A woman appears surprised while holding a small pig as a smiling man in a hat holds a duck next to her.
Animal Farm brings joy to the young and the young at heart


Royal Freemasons 2015 Open Day was held on 28 March at the Coppin Centre and included a variety of festive activities, information stalls and presentations.

Our Open Day was held on the Crown Land that was granted for the original site of the Freemasons Homes established 148 years ago.

A major highlight of the day was a presentation from Dr Tanya Petrovich, of Alzheimer’s Australia Vic. Dr Petrovich who spoke about the latest innovations in dementia care including the benefits of ‘Paro’, the Therapeutic Robot Seal.

Other features included:

  • the Lorna Chapman Award presented to acknowledge our best staff.
  • a demonstration of socially assistive robots by Prof. Rajiv Khosla of LaTrobe University.
  • mini expo on new accommodation options at Streeton Park on Yarra and Coppin Suites as they near completion.
  • a range of stalls from Golden Days Radio, Royal Freemasons Ladies’ Auxiliary, Gardenvale Mobility Lodge and Freemasons Victoria.

Visitors, guests and families were entertained throughout the day with an animal farm, face painting, a roving performer and live music.