Star Gardens History
The Order of the Eastern Star established The OES Home for the Aged in 1962, at premises in Wellington Street, Clayfield (Brisbane).
Nan Dobe, who was President of the organisation for many years, worked tirelessly to make the home a success – as a result it soon almost doubled to capacity to 26 beds.
A Federal Government grant and offer to increase resident allocations meant new premises could be built in the scenic setting of Beaudesert, with the capacity to manage 53 residents. In 1992, the facility on Brooklands Drive, Beaudesert was opened and many OES Chapter members from Queensland and interstate contributed both time and money to help establish the home.
Further expansion in 2009 involved construction of the new Rainbow wing to increase the accommodation to 78 residents. This wing is named after the Order of Rainbows, who, each year give a significant donation to Star Gardens.