On Monday 12 October the Governor of NSW, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d), opened the new Pitt Wood Village at Ashfield.
The $16 million development is centred on the heritage-listed Pitt Wood House, which has been refurbished to house Presbyterian Aged Care’s Inner West community care services, with a secure area for dementia day care, as well as space for the current day therapy and respite programs.
The project includes 23 independent living units provided in a new building to the north of Pitt Wood House and 2 villa units to its south. Residents are now moving into their new homes.
PAC Chief Executive Officer, Paul Sadler said, “PAC is delighted to be able to open these 25 units and villas, purpose-designed for older people. They are proving very popular as they are located so close to Ashfield town centre and station, as well as our residential aged care service.”
Pitt Wood House holds a special place in the history of PAC as it was from here the Presbyterian Church began providing aged care accommodation in 1942. With all the mod cons and adaptations to the site, PAC is confident the development will give a new lease of life to this historic site.
PAC acknowledges the $27,000 raised by the Presbyterian Women's Association via the 2014 Market Day, which contributed to the dementia garden at Pitt Wood House
Mr Sadler concluded, “PAC is committed to providing high quality accommodation and care for older people right across Sydney’s Inner West. We’ve been doing that for the past seventy years, and look forward to doing so for at least another seventy years.”
Photo: Official party with commemorative plaque from left to right: Anne Ball, Convener, Market Committee, Presbyterian Woman’s Association; Rev Paul Logan, representing Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in NSW; Rev Bruce Christian, Convener, Presbyterian Aged Care Committee; Paul Sadler, CEO, Presbyterian Aged Care NSW & ACT; Mrs Linda Hurley; His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d), Governor of New South Wales.