Life Care SA


Allen Candy

Life Care CEO

8239 9800


At Life Care we believe that ageing is not a disability or a policy problem to be solved, rather it is a natural part of life that should be celebrated. It is unique and varies according to our character, experiences, outlook, well-being and family circumstances.

This belief compels us to see beyond conventional attitudes that surround ageing and strive to build a future which delivers an innovative and positive experience for each individual.

Life Care’s strategic direction is not to just continue with business as usual, but to truly flourish and develop Life Care’s Integrated Communities where we, and people like us, will want to age and experience Live Every Day.

Our History

Life Care was established by the Churches of Christ in 1950 and first opened the ‘Glenrose Court – Aged Care’ facility at Glen Osmond in the same year.

Originally known as Christian Rest Homes and later Churches of Christ Retirement Services, Life Care – still a not-for-profit organisation and with values consistent with our history– is now financially independent from Churches of Christ and has grown and diversified through generations to meet the changing care needs of older South Australians for more than six decades.

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Children, Youth & Families Ministry

Children, Youth and Family Ministry' supports Churches of Christ youth and children's leaders in their contexts, produces resources to help local ministries flourish and runs state-wide events and programs. We provide opportunities for our youth and children workers to pray together, learn from one another and be supported by their peers. Whether it is one-on-one or at one of our camps, like ‘State Youth Games’, we look forward to working alongside you.



ChildSafe™ is a widely used program that assists churches to take responsibility for ensuring they are communities in which children are safe, and in which they can flourish. It refers to a specific program of safety management for those working with children and young people.

Child Safe is the term used to refer more broadly to a commitment to the safety and risk management. More information about our Childsafe policies and procedures can be found in 'About Us - Childsafe'

Send us an email if you would like any further information.


Tabor Churches of Christ Study Centre

The Tabor Churches of Christ Study Centre is a joint undertaking by both Tabor and Churches of Christ in SA & NT, and has three main objectives:

(i) to teach denominational and ministry-focussed subjects (e.g., Churches of Christ History and Polity) as part of Tabor's undergraduate and postgraduate courses,

(ii) to research in areas which are of mutual interest to Churches of Christ and Tabor College of Higher Education, and

(iii) to identify and provide pastoral care, advice and direction to students from Churches of Christ who are studying at Tabor and who may be considering ordination or a ministry vocation with the denomination.