Hobbies maintained in the Homes

Barunga Village encourages people living in Barunga Homes to maintain their independence whenever possible. Moving in to residential care should not mean your independence is diminished and often with appropriate support it can actually increase.

Merrilyn Hewett, Director of Nursing at Barunga Village said maintaining your independence is fundamental to maximising quality of life.

“We encourage everyone living here to continue with their hobbies and we try our best to accommodate for this to occur.” Merrilyn said.

“In 2017, Lois Burner moved into Barunga Homes and staff have facilitated her love of sewing and needlework by providing support and a space for her sewing machine.”

Lois Burner, a keen sewer and resident of Barunga Homes said I love having my sewing machine here as I have been able to continue doing what I love.

“I’ve just recently finished a quilt for my great grandson and I feel very lucky that Barunga Village lets me continue with my sewing, it has made me feel right at home!”, Lois said.

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Current visiting restrictions
at Barunga Homes

Barunga Village has implemented strategies across the organisation to ensure the safety of our consumers and staff during the Coronavirus disease pandemic.

At Barunga Homes, visiting hours are Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm and Saturday, Sunday and public holidays, 1pm to 4pm. Bookings are welcome.

House Members may have one visit, per day, with a maximum of two people for 2 hours.

All visitors to the Homes must show evidence of having their flu vaccination, otherwise they are not permitted entry.

For further information, please call Barunga Homes Reception on 8635 0500.