Our Community Connections

Boronia Cottage

Purpose-built respite facility enabling care options

We recognise the vital role that carers perform in our community. Boronia Cottage on Bribie Island is a purpose-built respite facility enabling professional care options when carers or family members require extra support. Qualified and dedicated Suncare staff provide a 24/7 first-class holiday experience including outings and activities for customers. Suncare personalised respite options include in-home respite care, emergency respite, one-on-one support and community based recreational activities and support groups.

Community Visitors Scheme

Companionship for older Queenslanders

Suncare provides companionship services to help older Queenslanders build friendships through the Community Visitors Scheme. The program matches customers to volunteers with similar interests so they can spend time together in a variety of different ways, whether it be going for a walk, reminiscing through photos or simply having a cuppa.  

Meals on Wheels

A range of nutritious meals ready to heat and serve

Suncare offers a weekly Meals on Wheels service within the Sunshine Coast region. A range of nutritious frozen meals, ready to heat and serve, can be ordered in advance, providing flexible meal options and menu choices to enjoy at home.

We can also connect customers outside of our Meals on Wheels delivery area with alternative meal services.

Dementia Café

Opportunities for people living with dementia

Suncare D Cafés provide the opportunity for people living with dementia, and their carers to socialise in a supportive environment. D Cafés are held on a regular basis in Rockhampton and Yeppoon. Guest speakers attend to provide information about support programs for carers and to answer questions.

Community Centres

Social connectivity for our community

Suncare strives to encourage mental and physical wellbeing and social connectivity within the community. With something for everyone our activities include luncheons, RSL shows and events, walking groups, exercise classes, visits to coffee shops, arts and crafts workshops, gardening, cinema visits, chair yoga, aqua aerobics and more.

We have community centres at Maroochydore, Kawana Forest, Buddina and Nambour.

Suncare Digital Program

Keeping our seniors connected

Our Digital program is keeping our customers connected by providing iPads and teaching them digital skills.

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. Suncare’s Digital Program is helping people to learn about and use technology with confidence. Using an iPad, our Digital Program offers step-by-step learning activities and resources such as Quick Start Guides.