Not-for-profit aged care organisation, Fresh Hope Communities have announced to Residents today that they have made the difficult decision to take steps to close Tasman Court Retirement Village and terminate the village contracts and Residential Tenancy Agreements of all Residents to allow for the re-development of the site.

In July this year, services at the adjacent aged care service, McCauley Lodge were closed due to new requirements in this space which meant that they were not able to continue to accommodate Residents without compromising on their ongoing health and safety.

Director of Seniors Communities, Lynn Bailey says, “All Residents have now been successfully transitioned from McCauley Lodge to either Fresh Hope Communities or alternate providers services. We have worked very closely with each Resident and their families to ensure that their individual needs have been met in this process.”

“While retirement Residents were not affected by the McCauley Lodge closure, Fresh Hope Communities has been communicating with these Residents for several years about the possibility of a redevelopment but had no clarity on timeframes until now. As with McCauley Lodge Residents, we are committed to working closely with our retirement Residents to identify suitable alternative accommodation options; either within another Fresh Hope Communities retirement community or alternative and comparable premises with other providers.”

“We are continuing to work with consultants along with input from Residents and members of the local community as we form a development application to present to council, and are hopeful about the opportunities that lay ahead of us to continue to provide services that meet the needs of the seniors community in Thirroul through this redevelopment.”

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For further enquiries, please contact Sam Buckerfield at sam.buckerfield@freshhope.org.au