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Attention: Changes to Emergency Exit

Monday, October 08, 2018

In relation to the building occurring during 2018/2019 at Arcadia Avenue. Please note that the fire exit at Arcadia Avenue is still operating, however, the Arcadia glass doors will be in the ‘OFF’ mode and the door will not open for general access of staff, residents and visitors except in an emergency such as fire when the door will open automatically.

You won't be able to gain access through Arcadia Avenue during construction

In an emergency staff, residents and visitors must follow the pathway from the Arcadia glass doors to the assembly area outside of the 'bunker', our maintenance building.

Access to all houses within Martin Luther Homes from Monday 15 October will be through Jensen House.



Knox Mayor embraces Martin Luther Homes

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Martin Luther Homes staff and residents had a fantastic time at the recently held Knox Active Ageing Expo. It was the first time Knox City Council put on this event and we believe it was an outstanding success and drawcard for senior citizens in the outer east of Melbourne.

Martin Luther Homes was represented with an engaging stall by Deputy Clinical Manager Steven Yan and Customer Liaison Officer Evelin Martin. Both were not only delighted by the attention they had received from many locals, who wanted to know more about the services and facilities Martin Luther Homes provides, but also by the time Knox Mayor John Mortimore dedicated to our stall. Mortimore literally embraced our staff and confirmed that, as a long-term Boronia/Basin resident, he knows our home all too well.Steven Yan, Knox Mayor John Mortimore & Evelin Martin.

Yet, not only staff were telling interested visitors more about the benefits of choosing Martin Luther Homes as an ideal place to retire, but also our residents themselves. Lifestyle Coordinator Birgit Gisler was in charge of organising transport for residents to get to the expo safely. She confirmed that the Martin Luther Homes bus was booked out quickly and that residents truly enjoyed the information provided at the many exhibition stalls that were all centred around the aged care industry including health, activities as well as volunteering. MLH residents and staff at the Knox Active Ageing Expo.

Another highlight, however, were the engaging talks and the beautiful catering that was provided for exhibitors and visitors alike. Hopefully, there will be another Active Ageing Expo next year that we are more than happy to participate in.

Martin Luther Homes is expanding

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Martin Luther Homes offers a relaxed place to retire, due to its leafy surroundings and its spacious facilities in Melbourne’s outer east. Whether you are looking for independent living units or comfortable aged care, there is bound to be a suitable place for everyone at the foothills of Mount Dandenong.

However, just like the aged care sector itself, Martin Luther Homes has to go with the times to embrace the demands of an ever-growing 55+ demographic. We are therefore proud to announce that MLH has been allocated 61 additional beds by the Federal Government.

In order to welcome these additional residents, Martin Luther Homes has planned an extension of its facilities. After a thorough review and consultation process, Chairman Dietmar Witzleb (pictured left) has signed the building contract with SJ Higgins, a specialised construction company that focuses on aged care home development.

MLH Chair Dietmar Witzleb signs construction contract.

The construction process will progress in a number of stages. The first stage will see 33 new rooms constructed alongside Arcadia Avenue. As CEO Birgit Goetz has confirmed, construction of the first stage will be completed by 2019.

When taking a look at the façade of the new development, one will hardly be able to recognise familiar features of an aged care facility. It will look more like a modern apartment block, rather than a nursing home, says Goetz after meeting architect John Henry (pictured on right).

The 3D model of the new nursing home wing along Arcadia Avenue.

Due to the nature and size of the project, we are aware that the construction process might cause some form of inconvenience at times for some of our residents and neighbours.

Nevertheless, Martin Luther Homes management and the SJ Higgins team are at all times focused on minimising the noise and environmental impact the construction process might have.

If concerns might still arise, in spite of all efforts to reduce the construction impact on local stakeholders, please do not hesitate to contact us on 9760 2100.


Visit our beautiful home situated in the scenic Dandedong Ranges, our friendly staff will be happy to give you a tour of our community and assist you with any queries you may have. To find out more, please call us on (03) 9760 2100 or click the button below to complete our contact form and we will get right back to you.

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