Historic Kedron Retirement Home Now Under New Management

Kedron Retirement Home
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The Delamore House, a historic Kedron retirement home, is now under new management, after being operated by the Missionary Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception for more than 30 years.

Ozcare, a not-for-profit aged care service provider, will now be in charge of the daily operations of the Delamore House. Ozcare became the principal operator of the Kedron retirement home in February 2022.

Sister Catherine White of the Franciscan order said that the transfer will secure the future of the Delamore Retirement Community. Most of the Franciscan sisters are ageing as well and their numbers have been dwindling. To date, there are only 20 sisters in the order and 120 globally.

With Ozcare, however, the needs of the retirement community will continue to be met. The missionaries chose Ozcare because of its special work of St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland. Sr Catherine said that the operators also uphold the same values that align with the sisters.

Kedron Retirement Home
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The Franciscan Sisters, however, will still continue with its ministry at the chapel inside the Kedron retirement home.

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The Missionary Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception was established in Brisbane in the 1930s. The order purchased Delamore in 1935 as part of the St Anthony‚Äôs Parish Primary School. Delamore was turned into a retirement home in the 1990s. 

Ozcare chief executive officer Tony Godfrey said they are privileged to carry on with the sisters’ 32-year-old legacy of running Delamore House.