Bowel Cancer Awareness – is it time for a check-up?

Our aim is to encourage seniors to live a happy and healthy and life with our wellness-focused approach to care. As June is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, we thought it was fitting to shine a light on the importance of regular check-ups and tests.

Want to Make a Sea Change for Your Retirement?

Retirement is an opportunity to change things up. Whether that be taking up a new hobby, living life a little slower, moving house, or all of the above, this golden time of life offers lots of opportunity! One thing you may be considering is a sea change.

What are Retirement Village exit fees?

If you are looking at moving into a retirement village, it is beneficial to know what’s involved – both all the great benefits, as well as the fees. While you may never have to pay exit fees, it is still important to understand what happens if you choose to leave a retirement village.

BallyCara’s Creative Engagement Therapist, Ruth Falconer, a finalist for the Age Services innovator of the year award

BallyCara’s own, Ruth Falconer, was a finalist in the Age Services innovator of the year category in the 2021 innovAGEING National Awards. The following words are what innovAGEING wrote about our incredible Ruth.

Why do I have to pay a monthly service fee?

It’s reasonable to ask ‘why am I charged a monthly service fee.’ We all want to understand what we’re getting when we pay for something!

How Painting Helps Brain Function

Your health is important no matter your age. If you already enjoy creative hobbies, you likely know how beneficial the creative process is for the mind and body. Art therapies can help people to cope with physical and mental stress through expression, management, and understanding.

“The best thing to ever happen to me” – An interview with our previous STRC client, Anne

BallyCara’s Short-Term Restorative Care Program (STRC) is like no other. Our team of passionate and caring staff make a genuine change in our clients’ lives. We were honoured to sit down with Anne, a previous BallyCara STRC client and hear about her journey with us.

What is BallyCara’s Invigorate Group?

Sarah Robson is our lovely Invigorate Social Support Group Team Leader. Sarah and the Invigorate team are appreciative that they are able to see Clients thrive in this group setting by interacting with each other and actively engaging in each activity.

Easing Loneliness in Old Age

Let’s face it, the heartbreaking reality is that loss is a part of life. A long life, a life well lived, a life of accomplishment, adventure, and romance — each is characterised by the cumulative burden of lost loved ones.

Have a Bally-Christmas!

Wow what a busy month BallyCara has had in all of our regions with Christmas celebrations.

Seven Tips for Choosing the Best Location to Retire

So you’re about to retire, or perhaps you have been retired for a while but are thinking about moving, or maybe your home costs too much and requires a lot of upkeep as you age. 

Staff Reward and Recognition Scheme – Final 2021 Winners

BallyCara has such a dedicated and passionate workforce. We are proud of everyone, and it brings us great joy to be able to show our gratitude to them for their incredible accomplishments!

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Acknowledgment of Country

BallyCara acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land on which our residences are located and we pay our respect to their Elders past, present and emerging. We extend that respect to the Traditional Owners across this country where we live, work and play.


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