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Protect yourself this flu season

18 June 2019
Over 65s may be eligible to receive the flu vaccine for free under the National Immunisation Program. The Queensland Government Department of Health recommends an annual flu vaccine as the most common strains of the flu virus change each year, and vaccines are changed to match these strains. Talk to your doctor about how to protect yourself this...
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Government funding extended

12 June 2019
The 2019-20 Federal Budget announced that funding for the Commonwealth Home Support Programme will be extended from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2022. The Commonwealth Home Support Programme is designed for people who are living independently but require a helping hand around their home to maintain their current lifestyle. By supporting an individual’s...
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National Reconciliation Week 2019

30 May 2019
Grounded in Truth - Walk Together with Courage The Sunshine Coast Reconciliation Group Incorporated (SCRGI) hosted an event on Wednesday 29 May, to coincide with National Reconciliation Week. The event brought together the annual Reconciliation Walk and the official opening of the Reconciliation Garden at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital...
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Celebrating our Volunteers

27 May 2019
The Maroochydore Community Centre hosted a celebratory morning tea on Wednesday 22 May. The event, during National Volunteers Week, was to recognise and thank the 200+ volunteers who give their time and expertise to help the Sunshine Coast community. Customers and volunteers enjoyed high tea supplied by Meals on Wheels and served by Suncare staff....
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National Volunteers Week 2019

21 May 2019
There are many reasons why people choose to volunteer. For some, it offers the chance to give back to the community, start new friendships and make a difference to people around them. For others, volunteering opens up opportunities to share skills and experience and to even develop avenues for mentoring. Each day, volunteers from all over the...
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What the new Aged Care Quality Standards mean for you as a consumer

09 May 2019
From 1 July 2019, the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission will expect aged care providers to comply with the latest Aged Care Quality Standards. These eight new standards will guide consumers and organisations to ensure everyone receives quality care. The Eight Aged Care Quality Standards – consumer outcome Consumer dignity and choice – I am...
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Local Hero nomination on Channel 7 News

08 May 2019
One of our fantastic volunteers Cathy Haimes was featured in the ‘Local Hero’ segment on Channel 7 Sunshine Coast News on Tuesday 7 May. Cathy has been a volunteer at Suncare Meals on Wheels for just over three years and brings her skills to all aspects of the Meals on Wheels operation. The segment explained the various roles which Cathy performs -...
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What the recent budget means for senior Australians

03 April 2019
The 2019-2020 financial budget has been released with the government announcing $21.6 billion in funding for our senior Australians. This is an increase of more than 50 per cent since 2013-2014. The government aims to provide the aged care sector with better access to care and safer quality care. The Aged Care sector announcement will see: 10,000...
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Change of auditors announcement

28 March 2019
During the 2018 Annual General Meeting, it was resolved to appoint Bensons Brisbane as auditor of Suncare Community Services Ltd for the 2018/2019 financial year subject to Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) approval. It was confirmed at the Annual General Meeting there are no disagreements between the exiting auditor and the...
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Discount movie tickets for carers

08 March 2019
Hoyts Australia has renewed its agreement with Carers Australia to offer a discount to carers who attend movie sessions with the person they care for. Carers can buy a ticket for just $1 by presenting their valid healthcare card, Centrelink pension card or other government-issued and recognised carer identification. The discount is not available if...
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