The planned $4 million extension of Maungaturoto’s Riverview Rest Home is a step closer with building consent approved for the first stage construction of an eight-bed secure dementia unit expected to get underway in the near future.
The full project will see an additional six-bed unit added at a later stage.
“Final costings are now in the hands of the Maungaturoto Community Charitable Trust,” said trust chair, Don McKay.
“Bank finance along with funds in hand will go a long way towards the contract price but there will be a considerable shortfall of funds so this is an appeal to the wider community.”
Mr McKay said the trust was on the verge of signing a contract that will give Riverview the opportunity to care for local people within their community for as long as possible and eventually include hospital level care.
“It is now time to give serious consideration to financial commitment to support this project and there are several ways to do this — by direct donation, unsecured loans or debentures, bequests, even donations of livestock.
“This would be via a stock drive to be organised with cooperating local stock trading companies.”
A pledge pack is available from the rest home on 09 431 8696.