Manly Nursing Home Announces Move

Manly Nursing Home proprietor, Francis W Cook, has announced that Manly Nursing Home will be closed this year and replaced by a new 82 bed, state of the art Extra Service aged care facility in King St Manly - “Windsong at Manly” in November 2008.

Sydney, Australia, August 14, 2008 --( Francis and Christine Cook, owners and proprietors of the Cook Care Group announced the exciting new plans at a recent Manly Nursing Home residents and relatives’ meeting. The Cook family has owned Manly Nursing Home for the last twenty years and are keen to ensure the future care needs of local residents.

“Bringing beds to the Manly end of the Peninsular including 20 additional new places is great news for our Manly facility and great news for the Northern Beaches. We wanted to announce the move well ahead of time to give our residents and staff time to adjust to the idea of a new home next year. All our current residents will be offered a place at our new 82 bed Extra Service facility, “Windsong at Manly.”

“The Manly area has lost many aged care places over the last five years and we see “Windsong at Manly” as an opportunity to invest in the future of the area. We were hampered by re-building on the current Manly site due to local opposition including Heritage listing of the adjacent property, designed to stop us building.

“Windsong at Manly” is a purpose built facility only 2 km from the existing facility, featuring stylish, spacious rooms all with ensuite, including a private dining room and is walking distance to buses, local shops and churches. This new facility has been designed to reduce environmental impact and includes the latest in sustainable development principles including native gardens, window tinting and double glazing for heat control, water recycling and rain water retention tanks. “Windsong at Manly” will also include a 19 bed high and low care, secure dementia unit in response to local demand”.

Facility manager at Manly Nursing Home, Rachel Fairweather, anticipates that the new facility will also provide additional jobs in the area. “All of our current staff at Manly Nursing Home will be offered positions at Windsong to help ensure a smooth transition for all of our current residents. The new facility will be wonderful and we want to make the move as easy as possible for our residents”.

The Cook Care Group own Peninsular Nursing Home at Mona Vale and the Elizabeth Lodge high care facility at Willoughby with a new 17 room extension opening in November 2007. “Windsong at Manly” will set the standard for excellence in aged care on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. For more information, including details on the new facility please contact:

Rachel Fairweather, Facility Manager
Cook Care Group
28 Alexander Street, Manly
Tel: (02) 99771386

Cook Care Group
Toni Konijn
(02) 9958 5399