Brief History

Árpád Aged Care complex was established in 1994 to meet the needs of an ageing Hungarian population. It has 60 low and high care level beds and 11 independent Villa Units. Árpád Hostel complex was established in 1994 to meet the needs of an ageing Hungarian population...

Mission Statement

Árpád Hostel aims to provide high standards of quality care for all residents at their assessed level of need with consideration for the individual’s linguistic, cultural, spiritual and emotional preferences. We strive to achieve a meaningful, pleasant and relaxed lifestyle for our residents.

Living at Árpád

Árpád Hostel supports residents with appropriate assistance as required. As residents’ needs increase, Árpád has a range of accommodation resources in place to ensure a suitable level of care is provided within the complex. This secures minimal disruption and allows residents to remain in familiar surroundings, whilst for their families, it represents peace of mind.

 Árpád Hostel offers a friendly and welcoming living area where residents can enjoy each others company, listen to music, watch television, including Duna TV and use the extensive library which also contains a wide selection of Hungarian books.

Coffee or tea can be enjoyed on the spacious patio in a garden setting. Organised communal activities include book and poetry readings, bingo, group exercise and celebrations.
Regular religious services are also offered.
Lifestyle activities and physiotherapy programs are run regularly.


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Aged Care in Australia

As you grow older, you may find that you need more help with day-to-day tasks or health care. If you are living on your own and not able to get out and about as easily as you used to, you may also want some extra company. Sometimes, the best way to receive help and support can be by living in an aged care home (sometimes known as a nursing home) either on a permanent basis or for a short stay (called ‘residential respite').


You may need help because of an illness, a disability, an emergency, or because of the needs of your family, friends or carer. Staff at aged care homes can help you with day-to-day tasks (such as cleaning, cooking, laundry); personal care (such as dressing, grooming, going to the toilet); or 24-hour nursing care (such as wound care, catheter care).


Aged care homes are owned and run by people who are approved by the Australian Government to care for you. The aged care system in Australia aims to make sure that all older people can receive support and quality care when they need it.


The best way to find a place that suits you is to visit a few different homes. Each home is different, so visiting them will help you to find out what you can expect. You'll also be able to see what the accommodation is like, and what types of care, services and activities they offer.


For more information, visit the myagedcare website This government site will explain a lot of things about aged care that you need to know.

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Villa Units

Eleven Independent Villa Units are located on site and are positioned to offer maximum privacy. All Villa Units have at least 2 bedrooms, garage or carport. Unit residents are encouraged to participate in the social life of the complex and can access resident doctors and allied health professionals. Meals can also be purchased from the Hostel.

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Application Form 2015
Arpad Aged Care Policy 11.09.17
Arpad day care programs
The Constitution of Arpad Elderly Welfare Society
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9 Garrisson Grove
Wantirna VIC 3152

Contact: Hella Szilagyi

Phone: 98010855



Éva Kövesdy - President

Éva has been an active member of the Hungarian Community for many years and held the position of Secretary to the Hungarian Community Centre for 17 years during which time she was involved in the initiation of many major programs.  Éva has a Master's Degree from Deakin University of Applied Science - Nutrition and Public Health.  Éva joined the Committee and was appointed as Secretary in 2009.  She was elected President in 2015.


Csaba Dézsi - Vice-president

Csaba joined the Committee in 2009.  He is the Reformed Church pastor and felt it his moral duty to support the Árpád ACF in its endeavours to continue to maintain a high standard care facility for elderly Hungarians.  Csaba was elected Vice-President in 2015.


Judy Hajdu - Secretary

Judy was a Lecturer in Education at the University of Melbourne.  She now teaches adults and volunteers her services in the Royal Botanic Gardens.  For the past eight years she has visited the Árpád ACF on a weekly  basis interacting with residents and supporting the facility's program.  Judy was elected to the Committee in 2009 and became Secretary in 2015.


Ilona Benedek - Treasurer (Acting)

Ilona joined the Committee in 2015.  She has been an active member of the Hungarian Reformed Church and was elected as a church elder.  While she worked for the Committee as an Administration Coordinator, she became very fond of the residents of Árpád Aged Care and after leaving this position, she was missing the contact with them.  Becoming a member of the Committee  gives her the opportunity to help and keep in touch with them.


Zoltán Fritz - Committee Member

Zoltán has been a committee member since 2003 and was President for 7 years.  Zoltán is a lighting engineer and has managed his own business for over 30 years.  His interest in the Árpád ACF developed when his mother was a resident and realized the full benefits of the organisation.



Balázs Bartha - Committee Member

Balázs joined the Committee in 2012.  He is a director of a Family Trustee and a post-graduate in Psychotherapy studies.  Together with his family, Balázs is an active participant in many Hungarian community events and organisations.  His studies and experiences from overseas and Australia contribute to the work of the Committee of Management.


Olga Vetö - Committee Member

Olga joined the Committee in 2015.  She has been an active member of the Hungarian community for more than 30 years.  Olga has extensive experience in organising special events which will be of great benefit to the Árpád Committee.

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