Mother Romana Home – Slovenian Aged Care Facility

Dom Matere Romane

The Mother Romana Home was opened 16 February 1992. It was the concept, the initiative, and the groundwork of Father Basil Valentine, the Head of Slovenian Franciscan Mission in Melbourne. It is administered by a Board of Trustees within the framework of Slovenian Catholic Mission, and managed now for several years by Mrs. Sandra Krnel. The Home is exceptionally well-run small aged-care facility of 30 rooms, receiving elderly Slovenes and residents of various ethnic backgrounds. It offers homely convivial atmosphere, friendly staff, private rooms with shared bathroom facilities, home cooking, occupation therapy, outings, personal and medical care. For those who wish for pastoral care, this is available. The Slovenian church of St.Cyril and Methodius next door, provides front seats and a ramp for easy access.

Mother Romana Home – Slovenian Aged Care Facility
11-15 A’Beckett Street, Kew, VIC 3101, Australia
Ph 03 9853 1054
Fax 03 9855 0811
Manager: Sandra Krnel



Aleksandra Ceferin

Aleksandra Ceferin (M.A., B.A., Dip.Ed.) has introduced Slovenian language as a school subject in Australian school system and founded the Slovenian Teachers' Association of Victoria in 1976. She has extensive experience in language education: as teacher, lecturer, curriculum coordinator, course writer, language consultant and manager, VCE State Reviewer and Chief Examiner. Since 1998 she has been the President of ISSV and the manager and chief editor of its projects. Aleksandra visits Slovenian annually, establishing and maintaining contacts with Slovenia, and initiating exchanges and cooperation between organizations. In 2004 she was the recipient of the National Education Award of RS Slovenia.