Australian Unity
Geelong Grove Retirement Community’s workshop.

ESTABLISHED IN 1840, Australian Unity was the country’s first member owned wellbeing company, delivering health, wealth and care services. Being a member-governed company (or mutual) gives Australian Unity the freedom to invest money back into the services and solutions that matter most to its members.

Starting out as a provider of retirement living through the acquisition of existing retirement communities, Australian Unity has grown to become a developer of new retirement communities throughout New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland, as well as a provider of aged care, home and disability services.

Beverly Smith, Executive General Manager of Residential Communities, said community connectedness is one of the seven pillars of Australian Unity’s Wellbeing Index and is a guiding principle of their holistic model of care called Better Together®

“This model of care creates a sense of connection and community for residents and is expressed in built form through the creation of small households with higher staff-to-resident ratios, and is consistent with the Aged Care Royal Commission’s recommendations.”

Consistent with Australian Unity’s pursuit of accelerated-growth opportunities in healthy ageing precincts, the mutual has acquired the Greengate retirement and aged-care business, comprising three established communities – two in Sydney and one in Brisbane – as well as a development site in Brisbane.

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MALE, 75+, VIC

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