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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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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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Carers get crafty with art sessions

26 February 2019
The first arts and craft session of the year for carers was held at the North Lakes Community Centre on 13 February. The group meets on the second Wednesday of the month where there’s plenty of socialising and laughter involved as the group creates its artistic masterpieces. Activities vary each month from painting canvas, creating collages,...
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Vehicles get a splash of colour

22 February 2019
Two of our vehicles have received a facelift this month, bringing a splash of colour on the roads and smiles to our customers’ faces. Our maintenance team uses the home and garden ute each day, assisting customers with gardening, pruning, gutter cleaning and many other home jobs. The Maroochydore Day Respite Centre van is also on the road each day,...
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Day Respite Centre offers range of activities and programs

29 January 2019
The new year is already shaping up to be more exciting than ever at the Maroochydore Day Respite Centre, following a busy 2018 with many interesting outings and activities. Members are spoilt for choice, with art galleries, shows, botanical gardens and flower displays, new restaurants to try out and favourite haunts to revisit. Our Wednesday...
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Meals on wheels volunteers deliver lamingtons and Anzac biscuits

25 January 2019
Suncare Meals on Wheels volunteers have cooked and prepared 150 lamingtons and 150 Anzac biscuits for the Rotary Club of Mooloolaba in time for Australia Day. Rotary Club President Geoff Hopkins contacted Suncare’s Community and Wellbeing Manager Mat Walker to ask if Meal on Wheels could supply the club with some tasty treats for its Australia Day...
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My Aged Care Learning Environment online

14 January 2019
The My Aged Care Learning Environment for the My Aged Care Screening and Assessment Workforce is now available online. The Learning Environment provides seamless access to up-to-date and new content in an interactive online experience. For more information about course enrolment and access to the new Learning Environment, contact CIT Solutions at...
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Gibir Galangur fishing trip

11 January 2019
The GIBIR GALANGUR Men's Wellbeing Program is having a fishing day out. Transport will be available on the day, participants can also drive their own cars and meet at the location for the fishing. When: Thursday 7 February 2019 Where: Military Jetty Golden Beach, gathering at the BBQ area south of the jetty. Meet at Suncare Community Centre 2-6...
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