Friends and family flock to Burrowa House open day

Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman checks out the new plans with Burrowa House board member Phil Armitage.

Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman checks out the new plans with Burrowa House board member Phil Armitage.

Family, friends and the Boorowa community flocked to Burrowa House on Saturday to view plans for the hostel's new dementia unit and furnishings.

Boorowa Hostel Incorporated Business Manager, Phil Coggins, said he was pleased the community could come and view the facility.

"It wasn't overly crowded but it was worthwhile having," he said.

"It was an enjoyable day. We had a barbecue and those that did come enjoyed a look at the new plans.

"We had Wendy Tuckerman, Member for Goulburn, come and see us as well as Brian Ingram, Mayor of Hilltops, so that was quite good," he said.

Mr Coggins said he had received positive feedback from the community about the hostel's upgrades which include an increase from 12 to 20 beds and a sensory garden for residents with dementia.

"General feedback was that people were pretty impressed with the plans," he said.

"The community is quite excited about it, the fact that we are getting the eight extra beds, people are certainly starting to think about the possibility of themselves or their family coming up here.

"We received a few donations through our buy a brick process and once they start to see the building they'll really jump on board," he said.

Mr Coggins said the Board members and staff would look at holding a similar open day once construction of the new extension began.

"Thanks to everyone who come along," he said.

"I'd say we'll do a similar thing in a few months time when building starts to happen."

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