Eldercare Trowbridge House was established by the Congregational Homes for the Aged Inc. on land originally occupied by the Luhrs Road Congregational Church. In June 1977, the Home joined the Uniting Church Retirement Homes (now Eldercare) and is now known as Trowbridge House.
Environment and Services
Trowbridge is located close to several shopping precincts and is well served by public transport. It has extensive garden areas, with sheltered areas and BBQ facilities, providing opportunity for outside activities for residents, their families and friends.
The hairdressing salon, public telephone, large screen television, a full laundry service as well as a domestic laundry for personal use, add to the comprehensive facilities available. There are also visiting doctors, beauty therapists, podiatrists, and several local businesses bring their goods and services to us.
Community and Social Networks
We have developed professional relationships with local GPs and pharmacy services. In collaboration with Norwood Council, we maintain links with social services, including a community bus and elderly citizens clubs. The Norwood library has provided a customised collection of large-print books for our residents to enjoy on site.
There is an intergenerational program run through local schools, whose students undertake their community placement programs at Trowbridge.
Trowbridge residents come from a diverse range of cultural backgrounds, and our lifestyle programs aim to ensure their specific needs and preferences are catered for.
Residents come together regularly for group activities such as concerts, Happy Hour, movie days, as well as shared interests such as gardening and a Men’s group.
Those preferring more one-on-one interaction enjoy the company of lifestyle staff, as well as volunteers recruited through programs such as the Council’s Community Visitors Scheme.