Early this year, work began on upgrading the reception and foyer, managers and administration offices at Resthaven Leabrook.
The final stage was handed over on Thursday 30 April, and Emmet O’Donovan, Manager Building and Capital Works, says ‘The whole area looks fantastic.’
‘I’m really pleased with the result, especially because residents, their families, as well as staff, have given great feedback on the fresh new look.’
‘A newly commissioned sculpture is being hand fabricated by local artist, Gerry McMahon, who has created several other sculptures for Resthaven sites.’
‘Having seen the sculptures in the workshop in person, I can confirm it looks amazing.’
‘The sculpture represents a grandfather holding a child’s hand as she walks along a low wall.’
‘Resthaven Leabrook will soon feature this sculpture on the corner at the junction of Glynburn and Kensington roads, where it will be a nice point of interest.’
Resthaven Leabrook has been a landmark on the site since 1944.
Resthaven is continually upgrading its infrastructure. Over the years, many redevelopments and upgrades have been undertaken to meet current expectations of accommodation and amenities.
Despite some delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic, building works continue will continue throughout the year at other sites. These include a major upgrade for Resthaven Bellevue Heights, and planning for replacement of the older areas at Resthaven Westbourne Park.
Celebrating 85 years in 2020, Resthaven Incorporated is a not for profit, South Australian aged care community service associated with the Uniting Church.
Resthaven residential aged care homes are located at Aberfoyle Park, Bellevue Heights, Craigmore, Leabrook, Malvern, Marion, Mitcham, Murray Bridge, Mount Gambier, Paradise, Port Elliot and Westbourne Park.
Every day, Resthaven shares the lives and wisdom of around 10,000 older people and their carers who live at home, working together to provide outstanding care and support throughout metropolitan and regional South Australia.