Driven to care for vulnerable older people in the community, Wesley Mission opened its first aged care facilities in the 1920s, just at the onset of the Great Depression. Since then the work has expanded and Wesley Mission now provides eight residential aged care facilities in Sydney with three independent living villages and four high level care ageing in place facilities.
Alan Walker Village is an independent living village in Carlingford in Sydney’s north west. It opened its doors in 1986, offering seniors a place to live independently with the reassurance of knowing they can access help when needed with the option of moving to higher level care when required.
The village takes its name from Sir Rev Alan Walker who was Superintendent of Wesley Mission from 1958 to 1978. Alan Walker was a gifted Christian leader and great social advocate who founded seminal Wesley Mission programs such as Lifeline and the popular Teenage Cabaret youth outreach event, and spearheaded Wesley Mission’s media presence on radio and television.