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100 Years through the Eyes of a Woman

Posted by Marcela Cuevas on 13 August 2019 | Read more

Retired painter, Joan Smith celebrated turning 100 on Friday 26 July 2019, rounding out the century in style at the BaptistCare Kellyville Social Club, sharing her pearls of wisdom including the secrets to a long and happy life, accompanied by her family, friends and carers. ...


Vote Now For HopeStreet's 'My Community Project'

Posted by Elizabeth Byrne on 26 July 2019 | Read more

BaptistCare HopeStreet has six innovative programs nominated for ‘My Community Project’ - a NSW Government initiative offering funding for those causes that receive the most support through a public vote. ...


New community housing brings security and warmth

Posted by Elizabeth Byrne on 10 July 2019 | Read more

Moving into her new community housing at BaptistCare Wingara Hamlet in the Blue Mountains this month has changed everything for Joelle, both now and into her future. ...


Caloola Conversations

Posted by Megan Lloyd Johnson on 4 July 2019 | Read more

Childlike curiosity filled the corridors of BaptistCare Caloola Aged Care Centre during a recent visit by year two students from Wagga Wagga Christian College. ...


A chance to recharge

Posted by Megan Lloyd Johnson on 2 July 2019 | Read more

As the sun set over the nearby Blue Mountains on Friday 31 May, 38 individuals, all of whom are unpaid carers for their loved ones, gathered at Edmund Rice Retreat in Mulgoa for a weekend of rest and rejuvenation. ...


Because we care: a moving story

Posted by Megan Lloyd Johnson on 1 July 2019 | Read more

Moving home is said to be one of life’s most stressful experiences. ...


Bruce, bingo and big smiles

Posted by Megan Lloyd Johnson on 14 June 2019 | Read more

Wagga local, Bruce Elam, shared his volunteering story during a recent visit to BaptistCare Caloola. ...


Heroes with a heart for helping others

Posted by Megan Lloyd Johnson on 7 June 2019 | Read more

The Local Hero Awards recipients for 2019 were announced during a ceremony held at Gosford Golf Club on Saturday 25 May. ...


Maureen's transformation

Posted by Megan Lloyd Johnson on 6 June 2019 | Read more

After a lifetime of good health and regular physical activity, which included a daily swim, former stay-at-home mum, Maureen Fitzgerald hit some serious health hurdles when she reached her late 70s. ...


New report finds Sydney needs significant investment to prepare for an ageing population

Posted by Marcela Cuevas on 31 May 2019 | Read more

Sydney currently lacks the housing, transport and access to healthcare to meet the needs of a rapidly ageing population and urgent attention must be given to public investment to support senior citizens in Sydney, according to a new report published 23 May by the Committee for Sydney in partnership with BaptistCare and Stockland. ...


Breakfast and scones with 'The Mayor of Windang'

Posted by Megan Lloyd Johnson on 21 May 2019 | Read more

The HopeStreet Warilla North Community Centre team is mourning the loss of one of their own. ...


Sharing the gift of reading

Posted by Megan Lloyd Johnson on 20 May 2019 | Read more

Retired special needs teacher and librarian, Merylanne Baxter, spent over 40 years of her working life helping and serving others. ...


Royal Commission update

Posted by Marcela Cuevas on 15 May 2019 | Read more

Now that the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety is in full swing, we continue to have confidence that the Commission will be instrumental in guiding the longer-term aged care reform of our aged care system and addressing the more pressing issues that have arisen within the sector and require consideration. ...


An evening of Halo Ball magic

Posted by Megan Lloyd Johnson on 14 May 2019 | Read more

The fourth annual Halo Ball was held on Friday 3 May, in the heart of the city at The Westin Sydney. ...


Celebrating our shared mission

Posted by Megan Lloyd Johnson on 13 May 2019 | Read more

The Association of Baptist Churches of NSW & ACT held its annual Assembly leading into their community event The Gathering throughout 1-2 May. ...


BaptistCare announces line up for fourth annual Halo Ball

Posted by Megan Lloyd Johnson on 15 April 2019 | Read more

Renowned illusionist and magician Cosentino will headline the fourth annual Halo Ball in Sydney on Friday 3 May 2019, to raise much-needed funds for women and children experiencing family and domestic violence. ...


John Hile: a man of the community

Posted by Megan Lloyd Johnson on 9 April 2019 | Read more

Hills resident, John Hile, celebrated his 100th birthday on Monday 8 April, with a celebration at BaptistCare Aminya Centre, surrounded by family, fellow residents and staff. ...


A Faithful Life: Heather Gourlay

Posted by Megan Lloyd Johnson on 1 April 2019 | Read more

Mrs Heather Gourlay, lovingly known as Nana, will be joined by fellow BaptistCare staff and residents from The Gracewood Centre at an afternoon tea to celebrate her 105th birthday on Monday 1 April. ...


BaptistCare Clinton Place officially opened

Posted by Megan Lloyd Johnson on 25 March 2019 | Read more

Twenty brand new units have been added to BaptistCare Clinton Place in Goulburn as part of the NSW Government’s decision to boost social and affordable housing. ...


Building a community of carers

Posted by Megan Lloyd Johnson on 20 March 2019 | Read more

Since September 2014, BaptistCare has partnered with churches across NSW to support the delivery of volunteer training in pastoral care. ...


Margery Grace Field (Bartlett)

Posted by Megan Lloyd Johnson on 14 March 2019 | Read more

IN MEMORY28 November 1920 - 7 March 2019 ...


New Partnerships, New Hope

Posted by Megan Lloyd Johnson on 27 February 2019 | Read more

Hearts and hands were united through reconciliation at BaptistCare this month, with the unveiling of a new piece of artwork created by the ministry team from Macarthur Indigenous Church, led by Pastor Michael Duckett. ...


A Volunteer Story worth Sharing

Posted by Megan Lloyd Johnson on 25 February 2019 | Read more

Fay is a creative, committed and caring volunteer who has been brightening the lives of BaptistCare Warena residents since September 2001. ...


BaptistCare Brings Boost to Social and Affordable Housing in Lismore

Posted by Megan Lloyd Johnson on 20 February 2019 | Read more

Lismore locals struggling in the private housing market are preparing to move into new affordable homes following the completion of 35 social and affordable housing units near the city centre. ...


A Lasting Legacy

Posted by Megan Lloyd Johnson on 23 January 2019 | Read more

On 28 February 2015, BaptistCare Home Services employee, Tara Costigan, was brutally murdered by her ex-partner. ...


A Passion for Patchwork and Pizza

Posted by Megan Lloyd Johnson on 14 January 2019 | Read more

Maria Podres has been a well-known and much loved member of her community for decades. ...


Fundraising for Farmers

Posted by Megan Lloyd Johnson on 27 December 2018 | Read more

Through the sale of potted plants, batches of rocky road, homemade cupcakes and a very full donation tin, residents, their families and staff at BaptistCare Orana Centre have raised $800 for the BaptistCare HopeStreet Farmers Appeal. ...


Above And Beyond

Posted by Megan Lloyd Johnson on 30 November 2018 | Read more

From the 23-25 November, BaptistCare were thrilled to partner with the organisers of this year’s Beyond Festival, which drew record crowds to Kangaroo Valley Showground for three days of great music and community, playing their part in a ‘gentle revolution’ in raising awareness against domestic and family violence. ...


New Passion Leads To New Purpose

Posted by Megan Lloyd Johnson on 28 November 2018 | Read more

With 53 years of experience working as a solicitor, wearing a suit every day and dealing with high pressure clients and deadlines, Peter was great at his job. ...


Jazz On Morven

Posted by Megan Lloyd Johnson on 16 November 2018 | Read more

On Friday November 9, BaptistCare Morven Gardens, celebrated 20 years of care, devotion and service to the local community situated in the beautiful Blue Mountains village of Leura. ...


