A proud milestone

Residents celebrate with a cake, held by staff member Irene Bentink.  Picture: Marcelo Palacios        d434633
Residents celebrate with a cake, held by staff member Irene Bentink. Picture: Marcelo Palacios        d434633

Manoah House opened in 1995 with just five aged care beds, but has gradually expanded over the years and now has 19 high-care residents.

Chief executive Gerard Goiran said Manoah House was the brainchild of the members of the nearby Christian Reformed Church of Gosnells ,who had previously developed a residential village on the same site.

�Manoah Homes, the name under which the whole complex trades under, is a testimony to the perseverance and hard work of the Dutch migrant community in Perth,� Mr Goiran said.

�The construction of the initial units was completed by tradesmen who often donated both materials and labour towards the achievement of their cherished vision.

�It took many hours and much patience to build Manoah and with no bank support available, much fundraising also took place.