I would thoroughly recommend Barunga by the Sea and would say to anyone who is thinking of moving here – DO IT.
Our new Board Member, Julie Norman is the daughter of the late Merv and Margaret Norman who spent 5 years at Barunga Village. She describes the Barunga experience as one of “community and family” and intends to advocate both for the needs of the elderly and for their families.
She believes the strengths of the Barunga group are its “front line troops”, its friendly and competent staff backed by solid internal systems and structures. She believes both the Barunga group’s independence and its location in a strong country community contributes to the excellent care standards achieved by the Barunga group.
Julie has had a long and varied career in Education, having taught in schools in the city and the country, teaching all classes from Kindergarten to Year 12. She has held positions in Museum Education, in the Curriculum Department and Regional Offices. Most recently she was teacher librarian at Port Broughton Community Library. She is now semi-retired filling casual positions as a relief teacher.