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Benhome officially opens Benhome Board Building

Sonia Lim 29 Apr 2019

Benhome Board Building Official Opening

One of Hunter region’s most historic locations celebrated its future by officially opening its newest building today in Maitland.

Chairman of The Maitland Benevolent Society Ltd (Benhome), Mr Bob Geoghegan, together with fellow board members today hosted the official opening of the Benhome Board Building in front of a crowd of residents, their families, staff and people from the Maitland community at a special ceremony officiated by Australian Senator for New South Wales, the Hon Arthur Sinodinos AO.

Mr Geoghegan said that the event symbolised an important milestone in the aged care village’s history.

“Creating places for people to live and be cared for is not about bricks and mortar. It is about understanding the needs of our community now and into the future. We are very proud of what has been created in Maitland for local people,” Mr Geoghegan said.

“We are also very pleased to welcome Senator Sinodinos to officially open the Benhome Board Building and celebrate with us.” he said.

The Benhome Board Building is the product of many years planning and reflects an $18 million investment made by The Maitland Benevolent Society Ltd to create a place where residents can receive the highest quality care and love to call home. The capital development works included a complete refurbishment of the Eichholzer and Ribee Wings, a new front entrance, new kitchen and laundry facilities as well as the addition of 24 new resident rooms.

On 3 April, The Maitland Benevolent Society Ltd. Chairman, Bob Geoghegan, announced the sale of Benhome to RFBI and from 1 May 2019, Benhome will become RFBI Benhome Masonic Village. Anyone with questions about the acquisition are welcome to contact RFBI Head Office on 1800 181 959 or email benhome@rfbi.com.au.