Thanking our community for 70 Years of Goodwin


On this day, seventy years ago, Goodwin started its journey to becoming the leading aged care services provider it is today.

On May 17th, 1954, the National Council of Women met with local citizens to form a group to establish housing and services for seniors in the ACT region.

Thousands of people from all walks of life came together, organising bake sales, fairs, and other charity drives to help build Canberra’s first housing designed specifically for seniors.

Seventy years on, Goodwin has helped a great number of people across the ACT and NSW, and has grown to provide a full range of services to assist seniors in all stages of their ageing journey.

We’re still independent, still not-for-profit, and still exist purely to provide the best available services to seniors in our community.

So, on our 70th anniversary, we’d like to say thank you.

Thank you to citizens who rose to the challenge 70 years ago.

Thank you to the community generosity that helped fund Goodwin’s first residences.

Thank you to the families that have put their trust in Goodwin to care for their loved ones.

Thank you to the residents who have called Goodwin home.

Thank you to the clients who have welcomed Goodwin into their homes.

Thank you to the staff who have made Goodwin the industry leader it is today.

In celebration of this milestone, we have several exciting things to announce. One of these is a book that will be launched on Tuesday, 21st May and will be available at each Goodwin location’s 70th party. They will also be available on request from receptions, and a digital copy can be read on the Goodwin website history page.

Stay tuned for more fun surprises we have planned to celebrate Goodwin’s birthday!