Resthaven Murray Bridge development complete, 60th anniversary celebrated

Resthaven volunteers, residents and their families have celebrated the 60th anniversary of the organisation's Murray Bridge aged care facility, and the completion of its biggest-ever redevelopment.

On Friday, they gathered just inside the new main entrance to the facility on Swanport Road.

Long-serving volunteer Ken Wells spoke about the changes made to the site over the years, Resthaven president Mark Porter gave the board's perspective on the $16.5 million development, and residential services manager Debbie Lindner thanked everyone for their patience throughout the two-year building project.

An early Christmas for all residents followed in a new hall.

Residents had previously enjoyed Melbourne Cup Day and a Resthaven show day in the new areas.

An extra 18 rooms are now available at the home, bringing its total capacity to 96 residents.

A new hairdressing salon, cafe area, lounges, courtyard gardens, a kitchen, laundry and staff offices have also been added.

"I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Resthaven Murray Bridge in 2018 than with the completion of the current major redevelopment project," Ms Lindner said.

"The whole site has transformed.

"I cannot thank our residents and families enough for their patience and continued support throughout this building project.

"I’m sure we will miss the activity around the home, but we do look forward to the peace and quiet.”

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