Domestic Violence Is More Than Skin Deep

Posted by Megan Lloyd Johnson on 7 November 2018 | Read more

For most Australians, bruises and black eyes are the tell-tale signs of domestic violence. ...


Now's The Time To Get Online

Posted by Megan Lloyd Johnson on 30 October 2018 | Read more

Connections and community are important to our wellbeing. ...


Digging Deep: A Hope Filled Enterprise

Posted by Megan Lloyd Johnson on 29 October 2018 | Read more

A trusted member of the Upper Blue Mountains community in Leura for 20 years, BaptistCare Morven Gardens is ready to celebrate and show off its beautiful grounds thanks to the hard work of budding teenage horticulturalists. ...


Bourne To Serve: Alf's Gift of Giving

Posted by Megan Lloyd Johnson on 26 October 2018 | Read more

On Thursday October 25, Alf Bourne was joined by family and friends, as well as fellow BaptistCare Dorothy Henderson Lodge residents and staff, at an afternoon tea in celebration of his 103rd birthday. ...


A Full Life: 106 Reasons To Celebrate

Posted by Megan Lloyd Johnson on 17 October 2018 | Read more

Celebrating a remarkable milestone in Alstonville New South Wales, Mrs Maria (Meip) Heeringa was joined by family, as well as fellow BaptistCare Maranoa Centre residents and staff at an afternoon tea in honour of her one hundred and sixth birthday on 16 October. ...


#CheckIn And Chat About Responsible Gambling

Posted by Megan Lloyd Johnson on 15 October 2018 | Read more

Responsible Gambling Awareness Week 2018 (RGAW), was a busy time for the HopeStreet Gambling Help team, as they lead the conversation on problem gambling, early intervention and responsible gambling practices. ...


George Forbes House Hosts Vice-Regal Visit

Posted by Megan Lloyd Johnson on 25 September 2018 | Read more

Located in the picturesque town of Queanbeyan and dressed in the warm rays of the early Spring sun, BaptistCare George Forbes House rolled out the red carpet in honour of VIP guests His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret'd), Governor of New South Wales and his wife, Mrs Linda Hurley. ...


Stories Of Hope Showcased At HopeStreet Event In Hunter

Posted by Elizabeth Byrne on 24 September 2018 | Read more

BaptistCare HopeStreet officially unveiled its rebranded BaptistCare HopeStreet Community Centre in Windale in mid-September with a special event featuring local graffiti artists Shane Kennedy and Faith Curtis from Up and Up.


An Extra Pair Of Caring Hands

Posted by Elizabeth Byrne on 21 September 2018 | Read more

For a man who’s nearly 80 and living with dementia, Roy De Audney is spritely, intelligent and loves a chat. ...


'Time Gets Away And You Don't Realise'

Posted by Megan Lloyd Johnson on 1 September 2018 | Read more

Making the decision to move is never an easy one, but it’s something we all face as it comes our turn to plan for the future. ...


Maranoa Village: A Little Village with a Big Future

Posted by Megan Lloyd Johnson on 23 August 2018 | Read more

With the NSW North Coast a popular location for seniors, and to meet the growing need for retirement living housing in the area, BaptistCare has spent the past 12 months busily writing the latest chapter of its BaptistCare Maranoa Village story. ...


Vets Helping Pets

Posted by Megan Lloyd Johnson on 8 August 2018 | Read more

For some of the most marginalised people in our communities, a pet can be the one safe and close companion they have in their world. ...


Prime Minister's Afternoon Tea Time

Posted by Megan Lloyd Johnson on 7 August 2018 | Read more

When a number of BaptistCare Carey Gardens residents, staff and volunteers were invited to be guests of the Speaker for Parliamentary Question Time, little did they suspect that the day would end in afternoon tea with the Prime Minister of Australia, The Hon. ...


What to Know Before You Go

Posted by Megan Lloyd Johnson on 7 August 2018 | Read more

This Dying to Know Day (D2KDay), BaptistCare is joining the conversation about this important topic. ...


The Gospel According to Betty: One Hundred Years of Faithful Service

Posted by Megan Lloyd Johnson on 30 July 2018 | Read more

As August arrives, Betty Hall will celebrate her one hundredth birthday surrounded by residents, staff and close friends at BaptistCare Cooinda Court in Sydney’s Macquarie Park. ...


Soup's Up: Jora's Winter Warmer

Posted by Megan Lloyd Johnson on 30 July 2018 | Read more

Jora Martin, Chef Manager at BaptistCare’s Gracewood Centre, takes his role of providing tasty and nutritious meals to residents very seriously. ...


New Respite Centre Opens to Support Local Carers in Kellyville

Posted by Elizabeth Byrne on 3 July 2018 | Read more

The opening of a new respite centre at Kellyville this week promises to make life easier for the elderly including people living with dementia – as well as their hard...


Niola’s Original Matron Reunited With Her First Nursing Cape

Posted by Elizabeth Byrne on 22 June 2018 | Read more

BaptistCare Niola’s longstanding and beloved Matron, Marjery Field, was surprised with a special gift recently when her family visited to present and reunite her with her original nurses cape. ...


Halo Ball Brings Hope

Posted by Megan Lloyd Johnson on 30 May 2018 | Read more

On a clear autumn evening with harbour lights glistening on the water and a buzz of excitement in the air, over 500 guests were welcomed to the third annual Halo Ball. ...


Partnering With Kidspot In #couchandacuppa Campaign

Posted by Megan Lloyd Johnson on 28 May 2018 | Read more

Kidspot.com.au has launched their latest Kidspot Cares #couchandacuppa campaign, as they seek to both raise awareness and find a solution to family violence. ...


All Decked Out

Posted by Megan Lloyd Johnson on 25 May 2018 | Read more

Outdoor living is an important part of the Australian lifestyle; a great way to connect with nature and with each other, all while maintaining the comforts of indoor living. ...


Dying With Loving Words

Posted by Megan Lloyd Johnson on 25 May 2018 | Read more

‘What Matters Most?’ is the question being asked this week during National Palliative Care Week, and for the team at BaptistCare it is the words spoken, the time shared, and the care extended to loved ones as they move through the final stage of life’s journey. ...


Friendship Blooms On The Journey Of Dementia

Posted by Elizabeth Byrne on 20 May 2018 | Read more

Sometimes friendship surprises us and blooms in the most challenging of places. This was the case for Peter and Keith.


Changing Lives On Both Sides Of The Bain Marie

Posted by Elizabeth Byrne on 20 May 2018 | Read more

BaptistCare Darcy House impacts an average of 70 lives daily in Port Kembla as a safe and welcoming place where people living with disadvantage can address key issues and meet...


Making The Most Of The Most Important Meal

Posted by Elizabeth Byrne on 20 May 2018 | Read more

In a day and age where school mornings seem like a mad dash for the door, Gaynor understands the importance of a sit-down meal. ...


BaptistCare Takes Pledge To End Homelessness In The Hunter

Posted by Megan Lloyd Johnson on 27 April 2018 | Read more

BaptistCare has signed a pledge to end the worsening problem of homelessness in the Hunter region. ...


Celebrity gardener Jason Hodges hosts birthday event at The Gracewood Retirement Village

Posted by Elizabeth Byrne on 12 April 2018 | Read more

Better Homes and Gardens’ gardening guru, Jason Hodges joined residents of The Gracewood Retirement Village in Kellyville on Thursday 12 April to celebrate its fifth birthday, cutting the birthday cake...


David's New Wings

Posted by Megan Lloyd Johnson on 3 April 2018 | Read more

Retired Rural Fire Service Association member and Australian Air Force veteran, David Mew, has known the danger of facing emergencies head on; as well as the thrill of riding in helicopters and the honour of serving his country. ...


Dorothy Henderson Lodge: A Silver Celebration

Posted by Megan Lloyd Johnson on 29 March 2018 | Read more

Residents and staff of BaptistCare Dorothy Henderson Lodge were host to a crowd of well-wishers earlier this month, as they celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the trusted aged care Centre in Macquarie Park. ...


