SCC Caloundra celebrates 20 years of serving their community

1 May 2024

SCCQ proudly commemorated the 20th anniversary of our Caloundra aged care community in March this year, marking two decades of dedicated service to the local community.

It was a truly special occasion where residents, families, staff and guests gathered with a celebration and a reflection of a strong, supportive and proud community.

Twenty years ago, SCCQ embarked on a mission to create an integrated community where residents could age in place, offering a blend of independent living units and a residential aged care home for those requiring higher levels of care.

In 2001, SCCQ was able to secure a picturesque 84-acre location, nestled between Caloundra’s golden beaches, the Glasshouse Mountains, and Pumicestone Passage, which became the canvas for our ambitious project.

Southern Cross Care Caloundra was officially opened by The Hon Julie Bishop MP and was blessed by Bishop Brian Finnigan on 14 March 2004.

“What makes our communities thrive is the people. From the residents who live here, to the teams that work here and our partners that volunteer and donate their time”, said Jason Eldering, SCCQ CEO.

“Caloundra is the perfect example of our integrated model of building communities. With a 100-bed Residential Aged Care facility, 200-unit retirement living village, and a thriving home care community team, this is truly a place where we can allow the people we serve to age in place”, Jason expressed.

Residential Manager, Karen Wilson is humbled and grateful to be part of Caloundra’s remarkable journey, “Each day spent alongside our residents has filled my heart with warmth and inspiration over the years. Their stories, laughter, and unwavering spirit has truly enriched my life.”

Here’s to many more years of shared memories, laughter, and continued care for our beloved residents”, said Karen.