Meet Sue: Lyndoch Living’s Cafe Queen

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Lyndoch Living team member Sue is our Cafe Connect Team Leader. She has been working at Lyndoch Living for almost five years.

Sue is a qualified Chef and has been in the industry since she was 16.  After completing her studies, Sue worked at Brocky’s and Wines Patisserie for most of her career. This experience helped Sue build her fantastic cooking and people skills. However, after 12 years of working for the Wines family, Sue was ready for a change. She wanted to work somewhere that would see her out until retirement.  

Sue’s three sisters were working at Lyndoch, and they encouraged her to apply for a role in the kitchen. That’s exactly what Sue did and hasn’t looked back. After commencing in the kitchen, she moved into Cafe Connect a few months later, where she has been cooking up a storm ever since.  

Sue’s day starts at 6:30am to ensure lots of freshly baked goods are ready for the day. She then gets on the coffee machine, serving team members and residents their morning coffee’s, always making sure people are leaving with a smile. Sue’s favourite part is that she gets to laugh and have fun every day.  

She loves the team she works with and the strong relationships she has built with the residents. Through her ability to easily connect and develop great relationships with people, Sue and the team are now learning how to crochet and knit with the help of Lyndoch Living resident Lyn Bruce.  Lyn has been teaching them all the tips and tricks and sometimes fixing their mistakes!  

Sue is well known for her bold and cheerful personality and her laugh that flows through the front of Lyndoch. However, she has also become renowned for her vanilla slice in recent years, even having visitors from the community coming in to try a piece! A few of her other specialities are date scones, savoury scrolls and of course, everyone’s favourite, the pav roll.  

 Thanks for caring Sue! 


“We are very grateful for the professionalism and care the staff have shown”

Family of Living@Home clients


“We would like to acknowledge the fantastic support shown to this lovely couple by the Living@Home team and the flexibility and understanding of their care needs”

Family Member of Living@Home client


“The lady you sent over yesterday was delightful, and even made Mum a hot lemon drink and put her to bed”

Leanne (daughter of Living@Home client)


“What a wonderful job Trish and Liz do, we are so happy with the care they provide”

Family Members of Living@Home clients


“I really appreciate the support from the Lyndoch Living@Home team, it’s a huge help in managing my caring role”

Michelle (Living@Home client)


“A very big thank you to the wonderful staff who came into our home and cared for my husband.  This respite break made a very difficult situation more tolerable and gave me something to look forward to”

Christine (Living@Home client)


“Geraldine is the about the best cleaner I’ve ever had!”

Maurice  (Living@Home client)


“Jan is such a capable, competent and calming carer, I feel so safe in her hands.  I could not ask for anyone better”

Joan (Living@Home client)


“I’ve always been a busy, practical person and I’m still a busy person – I’m still able to be very involved in the community, especially the Speedway. I’m a busy bloke!”
“I get spoilt rotten here! I really get cared for.”

Stuart (Swinton East)


“One of the lovely nurses had a great idea and planted out a raised bed with tomatoes and other plants and I enjoy getting out there and doing some work in the garden, collecting the produce.” “The staff are very, very nice. They greet you with a smile and do things very well.“
“I really enjoy the school kids visiting, and I’m amazed at the quality of the kids,
they’re all so nice!”

John (Lake Lodge)


“I’ve lived here for 5 years and I’m very happy with the nurses and other staff”

Margaret (Lake Lodge)


“I’ve made friends here that I wouldn’t have been able to meet living by myself at home. It’s like an extension of your family” “The staff are absolutely fantastic here, nothing is ever a problem for them. Right through to the maintenance men, the cleaners and gardeners and staff at the kiosk, they’re all obliging and always greet you with a smile” “At Lyndoch I get comfort, care and conversation, add a bit of fresh air and that’s exactly what you need in life”

Lynette (Swinton East)