Rosary Village will offer resort-style service
By Chris Hook
Resort style service is what Rosary Village aspires to, according to general manager Paul Miller.
Yennora’s Rosary Village – owned by the Archdiocese of
Sydney – has almost completed 40 new hostel units on its site, in addition to the 50 luxury units opened in 1996.
“I’m trying to treat the place as a resort. That’s the sort of service we try to offer. That’s
how it should be,” Mr Miller said. “It’s (the Rosary Village ethos) built around respect for the residents.
“They carry so much of history with them. They built Australia. We have to make sure they’re looked
after. They deserve it.”
The new units are built in three blocks, each with its own lounge. New facilities include a dementia-specific area and twin units for couples.
For the more independent
residents, units with separate bedrooms, lounge dining areas, bathroom facilities and kitchenettes are also available.
And the new development also includes a purpose-built hairdressing salon, completely
decked out for regular visits by the hairdresser.
Other services include 24-hour care and security, pastoral care, meals, cleaning, maintenance and activities. The village pastor, Fr Ben Bezzina celebrates
Mass four times a week in the village chapel, with the Mass broadcast over the in-house television network for those residents who are unable to attend.
“It means people aren’t so isolated,” Mr Miller said.
He added that the village also broadcast movies over the same network.
A parkland area is also being developed within the Village surrounds.
Barbecue and picnic areas will also be developed over the
next few months.
The new units are expected to be ready for occupation by October.