A retirement village in one of Brisbane’s historic Catholic precincts will be transferred by its founding Sisters to not-for-profit aged care provider Ozcare. Source: The Catholic Leader.
Delamore House, nestled on the hillside in Kedron’s Little Flower Parish, has belonged to the Missionary Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception for the past 85 years.
The house and the retirement village, Delamore Retirement Community, which was constructed more than 30 years ago, will be transferred to Ozcare on February 28.
Sr Catherine White, who is the Australian leader of the MFIC Sisters, said the missionary work of the Sisters will continue.
“We are ageing and reducing in number, and I feel very strongly that the 60-plus people who rely on us for their homes have put their trust in us, which is why we wouldn’t have considered a non-Catholic group for the next step for Delamore.”
Sr White said Ozcare, a special work of St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland, shares the same values as the Sisters and is dedicated to caring for those in need.
Ozcare’s chief executive officer Tony Godfrey said the organisation was honoured to be entrusted by the Sisters with ensuring the longevity of one of Brisbane’s most significant spiritual precincts.
“The spirit of Delamore – warm smiles and good friend, and the mission of the MFIC Sisters to help people in need – reflects Ozcare’s Catholic ethos and our commitment to caring for our community by making a positive difference in the lives of the people we support.
Historic Catholic precinct transfers to leading aged care provider (The Catholic Leader)