With the support of 12 member organisations, Bankstown City Aged Care opened its first facility in Greenacre in 1975, named after our founder Ron Lockwood who was the mayor of Bankstown in 1972.
Yallambee Village opened in 1981, closely followed by Ern Vine Village in 1985. Two years later, Chester Hill Village opened its doors, which meant all four wards of the Bankstown Local Government Area were now providing care to local residents.
In the 90’s, we commenced 30 Community Aged Care Packages (CACP) through In-Home Support Services. Activity rooms were added to the facilities, and a 50-bed facility was built in Georges Hall. It was upgraded in 2005 and named Gillawarna Village, offering a total of 150 beds and ageing-in-place capabilities.
Residents and staff from our Greenacre facility moved to the new Gillawarna Village, and we bid farewell to the original Greenacre centre.
To us, aged care is more than a service. It’s a lifestyle.
Over the years, we have undertaken expansions and upgrades in order to provide our residents with increased comfort and support and exceptional lifestyle activities. In 2009, for instance, Yallambee Village expanded to offer an additional 60 beds with ageing-in-place capabilities.
Because a community looks after its own.
We are made up of the same 14 member organisations from 1972 who have helped to shape and support us along the way, and we’re incredibly grateful for the ongoing support we receive from the community as well.
Today, we have grown into Bankstown’s leading charitable aged care provider with more than 300 live-in residents and 280 In-Home Support recipients and Wellness Centre visitors.
Our facilities are modern and technologically-advanced, providing unrivalled care for residents in Bankstown and beyond.