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About the Mayflower Group

Mayflower is a leading not-for-profit provider of residential aged care, home care and retirement living options with services in Brighton, Reservoir, Macleod and Pascoe Vale.

The organisation has an enviable 60 year history of providing responsive and innovative services that enhance independence, wellbeing and lifestyle.

Our Vision

Care without Compromise.

Our Mission

Enhancing quality of life choices for our community.

Our Values

  • Compassion - We care for those in need with empathy and understanding
  • Excellence - We strive for quality and distinction
  • Integrity - We are honest, ethical and sincere
  • Respect - We recognise the value, uniqueness and dignity of every person

Our History

Mayflower is a not-for-profit (for purpose), non-denominational, community-based organisation created to support the wellbeing of older Australians.

We have been caring for older Australians for over 60 years.

Mayflower was established in 1961 after a group of volunteers from the Collins Street Independent Church in Melbourne identified the need for a residential village for older Australians in the community.

Our first facility, Mayflower Brighton opened its doors in 1963. Mayflower Reservoir - a well-known northern community service built in 1971 by the former Rotary Club of Reservoir - became part of the Mayflower Group in 2008. Mayflower Macleod became part of Mayflower in 2011.

The Mayflower we see today is the result of a collective effort over many years of a large group of people from Mayflower and the wider community, including staff, volunteers, residents, community clients, donors and our voluntary Board Members.

Mayflower is currently master planning for three new developments. These include two greenfield sites in Gisborne and Keilor as well as the redevelopment of our existing site at Macleod. Our master plans aim to deliver integrated care services at each site, with the aim of providing high quality support for older Australians across the continuum of care.

Who Owns Mayflower?

Mayflower is a not-for-profit, community-based organisation. Being a not-for-profit means we run efficiently, but there isn’t an owner or shareholder taking dividends. Instead, all our profits are reinvested to enhance and develop the care and services that we deliver to our communities.

Our Philosophy

Mayflower is built on a foundation of holistic person-centred care. We work hard to promote an environment that is understanding of the needs of others.

We foster and maintain positive relationships with all those who come into contact with Mayflower and we respect the individual’s right of choice with dignity.

Excellence is Mayflower’s aim, we work as a team to strengthen the bonds within the community we serve through communication, inclusiveness and transparency.

We are committed to a culture of learning and growth through knowledge and harnessing the expertise of staff and others.