Celebrating milestones at Allora Homestead and Castra

22 August 2023

There were celebrations galore across our Allora Homestead aged care home and our Castra aged care home in Murgon as they both celebrated special milestone anniversaries recently.

Residents, families, staff and guests gathered at our Allora Homestead in July this year, to commemorate 40 wonderful years of serving a supportive, proud and connected community.

SCCQ has had the privilege of being part of Allora Homestead’s history for two decades. In 2003, the Allora District Co-operative Hospital Society transferred ownership of ‘Almmerah’ nursing home (now known as Allora Nursing Home), ‘The Homestead’ and ‘Jubilee Gardens’ to SCCQ.

There are many valued past and present community members who founded, paved the way and supported Allora Homestead over the 40 years, some who attended the celebration including original Board Members and the original Chair of the Board.

We also acknowledge and give thanks to Residential Manager Majella Baker who has served Allora Homestead for 38 years, an amazing length of service that we are very grateful for. Majella said she has seen a kaleidoscope of change, challenges and triumphs during her time at Allora Homestead.

“There’s been heartbreak, joy, but most of all, it has been so rewarding. In many ways, we’ve walked side by side with our residents and their families, until they reach the end of this life’s road. It’s truly very special and a privilege,” said Majella.