A Historic Overview

  • In 1970, some individual members of the Christian Reformed Church in Kingston and Hobart started to think about the future accommodation needs and possibly care needs of their elderly parents; the migrant family parents of 15 to 20 years earlier, who had by 1970 become the grandparent generation.

  • So, in 1972 a private members association was incorporated, with the object of providing Christian homes for the aged. They called it the “Association for Christian Homes for the Aged”. The name has more recently been changed to “Christian Homes Tasmania Inc.” Gerry Verdouw of Kingston was elected the first President.

  • The first development occurred in 1974, with the construction of The Denison Court units.

  • This year saw the construction of twelve townhouses at Wells Court, with momentum building for the Association.

  • The fifty two bed residential aged care facility at Hawthorn Village has seen continual change and was originally a hostel that was converted to independent living units and then became a nursing home.

  • The nine modern two bedroom independent living townhouses at Freeman Court were constructed within the heart of Kingston giving easy access to shopping and services.

  • The first of the independent living units at Snug Village were built near the Aged Care facility providing a short level walk to shopping or the beach.

  • A fifty four bed residential aged care facility was constructed at Snug Village and included permanent care and respite care facilities.

  • Thirty five architecturally designed modern two and three bedroom independent living townhouses were developed at Wellington Vista, providing easy access to services and panoramic views of Mt Wellington

  • CHT expanded their services to the Eastern Shore of Hobart with the acquisition of Roches Beach Living which comprises fifty three townhouses set in landscaped gardens and supported by a well used Community Centre

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