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Chinchilla's Illoura Village welcomes new manager

Southern Cross Care Queensland (SCCQ) is delighted to welcome to Illoura Village their new residential manager, Mr Lance Payne. Mr Payne, who will take up the role from January 20, says he is looking forward to returning to country life and becoming involved in the Chinchilla community. Mr Payne grew up in the town of…  Read more

Southern Cross Care Qld’s Christmas Appeal serves the vulnerable

In December 2019, Southern Cross Care Queensland launched its annual Christmas Appeal through their Support Centre, an initiative which aims to support their most vulnerable clients at Christmas time. This year, the appeal asked for donations of toiletries, personal items and tasty treats, to be packaged into a gift hamper and hand delivered to clients…  Read more

Vertical village unveiled: ParqueVista on Seville Building Two opens

On Thursday 28 November 2019, Building Two of ParqueVista on Seville was unveiled to great fanfare and positivity from existing and prospective residents. A modern vertical village developed by Southern Cross Care Queensland, the 40 new retirement living units over five levels were proclaimed open by distinguished guests in front of close to 130 attendees.…  Read more

A spoonful of entertainment for Illoura residents

On Friday 22 November, residents from Illoura Village enjoyed an outing to Chinchilla Cultural Centre to watch an exclusive performance of the musical Mary Poppins. The production, performed by students at Chinchilla Christian College from Prep to Year 12, was the final dress rehearsal before the musical’s opening night and Illoura residents were thrilled to…  Read more

Southern Cross Care Karinya celebrates 30 years

On Friday 25 October 2019, Southern Cross Care Karinya proudly celebrated their 30th birthday with an open day, official presentation and morning tea. Karinya, whose name is an Aboriginal word which means peaceful home, welcomed special guests Mayor Keith Campbell, Councillor Roz Froloff, guests from the original Donors’ Honour Board and members of local business…  Read more

Seven years of entertaining residents at Southern Cross Care Caloundra

For more than seven years, residents at Southern Cross Care Caloundra have been amused and entertained by the brilliant Mrs Ellen De Voss, who each year produces a show that she writes, directs and enlists the assistance of staff to perform. Despite some health concerns, Ellen fails to rule out that this may be her…  Read more

You're invited to the grand opening of ParqueVista Building 2

We are excited to invite you to the grand opening of building two at ParqueVista on Seville. Join us to celebrate at our opening event where you’ll emjoy morning tea, refreshments, and live music. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet the team, view the village, and tour our display units. RSVPs are essential by…  Read more

Celebratory Mass at Duhig Village Holland Park to mark 40-year anniversary

In February this year, Southern Cross Care (Qld) completed forty glorious years of providing care and compassion to aged citizens. A celebratory Mass was held on Thursday, 28 February 2019, to mark the momentous occasion of 40 years since Southern Cross Care first opened its doors at Holland Park. Brisbane auxiliary Bishop Ken Howell was…  Read more

Bishop Ken Howell opens and blesses new Chapel

On Wednesday, 4 July, residents at Southern Cross Care’s Edens Landing gathered with staff and invited guest to celebrate the opening and blessing of a new Chapel for the site. Southern Cross Care Chief Executive Officer, Michael Bowers, said both staff and residents were delighted by the addition of this important sacred space. He said,…  Read more

Country Music Star Visits Murgon

Residents at Southern Cross Care’s aged care home in Murgon – Castra were thrilled when Country Music star Gina Jeffreys popped in for a visit who was performing at the Murgon Music Muster. Residents were extremely excited for Gina’s visit; in particular one resident who is a fan owning all her CDs. Staff and residents…  Read more

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