50 years’ service to seniors
STAFF, customers, volunteers and local dignatries turned out in force to mark the beginning of celebrations as Suncare Community Services celebrates its 50th year.
CEO Russell Mason told a crowd of about 150 people the event was a chance to say thank you to those who had worked hard to build the service from its beginnings as Meals on Wheels Maroochydore in 1970 to today's organisation with more than 350 employees and 3000 customers.
Mr Mason paid tribute to the founders of the organisation and the dedicated staff who delivered every day on the vision of "making people's lives better".
He also launched a commemorative book that honours the 50-year history of the organisation by sharing stories of customers who have been involved on the journey.
Mr Mason said Suncare would continue to grow in 2020 and to look for new and innovative ways to provide the best service possible to its customers, making the most of digital innovation along the way.
Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson officially launched the celebrations, praising those present for taking the lofty aspiration of looking after people in the community and actually caring enough to find ways to make it happen every day.
Suncare Community Services has grown from its Maroochydore beginnings to now offer a wide range of personal in-home services along with community centre based activities for seniors at the Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Gympie, Rockhampton, Bundaberg, Hervey Bay and North Lakes.
For more on the commemorative book or Suncare, visit suncare.org.au.