How Scalabrini is Addressing Affordable Housing for Seniors

At Scalabrini, we provide more than just aged care services. We have retirement communities on the same campus locations as some of our aged care facilities where those aged 70 and older can purchase Independent Living Units (ILUs).

We sell these ILUs at different price points across Drummoyne, Allambie Heights, Austral and most recently we’ve started the process of reviewing and accepting applications for those wanting to live at the Cabrini Apartments in Bexley.

The ILUs at Bexley are named Cabrini after St Frances Xavier Cabrini as a nod to Scalabrini’s Catholic Italian background as a non-for-profit organisation. She was a contemporary of Saint John Baptist Scalabrini and the founder of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart. Saint Cabrini founded her order to provide support to migrants as worked closely with our founder Saint Scalabrini and we found it was fitting given her missionary focus on migrants and the links to the Scalabrini Order to name the apartments after her.

In line with our Scalabrini Mission, these Cabrini Apartments are designed to be good quality and low cost. We have focused on creating an accessible and comfortable living space that promotes feelings of pride and belonging while maintaining a sense of independence. These ILUs at Bexley aim to bridge the gap of housing needs for elderly seniors who come from migrant and lower income backgrounds.

All residents in the Cabrini Apartments are not just a retirement community on their own, but are also connected to our Scalabrini Bexley aged care village. As they’re on the same site, those within the ILUs can access the large range of aged care village’s support services, including pastoral care.

Why is there an application process?

As part of our heart and mission to care for the elderly in our community, the Cabrini apartments are intentionally priced as affordable housing for low-income, migrant seniors. An application process ensures that the people renting this space are actually the community in need that we’re wanting to help. Seniors, especially those form lower income backgrounds, have a higher risk of becoming homeless. Therefore, at Scalabrini we want to address the housing needs of this under serviced group of individuals.

Prospective residents in need of affordable housing and supportive services are encouraged to explore the opportunities offered by Cabrini Apartments. For inquiries regarding the application process, availability or to schedule a visit, please contact Scalabrini on 1800 722 522 or enquiries@scalabrini.com.au