Latest News from Caloundra Rise
We will try to bring you a cross section of news from our retirement villages as well as the local news to Caloundra Rise. We report on the opening of new locations or stages of our developments, updates from our residents and input from other clients in our care.
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- Tassie Tour for Scholarship Winners
Southern Cross Care Rewards staff with Tassie Tour for Scholarship Winners
A recent Southern Cross Care (Qld) Inc initiative provided staff with the opportunity to submit plans for use at their facilities to assist residents who are suffering from dementia. The top three proposals won a sch...
- Murgon Development Update
It’s not long now until the new Southern Cross Care (Qld) Murgon facility will be ready for the residents to move in. Due for completion mid 2013 the Murgon based team and residents are gearing up for the big move.
What the new and existing residents can expect of the new ...
- Holland Park Development Update
The new Duhig Village (formally Archbishop Duhig Court Hostel) will offer a range of services and levels of care to meet the most discerning resident and their families. You will be able to choose from the options of Extra Service or standard rooms, with all well appointed roo...
- Tea for Two... or 102!
Southern Cross Care Caloundra held a Big Morning Tea fundraising event in May. All 102 residents and their friends and family supported the event and enjoyed a morning tea to remember.
Management, Diversional Therapy staff and volunteers served tea and cakes to the residents and their guest...
- Caloundra Hosts a Happy Horde
Allora Resident Holiday
In March the Allora team took a group of 10 residents for the annual Caloundra holiday. The weather was a bit wet, but didn’t dampen the spirits of the group as they journeyed north and enjoyed their holiday by the beach.
The journey to the coast was part of t...
- Kevin Rudd visits SCCQ at Holland Park
When Member for Griffith, Kevin Rudd, visited the Southern Cross Care Holland Park site, Archbishop Duhig Court there was much going on for him to observe and discuss. Mr Rudd was visiting residential care homes in his electorate to find out more about the future of funding for aged care and...
- The Men's Den @ Chinchilla
John Williamson famously sang “All Australian boys need a shed” and now this thought has become a reality at Southern Cross Care Illoura Village, Chinchilla with the opening of The Men’s Den in November. The opening of the Den was celebrated with an official cutting of t...
- International Peace Day 2011
The United Nations initiated International Day of Peace ("Peace Day") provides an opportunity for individuals, organisations and nations to create practical acts of peace on a shared date, and Southern Cross Care (Qld) plays its part in supporting this aim to raise the consciousness of the n...
- Aged Care Queensland Awards Adrienne Dingwell
At the 2011 Aged Care Queensland conference dinner held 24th March it was announced that Southern Cross Care (Qld) Inc. staff member Adrienne Dingwell is the 2011 winner of the employee category for Excellence in Care. Congratulations Adrienne. As the state winner Adrienne will now progress ...
- Strategic Plan Review
The Board of Directors has undertaken a review of the Strategic Plan 2008 - 2011.
The review incorporated comment from the managers of Southern Cross Care and workshops with Board Members and the Senior Management Team.
The process was quite exhaustive and thorough with some discoveries made which...
- Queensland Floods of 2011
To all staff
The Board wishes to acknowledge its deepest sympathy to all of our employees who suffered loss in the recent devastating floods.
The Board's thanks and appreciation is extended to all our staff in those facilities and services whose work and committment was above and beyond the call o...
- December News from Noosa Waters
Congratulations Noosa Waters!
Roy Crombie, the village manager, mentioned the annual garden competition that was held on the Nov 30th. Noosa Waters have won the shield back this year from Stretton Gardens, south of Brisbane.
Residents Committee Information:
• Chairman: Mich...
- Celebrating International Peace Day
The International Day of Peace ("Peace Day") provides an opportunity for individuals, organisations and nations to create practical acts of peace on a shared date. It was established by a United Nations resolution in 1981 to coincide with the opening of the General Assembly. Events are h...
- Out and About at Stretton Gardens
June – Tour to Queens Park, Ipswich, one of the oldest parks in Queensland. We saw many natural and beautiful surroundings.
July – Day trip to the Port of Brisbane. A tour guide provided to give a comprehensive overview of The Port. A real community da...
- Updates from Stretton Gardens
5 residents attended CPR training in our community centre in September, proving it is never too late to learn a new skill!
Residents Garden Awards 2010
The Southern Cross Care Annual Best Individual Resident’s Garden Award, and Best Facility Garden Award will be awarded this mo...