In the early 1980s Hungarian Community Aid organisation assisted the newly arrived as well as elderly Hungarians. They helped with housing, furnishing etc, as well as, for example, interpreter services. Later, Hungarian Community Aid was no longer equipped to provide assistance to the ageing community members, and it was then that Árpád Elderly Welfare Society Inc. was formed and incorporated on 10 June 1988 under the Associations Incorporation Act 1981 as a charitable non-profit organization. The main activity of the Society was to plan and build an aged care facility for elderly Hungarians approved and funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health and Aged Care as a low and a high care facility. Eventually making provision for „Ageing in Place”. This decision was subsequently followed by effort and through public contributions and government funding the property at Garrisson Grove was successfully purchased and construction began. The facility opened its doors in 1994 to 30 residential care rooms and 11 villa units and was officially opened on 26 March 1995.
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Árpád Aged Care Facility
Árpád Hostel became the Árpád Aged Care Facility in June 2008 when the construction of an 18-bed high care section was completed. Since then, further extensions have been carried out, taking the total number of permanent places to 62. The last extension/upgrade project was completed in 2017 with the building of two extra rooms and the extension of the lounge/dining area in high care. Eleven Villa Units are on site to provide independent living accommodation for Hungarians and the units are operated under the Retirement Villages Act. Árpád Elderly Welfare Society is comprised of members who elect the Committee each year at the Annual General Meeting. The Committee is charged with the overall governance of the facility and employs the manager who administers the day-to-day management and operations of the home.