Calvary Kooyong

Love thy neighbour, one stitch at a time

A weekly knitting group that began as a social get-together for retirees at the new Calvary Kooyong retirement living, health and aged care precinct, has quickly becoming an exercise in helping thy neighbours – one stitch at a time. The ladies of the ‘Knit ‘n Knatter’ group help create comfort

Calvary sets a new benchmark for integrated care

By Shannon Thompson, Calvary Kooyong General Manager Older Australians are demanding care and services that allow them to age in place, and Calvary is proudly leading the charge in investing and developing genuine integrated care models to support these desires. Our Calvary Care System is strategically enabling our existing services

Tom & Lyla’s story: Peace of mind amongst friends

It was a fall that did it. “I had a fall in the bathroom in our old apartment,” recalled Lyla Weisler, one of the first retirees to move into the new Hyson Apartments, part of the new Calvary Kooyong integrated care precinct in Melbourne. “I just fell and I couldn’t

Official Opening Day at Calvary Kooyong health and ageing precinct

Residents, staff and invited guests have joined Melbourne’s Catholic Archbishop Peter Comensoli today to officially open Calvary Health Care’s landmark retirement living, health and aged care precinct, Calvary Kooyong. A procession wove its way through each part of the integrated precinct giving residents, patients, families, volunteers, and clinical and support

A Story of the Blue Veil

When Graham Archer became one of the first aged care residents at Calvary Kooyong he brought with him a poignant reminder of Calvary’s incredible history, and in particular the rich legacy of the founding Sisters, or ‘the Blue Nuns’ as they were known. It is a legacy that lives on

Inaugural mass and blessing of the Calvary Kooyong Chapel

This week, friends and colleagues at Calvary Kooyong attended a moving Inaugural Mass and Chapel Blessing of the onsite Chapel. The event was attended by the Calvary Sisters, residents from the onsite Huntly Suites aged care home and the Hyson retirement apartments, Calvary Health Care Bethlehem staff and volunteers as

New Melbourne precinct takes ageing in place to the next level

Graham Archer personifies Calvary Kooyong’s long-held vision and underlying care concept to support its residents and patients to live well and meet their changing health or social needs. “This whole place really is a total package,” says Graham, whose world changed dramatically when he was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease.