Fronditha Care to name dementia wing after generous migrant couple
Fronditha Care will name its new memory support unit in St Albans after a generous Greek Australian couple who pledged $850,000 in their will.
Evangelos and Elli Ioannou promised a large part of the sale of their Armadale home to Fronditha Care, the not-for-profit aged care provider.
The couple received numerous services from Fronditha Care as they aged, from help at home to eventual residential care in the organisation’s Clayton facility.
Fronditha Care’s Board of Directors made the decision to honour the couple and add to their legacy, by naming the 30-bed dementia unit in the new St Albans residential facility after them
It was one of their dreams, with Evangelos saying before he passed that “I want our names to live on”.
Construction of the “Evangelos and Elli Ioannou wing” has already begun, with completion expected by 2021.
Bequest generosity continues through Antonis Vitou
As one of Fronditha Care’s benefactors and clients, Antonis Vitou also decided to give part of his estate to the organisation on top of the generous donations he made.
He gave $80,000 dollars in his will after his passing to also help build the new St Albans residential aged care facility.
Mr Vitou’s name can be found on one of the wings of our Templestowe facility after he donated $300,000 in 2005. He proceeded to donate more than $10,000 during Fronditha Care’s radiothons and other fundraising initiatives.
Fronditha Care is beyond thankful to its community who go above and beyond to ensure the care of our seniors.
It is our honour to keep their memory alive for years to come.