quality care to older people on the North West coast, particularly in the Latrobe area. “Uniting AgeWell is absolutely committed to supporting people in this region as they age,” he said.