Sundale CEO Danielle Mackenzie said Aged Care Employee Day is also a chance to celebrate the amazing people who care for the Sunshine Coast’s older population.

“It’s an opportunity to say thank you to the remarkable nurses and care workers who are at the forefront of the industry,” Ms Mackenzie said.

“However, the day is also about the sometimes-overlooked aged care workforce who play a vital role in the region’s Retirement Communities and Care Centres.

“Without cooks and hospitality workers, drivers, maintenance staff, cleaners, laundry employees, volunteers and leisure and lifestyle officers, the sector would collapse.

“On behalf of every resident, I want to thank every single Sundale team member for their amazing work, passion and commitment, which I promise doesn’t go unnoticed.”

To celebrate Aged Care Employee Day, Sundale will host a series of initiatives throughout its network, including games, displays, a live band and a multicultural banquet.

Wednesday 7 August will also be an opportunity for Sundale staff to visit the company’s new head office at 144 Currie Street, Nambour.

The move to Currie Street will help streamline the organisation, with all non-site business staff at Nambour and Burnside relocating later this month.

Administration and Support teams who are currently based at multiple locations will soon be under the one roof, boosting efficiency and further creating a culture of team-work, open communication and collaboration.

Sundale serves the residents and consumers of the Sunshine Coast and beyond with vibrant retirement communities and specialised services from people who care.

Sundale has been caring for its residents and consumers for the past five decades through Retirement Communities, Care Centres, In-Home care, Rehabilitation and Childcare.