Driven to care for vulnerable aged 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.
Wesley Vickery Sylvania is an ageing in place facility in Sylvania in Sydney’s South. It opened its doors back in 1948, as 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. Today Wesley Vickery offers low and high level care options for those who need extra care and Frank Vickery Village, an Independent Living village, is located on the premises with Wesley Vickery Sylvania.
Wesley Vickery Sylvania 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.