The Three Musketeers

Kathy Matthews (100), Evelyn Thomas (102) and Evelyne Longton (104) were reunited for lunch last Saturday at TriCare Mt Gravatt Retirement Community.

For many years, the trio would sit at the same table enjoying meals and conversations until Mrs Longton broke her hip and was moved to the adjoining Aged Care Residence.

This made their daily catch-ups impossible.

“They are great mates and have been to each other’s hundredths” said Jan Gallagher, daughter of Mrs Longton.

Photo credit – Patria Jannides, NewsCorp Quest Newspapers Southern Star (01/03/2017)

Age is no barrier this Valentine’s Day

As lovebirds across the Gold Coast celebrated Valentine’s Day yesterday, age was no barrier for TriCare’s Cypress Gardens Retirement Community residents Pam and Neville Campbell.

Married for 65 years, Pam and Neville revel the secret to their long lasting love in an interview with 7 News Gold Coast reporter Simone Cuningham.

To view the news segment click here or on the video below.

Pam and Neville Campbell




Letter to the editor – Guardian

I cried as I read the letter on ‘euthanasia fear’ (Guardian, 6/10), having just spent three long days beside my 98 year old mother battling a determine pacemaker, making her struggle to die.

You wouldn’t wish it on your worst enemy. Surely there should be a way to turn the thing off when the body is ready to give up. We do need power to euthanise in these circumstances.

Thank the good lord for the wonderfully caring staff at TriCare Bundaberg who were by mother’s side, making the journey as pain-free and dignified as they possibly could. Constantly reassuring and supporting us in our distress.

When we went to say our final goodbyes you would have never known she had suffered. The care and love they would have given their own mothers was lavished on ours and she looked serene and at peace, so our memories are not painful, thanks to the caring TriCare staff.

Our extended family is so very grateful. Thank you TriCare for all you did for mother.

E Southwick, Bundaberg
Letters to the editor (pg. 16, 17/11/2016, Guardian)

The views expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not reflect the view of TriCare.