The Stroud Community Lodge story began in 1985 at a meeting of the Stroud Lions Club, where it was agreed the town needed a home for its aged and disabled. A committee emerged, headed by John Bowen, and set about turning an idea into a reality.
In 1990 the Lodge opened its doors to twelve residents, one staff member and a handful of dedicated volunteers. Extended in 1992, 1995, 2001 and 2010, today Stroud Community Lodge features thirty one residential rooms and three self care units.
A living connection
The beautiful rose garden in the grounds of the Lodge is a living connection to departed family and friends. Each rose bush commemorates a deceased resident of the lodge. The rose garden was designed and constructed by local resident Allan Gorton.