BaptistCare Announces Line Up For Third Annual Halo Ball

Posted by Elizabeth Byrne on 26 March 2018 | Read more

BaptistCare has announced Marcia Hines will headline the third annual Halo Ball in Sydney on Friday 4 May, to raise much-needed funds for women and children experiencing family and domestic violence. ...


Specialised DV Loan For Women At The Forefront of Financial Inclusion

Posted by Elizabeth Byrne on 21 March 2018 | Read more

A growing group featuring some of Australia’s leading companies and not-for-profits has joined forces to support the 2.4 million people who are experiencing severe financial vulnerability, including care provider BaptistCare, who is leading the way with a special focus on women who have experienced domestic violence. ...


Housing Solutions For All Australians

Posted by Elizabeth Byrne on 15 March 2018 | Read more

BaptistCare has joined the Everybody's Home campaign, challenging all political parties to rethink housing policy and embrace new models of development, ownership and support. ...


$10 Million Microfinance Milestone Reached

Posted by Elizabeth Byrne on 19 February 2018 | Read more

BaptistCare, the largest provider of no-interest loans (NILS) in New South Wales, is proud to announce it has reached a critical milestone having provided more than $10 million in microfinance loans to people in need across the state. ...


Footy Tipping Great Great Grandmother Turns 100

Posted by Elizabeth Byrne on 19 February 2018 | Read more

Sarah Stanberg will reach a special milestone birthday on Thursday 15 February, as she celebrated her one hundredth birthday. ...


Minister officially opens HopeStreet Women's Centre in Darlinghurst

Posted by Elizabeth Byrne on 31 January 2018 | Read more

BaptistCare’s new Hopestreet Women’s Centre was officially opened in Darlinghurst last month, with the help of the Minister for Family and Community Services, Minister for Social Housing, and Minister for...


Newcastle nurse’s career comes to a close after 62 years

Posted by Elizabeth Byrne on 30 January 2018 | Read more

Dawn Pye, a part-time registered nurse at BaptistCare Warabrook Centre, has had a rare career spanning over six decades. If she is not Australia’s longest serving nurse, she must be close.


Families turn to no interest loans to cover school costs

Posted by Elizabeth Byrne on 18 January 2018 | Read more

New South Wales families are turning to community organisations such as BaptistCare for no interest loans to help cover rising costs of back to school expenses, according to Good Shepherd...


Palliative Project Produces Award For BaptistCare Griffith

Posted by Megan Lloyd Johnson on 9 January 2018 | Read more

BaptistCare Griffith has received a Palliative Care Champion award from Clare Holland House in recognition of their commitment to supporting residents to live well and manage their end of life needs. ...


Christmas album for the homeless released

Posted by Elizabeth Byrne on 19 December 2017 | Read more

BaptistCare has released its first Christmas album, in support of the men, women and children who are experiencing hardship in Sydney. ...


Festivities, Fellowship and Feasting in Griffith

Posted by Megan Lloyd Johnson on 15 December 2017 | Read more

BaptistCare Griffith Centre in the ACT has jumped on board the Christmas sleigh early this year with residents, their visitors, and BaptistCare staff all enjoying a week of festive celebrations. ...


Alpine Adventure Helping Homeless

Posted by Megan Lloyd Johnson on 13 December 2017 | Read more

BaptistCare HopeStreet’s biggest fundraiser of the year, To The Top, has been launched with a call for people to participate in the annual Alpine adventure event, raising funds for people who are experiencing homelessness and marginalisation in the inner city of Sydney. ...


Fresh and Festive: Chamara’s Christmas Cracker

Posted by Elizabeth Byrne on 23 November 2017 | Read more

It was a coup when BaptistCare secured the talents of Chamara Pathiranage as Head Chef across its Macquarie Park aged care services in 2009. ...


Homelessness Is Not Just A Big Issue In The City

Posted by Elizabeth Byrne on 21 November 2017 | Read more

Jenny King, a qualified Community Housing Manager, has been nurturing the lively seniors community at BaptistCare’s Clinton Place housing in Goulburn for the past 17 years.


Committed to Ending Violence on White Ribbon Day

Posted by Elizabeth Byrne on 21 November 2017 | Read more

As White Ribbon Day is acknowledged this weekend, BaptistCare is encouraging all people to show their commitment to ending violence against women. ...


Maranoa Acknowledged for Employer Excellence

Posted by Megan Lloyd Johnson on 15 November 2017 | Read more

BaptistCare Maranoa Centre in Alstonville has picked up its newest accolade as a top three finalist in the Prime Super Employer Excellence in Aged Care Awards. ...


Niola Centre officially opened by Parkes Mayor at Street Festival

Posted by Megan Lloyd Johnson on 6 November 2017 | Read more

BaptistCare has officially opened its $11million redeveloped Niola Centre with a street festival and unveiling by Parkes Shire Mayor, Cr Ken Keith. ...


An Aptitude For Gratitude

Posted by Elizabeth Byrne on 2 November 2017 | Read more

Shankerlal Trivedi’s happy and positive demeanour remains the cornerstone of the Trivedi family, even at 105 years of age. ...


Setting A Limit

Posted by Megan Lloyd Johnson on 23 October 2017 | Read more

As gambling continues to cement itself in Australian culture and sport, Responsible Gambling Awareness Week (RGAW) is bringing into the public conscious conversations around healthy and responsible gambling, and more importantly, how to understand and deal with problem gambling. ...


Calling All Superheroes

Posted by Megan Lloyd Johnson on 22 October 2017 | Read more

In celebration of National Carers Week 2017, BaptistCare honoured local carers in the Northern Rivers region by hosting a free BBQ for them. ...


Something Is In The Air

Posted by Megan Lloyd Johnson on 20 October 2017 | Read more

BaptistCare Maranoa Centre receives AACQA Better Practice Commendation Award. ...


One In A Million

Posted by Megan Lloyd Johnson on 19 October 2017 | Read more

As part of 2017 National Carers Week, BaptistCare’s Stronger Carers Peer Support volunteer coach, Alan Gravolin, has been announced as NSW Carer of the Year. ...


Retiring Into The Joyful World of Volunteering

Posted by Elizabeth Byrne on 5 October 2017 | Read more

Walter and Gladys Rudolf, volunteers for 16 years at BaptistCare Morven Gardens in the Blue Mountains, share their experience of bringing joy to residents through craft, outings, events and music. ...


Artists in Residence

Posted by Megan Lloyd Johnson on 20 September 2017 | Read more

BaptistCare Warabrook Centre has become the latest art space for the Newcastle region as it played host to the inaugural BaptistCare Warabrook Centre Art Exhibition, which opened in September. ...


Bank Boost Helps Kids Break Free

Posted by Megan Lloyd Johnson on 20 September 2017 | Read more

Children affected by domestic and family violence will have increased access to ongoing support thanks to a new Grassroots Grant from the Commonwealth Bank. ...


24 Staff Recognised for Can-do Attitude & Excellence

Posted by Megan Lloyd Johnson on 14 September 2017 | Read more

In late August, BaptistCare celebrated outstanding staff achievement at the organisation’s annual You Can Awards Celebration Dinner. ...


On the Horizon: New Housing in Lismore

Posted by Elizabeth Byrne on 12 September 2017 | Read more

With housing affordability a hot topic in Sydney and metro areas across the country, it may come as a surprise to some that the laid back and ever-green NSW Northern Rivers is one of many regional NSW locations experiencing significant housing issues. ...


Niola’s first matron celebrates 60 years of care

Posted by Elizabeth Byrne on 11 September 2017 | Read more

An official opening event and Street Festival will be held on Saturday 25 November, from 11.00am - 3.00pm. ...


