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Collapse Issue 466 - 25 Mar 2019Issue 466 - 25 Mar 2019
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Mabel turns 101
Vehicle-activated speed signs to be trialled in Hillview St
Ethan organises student strike for climate action
Shepard St flooding expected to improve in 18 months
Ettalong to get recycling bins
Responsible development group forms with 80 people
Strata subdivision is approved
Bouddi Foundation seeks grant applications
Law firm welcomes new partners as others retire
Action group founders step aside
Fishing club closes after 30 years
Channel needs State planning, says committee chair
Dredged sand to replenish Ocean and Umina beaches
Specific dredging plans still needed, says committee
First class in permaculture held at Killcare
Salvos at Bring Your Bills day
Euchre club donates to local schools
Community fair held at Phegans Bay
Church publicises Easter festival events
Easter fete at Patonga
School holiday activities announced
Another fire at community garden
Unit fire in Warwick St
Three grants from Council
Retirees help charities distribute food
Activities for St Patrick's Day
Parking fines to be reduced
New playground for Empire Bay
Preschool celebrates 30 years in August
CWA bakes vegan scones for festival
Woy Woy residents targeted for heritage walk
Planning controls were result of exhaustive consultation
Council decisions will destroy the Peninsula
Flood was 27th in five years
More thought needed for pre-polling venue
We didn't win
Put Peninsula ahead of political ambitions
Aged care organisation celebrates 30 years
Brothers celebrate 50 years in medicine
New book compiled as breast cancer resource
Ground-breaking ceremony for 114-bed extension
Suicide prevention briefing to be held in Woy Woy
Geriatrician writes book on medical care for older people
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Opera in the Arboretum despite difficult five weeks
Troubadour president to speak at regional seminar
Rotary club pledges $40,000 for music program
Artist holds exhibition in Botanic Garden
Local pair produce TV program on men and their sheds
Children's film in Woy Woy
Meet the authors at library talks
Artists' collective moves to Ettalong
Principal stresses importance of reading program
Robotics to be taught at primary school
Assembly for day against violence and bullying
Year's first Interact meeting at Umina campus
Scholarship will help pay for university studies
Garden bed restored
Harmony Day held at Pretty Beach
Ettalong misses out
Swimmers qualify for zone carnival
Teddy Bears' Picnic at Woy Woy South
Students compete in zone swimming carnival
Umina was top-performing surf life saving club
Roosters have first loss of season
Premier League competition starts without Umina
Champions emerge in Handicap Pairs
Netball club seeks players
New oxygen kits for surf clubs
Retired international to develop SEU juniors
Southern Spirit wins champion player awards
Ettalong wins Seniors Triple title

Ground-breaking ceremony for 114-bed extension

A ground-breaking ceremony will be held to mark the start of construction of a 114-bed extension to an aged care facility ageing in Umina.

The ceremony at Peninsula Village today (March 25) is expected be attended by representatives from local schools, community groups and partner organisations.

Chief executive Mr Shane Neaves claimed the facility would "offer a standard of service not seen before on the Central Coast".

The new facility would include specialist aged, palliative and dementia care units all to be housed within separate hubs and accommodated on separate floors to ensure continuity of care between care staff and the residents, he said.

Surrounded by gardens, the new building would replace the existing amenities at Jack Aldous House.

Mr Neaves said: "Peninsula Villages has served the Peninsula community for over 40 years and this ground-breaking ceremony will be one of the most exciting moments in our history.

"Not only will this building be a huge boost for our premises, but also for the local economy and labour market, creating more jobs," Mr Neaves said.

All 114 rooms will be private suites with a bathroom.

Within each level, the rooms will also be split into distinct units, staffed "to ensure an uncompromising level of dedicated care".

Peninsula Villages board chair Ms Jan-Maree Tweedie said the development would keep the Umina site at the industry's forefront for decades to come.

"With an ageing population comes greater demand for not just aged care services, but services of a level we would all aspire to," Ms Tweedie said.

"The traditional focus on patient treatment and care remains, but with even more attention to comfort and enjoyment and, of course, with the best standards upheld to allow our residents to have consumer-directed care that is about meeting their needs as they change," she said.

The new three-storey 114-bed ageing in place building at Peninsula Villages is expected to be completed by late 2020.

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