• Resthaven Mitcham’s redevelopment nears completion

    Resthaven Mitcham’s redevelopment nears completion

    Putting the final touches on Resthaven Mitcham’s redevelopment

    Construction work at Resthaven Mitcham’s $14 million redevelopment is now complete, with the new entrance at 17 Hill Street, Kingswood, in operation.

    Resthaven Chief Executive Officer, Richard Hearn, says, ‘Residents and staff alike are enjoying the new site amenities, with lovely new areas for entertaining visitors and taking part in activities.’

    ‘The site community has been very patient throughout the building works over the past few years. We appreciate everyone’s tolerance and understanding as we have worked to improve the living environment for the 107 people in residence.’

    ‘Resthaven is committed to ensuring that the standard of our accommodation and services is at a level of high quality, as is expected today. We have a planned approach to upgrading all our residential aged care homes so that they meet the needs and expectations of our current and future customers in South Australia.’

    ‘This development has resulted in creating all single rooms with private ensuites, although we do offer options for couples to share, if this is their preference.

    ‘To add to the amenity of the site, and for the enjoyment of all who visit Resthaven Mitcham, we commissioned a sculpture for the entrance from local artist, Gerry McMahon.’

    Gerry McMahon sculpture Resthaven Mitcham‘This work, titled ‘Sharing a moment’, takes pride of place near the front entrance.’

    Gerry says, ‘When designing my sculptures, I think of it as a three-dimensional snapshot in time. I try to capture a moment in order to tell a story.’

    ‘I based this sculpture around sharing a moment between a grandmother and her granddaughter. A connection between nature and each other.’

    ‘With both their feet in the pond they celebrate the joy of life as they share a loaf of bread with a duck and her ducklings. Through giving we receive.’

    Resthaven Mitcham was purpose built in 1962, and has undergone several upgrades and renovations throughout the past 56 years. Over that time, thousands of older South Australians have benefited from Resthaven’s quality aged care services.

    Resthaven works together with older people and their carers throughout metropolitan Adelaide, the Adelaide Hills, Murraylands, Fleurieu, Barossa, Riverland and Limestone Coast of South Australia.

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