The official “turning of the sod” by Albury Mayor Kevin Mack on 25 March 2014 marked the commencement of the building project at Borella House.

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Photo: Graham Reed (Living Care Executive Director) and Kevin Mack (Mayor of Albury) turning the sod with Jennifer Stuart Smith (Living Care Operations Manager), Mark Simon (Site Manager), John Tyrell (Southern Cross Constructions) and Chris Rourke (Office Manager)

The day was a celebration with residents enjoying this milestone by watching from the balcony and having afternoon tea with relatives and friends. Many residents have commenced choosing preferred rooms to move into when the building works are complete.

Living Care was allocated an additional 22 residential places in Albury in the 2012/13 Aged Care Approvals Round, providing the opportunity to upgrade and expand Borella House as it had already been identified as part of the strategic plan.

The redevelopment ensures current and future residents at Borella House are provided with an optimal living environment that allows ageing in place and enhances privacy, dignity and choice.

Living Care is very proud to be expanding care services in the Albury district given that this work was originally undertaken by our Albury Church of Christ in partnership with the Uniting Church.

The planned $6 million redevelopment adds to a long list of building upgrades undertaken by Living Care over the past decade.