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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. 

Pen Pals from Around the World

Posted by McKenzie | 19 Nov 2020

SandBrook residents send letters to aged care homes around the world.

Carers, take a break.You deserve it!

Posted by McKenzie | 30 Oct 2020

Caring for a family member comes with many rewards. Equally, it can come with some challenges, which have most recently been highlighted throughout this pandemic.

Seaton Stitchers

Posted by McKenzie | 08 Oct 2020

‘Seaton Stitchers’ find a way to unwind.

Seeing Double at The Terraces

Posted by McKenzie | 18 Sep 2020

Meet Esma and Wilma, twin sisters that live at our Varsity Lakes home, The Terraces.

Acts of Kindness

Posted by McKenzie | 03 Sep 2020

2020 has been a difficult year for everyone in the aged care industry. Yet, in the midst of this pandemic, we are seeing more and more acts of kindness and generosity than ever before.

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.

The Ormsby celebrates first year of being open!

Posted by McKenzie | 13 May 2020

On Friday May 8th The Ormsby residents and staff gathered to celebrate one year since opening its doors.

Lest We Forget

Posted by McKenzie | 28 Apr 2020

The spirit of ANZAC and all it stands for…..courage, mateship and sacrifice, echoed across McKenzie Aged Care homes as we came together to honour this sacred day.

Keeping Loved Ones Connected

Posted by McKenzie | 17 Apr 2020

We share with you the amazing initiatives our homes are taking in keeping residents & families connected

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.

Virtual Dementia Experience Workshop

Posted by McKenzie | 19 Feb 2020

Last week, some of our support staff had the opportunity to be involved in a Virtual Dementia Experience (VDE) workshop facilitated by Dementia Australia.

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.

When Home Care is not enough, a Respite stay could be the answer…

Posted by McKenzie | 25 Nov 2019

Let McKenzie take care of your loved one

Heritage Lodge Knits for Nature

Posted by McKenzie | 22 Nov 2019

Heritage Lodge Residents have been busy knitting to support this very cute cause.

Bribie Orchids On Show

Posted by McKenzie | 28 Oct 2019

McKenzie Aged Care recently sponsored the latest Orchid Show on Bribie Island and what an amazing sight to behold!

The Ormsby Opens its Doors to the Buderim Community

Posted by McKenzie | 07 Oct 2019

On Friday 27th September, The Ormsby welcomed the local Buderim community to visit our newest home.

When a carer needs a little time out – consider some Respite..

Posted by McKenzie | 25 Sep 2019

Looking after an elderly family member can be hard work. So if you need a break, short-term aged care (also known as Respite Care) is a great option.

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.

Local Member Joins in on 100th Birthday Celebration

Posted by McKenzie | 25 Jul 2019

Earlier this month, Lynbrook Park resident Mary celebrated an amazing milestone, her 100th birthday.

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.

A touching gift for our Glasshouse Views Community

Posted by McKenzie | 12 Jun 2019

The Mooloolah Valley Quilting and Craft Group have been hard at work over the last several months making a quilt for Glasshouse Views.

Glasshouse Views - Memory Walk

Posted by McKenzie | 17 May 2019

A team from McKenzie Aged Care’s Glasshouse Views aged care home at Beerwah is participating in the Sunshine Coast Memory walk on the 9th of June.

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.

The Ormsby welcomes its first residents.

Posted by McKenzie | 13 May 2019

We recently had the privilege of welcoming our very first residents and their families to The Ormsby Aged Care in Buderim.

Seabrook recognised for Excellence in Aged Care

Posted by McKenzie | 27 Mar 2019

Seabrook Aged Care was recently presented with an Aged Care Excellence Award by local member for Petrie, Luke Howarth.

When Home Care is not enough, a Respite stay could be the answer…

Posted by McKenzie | 21 Jan 2019

Let McKenzie take care of your loved one

Lynbrook Park Residents Welcome PARO

Posted by McKenzie | 13 Dec 2018

PARO (derived from comPAnion RObot) is a robotic baby harp seal with lifelike features that respond to movement, touch and speech.