Month of Melodies Launched with Mariachi Musicians

Posted by Elizabeth Byrne on 14 August 2017 | Read more

Mariachi musicians, Mexican dancers and churros kicked off a month of music at Kellyville’s aged care centre, BaptistCare The Gracewood Centre, at the beginning of August. ...


From The Ground Up: David's Journey To Employment

Posted by Megan Lloyd Johnson on 7 August 2017 | Read more

Born on a dairy farm in New Zealand’s Bay of Islands in 1964, David, a self-described ‘prodigal son’ moved to Australia in 1981. ...


Hiding from the D-word. Why are we so unsure about life’s great certainty?

Posted by Elizabeth Byrne on 6 August 2017 | Read more

Lara McIntyre, Residential Manager at BaptistCare Orana Centre, is passionate about people talking about Death. ...


A Life-Changing Gift For Chris

Posted by Megan Lloyd Johnson on 24 July 2017 | Read more

Chris, a retired truck driver and proud father of 2, grandfather of 7 and great-grandfather of 2, is one of many seniors whose quality of life and independence has blossomed with the help of BaptistCare’s YouChoose home services. ...


How A Social Club Is Central To Maria’s Life

Posted by Megan Lloyd Johnson on 19 July 2017 | Read more

Maria Moucho, 82, has lived with her daughter Marzieh and son-in-law Roger in their Sydney home for 16 years. ...


Immersive Technology Takes Residents Time Travelling

Posted by Elizabeth Byrne on 19 July 2017 | Read more

Memory therapy has gifted BaptistCare's Gracewood Centre residents with a renewed sense of freedom and adventure through the wonder of immersive technology. ...


New Australian Spiritual Care Series Launched

Posted by Megan Lloyd Johnson on 4 July 2017 | Read more

A new eight-part Spiritual Care Series was launched on Wednesday 28 June by the Aged Care Channel (ACC) and Health Television Network (HTN), with the support of Meaningful Ageing Australia and BaptistCare. ...


Week Long Birthday Celebrations For Centenarian

Posted by Megan Lloyd Johnson on 4 July 2017 | Read more

On Monday 12 June, BaptistCare Aminya Centre resident, Mrs Ethel Irene ‘Rene’ Wilkey, celebrated her one hundredth birthday, an occasion rightly demanding a full week of celebrations. ...


Thersa Celebrates 100 Years Surrounded By 5 Generations

Posted by Megan Lloyd Johnson on 4 July 2017 | Read more

Wagga Wagga resident and BaptistCare home services customer, Mrs Thersa Hillier, celebrated her one hundredth birthday thanks to a life lived with kindness and helping others, on Friday 9 June. ...


30 Organisations Join Forces To Enable Financial Inclusion For 3 Million Australians

Posted by Elizabeth Byrne on 21 June 2017 | Read more

Trailblazer BaptistCare launched a Financial Inclusion Action Plan (FIAP) in November 2016, and was recently joined by another 14 organisations, each outlining their commitment to strengthen financial inclusion and the resilience of disadvantaged Australians, particularly women escaping domestic violence. ...


Halo Ball Guests Unite Against Domestic And Family Violence

Posted by Megan Lloyd Johnson on 2 June 2017 | Read more

Over 480 social influencers and guests attended the second annual Halo Ball in Sydney on Friday 26 May, united in support of women and children impacted by domestic and family violence. ...


New Book Launched at BaptistCare Carey Gardens Celebrates Older Australians

Posted by Megan Lloyd Johnson on 29 May 2017 | Read more

In May 2017, BaptistCare hosted the launch of 'Important to me: Snapshots from elders in objects and stories', a book containing a series of stories about older Australians and a single meaningful object that each has kept with them throughout their lives. ...


Launching BaptistCare’s Palliative Approach At Inaugural Conference

Posted by Megan Lloyd Johnson on 26 May 2017 | Read more

On Thursday 25 May, BaptistCare hosted the Palliative Care In Aged Care Conference, to celebrate and share BaptistCare’s Palliative Approach with registered nurses, aged care workers and home services employees from within BaptistCare and other service providers. ...


Smoothing The Transition

Posted by Megan Lloyd Johnson on 9 May 2017 | Read more

Deciding to move a parent from their home and into residential aged care isn’t an easy and everyday conversation for many families. ...


Music, Memories and Mum

Posted by Megan Lloyd Johnson on 9 May 2017 | Read more

With Mother’s Day coming up, families are making plans to spend time together and honour the special role mothers play in our lives. ...


Sydney Royal Easter Show Has Visitors In A Spin

Posted by Megan Lloyd Johnson on 9 May 2017 | Read more

In the midst of Sydney’s Easter Show extravaganza, BaptistCare sponsored Senior’s Day at the Sydney Royal Easter Show. ...


Men's Sheds And Singing Groups

Posted by Megan Lloyd Johnson on 30 March 2017 | Read more

There’s often a preconceived fear that moving in to an aged care centre is stifling to one’s social interaction and physical independence. ...


From Couch Surfing To Her Own Home

Posted by Megan Lloyd Johnson on 30 March 2017 | Read more

Six years after moving out of her privately rented home to live with and help her daughter’s family, 63 year old Jaci realised that the living arrangement was no longer healthy for her or the family. ...


BaptistCare successful in bid for government funding to develop social and affordable housing

Posted by Chris Brennan on 10 March 2017 | Read more

BaptistCare will partner with the NSW Government to develop and manage social and affordable housing, catering to those most in need across the state, through the Social and Affordable Housing...


BaptistCare Announces Lineup For Second Annual Halo Ball

Posted by Michelle Van Doninck on 21 February 2017 | Read more

BaptistCare has announced Ricki-Lee will headline the second annual Halo Ball in Sydney on Friday 26 May, raising vital funds to support women and children impacted by domestic and family violence. ...


Official Opening of The Gracewood Centre

Posted by Michelle Van Doninck on 15 February 2017 | Read more

BaptistCare’s The Gracewood Centre in Kellyville was officially opened on 13 February delivering much needed aged care services to meet the increasing demand of The Hills District. ...


Age no barrier for Elvis fans at BaptistCare Niola Centre

Posted by Michelle Van Doninck on 23 January 2017 | Read more

As the Elvis Festival rolls into Parkes each year, the residents at BaptistCare Niola Centre get the best of the performers with a special visit from their favourite Elvis. ...


Australians to unite against our domestic violence crisis at national summit

Posted by Chris Brennan on 16 January 2017 | Read more

BaptistCare and The Tara Costigan Foundation (TCF) have today announced they will once again join forces to present the second National Family Violence Summit (NFVS) to address the growing issue of family and domestic violence in Australia. ...


BaptistCare HopeStreet Brings Hope & Health for Pets this Christmas

Posted by Michelle Van Doninck on 20 December 2016 | Read more

Christmas came early for furred and feathered friends in the Woolloomooloo community with the final BaptistCare HopeStreet Pet Clinic for the year held this week.


BaptistCare Acquires Newcastle Retirement Villages

Posted by Michelle Van Doninck on 2 December 2016 | Read more

BaptistCare has formally acquired three local retirement villages from Newcastle City Council following success in an expression of interest process earlier this year. ...


BaptistCare Wins ITAC Award for YouChoose

Posted by Michelle Van Doninck on 30 November 2016 | Read more

BaptistCare's new YouChoose website took out the top gong at the Information Technology in Aged Care (ITAC) 2016 awards in Melbourne last night. ...


BaptistCare launch plan to address financial exclusion in Australia

Posted by Chris Brennan on 25 November 2016 | Read more

BaptistCare has today launched a Financial Inclusion Action Plan (FIAP) outlining its commitment, as an organisation, to strengthen financial inclusion and the resilience of disadvantaged Australians, particularly women escaping domestic violence.


The Gracewood Stage Two Now Open

Posted by Michelle Van Doninck on 22 November 2016 | Read more

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Rabbit and Julie Goodwin Unveil New Look Orana Centre

Posted by Michelle Van Doninck on 21 November 2016 | Read more

BaptistCare Orana Centre celebrated its stunning new look with a fun-filled Open Day on Saturday 26 November. ...


