Random Acts of Kindness at BallyCara

Throughout the month of February we have been spreading kindness around BallyCara with feel good quotes and random coffee vouchers. This Saturday is Random Acts of Kindness Day with the theme being "Make Kindness the Norm"… which is exactly what BallyCara’s Carers’ Auxiliary stands for!

Safer Internet Day - How to protect you and your family online

The 6th of February marks the 21st edition of Safer Internet Day where millions of people from over 180 countries come "Together for a better internet".

Celebrating International Day of Education at BallyCara with Residents

Today is International Day of Education. This year’s theme is ‘Learning for Lasting Peace’. We interviewed Residents Russell and Ruth Briggs on their history of education and peace as they are both trailblazers in this field.

Avoiding Isolation Post-Holiday Season

The end of one year and the start of a new one can be an exciting time! It can also be an overwhelming period for many; it may be the first time you are celebrating with or without loved ones, it may be a time of travel or a time for rest, your house may have been full and then suddenly feels very empty.

A Treasure Chest of Memories

The delightful Margaret is a HomeCare Client in our Brisbane North region who has had such a full and interesting life! She has had an association with BallyCara for quite some time as her late husband was part of the Hibernian Friendly Society 40 years ago when BallyCara was established.

Student Placement at BallyCara - An OT perspective

At the end of July BallyCara welcomed two Occupational Therapy (OT) students from the University of Sunshine Coast (UniSC) for their 10 week placement.
This was a valuable learning experience for existing BallyCara Staff and the OT students alike.

Men's Shed at BallyCara

What can we say about BallyCara’s Men’s Shed?

It is a vibrant community of youthful seniors who decided to make the most of their time here at BallyCara by coming together to create some wonderful pieces for donation to Residential Care and the Carer’s Auxiliary for purchase in their shop.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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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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