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Merle celebrated 100 years in iso-style

Harriett ‘Merle’ Byrnes celebrated her 100th birthday on the 23rd of May in iso-style at BaptistCare Orana Centre as resident life continues to reflect extra precautions due to COVID-19. Amy Jones, Lifestyle and Volunteers Coordinator at the Point Clare centre, assured ...

Willandra residents receive COVID vaccinations

In late April, several residents from BaptistCare Willandra Village in Macquarie Park waited patiently in the RE Walker Hall to receive their COVID-19 vaccinations. Coordinated and administered by Macquarie University, General Practice Clinic, Retirement Living Manager,...

BaptistCare employees’ photographs delight all

Photos capture a moment in time. Something important or funny or beautiful or picturesque. Whatever the reason for the picture, it means something to the person behind the camera. That’s why this year, the BaptistCare MarComms team decided to try something new for the p...

BaptistCare and TAFE NSW help Braidwood great-grandmother change careers at 74

At an age when many of her friends are slowing down, 74-year-old Braidwood great-grandmother Leonora Brown is ramping up, completing two TAFE NSW qualifications and starting a new job – in aged care. Leonora Brown has had a rich and varied career, but a yearning to re-e...

Celebrating Jessie Bailie: a life of sacrifice, hard work and love for family

As the daughter of a Scottish coal miner, Jessie wore bloomers made out of flour sacks, and life wasn’t always easy. As she turns 99, Jessie reflects on a life rich in love, but not without sacrifice. Jessie is a humble woman who says her two sons are her greatest achie...

BaptistCare Watermark Village wins “Excellence in Business Ethics” at the Wagga Wagga Business Chamber’s Golden Crow Awards 2021

BaptistCare Watermark Village in Wagga Wagga was recently nominated as finalists for two awards in the Golden Crow Awards for 2021. The Golden Crow Awards are prestigious local awards that are in partnership with Wagga Wagga Business Chamber. Watermark Village was nomin...

TAFE NSW helps HopeStreet employee find work that feeds the soul

The 39-year-old mum-of-two from Wollongong is a client support worker with BaptistCare HopeStreet, a job she secured after undertaking work placement for her Certificate III in Community Services course in 2019. Nicole was nervous about studying with TAFE NSW but excell...

BaptistCare partners with Macquarie University in roundtable project

BaptistCare NSW & ACT, alongside other aged care providers, is a partner in the following roundtable project.Announced on Wednesday 15 September by Minister for Health and Aged Care, Greg Hunt MP, Macquarie University has been awarded $1.4 million in National Health...

BaptistCare team member wins award in the 2021 National Palliative Care Awards!

Yasothiny (Yaso) Yogarajah, Care Team Manager at Shalom, has been named as the winner of the "Excellence Award for Palliative Care in an Aged care Setting - Individual" award in the 2021 National Palliative Care Awards for her outstanding work in Shalom’s Palliative car...

Hard-working Hannah wins Apprentice of the Year award!

Now 18, Hannah Holford started working at BaptistCare Carey Gardens when she was 16 and in year 11, as a Care Services Employee as part of an apprenticeship earning her Certificate III in Individual Support through a partnership with Australian Training Company, her hig...

First sod turned for a second time at historic BaptistCare site

Sixty-eight years after the completion of its very first home for elderly women, leading not for profit organisation, BaptistCare, witnessed a second “turning of the first sod” today at the organisation’s Carlingford birthplace. Construction will shortly commence on the...

More than just real estate

It was the passing of *Bianca’s mother that left her and her son homeless for a fortnight just over two years ago. “I went to different organisations, but because I was still working, they put me in a hotel in Ballina, and I had to pay for that. After not long, I had to...

BaptistCare at home launches biggest ever home care recruitment campaign

BaptistCare at home is launching their largest ever Home Care recruitment campaign and is looking for caring people to care for older people in our local communities and help people live their best lives at home. BaptistCare at home is proud to support over 8,000 client...

106 trips around the sun for BaptistCare legend, Alf

Alf celebrated his birthday with a morning tea surrounded by staff and residents and an afternoon tea with a special visit from his family this week. Alf has lived through some of history’s most significant moments. These include World War II, the building of the Harbou...

Centenarian Edna is proud to be living independently, with the help of BaptistCare home care services.

9 November, 2020 BaptistCare home care client Edna Goodwin is celebrating turning 100. Happy Birthday, Edna! As a centenarian now, Edna is very proud to be living independently and is extremely grateful to BaptistCare for the services they provide. She says the BaptistC...

Alf celebrates 105 years: “If the Lord wants me to be here a bit longer to serve Him, that will make me happy.”

12 November, 2020 Alf Bourne is somewhat of a legend to us at BaptistCare, so many lives of our residents and staff have been touched by Alf. He has lived a life devoted to being of service to others, and we’d like to honour and celebrate Alf on his 105th birthday – wha...

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HopeStreet Corporate Partners

Partner with us We can’t do this alone. While HopeStreet is coming around people and families to give them a hand up, we rely on the generous donations of our supporters and corporate partners to make this happen. There are so many worthwhile causes, and we think suppor...

Checking in to prevent harm for GambleAware Week 2020

24 October, 2020 For Paul*, gambling began as a pleasurable activity that he used to escape work-place bullying. A single father living in the city, Paul successfully raised his son after separating from his wife who experienced addiction. He’s had a long and successful...