Time Travelling With Technology

Posted by Chris Brennan on 17 November 2016 | Read more

Dementia is the third leading cause of death in Australia.


New Community Housing Open for Lismore Seniors

Posted by Michelle Van Doninck on 16 November 2016 | Read more

The need for low-cost housing for seniors in the Northern Rivers was under the spotlight today with the official opening of BaptistCare’s new community housing development in Lismore. ...


Staying Active is the Secret to 101-year-old’s Long Life

Posted by Michelle Van Doninck on 15 November 2016 | Read more

Jean Prince celebrated her 101st birthday with a family gathering at the BaptistCare Shalom Centre at Macquarie Park. ...


First Angel Released To Support Survivors of Domestic Violence

Posted by Elizabeth Byrne on 21 October 2016 | Read more

The Tara Costigan Foundation (TCF) in partnership with BaptistCare (NSW & ACT) announced the launch of the first Tara’s Angel during its Ladies Lunch Garden Party in Canberra on Thursday 20 October. ...


Mike's Book Launch about MND, Grief & God

Posted by Elizabeth Byrne on 6 October 2016 | Read more

It was a book Mike Robinson never intended to write but it’s one that the Baulkham Hills grandfather feels was very much needed.


Stories Shared at 2016 Dementia Forum

Posted by Michelle Van Doninck on 27 September 2016 | Read more

Advocate, author and international speaker, Kate Swaffer, encouraged everyone to ‘see the person, not the dementia’ as she shared her stories of dementia from the inside out at BaptistCare’s 2016 Dementia Forum. ...


Steven's New Home

Posted by Michelle Van Doninck on 26 September 2016 | Read more

As our resident’s settle into BaptistCare’s newest community housing development in the Northern Rivers, we share with you the story of 56 year old Steven, who discusses his past, and how he came to live at BaptistCare Garimaleh Place in Lismore. ...


Community Space Opens in Grafton

Posted by Michelle Van Doninck on 26 September 2016 | Read more

BaptistCare celebrated the official opening of our new Community Space in Grafton this week. ...


The Secrets To A Long Life

Posted by Michelle Van Doninck on 26 September 2016 | Read more

Born on 10 September 1916, and recently reaching the age of 100, BaptistCare Carey Garden’s centenarian, Claire Grant, shares the secrets to a long life with us. ...


Puppets Delight Students At BaptistCare Morven Gardens

Posted by Michelle Van Doninck on 29 August 2016 | Read more

BaptistCare Morven Gardens residents became thespians this week when they treaded the boards to perform a play for students from Blackheath Public School. ...


BaptistCare partners with the NSW Government to help households in need save on their power bills

Posted by Elizabeth Byrne on 19 August 2016 | Read more

Leading not-for-profit care organisation, BaptistCare has partnered with the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage on a $4 million initiative to deliver energy-efficient appliances to low income and vulnerable households across NSW. ...


Residents tune in to students on Radio Maranoa airways

Posted by Michelle Van Doninck on 15 August 2016 | Read more

There is fresh new talent on the airways of 88.3FM Radio Maranoa on a Wednesday morning as primary students from St Joseph’s Catholic School deliver the news, weather, jokes and live music across BaptistCare Maranoa Centre’s in-house radio station in Alstonville. ...


Seeing The Hope In HopeStreet

Posted by Elizabeth Byrne on 4 August 2016 | Read more

When two university students spent a week at BaptistCare HopeStreet, in Sydney’s inner city suburb of Woolloomooloo, they were confronted by the reality of homelessness. ...


TV Host & Property Guru Andrew Winter Comes to Kellyville

Posted by Michelle Van Doninck on 3 August 2016 | Read more

Property guru and host of the Lifestyle Channel’s Selling Houses Australia, Andrew Winter, is encouraging local seniors to consider downsizing as low interest rates, high demand for properties and major local infrastructure works fuel record prices in the Hills District. ...


510 Reasons To Laugh

Posted by Michelle Van Doninck on 27 July 2016 | Read more

If ever there was a picture of what a long and happy life looks like, it can be found at the BaptistCare Maranoa Centre aged care facility in Alstonville, where Edith Paff, who lives with four other centenarians, turned 106 last week. ...


Food: Bringing People Together At The Gracewood

Posted by Elizabeth Byrne on 26 July 2016 | Read more

It was a coup when BaptistCare secured the talents of Chamara Pathiranage as its Chef across its Macquarie Park aged care services in 2009.


BaptistCare (Community Services & Head Office) earns accreditation as White Ribbon Workplace

Posted by Elizabeth Byrne on 18 July 2016 | Read more

BaptistCare, in its ongoing commitment to address domestic and family violence in our communities, has been accredited as a White Ribbon Workplace, at both its Head Office and all Community Services sites. ...


Join Kate Swaffer at Stories of Me Dementia Forum

Posted by Michelle Van Doninck on 12 July 2016 | Read more

Advocate, Author and International Speaker, Kate Swaffer, will share insights from the inner perspective of a person living with dementia at Stories of Me - A dementia forum connecting experience and theory, to be held this September during Dementia Awareness Month. ...


Life Changing Loans Making Dreams Come True

Posted by Michelle Van Doninck on 28 June 2016 | Read more

With one in five people in Australia surviving on less than $48 a day, having access to fair, safe and affordable credit gives people a very real chance of ending the cycle of poverty and moving towards economic well-being. ...


Forster Locals Take Trip Down Memory Lane

Posted by Michelle Van Doninck on 22 June 2016 | Read more

The local Forster community came together recently to celebrate the memories of two BaptistCare Kularoo Centre residents – 90 year old Pat Dawes and 84 year old Winn Kessey. ...


Angus Bristow Now Home For Cowboy

Posted by Elizabeth Byrne on 20 June 2016 | Read more

With footy fever in full force, former Chaplain of the Cowboys and card-carrying Queensland supporter, Phil Macquire, will be watching his team play for glory from the comfort of his village home at BaptistCare Angus Bristow during this month’s State of Origin matches. ...


Aged Care Residents Take Step Back In Time

Posted by Michelle Van Doninck on 14 June 2016 | Read more

The fashions and some familiar tunes from the 1950s was all that was required to transform BaptistCare aged care residence in Griffith into a jumping twilight dance. ...


Halo Ball Raises Hope For Victims Of Domestic Violence

Posted by Michelle Van Doninck on 31 May 2016 | Read more

Over 400 social influencers and guests attended the inaugural Halo Ball last week, united in support of women and children impacted by family violence. ...


BaptistCare trailblazing the path to economic inclusion for women

Posted by Elizabeth Byrne on 26 May 2016 | Read more

BaptistCare has been announced as one of the trailblazers for financial inclusion under the new Financial Inclusion Action Plan (FIAP) program, an initiative of the Australian Government, Good Shepherd Microfinance, EY, and the Centre for Social Impact. ...


Life's Journey's Final Steps

Posted by Michelle Van Doninck on 24 May 2016 | Read more

What is a good death? ...


BROKE on the Big Screen for Responsible Gambling Week 2016

Posted by Michelle Van Doninck on 19 May 2016 | Read more

BaptistCare HopeStreet Gambling Help will celebrate Responsible Gambling Awareness Week (RGAW) with two screenings of the Australian Film BROKE at the Chauvel Cinema, Paddington. ...


BaptistCare Celebrates International Nurses Day

Posted by Michelle Van Doninck on 12 May 2016 | Read more

As International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world this Thursday, local Carlingford nurse Dee Sookaloo is being featured in a new film that showcases her passion for the nursing profession. ...


ARIA Award Winners to Perform at Halo Ball

Posted by Michelle Van Doninck on 11 May 2016 | Read more

BaptistCare and the Tara Costigan Foundation will co-host The Halo Ball in Sydney on Friday 27 May to raise vital funds to support women and children impacted by family violence. ...


