Advance Care Planning

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Your voice no matter what the future brings. Regardless of your age or health status, it’s important to make your future health care preferences known. This allows you to discuss what living well means to you and consider who you would want to speak on your behalf if you became too unwell to speak for…

Did you know that you can change your Home Care Package provider?

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Having a Home Care Package provider that meets your needs, aligns with your values and supports your goals is crucial for a positive experience when receiving help at home. Too often, however, an older person can feel like they need to simply be grateful for the support they’re receiving and that once they’ve signed up…

Carers Queensland & Burnie Brae Partnership

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We are excited to announce a new partnership between Burnie Brae and Carers Queensland! This new collaboration will give unpaid carers in Queensland access to vocational placements and employment opportunities, allowing Carers Queensland’s RTO to attract and train more people to work in the community services sector, and at the same time, enables Burnie Brae…

Meet Burnie Brae Transport Driver, Paul

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We recently had a chat with driver, Paul O’Sullivan, who has been with Burnie Brae for two years. Paul’s regular week involves general transporting on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, with trips shopping, to the doctors, hospitals and dentists. Tuesdays and Thursdays are set aside for the groups he affectionately calls ‘the shopping girls’ with ‘Paul…

Dianne’s Story

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Di was born in Sydney in the 1950’s and moved to Queensland in 1981 with her family. Prior to having her children, she worked in the print trade, working in The Valley in Brisbane for some time. After rearing her children, she became a volunteer in several organisations. She spent 10 years working for Meals…

Catching Memory Loss / Dementia Early

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While there are normal ‘age-related’ cognitive decline experiences we all have, when these start to really impact your everyday life it’s important to catch them early.

Donna’s Story

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Healthy Connections member Donna is doing her personal best for Australian hearts, and you can help! Donna’s story In only her second year involved with MyMarathon, Donna is planning to complete at least one marathon of 42.2 kilometres (over the month) to raise funds for lifesaving heart disease research. MyMarathon gives the opportunity to run…

Ruby’s Story

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You may have seen long-term Burnie Brae member Ruby around the Centre, but you may not know that much of Ruby’s life has been spent helping others. Following thirteen years working in pharmacies, Ruby moved into nursing, with three years working in Ingham. During that time, she had to learn her nursing skills on the…

Transport Services FAQ

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The Burnie Brae Transport Service offers a low-cost solution for eligible northside residents in Brisbane who have difficulty accessing public transport. A door to door service is provided for those who need help to get to the shops, to activities and events at our the Burnie Brae Centre or to other social events and places….