News and Events


Spring has sprung

Residents and staff from Mareeba Aged Care in Maclean welcomed in Spring by joining the thousands of other Australians supporting Daffodil Day to raise funds for the Cancer Council.


Men's Group a Big Hit at Mareeba

Mareeba Aged Care in Maclean has launched the Mareeba Men’s Group, which is already proving popular with male residents.


Mareeba’s Nurses Acknowledged

Mareeba Aged Care in Maclean thanked its nursing staff on International Nurses Day. 

80 of the 130 staff at Mareeba are nursing staff including 58 Assistants in Nursing, 10 Enrolled Nurses and 12 Registered Nurses. Mareeba’s nurses are on-hand 24/7 to support residents.


Easter fun on parade at Mareeba Aged Care

Despite the visitor restrictions in Northern New South Wales over Easter, residents and staff at Mareeba Aged Care in Maclean still enjoyed Easter.


Mareeba Residents Celebrate Return to Print

The Clarence Valley Independent’s decision to return to print is being widely celebrated by residents and staff at Mareeba Aged Care in Maclean.


Never too old or too young for a treasure hunt

You’re never too old or too young for a treasure hunt.Well that’s what the residents at Mareeba Aged Care in Maclean believe when they recently took part in a community Rock Painting Kindness Project.


Celebrating great nursing at Mareeba Aged Care

Every year International Nurses Day is celebrated on the anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth. And at Mareeba Aged Care in Maclean itis a special day that recognises the tremendous, and often unheraldedrole, nurses play in the care of our community.


International Women’s Day celebrated at Mareeba Aged Care

International Women’s Day is a day when all women, no matter what their age are recognised for their achievements. It was a day at Mareeba Aged Care in Maclean when three achieving resident women enjoyed well-deserved recognition.


Mareeba Aged Care hosts National Advance Care Planning Week event

Mareeba Aged Care in Maclean is hosting an event to help the Clarence community understand the importance of advance care planning.


Mareeba hosts surprise wedding

On a recent warm Saturday afternoon in Maclean Mareeba Aged played host to an amazing event – a surprise wedding.


Mareeba volunteers recognised

Mareeba Aged Care volunteers were recognised for their outstanding contribution at a recent event attended by Kevin Hogan, Federal Member for Page.  


Fathers Day Event

On Thursday 30th August Mareeba held a pre Father’s Day morning tea, combined with a beautiful cake and entertainment.


Drought Relief Fundraiser

Special thanks to all that contributed to the amazing outcome of Mareeba’s Drought Relief Fundraiser. Staff all dressed up in their farmers outfits and there was a good-old Aussie BBQ combined with live entertainment. The place was buzzing, with donations from residents, relatives and staff - there were particularly generous donations received by two residents and another from a resident's husband.


Mareeba and Whiddon group race day

Following much preparation, Mareeba and the Whiddon group came together on this wonderful warm sunny morning to join in our very own Race day, the activities were very much enjoyed by all residents taking part in disk throwing and botchi events. 


Mareeba Wins Again!

Mareeba has had another award win at this year's Clarence Valley Business Awards, taking home the trophy for the Social Enterprise Award.


Mareeba Aged Care Men’s Support BBQ

Moving into an aged care facility is one of life’s major events, not just for the person moving in, but for their family and friends as well.


Mareeba Challenge tees off at Maclean

Local lady golfers recently took to the greens in the first of a two-day golf challenge at Maclean Golf Club, sponsored by Mareeba Aged Care.


Intergenerational program is a success

Younger and older generations regularly connect at Mareeba Aged Care in Maclean. The intergenerational program recently saw Mareeba residents connecting with Gulmarrad Public School students.


Farm visit

Mareeba residents were invited by staff member Wendy to visit her cattle farm at Lawrence. Residents were given the opportunity to feed the cattle.


Staff graduation

Sara and Emily at their Graduation Ceremony at Southern Cross University on Friday 9th December, 2016.


Model boat donated by resident's family

Boat donated by Norm W (husband of Shirl W who is a resident at Mareeba).


Donation from Maclean CWA

What a lovely gesture from the Maclean CWA Organisation who have donated a remote control Jeep to our mens social group.


Volunteers End of Year Christmas Party

Words can not adequately describe the absolute gratitude we at Mareeba have towards our magnificent volunteers who give up numerous hours each year to spend time with our residents in so many ways.


Radio Station Visit

What a great experience for four of the Mareeba ladies to be part of a live broadcast from the local TL-CM Community Radio Station in Yamba on Thursday 8 December, 2016.


Mareeba wins award!

Mareeba directors Sam Baker & Steve Gordon along with Director Of Nursing Rachel Bennett proudly display the Prime Regional Achievement & Community Award recently won by Mareeba Aged Care.


Mareeba's Remembrance Day Service

Mareeba held a Remembrance Day Service on Friday 11 November to honour those who served to defend our country in past conflicts.


Hot Rod Visit

Residents were fascinated by the magnificent display of hot rods from the "Borderline Street Rodders Club" who called into Mareeba today.

Over 100 hundred finely tuned and lovingly restored vehicles brought many a "wow"....."oh i like that one"..."listen to that one"...from residents as the cars paraded for us with many even being driven up to the main entrance of Mareeba.

A huge thank you to the members of the club for taking the time to share their obviously much loved vehicles with us.

We wish you well for your display and competition at Yamba this weekend.