Stunning $23 Million Upgrade for BaptistCare Orana Centre

Posted by Michelle Van Doninck on 28 April 2016 | Read more

Residents at BaptistCare Orana Centre on the NSW Central Coast are settling into superior surroundings as a new 60 bed wing opens and a $23 million redevelopment project nears completion. ...


Minister Goward Launches Men’s Behaviour Change Pilots

Posted by Michelle Van Doninck on 27 April 2016 | Read more

BaptistCare and the NSW Government have confirmed their strong commitment to tackling domestic and family violence with the Hon Pru Goward MP, Minister for Women and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, launching the BaptistCare Men’s Behaviour Change (MBC) pilot programs in Campbelltown and Tuggerah. ...


BaptistCare Responds To National Family Violence Summit Report

Posted by Michelle Van Doninck on 21 April 2016 | Read more

BaptistCare calls on the Federal Government to provide support and action around the recommendations contained in the Report to the Prime Minister of Australia from the National Family Violence Summit – most importantly the establishment of a National Commission for Family Inclusion and Safety. ...


Terry & Janet: Still Growing Old Together

Posted by Michelle Van Doninck on 29 March 2016 | Read more

From their early days, Terry and Janet often thought how wonderful it would be to grow old together. ...


BaptistCare & TCF Join Forces to Stop Domestic Violence

Posted by Elizabeth Byrne on 19 March 2016 | Read more

The inaugural National Family Violence Summit officially concluded on Saturday morning with the second annual ‘Tara’s Walk for Change’; in honour of Canberra mother-of-three, Tara Costigan, who was murdered by...


BaptistCare Releases PowerFul Domestic Violence Film Series

Posted by Elizabeth Byrne on 17 March 2016 | Read more

As the first National Family Violence Summit begins in Canberra today, event sponsor BaptistCare has released a powerful film series featuring the emotional stories of men who use intimate partner violence and women who have experienced domestic and family violence. ...


BaptistCare Stands In Support of Tara Costigan’s Family

Posted by Elizabeth Byrne on 3 March 2016 | Read more

Tara Costigan’s employer, BaptistCare, expresses their support today for the family of Tara Costigan as they received the news of ​Marcus Rappel pleading guilty to the murder of Tara.


Free Parenting & Pregnancy Support for Families

Posted by Michelle Van Doninck on 2 March 2016 | Read more

A new community program is offering free pregnancy and parenting support for families in Northern NSW. ...


Simple Services Making A Difference

Posted by Michelle Van Doninck on 24 February 2016 | Read more

Imagine the difference you could make if every time you hired a Gardener or a Cleaner for your home or office, you were also helping someone gain important skills and employment experience. ...


One Big Happy Family at The Gracewood

Posted by Michelle Van Doninck on 24 February 2016 | Read more

Plans for 40 new luxury independent living apartments have been unveiled with the final release of Stage 2 of Kellyville’s award winning community, The Gracewood. ...


Northern Exposure

Posted by Elizabeth Byrne on 24 February 2016 | Read more

Over the last 12 months BaptistCare has commenced new community service initiatives in the Northern Rivers. ...


Calling All Angels

Posted by Elizabeth Byrne on 22 February 2016 | Read more

BaptistCare and The Tara Costigan Foundation will co-host The Halo Ball in Sydney on Friday 27 May to raise vital funds to support women and children impacted by family violence. ...


Survey Open: Ageing & Disability

Posted by Elizabeth Byrne on 5 February 2016 | Read more

Call for participants to complete the Keeping My Place In The Community: What’s It Like Growing Older? ...


BaptistCare & The Tara Costigan Foundation announce National Family Violence Summit

Posted by Michelle Van Doninck on 21 January 2016 | Read more

** We are pleased to announce that both the Prime Minister, The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, and the Leader of the Opposition, The Hon Bill Shorten MP will be making an address at the National Family Violence Summit. ...


$10 Million Upgrade for BaptistCare Niola Centre

Posted by Michelle Van Doninck on 6 January 2016 | Read more

BaptistCare Niola Centre will undergo its largest ever upgrade when work commences on a $10 million refurbishment program in March. ...


Christmas Album For The Homeless Released

Posted by Elizabeth Byrne on 23 December 2015 | Read more

When a nursing home choir in Canberra decided to fundraise for Sydney’s homeless community in Woolloomooloo, it was heavenly music that they chose to deliver their message of care and compassion. ...


Local Refuge for Women & Children Fleeing Domestic Violence

Posted by Michelle Van Doninck on 15 December 2015 | Read more

This news article first appeared in the Camden-Narellan Advertiser on 24 November and is reprinted with their kind permission. ...


Creating Stronger Carers

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Volunteers Creating Stronger Carers

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Caring For Carers

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New Community Housing Development Underway in Lismore

Posted by Michelle Van Doninck on 9 December 2015 | Read more

Construction has begun on Lismore’s newest community housing development, with BaptistCare starting work at 26-30 Dibbs Street, Lismore in early November. ...


Retire in Luxury at The Gracewood

Posted by Michelle Van Doninck on 9 December 2015 | Read more

A limited number of two and three bedroom luxury apartments are now on sale at Kellyville’s award winning, The Gracewood. ...


Towards White Ribbon Workplace Accreditation

Posted by Elizabeth Byrne on 20 November 2015 | Read more

Twelve months into its White Ribbon Accreditation journey, BaptistCare is already seeing the flow on effects as the organisation embarks on the significant decision to become a workplace driving change. ...


Community Loan Milestone in Dubbo

Posted by Michelle Van Doninck on 17 November 2015 | Read more

Every time Faye Wright succeeds in obtaining a loan for a client at the BaptistCare Dubbo Community Centre she is well aware she is providing far more than just low-interest finance. ...


BaptistCare Maranoa Centre Finalist in Employer Excellence

Posted by Michelle Van Doninck on 2 November 2015 | Read more

BaptistCare Maranoa Centre in Alstonville has been announced as a Finalist in the Prime Super Employer Excellence in Aged Care Award. ...


Dementia residents respond to PARO Seal Therapy

Posted by Michelle Van Doninck on 2 November 2015 | Read more

Fluffy, robotic and adorable, PARO seals are making a positive impact in residential aged care facilities across BaptistCare. ...


Creating Conversation & Community Connections

Posted by Michelle Van Doninck on 26 October 2015 | Read more

Watch our Volunteer Pastoral Care Visitor film by clicking on the banner above. ...


More Than 100 Reasons To Celebrate

Posted by Michelle Van Doninck on 19 October 2015 | Read more

Reaching a milestone 100th birthday is more than enough reason for celebrating for most, but Alf Bourne is not your average centenarian. ...


BaptistCare Welcomes NSW Govt Domestic Violence Funding

Posted by Michelle Van Doninck on 15 October 2015 | Read more

BaptistCare has welcomed the announcement of a $60 million NSW Government package to target men who commit intimate partner violence and support women, men and children who have experienced domestic and family violence (DFV). ...


Song to Raise Funds for BaptistCare HopeStreet

Posted by Michelle Van Doninck on 6 October 2015 | Read more

When an aged care facility in Canberra decided to fundraise for Sydney’s homeless community in Woolloomooloo, it was heavenly music that they chose to deliver their message of care and compassion. ...


BaptistCare Maranoa Centre Finalist in Aged Care Hospitality Awards

Posted by Michelle Van Doninck on 29 September 2015 | Read more

STOP PRESS: The OSCAR Aged Care Hospitality Awards Gala Dinner was held on Friday 30 October and BaptistCare Maranoa Centre was announced as the Joint 2015 National Winner in the Catering Innovation of the Year category. ...


