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$500,000 appeal for Residential care begins

June 20, 2019

OCAV launches a half a million dollar appeal in 1986 to build a Residential care and emergency accommodation at its Rushall Park village.

Association secretary-superintendent John Stewart (pictured) said the Residential care was vital as residents were finding it hard to get into suitable Residential cares “…so we want to build our own.”

The two-storey building included a 17-bed Residential care on the ground floor, and emergency housing on the second floor for frail elderly people.

The building was completed in 1987, with funds provided by the Ian Rollo Currie Foundation, a capital grant from the Commonwealth government, the Association and donations. An extension was created in 1991.

However, during the 2000s, plans were underway to fully refurbish and extend Liscombe House, the Association’s Residential care in Leith Park. It was decided to consolidate all nursing and aged care residential units into the Liscombe House rebuild, which was completed in 2009.

In 2013, the Residential care and emergency accommodation were demolished, and in their place, 28 independent and assisted living units, as well as a new community centre, were built.

“Our home has always been a place where family and friends are welcome.  Our cottage at Rushall Park is no different and the community of friends here is important to us and that’s why their work is part of my art box,” Jennifer Barden said.

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