Official reopening of RFBI Glen Innes Masonic Village

Sonia Lim 27 Feb 2020

RFBI Glen Innes Masonic Village reopening

Yesterday marked a special occasion for Glen Innes as Her Excellency The Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC, Governor of New South Wales, following extensive refurbishments, officially opened our newly refurbished RFBI Glen Innes Masonic Village.

In attendance, to commemorate this important day, was Mayor Carol Sparks and General Manager Craig Bennett of Glen Innes Severn Council, along with staff, volunteers, residents and families. The official reopening was a celebration of the wonderful new amenities added to our Village for the enjoyment of residents and local community members.

“On behalf of RFBI, I thank Her Excellency for officiating the ceremony and celebrating the reopening of RFBI Glen Innes Masonic Village with us,” said David Adams, RFBI Chairman.

RFBI was founded 140 years ago by a group of Masons who wanted to help people in need and this remains a key focus for our organisation. Today, RFBI is an award-winning aged care provider who supports over 2,500 older people in 22 locations across NSW and ACT.

RFBI’s entry into Glen Innes occurred in November 2008, when we were approached by the Department of Health and Ageing to take over Glenwood Gardens, the original aged care service which was under sanction and threat of closure. Since then, RFBI has invested considerable funds in the Village to ensure it remains a place residents love to live and can receive the very highest quality care.

“Since we took over the service, RFBI has invested $12 million in the Village and we are very proud of this beautiful home we have created and the wonderful care we provide to our residents,” said Mr Adams.

“In the most recent refurbishments, we have expanded the Village by adding 11 new rooms and a range of amenities including a new spa, activities centre and reception area, as well as a café for people in the Village and local community to enjoy.”

“All existing rooms have also been extensively refreshed.”

Ensuring our Village is environmentally sustainable has also been an important consideration for the refurbishment works.

“RFBI Glen Innes Masonic Village is fitted with bore water for garden maintenance and has onsite solar photovoltaic systems for electricity production to reduce our carbon footprint with low impact laundry services and energy emissions,” commented Bernard Beatty, General Manager.

“We are very proud of our new Village and our residents are loving the new look of their rooms and amenities. Our café in particular has been a huge success and I encourage anyone who hasn’t dropped by for a coffee or treat to do so.”

For more information about RFBI Glen Innes Masonic Village, please visit https://rfbi.com.au//residential-care/glen-innes/