SBcare is the trading name of the South Burnett Senior Citizens Association Inc.
The association was founded in 1975 as a community organisation.
The association's objective is to promote and assist the welfare and good of the citizens in the South Burnett area.
We look to the needs of people living in the community, with an emphasis on older people and younger people with a disability.
What does the Association do?
- Provides and maintains the Kingaroy Senior Citizens Centre, which enables a diverse range of leisure / recreational, community services for senior citizens and residents of the South Burnett.
- Provides a range of community care services to the frail, aged and younger people with a disability living in the South Burnett community.
- Provides accommodation for financially disadvantaged seniors and younger people with a disability.
SBcare provide a range of care services which are aimed at helping carers care longer, helping people to stay at home longer, to help people maintain independence in the community and to help people maintain their quality of life.
- Are you faced with new situations, health problems or changes related to age or disability?
- Are you new to caring for someone with ongoing needs or are needs becoming greater?
- Navigating the possibilities of available help in the community can be daunting.
SBcare staff can help with the information that you need and / or refer you to the person or organisation best able to help.
These are suggested links to the relative community service sites for people to check their individual eligibility.
We have included printable hand outs in our brochures link on the left of the page.
- Department of Communities Disability Services
- Department of Health and Ageing - National Respite for Carers Program
- Queensland Government - Home and Community Care Program
The Home and Community Care Program aims to support frail, aged people and younger people with a disability who live in the community and their carers.
This support enables people to stay at home rather than go into residential care.
The needs of the carers are just as important as the needs of the one who needs care.
We provide the following HACC services:-
- Home maintenance
- Social support
- Day respite care - centre based
National Respite for Carers Program
NRCP aims to support people who care for another person on an on-going basis, as well as ensuring safe and meaningful activities for the recipient.
Centre Based Day Respite Care
Would you like to get out of the house and join in social activities, but find it difficult to do so because of a disability or just getting there?
Our Friendship Centres offer:
- Friendship, fun and support
- A warm and caring atmosphere
- Activities that you are interested in, such as cards, craft, board games and art.
- Entertainment and outings
- Good food.
Our Friendship Centres operate in:
Kingaroy - Lakeview
Nanango - Gateway
Blackbutt - Timbertowns
Whilst mixed age groups do meet in the our friendship centres, we provide special focus days.
- Arts and Craft
- Younger people with disabilities
- Lifestyle skilling
- Entertainment and trips
Social Support / Community Access
We can help you to 'keep in touch' and stay connected to the community.
Do you need help?
- To do the shopping
- To get to appointments
- To go to meetings or contacts
Do you need someone to just come to your home for a social visit, or to help write letters, Christmas or birthday cards or just to make sure that you are okay when you are not feeling well?
We can help you to do the things that you have always done and to support you at home.
In Home Respite
Our staff will care for the person in their home whilst the carer has 'time off'.
The carer can have a sleep, go shopping, attend meetings, appointments etc.
Our staff aim to give the carer support which allows 'time off', knowing that the one they care for is safe and happy.
Home Maintenance / Helping Hand
Our staff would like to see you stay in your own home, but sometimes that means that you might need a bit of 'manpower' to handle the routine maintenance around your home.
Our staff can give help with home maintenance such as:
- Mowing lawns (standard 1/4 acre block only)
- Rubbish removal
- Changing smoke alarm batteries
- Changing light bulbs and fluoro tubes
- Changing tap washers
We can also give you assistance with the installation of grab rails.
Our staff also provide free information about employing a tradesperson and obtaining other specialist help.
At SBcare we know that if you care for someone, it can become very demanding both physically and emotionally. Carers sometimes can become lonely and distressed.
SBcare services is designed to assist and support carers by 'Sharing the Caring'.
This is important when you need a break, so we encourage you to seek assistance before a crisis situation develops.
Carers can be assured that we will take good care of the one you love.
We aim to get to know them so that we can meet their needs.
Meals on WheelsKingaroy Meals on Wheels Home page
Meals on wheels Kingaroy have kitchen and preperation facilities in the rear of the Senior Citizens Centre in Kingaroy.
We are proud to support this vital service that assists the needs of the wider comunity.
Visit their web page (link above) or contact them on telephone (07) 4162-7302 for further information.
SBcare's Vision Statement
Through a service of excellence we strive to enhance the well being and encourage the independence of members of our local community regardless of age or ability.
SBcare's Mission Statement
To provide a range of community services to meet the changing needs of the people of the South Burnett.
We believe in:-
The right of the community to expect accountable and responsive programs to interface with our assets.
Our 2015 Board of Management
The Kingaroy Senior Citizens Centre
The Kingaroy Senior Citizens Centre - Lakeview Friendship Centre, has some form of activity every day of the week.
