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…

70 years married!

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Kevin was born in 1929 in a little Queensland town in the bush; Pickandjinnie, near Roma, and Esther was born in Brisbane in 1928. The couple met at the iconic Cloudland on the majestic ballroom floor in February 1950, and they married a few months later. Last November they celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary! The…

Marianne Kicks Goals!

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Healthy Connections member and NDIS participant, Marianne is continually kicking goals – she has recently bought her own unit and has just been awarded Exercise Physiology Client of the Year by Exercise & Sports Science Australia!

Kaja’s Story

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“Without music I wouldn’t be here” – this is what 92 year old Kaja said of his extraordinary life and the common thread that has run through it: his love for music. Last month we joined Colleen on her weekly home respite visit to Kaja and his wife Shirley’s home. Upon stepping into the couple’s…