An Inspiring 2015 Dementia Forum

Posted by Michelle Van Doninck on 29 September 2015 | Read more

A standing ovation signalled the end of an incredibly inspiring day when Graeme Atkins – a singer and songwriter living with Younger Onset Dementia – closed the 2015 BaptistCare Dementia Forum with a very special musical performance. ...


Paramedic Placements Offered in Aged Care

Posted by Michelle Van Doninck on 28 September 2015 | Read more

BaptistCare is building a bridge between health care professionals with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Tasmania to support the clinical education of undergraduate paramedic students. ...


BaptistCare Welcomes Federal Response to National Domestic Violence Crisis

Posted by Michelle Van Doninck on 24 September 2015 | Read more

BaptistCare today welcomed the Federal Government announcement of a multi-million dollar funding package to help stop domestic violence. ...


A Successful Transition to Work

Posted by Michelle Van Doninck on 3 September 2015 | Read more

Karlie Brake is a talented and valued member of BaptistCare Home Services – Macarthur/South West Sydney. ...


Homelessness: Can We Find A Solution Together?

Posted by Elizabeth Byrne on 4 August 2015 | Read more

By Matt Young, Missional Services Manager at BaptistCare HopeStreet ...


'Stronger Carers’ Program Finalist in HESTA Aged Care Awards

Posted by Michelle Van Doninck on 29 July 2015 | Read more

The BaptistCare Stronger Carers program is one of five finalists in the Team Innovation category of the 2015 HESTA Aged Care Awards. ...


Clara: Our Tiny Dancer

Posted by Michelle Van Doninck on 28 July 2015 | Read more

A diet of no sugar, no alcohol but plenty of salt is the secret to a long and happy life according to Clara Thorley who celebrated her 103rd birthday at BaptistCare Aminya Centre recently. ...


Breaking Shackles of Stigma in Windale

Posted by Michelle Van Doninck on 28 July 2015 | Read more

The Lake Macquarie suburb of Windale was recently named one of the most disadvantaged communities in NSW according to the 2015 Dropping Off The Edge report. ...


Two Decades of Devotion

Posted by Michelle Van Doninck on 22 July 2015 | Read more

Some twenty years ago, Judy Hodges and her family were confronted with the difficult decision that many families face surrounding the living situation and care of her elderly mother. ...


Milestone Meal to be Served at Wallsend

Posted by Michelle Van Doninck on 22 July 2015 | Read more

It is estimated that one in ten Hunter residents will this year need some form of food relief as they struggle to make ends meet. ...


30 Years of Caring at Caloola

Posted by Michelle Van Doninck on 1 July 2015 | Read more

These days it’s impressive for a career to extend past ten years in the one organisation, so it’s an amazing feat that on Friday July 3, Anne Gilmour signed off from 30 years of caring for the Wagga Wagga community at BaptistCare Caloola Centre. ...


Registrations Open for Living Well, Dying Well 2015 Dementia Forum

Posted by Elizabeth Byrne on 30 June 2015 | Read more

Service providers from across Australia are invited to register for Living Well, Dying Well – A BaptistCare Dementia Forum to be held on Monday 14 September 2015. ...


Legion of Honour Medal for John

Posted by Michelle Van Doninck on 29 June 2015 | Read more

BaptistCare Carey Gardens resident, John Bryson, was celebrated recently when he was awarded the Legion of Honour Medal in an Anzac Day ceremony at the French Embassy in Canberra. ...


Affordable Housing for Lismore Seniors

Posted by Michelle Van Doninck on 16 June 2015 | Read more

BaptistCare's new housing project will provide relief for low-income seniors in the Lismore region if approved. ...


From Little Things, Big Things Grow

Posted by Michelle Van Doninck on 16 June 2015 | Read more

As BaptistCare recently welcomed its new aged care facility in Griffith, ACT, the organisation is also farewelling it’s long standing BaptistCare Morling Lodge. ...


Celebrating 50 Years Of Nursing

Posted by Michelle Van Doninck on 16 June 2015 | Read more

Every May 12, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth, International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world. ...


Storytelling for Seniors at BaptistCare Kularoo Centre

Posted by Michelle Van Doninck on 16 June 2015 | Read more

Residents at BaptistCare Kularoo Centre turned into storytellers recently when they took part in the Great Lake’s Council Creative Ageing Project. ...


Lynne Takes Out Top Microfinance Award

Posted by Michelle Van Doninck on 16 June 2015 | Read more

The most prestigious award in the Australian microfinance sector was awarded to BaptistCare employee, Lynne Payne, at the 2015 National No Interest Loans (NILS) conference in Sydney last week. ...


BaptistCare 2015 Dementia Forum Announced

Posted by Michelle Van Doninck on 13 May 2015 | Read more

Service providers working in community, residential and acute settings will benefit from BaptistCare’s one day Dementia Forum to be held this September. ...


Partnership to Build Stronger Families

Posted by Michelle Van Doninck on 13 May 2015 | Read more

BaptistCare is one of five organisations who have partnered with the Muslim Women Association to deliver a unique new service providing crisis accommodation for multicultural families in Sydney’s Canterbury and Bankstown communities. ...


Official Opening for BaptistCare Griffith

Posted by Michelle Van Doninck on 11 May 2015 | Read more

The Federal Member for Canberra, Ms Gai Brodtmann MP, and Member for Brindabella, Ms Joy Burch MLA, were among the 100 special guests who enjoyed the official opening of BaptistCare Griffith recently. ...


Advice at age 100 is: "Get on with it"

Posted by Michelle Van Doninck on 11 May 2015 | Read more

Life was never easy for Helena Zapasnik but after overcoming great hardship she celebrated her 100th birthday with close friends and family in Macquarie Park recently. ...


BaptistCare Celebrates Volunteer Base

Posted by Elizabeth Byrne on 8 May 2015 | Read more

This week BaptistCare joins Australia in celebrating National Volunteer Week 2015, held from 11-17 May. ...


Senior Artist Raises $3000 for BaptistCare HopeStreet

Posted by Michelle Van Doninck on 27 April 2015 | Read more

BaptistCare Willandra Village resident, Barbara Porter, shared her artistic gift with the local Macquarie Park community last weekend with a special portrait exhibition raising almost $3000 for BaptistCare HopeStreet. ...


Commemorating Canberra's Morling Lodge

Posted by Michelle Van Doninck on 27 April 2015 | Read more

As the organisation prepares to farewell the Capital’s first aged care facility, a very special history book is being written to commemorate the life and times of BaptistCare Morling Lodge in Red Hill, ACT. ...


BaptistCare Caloola Centre Celebrates Thirty Years of Care

Posted by Michelle Van Doninck on 27 April 2015 | Read more

BaptistCare Caloola Centre marked a major milestone recently with staff and residents celebrating thirty years of caring for the Riverina community. ...


Spotlight on Macarthur seniors at Angus Bristow Village

Posted by Michelle Van Doninck on 27 April 2015 | Read more

Seniors and care staff in the Macarthur community were the focus of celebrations at a special afternoon tea at BaptistCare Angus Bristow Village recently. ...


BaptistCare Graces Front Cover of Industry Magazine

Posted by Elizabeth Byrne on 9 March 2015 | Read more

We're excited to share with our supporters the four page article featuring BaptistCare in the latest Australian Ageing Agenda (AAA) magazine, the flagship publication of the Australian aged care industry. ...


Making Housing Everyone’s Right

Posted by Elizabeth Byrne on 18 February 2015 | Read more

BaptistCare has been recognised for its commitment to housing for older Australians and crisis accommodation for women and children, with the organisation receiving its certification as a community housing provider under the new National Regulatory System for Community Housing. ...


Painting Personalities

Posted by on 4 February 2015 | Read more

If a picture paints a thousand words then these stunning portraits by local Northern Rivers artist Naomi Mikkelsen of residents at the BaptistCare Mid Richmond Centre tell so much more. ...


Watermark joins BaptistCare

Posted by on 22 January 2015 | Read more

BaptistCare is pleased to announce the organisation has recently acquired the Wagga Wagga based Watermark retirement living residences. ...


