RFBI Hawkins Masonic Village celebrates 50 years

Sonia Lim 27 Oct 2022
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On the 25th of October, we celebrated the 50th anniversary of our RFBI Hawkins Masonic Village over a special luncheon.

RFBI’s Board, leadership team, residents from our retirement community and residential care community, and staff came together to share the history of a service that has had a remarkable impact on the community over five decades.

We were honoured to be joined by Joyce Watt, niece of Albert Hawkins who generously donated the 16 hectares of land to build RFBI’s first residential care village. Joyce shared the history of the village, which was printed in a booklet for all to take home after the celebration.

In 1972, RFBI Hawkins Masonic Village first started with 54 self-care units. Today it has grown to offer 131 residential aged care rooms, 169 retirement units and to have an on-site Care at Home team. We are also further evolving the site and have a master plan for a new 80 bed residential care village with 50 new retirement living units. The new facility will also feature a community hub of social amenities, including a hair and beauty salon, café, gym, consultation rooms and a community hall that is easily accessible to residents, families and clients.

RFBI Chairman, David Adams, and Joyce cut the cake to commemorate the occasion and bring people together in celebration.

We look forward to the developments to come and seeing this wonderful Village continue to transform in order to meet the needs of our current and future residents.

Read more about our RFBI Hawkins Masonic Village by clicking here.