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Honouring Aunty Betty: A Legacy of Reconciliation and Community

Recently we gathered for the annual Aunty Betty Memorial Reconciliation Walk, reflecting on the life and contributions of our beloved Elder, Aunty Betty McMahon.   A dedicated champion of reconciliation and community building, Aunty Betty’s influence continues to resonate throughout the Sunshine Coast and beyond.   Aunty Betty served tirelessly as co-Patron of the Sunshine…

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New CEO Kimberley Attenborough with outgoing interim Executive General Manager Belinda von Bibra

A new era for Suncare – Kimberley Attenborough announced as CEO

Suncare is delighted to announce the appointment of Kimberley Attenborough as the organisation’s new Chief Executive Officer.  With a distinguished career in community services and healthcare, Kimberley brings a wealth of experience to Suncare. Formerly, as the Executive Manager of Community Services, Feros Care, Kimberley demonstrated exceptional leadership and a deep commitment to improving the…

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Blooming Benefits

Gardening isn’t just about the flowers and the vegetable garden, it’s about joy and well-being. Engaging in gardening activities provides a fulfilling sense of purpose and achievement. It’s not solely about nurturing plants; it’s about fostering physical activity and contributing to improved long-term health. Furthermore, gardening serves as a shared activity that encourages social interaction…

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Cuddles with Zeata

For the past two years, Ormsby Aged Care in Buderim has been graced with the presence of a beloved furry ambassador, Zeata. Every Sunday morning, accompanied by her devoted owner—a Suncare volunteer—this adorable miniature labradoodle spreads warmth and happiness among residents.  Zeata’s arrival marked the beginning of beautiful friendships. Within the home, Zeata visits seven…

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A Letter from the Queen

Len and Phyllis Celebrate 70 Years of Marriage with Royal Recognition Len and Phyllis, members of our Suncare community, recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. What makes their milestone remarkable is the outpouring of recognition they received from VIPs around the realm. The couple were surprised and honoured to receive letters from Her Majesty the…

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Aussie Aussie Aussie

Earlier this year, our valued Gympie Support Worker, Freda Paison, became an Australian Citizen. Back in 2018, Freda and her partner moved Down Under from Papua New Guinea. They got married when they arrived, the occasion becoming even more memorable with torrential rain making them move the celebrations indoors.   Freda had a tough time adjusting…

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Van Voyages

What was meant to be a brief 6-month stay in their motorhome stretched into an 18-month-long adventure for Maria and Candido!  As delays in their home construction altered their plans, Maria, Candy, their daughter Elisa and her partner embarked on a journey that took them across Australia. Constantly on the move, the family travelled through…

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Our Combat Vet

From Military Service to Community Superhero This Anzac Day, we would like to acknowledge one of our Suncare customers, Frank. When Frank was 18, he enlisted as a mechanical and electrical engineer in Wagga Wagga. His preparation for Vietnam involved rigorous training and ongoing specialised instruction in mine diffusion and combat tactics. Frank and the other…

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