Our Stories

Special moments shared at McKenzie

Catch up on the latest news and activities at our McKenzie communities, and get some great health and lifestyle tips too. 

The Ashley's Music on Demand

Posted by McKenzie | 20 Jan 2021

The team at The Ashley have been busy raising funds for their very own Jukebox so the music never stops.

QANTAS Team Members join the McKenzie Family

Posted by McKenzie | 04 Jun 2020

Qantas and McKenzie have teamed up to help support our residents in staying connected to their families.

Thank You

Posted by McKenzie | 23 May 2020

​National Volunteer Week is the annual celebration to acknowledge the generous contribution of our nation’s volunteers.

Newmans on the Park Open Day

Posted by McKenzie | 07 Apr 2020

On a beautiful sunny Saturday in February, our McKenzie home Newmans on the Park invited the Templestowe community to spend the afternoon with residents and their families and get to know our lovely home.

The Wives of The Mens Club

Posted by McKenzie | 12 Mar 2020

When five lovely ladies attended ‘The Men’s Club’ outings, they found new friendships and became part of The Terraces community.

A Little Piece of Greece at Charlesbrook

Posted by McKenzie | 06 Feb 2020

When coming into care a resident’s cultural background or what they identify with is an important part in making them feel welcome and supported in their new home.

Probus Recognises Two Bribie Cove Residents

Posted by McKenzie | 23 Jan 2020

Two of our Bribie Cove residents have been acknowledged for their 20 years of membership with the Probus Club Bribie Island, a club for retired members with similar interests to come together.

Bribie Cove Retirement Village on Show!

Posted by McKenzie | 04 Sep 2019

Bribie Cove Retirement Village opened its doors to the community and welcomed visitors for a sneak peek tour of the villa and surrounding retirement village.

There is a first time for everything for Buderim Residents

Posted by McKenzie | 09 Jul 2019

On Tuesday 18th June, Buderim Views Aged Care visited the Skyline Ferris Wheel at Happy Valley.

McKenzie Aged Care Pet Therapy

Posted by McKenzie | 17 May 2019

We have all felt the instant happiness when being greeted by our furry friends. Pets not only offer companionship but they have the ability to boost mental health and well-being.

A family's story of Respite care at McKenzie

Posted by McKenzie | 31 Aug 2018

First impressions are important, especially when it comes to choosing an aged care residence for a loved one. They provide an insight into how an aged care home operates and encourage further enquiry.

Seabrook Aged Care - Our Stunning Refurbishment is Complete

Posted by McKenzie | 09 Aug 2018

Our home is even more beautiful than before

Our newest family member now has a name

Posted by McKenzie | 16 Jul 2018

After a very successful naming competition, our newest family member has been named!

Respite at McKenzie Aged Care, a family's experience

Posted by McKenzie | 27 Jun 2018

McKenzie respite is here to support you and your loved one.

Volunteering at McKenzie Aged Care

Posted by McKenzie | 23 Apr 2018

Volunteering is a great way to connect with residents and the community

Glasshouse Views Aged Care - Beautiful surrounds inside and out!

Posted by McKenzie | 12 Apr 2018

Even more beautiful and special than before.

Where aged care and friendships go hand in hand

Posted by McKenzie | 23 Oct 2017

Understanding the individual needs of each and every resident is extremely important to us.

Aged Care - Made Easy and Affordable

Posted by McKenzie | 05 Sep 2017

Aged Care - Made Easy and Affordable

What we’re doing to challenge the memory thief

Posted by McKenzie | 09 Oct 2015

For many of us the end of September brought with it the promise of better weather to come – however it was also the end of a month of awareness for an issue close to our hearts.

Basketball keeps Bribie balanced

Posted by McKenzie | 18 Sep 2015

Factors that come with age such as chronic health conditions, vision impairments, muscle weakness and illnesses can affect balance and increase the risk of falling.

Remembrance Day

Posted by McKenzie | 14 Nov 2014

McKenzie communities take time to reflect.

Physio's Advice

Posted by Jason Szczepanski | 13 Jan 2014

Healthy and physically active people enjoy a better life in their later years. They are able to maintain higher levels of independence and have overall increased levels of wellbeing.

Sharing creativity

Posted by McKenzie | 28 Oct 2013

As well as a busy schedule of regular activities, all McKenzie facilities hold special events from time to time for residents to share with family and friends.

Men’s Shed in Tweed Heads offers social support and connections

Posted by Shelby Hutchinson | 13 Sep 2013

McKenzie Aged Care Group acknowledges that maintaining friendships and social connections gets harder as we age and lose touch with people.

Keith's Column

Posted by Keith Cameron-Smith | 06 Sep 2013

The value of music

Activities Accessible for Everyone

Posted by Shelby Hutchison | 06 Jun 2013

For people with limited mobility and advanced age, getting out and about in their local area can be quite difficult and affects their ability to fully participate in the community.

Exercise Keeps Local Aged Care Residents Young at Heart

Posted by Shelby Hutchison | 11 Apr 2013

All McKenzie facilities have always encouraged a great range of exercise and activities for all residents to encourage and improve health and wellbeing.