New chapter for the Adelaide Hills with Summerhill

South Australia’s newest aged care home, Summerhill, a $28 million Clayton Church Homes development, was officially opened late last month.

The Honourable Nat Cook MP, State Minister for Seniors and Ageing Well, and Trish Garrett, First Assistant Secretary Department of Health and Aged Care, jointly opened the boutique site nestled in the Adelaide Hills town of Uraidla, in front of more than 120 people.

CCH CEO Jo Boylan said with the first residents moving in last month, it was “a wonderful opportunity” to welcome guests to Summerhill for an event which included tours of the site set between lush vineyards and cherry orchards.

“We are extremely proud of what we have created here and that will continue to evolve,” Ms Boylan said.

“Inside and out, Summerhill reflects what is important to older people, their families and the local community. It really is the beginning of a brand new, exciting chapter for everyone, with residents very much at the heart of everything we do.”

Summerhill is based on a small house healthy ageing model, proven to best support older people and the professional staff caring for them.

The development features private rooms with ensuites for all residents, each with highspeed Wi-Fi and 50-inch LED televisions. It comprises a gym staffed by positive ageing experts; extensive lifestyle amenities, specialist dementia care support, and architecturally designed landscaped gardens and courtyards.

Residents are offered a selection of meals cooked daily onsite drawing from fresh, seasonal local produce while ‘pop-up’ shops will feature local businesses.

New State Minister for Seniors and Ageing Well, Minister Cook said she was “really excited to have these opportunities to connect with older people and find out directly from them what it means to age well”.

CCH acknowledges Summerhill’s key project partners including South Australia’s own Kennett builders; Brown Falconer and Bank SA.

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