Time to put the feet up

Hearing the stories at Suncare.

Often in later years, our years of stress over jobs, children and money are replaced with feelings of well-being and contentment.

With age, we become comfortable with ourselves, start putting ourselves first (often for the first time in our lives!) and we begin doing things that make us happy. We can socialise on our terms, share stories about the past and reminisce about ‘the good old days’. And we can share our knowledge and wisdom with those younger than us. We realise that aging positively can make your life better.

At Suncare, they love the positive stories of their customers. They marvel at some of the tales. They are motivated by their customers experiences and they are determined to age as well as many of the elderly they meet.

At 83 years of age, Durelle decided that older age was not about being bored and boring.

Enrolling at the local university for her Batchelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Durelle soon became a popular figure on the grounds of the Uni.

“You can do anything if you just set your mind to it” says Durelle.

Bob started his stamp collection at the age of seven.

His study is filled with stamp albums and he loves his weekly catch-up at the local Stamp Collectors Group.

Here he talks stamps and life with fellow collectors, keeping the joy in his life-long hobby alive. Using the Suncare Transport Service takes the hassle out of getting there.

Suncare staff love to hear about Len and his wife who have been happily married for 70 years; about Elsie, whose husband moved into the care facility with her until she was well enough to move back into their own home.

They are proud to celebrate the birthday milestones with our octogenarians, some of whom still enjoy regular games of golf at the age of 100.

Suncare support worker Meg says many of her customers have a special place in her heart.

“It is not a job or a duty, it is a pleasure to meet so many of Queensland’s wonderful aged citizens”.

The staff would love you to become part of the Suncare story.

If you or your family member is considering in-home care as part of an aging plan, please contact Suncare on 1800 786 227 or visit suncare.org.au to see how they can best assist you.

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