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Appeal crosses half-way mark

  • Merindah Lodge
  • Fundraising
  • Donations
  • Camperdown Residential Aged Care Appeal
  • Camperdown Residential Aged Care
Wednesday, 29 May 2024

Earlier today, our $562,000 Camperdown Residential Aged Care Appeal reached an impressive milestone with the announcement of a $55,200 donation from the Collier Charitable Fund. This generous gift means the appeal has now crossed the half-way mark.

In just 11 weeks, the generosity of individuals, families, businesses, our very own staff – and now the Collier Charitable Fund being the first trust to come on board – has helped us raise $324,000. The Collier Charitable Fund donation means we can tick-off the furnishing and equipping of another six bedrooms. This leaves us to fundraise for the furnishing/equipping of 15 remaining bedrooms, as well as other identified needs including a $4,000 TV and $5,000 piece of equipment for the indoor gym, $20,000 for outdoor furniture and a pair of commercial BBQs, and $4,850 for the decking out of the hair and nail salon.


Being built alongside our Camperdown Hospital, the new $39.6m Camperdown Residential Aged Care facility will replace the existing 48-year-old Merindah Lodge. It has 36 bedrooms with ensuites, grouped in small households, to create home-like environments. Incorporating best practice, evidence-based aged care design underpinned by dementia-friendly principles, there are multiple resident and family living and dining spaces including discreet quiet indoor, outdoor and activity-dedicated areas. Inside there’s a community café, a gym, a reflection space and a hair and nail salon. Outside, extensive landscaping will promote physical and mental wellbeing and encourage social interaction via a kitchen garden, a purpose-built aged care persons’ exercise circuit and multiple spaces for families and friends to come together. The architecture maximises stunning views towards the lakes and craters Camperdown is so known for.


This is our one chance to make this new residential facility for some of our most vulnerable community elders the very best it can be. If you’d like to make a donation please call our appeal manager Suzan Morey (pictured here with, from left, aged care redevelopment manager Janine Dureau-Finn, Camperdown campus quality manager Sally Mactaggart and Merindah Lodge care service manager Hellen Radford) on 5564 4100 or email her at


Donations of $2 and above are tax deductible.

Page last updated: 29 May 2024

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