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Friends enjoy Christmas wonderland at Day Respite Centre

17 December 2018
It was a full house for the Maroochydore Day Respite Centre’s (MDRC) Christmas lunch last week. The lunch provided a great opportunity for everyone to catch up with all the friends they had made throughout the year, recalling their favourite outings and activities. Everyone enjoyed the outings to Bankfoot House, the Apollonian Hotel, and Mooloolaba...
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Information stall for volunteers - Sunshine Plaza

10 December 2018
Suncare's Community Engagement Manager Rob Cross was at the Sunshine Plaza in Maroochydore today, spreading the word about the great work our volunteers do in the community. Rob and the team aim to encourage others to look further at the benefits of volunteering. Volunteering, making a difference in people's lives Volunteering is a wonderful way to...
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Christmas celebration recognises volunteer contributions

07 December 2018
About 100 volunteers, staff and guests enjoyed festive celebrations at the Suncare Christmas party in Maroochydore last Saturday 1 December. The lunch was a thank you for Suncare’s dedicated volunteers who donate their time through Suncare’s Meals on Wheels, community transport and day respite services. CEO Russell Mason said volunteers were an...
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Final farewell to Aunty Betty McMahon

06 December 2018
It is with great sadness that we say a final farewell to Historical Elder Aunty Betty McMahon, who passed away on Sunday, December 2. Aunty Betty McMahon has been a large part of Suncare Community Services for many years. She joined Suncare Committee on the 30 September 2013 and was a devoted committee member until her retirement in July 2015....
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Suncare supports Rotary Christmas lunch

05 December 2018
Mooloolaba Rotary Club’s Seniors Christmas lunch was a great example of collaboration between our organisations, with Suncare providing marketing, transport and catering support for this year’s event. Suncare’s Meals on Wheels team catered for the 275 guests who were entertained by Ken O’Flaherty and a surprise vocal set from State Member for...
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Community Christmas events

03 December 2018
With the festive season just around the corner, join us for these local community Christmas events:
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Kilkivan pilots Dementia Friendly Community project

29 November 2018
More than 50 community members and representatives from organisations gathered for the launch of the Dementia Friendly Community project in Kilkivan on 14 November. Funded by Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast Primary Health Network (PHN), this initiative aims to build understanding, awareness and acceptance of dementia in the community....
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Joan Benbow's walkabout life

22 November 2018
Meals on Wheels customer Joan Benbow had dedicated her life to helping others. Joan sadly passed away on November 13, however, her family were happy for us to share her story. At 95, Joan was determined to tell the world about her colourful life in her fourth book, A Walkabout Life , at her book launch in September at Coast Life Midwifery in...
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Bake sale raises funds for Movember

20 November 2018
Staff at our Maroochydore office baked up a storm of goodies to help raise funds and awareness for Movember which focuses on making a difference for men’s health. The bake sell raised $363.10 and was dollar matched by a donation from Suncare. Amy Congdon coordinated the fundraiser, with help from Michelle Weston, Nadine Daw and Robyn Nock, on...
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Online program to reach carers for people with dementia

01 November 2018
The Caring for carers of people with dementia project links carers of older people with dementia to other carers living in regional and rural Australia. The six-week online program, led by experienced facilitator Dr Annie Banbury, allows carers to chat with other carers in similar circumstances. Carers join a weekly group videoconference meeting...
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