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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Join us for Carers Week celebrations

14 October 2018
Suncare invites you to join us as we celebrate the outstanding contribution that Australia’s 2.7 million carers make to our nation. National Carers Week is an opportunity to raise community awareness among all Australians about the diversity of carers and their caring roles. Brisbane North 15 October - Kilcoy Carers Luncheon Kilcoy Information...
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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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