* 22 November 2023 *
The Vasey RSL Care Ivanhoe Ex-Service Accommodation changeover has now taken place. The residents from the units on Edwin Street, Forster Street and Huntingfield Place in Ivanhoe have moved into their new apartments at Samma Place, 109 Bell Street, and are getting used to their new surroundings.
On Wednesday 11 October, we held a house-warming party to welcome residents to Samma Place.
We were delighted to have Federal Member for Jagajaga Ms Kate Thwaites MP, present to give a welcome speech and meet residents (pictured with residents Bruce and Paul (with Fraser)).
Residents have access to courtyard gardens and a lovely communal facility on the tenth level. This has a dining and lounge area plus a barbecue area, small outdoor cinema and hot tub, all with fabulous views.
The Vasey RSL Care apartments are distributed throughout the building, and all have a private balcony.
“This type of accommodation for our ex-service accommodation is new for us and is part of our strategy to offer a range of different styles of housing,” said Janna Voloshin, CEO.
“One of the advantages is the opportunity for residents to live among the general community, while having each other’s support and camaraderie.”
Board Chair, Mike O’Meara OAM and Janna thanked the building developers, Samma Property Group, who have been a delight to work with throughout the project. They presented certificates of appreciation to Simon Abdelmalak from Samma Property Group (below left), Vince Madaffari and Lincoln Gwadu from Electrolux (below right) and Elli Febey from Harvey Norman (bottom left) for their support in kind in setting up the new apartments.