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Frank Vickery Village—Independent living

Welcome to Frank Vickery Village

Welcome to Frank Vickery Village


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.

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Frank Vickery Village is an independent living village in Sylvania in Sydney’s South. It opened its doors back in 1948. At the time it was called the Sylvania Aged Couples Settlement, offering senior couples a place where they could live together with the reassurance of knowing they could access help when needed and the option of moving to higher level care on the same premises when required. It later changed name to Frank Vickery Village, extending care to include single aged people.

The village takes its name from E Frank Vickery, grandson of Ebenezer Vickery, who was a gifted politician and generous benefactor of Wesley Mission at the turn of the twentieth century. E Frank Vickery went on to further his grandfather’s work in providing financial security for Wesley Mission’s ministry and philanthropic work.

Fast facts

Fast Facts Wesley Seniors

In 2014/15, Wesley Seniors supported 600 residents in our independent living villages and 516 clients in our ageing in place residential facilities.

Find out more in the 2015 Annual Report: Strength. Spirit. Hope.

Commitment to care

Wesley Mission understands that moving from a family home to an independent living village is a major decision. Trusted and experienced staff at Frank Vickery Village do their utmost to ensure that this change is made as easy as possible for residents.

As an organisation with strong Christian values and decades of experience, Wesley Mission is committed to providing professional, respectful, supportive environments for older people.  

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