Official reopening of the newly refurbished RFBI Coffs Harbour Masonic Village

Sonia Lim 29 Oct 2020
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Tuesday 27 October marked a special occasion for RFBI as Her Excellency The Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC, Governor of New South Wales, officially opened our newly refurbished RFBI Coffs Harbour Masonic Village.

In attendance, to commemorate this important day, was Mayor Denise Knight of Coffs Harbour City Council who unveiled the official plaque with David Adams, RFBI Chairman. The official reopening was a celebration of the wonderful new amenities added to the Village for the enjoyment of residents.

“On behalf of RFBI, I thank Her Excellency for virtually officiating the ceremony and celebrating the reopening of RFBI Coffs Harbour Masonic Village with us,” said Frank Price, RFBI CEO.

“I would also like to thank Mayor Denise Knight for taking the time to be at our event and celebrating this wonderful occasion with us.”

RFBI’s involvement in the Coffs Harbour community started back in 1988 when local Masons approached the organisation with a view to establishing services to support older people to live well and it was with great pleasure that we opened our retirement village in 1990. Not long after, work commenced to establish our residential care village which opened in 2002.

Since then, RFBI has continued to invest in the local community so that older people across the Mid North Coast can access quality care where ever they need it. With care and services provided to people in their own home through RFBI’s Care at Home team, two retirement villages and three residential care villages.

“RFBI is proud to be part of the Coffs Harbour community and the $4 million we have invested in our Village here reflects our commitment to ensure that our residents continue to love where they live and are able to access high quality aged care and services,” said Mr Price.

Improvements to RFBI Coffs Harbour Masonic Village has transformed it into a modern home for their 61 residents and added a range of new amenities including a café – named after Heather Nicholls their Regional General Manager who recently retired after 16 years – a hair salon, fine dining area and undercover portico entrance.

Our village has also been expanded to include a wellness centre which will be equipped with easy-to-use specialised HUR equipment which automatically adjusts to an individual’s requirements and includes technology that allows staff to track resident’s progress and make appropriate adjustments.

For more information about RFBI Coffs Harbour Masonic Village, please call (02) 6650 2200 or click here.