Writing A New Chapter For HopeStreet

Posted by on 10 December 2014 | Read more

HopeStreet is a community development and street-based outreach service, working at the grass roots level of Sydney’s inner-city. ...


A 70 Year Legacy of Volunteering

Posted by on 9 December 2014 | Read more

In BaptistCare’s 70th year of ministry and service, it is fitting we pause to say Thank You to our volunteers who have served so faithfully and at the forefront of our ministry right from the start. ...


BaptistCare Commences White Ribbon Accreditation

Posted by on 2 December 2014 | Read more

BaptistCare is one of nineteen organisations across Australia who have commenced their journey towards accreditation as White Ribbon Workplaces during the November 2014 enrolment intake of the White Ribbon Workplace Program. ...


Our Life Line

Posted by on 2 December 2014 | Read more

When times were tough last year Ron and Kim Shannon sought some help from the BaptistCare food support store in Windale. ...


Radio Maranoa Broadcasts Feel-Good Vibes To Residents

Posted by on 10 November 2014 | Read more

BaptistCare Maranoa Centre, a residential aged care facility at Alstonville, recently commenced transmitting on its own narrow cast frequency in a bid to entertain and inform their residents. ...


Celebrating A Century With Five Generations And 100 Cupcakes

Posted by on 6 November 2014 | Read more

It’s not every day you receive a letter from the Queen, 100 cupcakes, and a chance to celebrate a century with family and friends. ...


TV’s Bondi Vet Explains How To Downsize With Pets

Posted by on 5 November 2014 | Read more

Upstaging celebrity Sydney vet Dr Chris Brown, the charismatic host of the popular television series Bondi Vet, is no easy matter. ...


Star Employee Philippa Takes Gold For NSW In Special Olympics

Posted by on 3 November 2014 | Read more

BaptistCare Macquarie Park team member Philippa Caruso celebrated a Gold and Bronze medal on her return from the Special Olympics National Games, held in Melbourne last month. ...


$5 Million Microfinance Milestone

Posted by on 21 October 2014 | Read more

A major microfinance milestone has been celebrated by BaptistCare, with $5 million dollars of no interest and low interest loans provided to 4000 individuals and families in 6 years. ...


New Ad Campaign Tells East Sydney & Bondi Problem Gamblers That Seeking Help Is A Sign Of Strength

Posted by on 13 October 2014 | Read more

A new state-wide advertising campaign aims to encourage East Sydney and Bondi problem gamblers to seek help early, before their situation becomes more serious.


New Support Services for Windale Community

Posted by on 28 August 2014 | Read more

People doing it tough in one of the Hunter’s most disadvantaged communities are now able to access a range of new support services with the opening of a new community...


Community Groups Demand Halt To Harmful Budget Measures

Posted by on 27 August 2014 | Read more

First published on the Baptist Care Australia (BCA) website. ACOSS today lead a large delegation of community sector representatives to Canberra to call on our elected representatives to reject harmful...


Bondi Vet Talks Pets In Retirement

Posted by on 18 August 2014 | Read more

Dr Chris Brown, Australia’s favourite celebrity vet, author and animal lover, is coming to The Gracewood on September 18 to talk about the benefits of pet ownership in retirement. ...


The Gracewood Takes Out Seniors’ Living Award

Posted by on 4 August 2014 | Read more

BaptistCare’s The Gracewood development in Kellyville has taken out the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) Award for Excellence in Seniors' Living. ...


Cath A Unique Link To Past

Posted by on 17 July 2014 | Read more

CATH Moore, aged 107, is a unique person to do a story on about unlocking the past.


2014 Dementia and Diversity Forum

Posted by on 9 July 2014 | Read more

Registrations have now closed for September’s 2014 BaptistCare Dementia and Diversity Forum, hosted by BaptistCare and proudly sponsored by Alzheimer’s Australia NSW.


Putting Food On The Table

Posted by BaptistCare on 20 May 2014 | Read more

This month trading officially resumed at the BaptistCare’s Windale Community Centre food support outlet. ...


Expert Helps Retirees Plan Next Property Move

Posted by BaptistCare on 20 May 2014 | Read more

If you are thinking of down-sizing to a smaller home but not sure if the time is right, where to begin, or how much your home is worth – then join us at our next BaptistCare Gracewood Community event. ...


BaptistCare Cover Story In Australian Ageing Agenda

Posted by BaptistCare on 14 May 2014 | Read more

BaptistCare is on the cover of the May/June 2014 issue of Australian Ageing Agenda, flagship publication of the Australian aged care industry. ...


Award Winning Volunteer Still Going Strong

Posted by BaptistCare on 9 May 2014 | Read more

A wonderful passion for volunteering was rewarded earlier this year when Auburn Mayor Ned Attie presented a Seniors Week Award to 90 year old BaptistCare volunteer Jean Armstrong. ...


Falls Prevention is Everyone’s Business

Posted by BaptistCare on 5 May 2014 | Read more

April was “Falls Awareness Month” and BaptistCare Home Services Macarthur ran a number of falls prevention activities, hosting a Falls Awareness Competition and holding a falls awareness information stall at the Harrington Park plaza, both aimed at reducing falls by the elderly. ...


Three Decades of Service

Posted by BaptistCare on 23 April 2014 | Read more

Much loved BaptistCare staff member Rosie Ravouvou has just celebrated thirty years of dedicated work at our Carlingford aged care centre, with staff celebrating this milestone with a surprise morning tea. ...


Residents Make Toys For Young Cancer Patients

Posted by BaptistCare on 3 April 2014 | Read more

A group of residents from the BaptistCare Aminya Centre's knitting group visited Westmead Children’s Hospital and presented a number of hand-made teddy bears to sick children this week. ...


ABC News covers BaptistCare Loans Program

Posted by BaptistCare on 27 March 2014 | Read more

The opening of BaptistCare's new loans hub at the Mayfield Community Centre is featured on ABC News, as well as on local radio and NBN news.The ABC News bulletin reports that many low income earners in the Hunter region are being stung by "loan sharks", and that BaptistCare have opened up a new financial hub to offer low and no interest loans, as well as budgeting support, food and referral for other services, to people who otherwise would be excluded from normal financial services. ...


Warabrook Residents Showcase Craft Talents

Posted by BaptistCare on 24 March 2014 | Read more

Last month, residents of the Warabrook Centre showcased their art and craft talents at the Newcastle Show, an annual event with pavilion displays, animal demonstrations and entertainment, giving BaptistCare residents an opportunity to to use their ample creative skills and also connect with their local community. ...


BaptistCare Launch Parties Held Across NSW & ACT

Posted by BaptistCare on 20 March 2014 | Read more

Thousands of BaptistCare staff and residents gathered earlier this week across the whole organisation to celebrate the BaptistCare Brand Launch and 70th Anniversary, to acknowledge the remarkable work of all our teams and to recommit to deliver our new promise Care You Can Trust. ...


A Model Breakfast Club

Posted by BaptistCare on 19 March 2014 | Read more

With many disadvantaged children skipping the most important meal of the day, BaptistCare’s Warilla North Community Centre is addressing the problem by providing students at Warilla North and Mt Warrigal Primary Schools with a healthy breakfast three days a week. ...


First Ever Home Services RN Forum

Posted by Care Improvement Consultant – Home Services and Jenny Venman on 18 March 2014 | Read more

BaptistCare Home Services provides care for the frail and aged within their own home. ...


BCS Has A New Name... BaptistCare

Posted by BaptistCare on 18 March 2014 | Read more

Today Baptist Community Services – one of the largest providers of aged and community services in NSW and ACT – launches under its new name BaptistCare. ...


Our Name Has Changed, But Our Care Remains The Same

Posted by BaptistCare on 9 March 2014 | Read more

It is with anticipation and excitement that we now welcome you to a new chapter in the story of our organisation.



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