On the 15th January 1969, a group of local residents convened to discuss the lack of aged care services in the Peel community. At the time, people requiring aged care often relocated out of the homes and community they loved in order to gain help or be closer to the care they required.
The group committed to building a local aged care facility so residents could remain in the community they loved with the choices and supports they required.
A Board of Directors formed, appointing Mr. Owen Tuckey as Chairperson. Mr. Tuckey and Mrs. Judith Tuckey very generously donated two acres of land on which to construct the facility. Beginning with just fifteen Independent Living units, Mandurah Retirement Village Inc. was founded. Further development of the site steadily occurred over the following years as the organization expanded into all areas of aged care, including Home-Care, Serviced Independent Living Apartments, Residential Care and Day Club and Respite Care.
Fifty years later, Mandurah Retirement Village Inc., now known as Coolibah, remains the leading provider of choice and support in aged care in the Peel region. Major development and re-development is ongoing, the latest update being a complete refurbishment of Coolibah Plus Serviced Apartments.
The Coolibah Board, Management and Team are extremely proud to be a significant part of the Peel community history. Our commitment to our local people and community underpins everything we continue to do as we look to the future. We very much look forward to serving you for the next 50 plus years.