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Ruth & Vida’s exciting ride!

April 16, 2019

 House member, Ruth Hayes with Barunga Homes House Leader, Darren Robinson.   Life at Barunga Homes was made extra special this  month for 2 of our house members, 89 year old Ruth Hayes and 96 year old Vida Lodge. The women recently had the thrilling experience of being taken for a ride on the back…

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Winter 2018 Newsletter

July 4, 2018

The latest Barunga newsletter is now available to download.

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Barunga Village Traineeship Program August 2018

Barunga Village supports local economy

June 7, 2018

  As a major employer in the region, Barunga Village prides itself on supporting the local economy. With the continual expansion of the organisation, Barunga Village is excited to introduce its new traineeship program, which will provide multiple opportunities for individuals to gain a Certificate III in Individual Support and become a qualified carer. Barunga…

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Hobbies maintained in the Homes

February 7, 2018

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…

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Barunga Village Autumn 2017 Newsletter

Winter 2017 Newsletter

August 10, 2017

The latest Barunga newsletter is now available to download.

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Barunga Village Resident on Skype

Barunga resident creates international friendship

August 7, 2017

  Distance isn’t standing in the way of a Barunga Homes resident and her pen pal in Ireland, who regularly write letters and have even started using Skype to share their life stories. Barunga’s Joan Gill, 93, and May Sherlock, 81, from Sunhill Nursing Home in Louth, had been writing to one another for two…

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Barunga Boomers raise $5000 for Cancer Council

March 3, 2017

In a wonderful finish to several months of fundraising the Barunga Boomers – Ageing with Attitude took to the Kadina Football Oval to be part of this year’s Upper Yorke Peninsula Relay For Life. With help from Barunga staff, volunteers and residents, and the wider Port Broughton community, the Barunga Boomers raised $5000 for the…

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Barunga Village leads local football club’s premiership

March 3, 2017

With five minutes to go in the A Grade 2016 Grand Final for the Northern Areas Football Association the Port Broughton-Mundoora Football Club was 17 points down. In the next 300 seconds of footy – the team, coached by Barunga Village’s Education and Safety Coordinator, Andrew Charlton – kicked three goals to take home the…

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Barunga’s diversional therapist recognised at national awards

March 3, 2017

The diversional therapist at Barunga Homes, Darren Robinson, has been recognised for his work at a national level. On Friday, 7 October, Darren attended the Diversional Therapy Australia (DTA) Awards for Excellence at the Mercure Hotel in Sydney. Darren was a finalist in the DTA Awards for Excellence for the work he has done as…

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Bringing Hawaii into the rooms of Barunga Village

March 2, 2017

The distance between Hawaii and Port Broughton has not stopped Barunga Village residents enjoying a concert performed at The Plaza at Pearl City – an aged care home – in Honolulu. Barunga Village diversional therapist Darren Robinson said on New Year’s Eve he received an email from long-time friend and associate, Casey Narusawa, who is…

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