Situated at the corner of Kingaroy and Avoca Streets in Kingaroy.
Feel free to call in or contact us anytime to discuss your needs.
Historically, the South Burnett Senior Citizens Welfare Association Incorporated has managed the Kingaroy Senior Citizens Centre, and it environs, since October 1975.
Under its Trading Name of SBcare, it also manages the service provision associated with Commonwealth HACC, Community Care and NRCP Day Respite Care Services, which are provided at the Lakeview Friendship Centre (Kingaroy), the Gateway Friendship Centre (Nanango) and the Timbertowns Friendship Centre (Blackbutt).
From its base at the Kingaroy Senior Citizens Centre (Kingaroy), SBcare manages the:-
- Commonwealth HACC Aged Care Program which incorporates -
Day Respite Care Centre Based, Social Support Services, Meals on wheels and Home Maintenance Services
- Community Care Services which incorporates -
Day Respite Care Centre Based, Social Support Services and Home Maintenance Services
- National Respite for Carers Program which incorporates -
Day Respite Care Centre Based, Community Access, and In Home Respite Services
- Disability Services which includes Individual packages and Residential Accommodation.
The Association is also the service provider for four (4) Home Units located in James Street Kingaroy.
Historically, the Kingaroy Senior Citizens Centre has played an important social role in the lives of the District's Senior Citizens.
The Centre is also a venue for other social uses i.e. Weddings, Celebrations, Functions, Seminars and Meetings.
The Centre will continue to play a major role in the lifestyle of Citizens in the District.
The Association is aware of changing trends and leisure lifestyle needs of our residents, and management will strive to provide the strategic direction and assistance to provide a viable product consistent with community requirements.
Kingaroy Senior Citizens Club
We invite citizens 50 years and over to join the Kingaroy Senior Citizens Club to be active in our weekly activities and enjoy the friendship of other clubs when they visit us and we inturn visit them. Day trips to interesting places are also enjoyed.
The annual subscription is $5 and all enquiries are welcome.
- Thursday 7th
Musical afternoon at Senior Citizens Centre.
Featuring Ray Szylejko on guitar,
Laura Hobdell and Evelyn Taylor on Piana Accordian and Ukukele
with Vocalist Bev Winters.
Afternoon tea provided - Gold coin donation
- Monday 18th July
Kingaroy Senior Citizens visit Nanango Club
Cost $20 - pay by 11th July Bus leaves from Kingaroy Senior Citizens Centre 9am.
- Monday 25th
Gayndah and Biggenden Seniors visit Kingaroy Seniors.
Cost $13 - Concert, Raffles morning tea then lunch.
After lunch Indoor Bowls, Cards and Hoy.
- Thursday 18th
Senior Citizens Week Starts.
We have a day at Proston - all members invited
Cost $15 - pay by 1st August.
Monthly Meetings:- 1st Monday of every month at 10am.
Management Meetings:- 3rd Wednesday of every month at 9.30am.
If you would like more details on the activities the club offers or any further information, please call the President, Merv Wolski on (07) 4163 6191.
Main User Groups
Groups who use the Centre on a regular basis are:
- Lakeview Friendship Centre.
- SBcare administration, headquarters.
- Kingaroy Senior Citizens Club.
- Kingaroy and Districts Meals on Wheels.
- Kingaroy Pensioners and Superannuants Group.
- Nanango - Kingaroy Social Dance Group.
- Tai Chi Group.
The Friendship Markets are held on the 3rd Saturday of each month in the grounds of the Kingaroy Senior Citizens Centre.
The market commences at 6 am Spring Summer and Autum and 8 am in the Winter.
Over 35 stalls - New stall holders always welcome.
For further information phone: 07 4162 7300
Hall Hire - Apex Room
The main hall - Apex Room - and kitchen are available for hire on weekends (Saturday Sunday) for both community and commercial use.
All other times are available by negotiation.
For all enquiries please telephone 4162 7300
Clicking on these links below will download the documents in PDF format.
- Home and Community Care (HACC) Program Information sheet
- National Respite for Carers Program (NRCP) Information sheet No5
- Helping Hand Home Maintenance
- Providing Support to Younger People with a Disability
- Support for Carers in the Kingaroy, Nanango and Blackbutt Districts
- SBcare - 'Sharing the Caring'
Clicking on these links below will download the documents in PDF format.
Our Friendship Centres
Lakeview - Kingaroy
Monday to Friday 8.30am to 3.30pm
Cnr. Kingaroy and Avoca Streets Kingaroy
Gateway - Nanango
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8.30am to 3.30pm
55 Cairns Street Nanango
Timbertowns - Blackbutt
Monday and Wednesday 8.30am to 3.30pm
288 Bowman Road, Blackbutt
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