In 1977, leaders of the Greek community in Melbourne, identifying a gap in culturally appropriate care, founded a service to care for elders. They were especially focused on    ensuring those who had no financial means had access to services and supports to be respectfully cared for in their third age and remain socially connected.

Fronditha Care’s first residential aged care facility was established in 1983 in Clayton Victoria.  The organisation progressively grew its services with facilities and 40 independent living units at St Albans in 1996, Thornbury in 1997 and Templestowe in 2005.

In 2011, Fronditha Care in partnership with the Hippocrates Australian Greek Aged Persons Association, expanded its operations beyond Victoria with the launch of a facility in Newcastle, New South Wales.

In parallel to growing residential services Fronditha Care expanded its provision of support to assist Greek community elders who wished to age in place. The Community Services team was established in 1994 providing in home care assistance to the elderly has grown significantly to include social support groups and respite care programs providing a continuum of care.

An integral part of Fronditha Care is its volunteer corps. From the first ladies’ auxiliary, which formed in the 1980’s to raise funds for the establishment of the Clayton facility, to the hundreds of selfless individuals who across many years have generously contributed their time, volunteers have given their heart and soul to the elderly in our care. Our volunteer base has provided immeasurable support enabling Fronditha Care to extend its work and critical services further than it otherwise would.

With a rich tradition of love and care, today the Fronditha Care Bounty of Care ethos drives the organisation to excel in the provision of cultural, spiritual and health needs of the elderly.

Today, Fronditha Care embraces a culturally rich environment that inspires celebration, fosters belonging and enhances wellbeing for over 1500 elders in our care, our over 700 staff, our 200 plus volunteers and our 200 members.