We were accredited as a White Ribbon Workplace, at both our Head Office and all Community Services sites.
Helping Households Save on Power Bills
We partnered with the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage on a $4 million initiative to deliver energy-efficient appliances to low income and vulnerable households across NSW.
Stories of Me Dementia Forum
Advocate, author and international speaker, Kate Swaffer, encouraged 200 delegates to ‘see the person, not the dementia’ as she spoke at our 2016 event, which was emceed by Network 10’s Natarsha Belling.
100 Pastoral Care Volunteers Trained
Our Volunteer Pastoral Care Program reached a milestone of 100 trained pastoral care volunteers across the state, who are providing emotional and spiritual support to seniors either in their own homes or in BaptistCare centres.
The Gracewood Community Stage 2
Stage 2 of The Gracewood Community, comprising 80 independent living apartments in Kellyville, was opened by the Hon. Ray Williams MP, Member for Castle Hill and Hills Shire Mayor, Yvonne Keane.
Addressing Financial Exclusion
We launched our Financial Inclusion Action Plan (FIAP) to strengthen financial inclusion and the resilience of disadvantaged Australians, particularly women escaping domestic violence.
New Look Orana Unveiled
Our two year redevelopment of BaptistCare Orana Centre was unveiled, with DJs from local radio station Star 104.5 FM, Rabbit and Julie Goodwin, live broadcasting from our new centre.
YouChoose Wins Top Gong at IT Awards
Our new YouChoose website took out the top gong at the Information Technology in Aged Care (ITAC) 2016 awards in Melbourne.
New Retirement Villages Acquired
We formally acquired three local retirement villages from Newcastle City Council; llambie Court at New Lambton, Kiah Court at Jesmond and Carinya Court at New Lambton.
The Gracewood Centre Opens
BaptistCare’s $35million aged care centre, The Gracewood Centre in Kellyville was officially opened, boasting 138 spacious rooms and completing The Gracewood Community’s full offering of aged care services.
Social and Affordable Housing Fund (SAHF)
The NSW Government announced it would partner with BaptistCare to develop and manage social and affordable housing, catering to those most in need across the state.
Our aged care, community housing and community services teams pulled together to assist each other and the community during floods across the Northern Rivers.
Seniors Day at Sydney’s Easter Show
In the midst of Sydney’s Easter Show extravaganza, we sponsored Senior’s Day at the Sydney Royal Easter Show.
International Nurses Day
We celebrated International Nurses Day on social media with a collection of photos and stories from our nurses and care staff.
Inaugural Palliative Care Conference
We hosted the Palliative Care In Aged Care Conference, to celebrate and share our Palliative Approach with aged care workers from across the State.
Over 480 social influencers and guests attended the second annual Halo Ball in Sydney, raising $139,000 in support of women and children impacted by domestic and family violence.
Can Abusive Partner’s Change?
We helped the HuffPost Australia to tell the stories of men who have abused their partners.