Legacy continues with John Paul Village transition into St Vincent's Care Service Heathcote

Transition with past mission at its heart: St Vincent's Care Services, Heathcote.
Transition with past mission at its heart: St Vincent's Care Services, Heathcote.

A popular aged care and retirement village has a new and familiar name.

John Paul Village is now known as St Vincent's Care Services Heathcote, following the transition from the Trustees of Catholic Aged Care Sydney.

It has been operated by the Catholic Parish of St John Bosco Engadine since its establishment in 1985.

Spokesman for the Trustees, Michael Moore, says the move secures a strong future for the home, in its vital mission of caring for seniors in Sutherland Shire.

He said that in the past 34 years, the founder, Reverend Father John Briffa, the current Parish Priest, Reverend Father Michael Court, and other clergy, religious and parishioners of St John Bosco Engadine, have worked tirelessly to develop John Paul Village to be the wonderful, supportive and close-knit community it has become.

"The village has earned a reputation for being a haven of care and support for local seniors, and has an exceptional community spirit," he said.

"St Vincent's Care Services were selected because of their outstanding reputation in Catholic health and aged care services, and we are confident this transition ensures a positive future for the community."

St Vincent's Care Services chief executive, Lincoln Hopper, said the organisation was committed to continuing the legacy of in the spirit of the Salesians and of the St Vincent's founders, the Sisters of Charity.

"We are very grateful for the work St John Bosco Engadine Parish has devoted to the village, and we are committed to continuing to deliver care and support to the highest standard to all residents and loved ones," he said.

"The village has a wonderful history and mission, and we are looking forward to continuing it and honouring it with the same compassionate Catholic values and mission.

"The well-being of residents, families, staff and volunteers has been the top priority during this transition, and we are thrilled to welcome everyone in this community to the St Vincent's Care Services family."