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June 5, 1992: Aged village grows to meet demand

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November 22, 2017

At the site of the new Rodney Park Retirement Village yesterday were Brian Sinclair (general manager), Ivy Parsons (new resident), Reg Schneider (assistant manager) and Graeme Marshall (GL and DC Marsh, builders).

About 350 elderly people live at Shepparton and District Retirement Village, including its Rodney Park Village at Mooroopna. 

And there is a growing need for more accommodation, says General Manager of the Shepparton and District Retirement Village Mr Brian Sinclair.

Yesterday Mr Sinclair outlined a list of projects which aim to increase accommodation opportunities for retired people in Shepparton and Mooroopna. 

A $450 000 on eight new self help flats at Rodney Park Retirement Village is about to be completed, while works will soon start on a new $500 000 administration building at the Shepparton Village (Tarcoola).

The completion of eight new flats at the Rodney Park village next months will create a total of 28 independent living units there. 

"These self help flats give an independent lifestyle but the security of knowing that residents are part of a village," Mr Sinclair said. 

There are plans to build more flats at the Mooroopna village later this year, he added.

"We're also looking at building a 24-bed special care hostel at Rodney Park and are putting together a submission for a government grant."

But plans don't end there. 

The Shepparton and District Retirement Village is also moving ahead with plans to build a recreational facilities complex at the Tarcoola village, which would be available for community use; and developing a retirement village in Central Avenue at Shepparton East.

Mr Sinclair welcomed any inquires about the knew self help units planned by the Shepparton and District Retirement Village. 

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