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Blackbutt's need for aged care facilities is being addressed

HELPING HANDS: The Blackbutt and Benarkin Aged Care Association's Ross Heaney and Robert Moult have been working hard on the Scott Haven mature aged facilities.
HELPING HANDS: The Blackbutt and Benarkin Aged Care Association's Ross Heaney and Robert Moult have been working hard on the Scott Haven mature aged facilities. Jordan Philp

BLACKBUTT'S desperate need for mature and aged care facilities is finally being addressed.

The Blackbutt and Benarkin Aged Care Association are helping combat the lack of facilities in the area. But they need your help.

The association had a win late last year when South Burnett Regional Council signed over four Scott Haven apartments for mature aged residents as well as land for future apartments.

Association publicity officer Robert Moult said the plans were important for the future of the town's people.

"We need the community to band together and volunteer their help," he said.

"These units and the future facilities are for the people of Blackbutt, so when they get to that age they don't have to move away from the town."

President Jeff Connor said the group's aim was to support the high number of elderly in the town.

"Our main goal is to work towards the provision of aged care facilities in the local community for residents of Blackbutt, Benarkin, Yarraman and surrounds," he said.

"The big picture sees a submission before the Department of Health and Aging for a 90-bed nursing home for Blackbutt, but the immediate focus is on upgrading and the accessibility of current units at Scott Haven for mature aged residents."

He said he hoped to hear from volunteer draftsmen and architects, and those able to help with renovations and maintenance.

For more information or to volunteer, phone 4170 0123.

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THE Blackbutt Bakery is putting its award-winning pies to work for the town's future.

In what they are calling McPie Day on February 2, the bakery will donate 50 cents from each pie sold to the Blackbutt and Benarkin Aged Care Association.

And owners Roberta Anson and Jim Roberts have again promised to match the amount raised at the end of the day.

The day will feature lovable pastry mascot Petey Pie who will entertain both children and adults throughout the day.

Mr Roberts said the Blackbutt Bakery would continue to hold fundraisers for the aged care association throughout the year.

Blackbutt and Benarkin Aged Care Association president Jeff Connor said it was wonderful to see the community support.

"They are certainly innovative and creative with their thoughts for our town. Their help is really appreciated and their spirit for the community should be applauded," he said.

South Burnett

Topics:  aged care, blackbutt




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