Celebrating 40 years supporting and caring for Northern Beaches community
29 Aug 2016
ON Friday 26 August, Mona Vale’s local aged care service celebrated its ruby anniversary, having been officially opened by St Vincent de Paul in 1976.
The first residents arrived at George Mockler House in early 1977, and for the past 40 years the service has provided a caring and supportive safe haven to Northern Beaches’ seniors, giving them the opportunity to live as part of a compassionate community where individual beliefs, values and cultural heritage are not only respected, but celebrated.
In 2007 the service was transferred to Catholic Healthcare, a leading not-for-profit aged care provider. Today George Mockler House continues serving seniors who are in need of residential aged care services.
“George Mockler House has evolved over the years but the focus has not veered from person-centred care, helping the vulnerable or marginalised,” Catholic Healthcare’s Residential Care Acting General Manager, Matthew Filocamo said.
“I am pleased Catholic Healthcare has continued serving the community in this way and continues to seek and respond to the community’s aged care needs as they emerge.”
Catholic Healthcare’s values are what drive the organisation to assist residents in finding their own sense of personal fulfilment, independence and belonging. The values and services offered are reflected through their staff and programs of care.