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Meet Stephen, who’s supported to build his own rewarding routine

We love supporting residents to continue familiar routines they enjoyed at home. For resident Stephen, this means spending time outside, maintaining his hobbies and contributing to the running of the household.

Why does Yaralla Place feel like home to you?

It feels like one big happy family here, and with so much to do, I keep very busy. The staff encourage and support me to go out for meals and to the theatre with my relatives which I always enjoy.

What else do you like to do?

I like to do crosswords, 3D models and paint rocks to place around the gardens. I love being outside soaking up the sun, and when I see my colourful rocks brightening the outdoor spaces for everyone, I feel proud that I’m making a contribution to this community.

How do the staff support you?

One example is when they sourced a portable table for me so I can do my craft and rock painting in different areas of Yaralla, and even outside.

How have you built your own rewarding routine?

It’s important to me that I continue doing the daily tasks I’ve always done. I could opt for daily

housekeeping, but I choose to make my own bed each morning and iron my own clothes. I also do regular online orders from Woolworths and keep my favourite ice cream and cheese in my own room fridge.

At PresCare Maryborough, we love supporting residents to find purpose and meaning in their daily lives. 

To find out more about our two welcoming communities, please contact our friendly team by calling (07) 4120 5800 or emailing