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Ruth hangs up her apron after 15 years

03 October 2018
After 15 years as our Meals on Wheels (MOW) cook, Ruth Drake has retired and is looking forward to travelling more and enjoying everything that comes with retirement. Ruth joined Suncare in January 2005 and has been a hard worker with a massive heart. She has always been early to bed and an early riser, often first to start a shift in the MOW...
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Day Respite Centre re-opens after renovations

26 September 2018
We are happy to announce that the Maroochydore Day Respite Centre has re-opened following the roof renovations. Our regular services and activities are now operating from the centre (see below), except for the art groups which remain at the Kawana Family Centre. Thank you for your understanding during this necessary and important building work and...
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Nandjimadji artwork on display in Brisbane

25 September 2018
Six Nandjimadji Art Group artists have been invited to exhibit their work at the 2018 Art from the Margins Outsider Art Awards at The Old Museum in Brisbane from 27 September to 1 October . Now in its 11th year, the exhibition showcases hundreds of outstanding artists, achieving creatively despite living with adversity and disadvantage, either...
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Suncare at Brisbane Care Expo 2018

13 September 2018
On Friday 14 and Saturday 15 September Suncare is exhibiting at the Care Expo at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. The 2018 Care Expo will bring together a diverse range of community services, businesses and organisations providing products and services from the support, health and care industries, all under the one big roof! This...
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Raising awareness about dementia

12 September 2018
September is Dementia Awareness Month , aimed to encourage all Australians to become more aware of dementia, to gain a better understanding of what it is like to live with dementia and how we can support people living with dementia. This year’s theme is small actions big difference. There are many small actions people can take to create a big...
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Suncare moves to central, modern office in Bundaberg

24 August 2018
Suncare is relocating to a new office in Barolin St Bundaberg from 30 August. Operating in Bundaberg since 2006, Suncare provides community care to more than 140 customers through home care packages, housekeeping assistance, home maintenance assistance, as well as social events and activities. Suncare also supports more than 300 carers with...
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7 Sunshine Coast Marathon - Seniors Week 2018

23 August 2018
A fantastic day of walking, talking, laughing and enjoying the beautiful Sunshine Coast winter weather. The Suncare over 50s Team took on the 2018 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon for the 2km community walk. More than 100 entrants joined the team this year, we were thrilled to see the sea of orange t-shirts adding a bit of Suncare colour to the crowd!...
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Keeping fit for life

13 August 2018
Last year as part of National Seniors Week with the support of Council Of The Aged (COTA), Suncare entered a team of 35 people, many over 65, in the 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon and Community Run Festival’s Queensland Governments Family Dash 2km event. Noel Dennett, then 82, took part. A former Naval Aviator and airline pilot for Qantas and Singapore...
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Podcast: The role of the palliative care team

06 August 2018
Would you like to know more about the role of a palliative care team? In this podcast, GP and medical educator Dr Sam Manger covers a variety of topics with case studies, guideline reviews, guest interviews and more for medical doctors and allied health including general practitioners, family physicians, specialists, allied health, nurses,...
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Building awareness about end of life planning

01 August 2018
Suncare is sponsoring a Dying to Know Day Death Café on 8 August, hosted by Home Instead Senior Care Brisbane North. Dying to Know Day is designed to activate conversations and curiosity, build death literacy and help grow the capacity of individuals and community groups to take action toward end of life planning. Death literacy will assist in end...
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