Masonic Homes of Northern Tasmania offer a self sustained lifestyle in both Launceston and Exeter through the following facilities.
Your choice of lifestyle will depend on your needs and circumstances.
If you would like to enquire about any of our Villages, the Units and their cost please contact the Administrative Secretary on (03) 63 431555 and an Information Package can be sent to you.
Flowers Court Village lies behind the Fred French Masonic Home and consists of 18 two and three-bed units which were built in 1999-2000.
All these units have been leased and the current residents seem very satisfied with the quality and ambience of their units. They can access the midday meal at Fred French if they wish and have joined in with the social activities of the other Villages.
Units are leased on a 49 year life time basis(prospective residents should be 55 and over). On vacating the unit, 80% of the initial lease payment is guaranteed plus half of any capital gain. As units are vacated they are fully refurbished, painted and recarpeted. They all have a courtyard for sunny relaxing. Inspections can be arranged during the refurbishment of a unit.
The Docking Court units are close to Fred French Home on the original land on which the house Penquite House was built.
It had been the town home of R.E.Lawrence, who was the person given a wide area of land in the early days of Tasmanian settlement.
This Village consists of 23 one-bed units (some have a sun room attached) which were the built as part of the original project of the Masonic fraternity after the Second World War. The Masonic Lodges of Launceston and Northern Tasmania decided to build a Village to assist in the housing of Masonic Veterans, their widows and unmarried daughters.
Present days requirements for “disabled” housing have led to Management upgrading the units, putting in ramps, easy access showers, modernised kitchens and very pleasing interior decoration.
This is a small Village of 19 units, six which have a separate bedroom design and 13 which are bed-sits (much like a motel room with a small kitchen.
It is situated close to “Flowers Court” and is utilised by persons who may not have the capital to obtain a unit on the long-term lease arrangement or come to our notice because they have been made homeless for some reason.
They are rented for the tenants’ lifetime (or they may opt to apply to live in one of the Facilities when their needs require such a move). In some cases a modest incoming cost may be involved. The residents are usually fully independent, although as they age they may opt to take up options with the Community Care/Outreach Program.
They are very much part of the community of the Homes, and are represented on the Resident’s Advisory Group.
Over ten years ago the Tamar Valley Masonic Lodge began a Village in the town of Exeter some 25 km north of Launceston on the West Tamar.
Because of other commitments, the members of the Lodge came to a decision to hand over the ownership and management of the Village to the Masonic Peace Haven to manage.
During 2002 four more units were built for long term lease and one of the adjoining houses was purchased. The situation of the Village is just north of the township. It is private, quiet and rural in it’s eastern and northern outlook. Views of the mountains to the east and a creek with uncleared bush provide a relaxing backdrop.
If you would like to enquire about any of our Villages, the Units and their cost please contact the Administrative Secretary on 03 63 431555 and an Information Package can be sent to you.
Masonic Garden Village is situated at Norwood adjacent to the Masonic Peace Haven Facility.
Situated in a pleasant garden setting, there are 77 units from 1 to 3 bedrooms. Some of our residents are regular winners of the regional Garden Competitions. The Village was built on the site of a previous farm. The old homestead has been upgraded to a Community Centre which is National Heritage listed.
This centre has a swimming pool, meeting rooms and billiard room. Community groups use the centre for social and fund-raising activities. The site is very flat, close to all services and has a “Shopper-Stopper” bus which comes through to help those without a car access the shops and other amenities. Midday meals can be obtained every day at the Day Therapy Centre and there is a “Village Meals on Wheels” service which is available to be delivered to residents who may be unwell or incapacitated.