A diagnosis of dementia is not something to be ashamed of… it’s a part of life and ageing for many people. In fact, almost half a million Australians are living with dementia. There are many misconceptions associated with dementia, and a diagnosis does not mean you should expect the worst-case scenario. Many people live full…
Suncare Community Services has more capacity to drive down social isolation and loneliness in older Queenslanders, after Eastern Star Foundation generously funded a brand-new car, to help volunteers reach more people, especially those living in remote areas.
Sometimes it’s the little things that can make the biggest difference. Suncare supports Sunshine Coast customer Robert ‘Bruce’ Orchard with twice weekly walks which help improve his functional mobility.
At 98 years of age Arthur (Bill) White is looking forward to ANZAC Day commemorations this year, laying not one, but two wreaths as he takes the opportunity to reflect — something which veterans were denied in 2020 due to the COVID-19 lockdown.
Suncare celebrated International Volunteer Day in December 2020 by recognising the significant impact our 200 volunteers make for our customers. The theme for the 2020 International Volunteer Day was ‘Together We Can Through Volunteering’, which was very appropriate in the challenging times associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Volunteering at Suncare provides opportunities for volunteers of all ages – those starting out in the workforce through to those who are transitioning to retirement. We support our volunteers through learning and development programs that can lead to paid employment.
A Maroochydore artist is raising awareness during Disability Action Week about how choice matters and by sharing how she managed to get her life back on track through an NDIS plan that connected her to her culture and was developed with staff from Suncare Community Services.
The Suncare Digital program is keeping our customers connected digitally, by teaching new technical skills and providing iPads and access to the internet. Increasingly, services available to help older Australians require an email address. These include online shopping, banking and health and Government services including My Aged Care. For people who don’t feel confident using…
There are many programs or apps you can download on your smart phone or tablet to help your health and wellbeing. Here are FIVE of the best. 1. Healthdirect: A free health app for checking symptoms, finding a health service and trusted health information. 2. MedAdvisor: This free app helps you manage your prescription medicines…
Join the Suncare Community Services team to honour the memory and work of Historical Elder Aunty Betty McMahon at the Aunty Betty Memorial Reconciliation Walk 2021. Wednesday 2 June 2021, 10.00am–12 noon.