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10 ways home care can make your life easier


Are everyday tasks becoming a challenge? It might be a sign that you could do with a little extra help at home.

Feb 7, 2023

Tags: Home Care


5 ways to get support while you wait for a Home Care Package


Need extra help at home before your HCP comes through? You don’t qualify for government-funded options? Here are a few options to consider.

Feb 7, 2023

Tags: Home Care


90 years old, 13 days, 300kms and $21,000 raised - Athol you're a star!


After 13 days and 300 kilometres, 90-year-old Hummingbird House volunteer and fundraiser Athol Alcorn walked over the finish line last Sunday, to the delight of his crowd of supporters.

Jul 6, 2022

Tags: Fundraising, Palliative and Hospice Care, Volunteering

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A blanket donation to brighten your day


We’ve been blown away by the generous donation from Women’s Creative Centre, a craft hub at Greenslopes Mall. They handed over 40 hand-knitted, colourful crocheted blankets to Wesley Mission Queensland Sinnamon Village residents on Tuesday.

Sep 18, 2020

Tags: Residential Aged Care

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A day in the life of a workplace coach in residential aged care


Meet Donna, an Enrolled Nurse and a Workplace Coach for Wesley Mission QLD’s Kentish Court aged care community within Sinnamon Village at Sinnamon Park.

Feb 8, 2021

Tags: Residential Aged Care

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A man, his bike and an Hawaiian shirt


89 year-old Wheller on the Park resident Pat O'Shea puts on a bright red Hawaiian shirt every morning and rides his bicycle around Chermside's parks.

Feb 10, 2020

Tags: Retirement Living

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A new year, a new CEO for WMQ


As we commence the New Year, Wesley Mission Queensland is excited to welcome Ms. Jude Emmer to the role of CEO.

Feb 10, 2021

Tags: Wesley Mission Queensland

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A place to call home - WesleyCare Wynnum


At 57 years of age, Jackie suffered a stroke during open heart surgery and went from living an independent life at home with her family to living in aged care home. Jackie has since moved into WesleyCare Wynnum, Specialist Disability Accommodation.

Feb 2, 2021

Tags: Disability

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A safe and supportive place to call home


When Gemma came to the Logan Youth Foyer six months ago, it was important for her to have a safe and supportive place to live.

Feb 19, 2021

Tags: Housing and homelessness, Youth and parenting

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A safe space for all


Wesley Mission Queensland has helped launch the Brisbane North Safe Space Network initiative in Redcliffe this week to offer an alternative form of support for people experiencing distress and vulnerability.

Sep 21, 2022

Tags: Mental Health

Safe Space Network coordinators and supporter standing together during the launch event

A trip down memory lane at the Paragon Theatre


Around 1953, Gordon Turnbull worked as Projectionist at the heritage-listed Paragon Theatre in Childers. Now almost 70 years on, 83-year-old Gordon took a surprise trip down memory lane and revisited the Paragon Theatre.

Mar 10, 2021

Tags: Home Care

Older man standing in historic setting

Aged Care Employee Day - it's all because of you


Aged Care Employee Day, is a time each year to recognise and celebrate those who care for our ageing family and friends.

Aug 9, 2022

Tags: Residential Aged Care

Aged care worker laughing as she dances with a WMQ resident

Aged care residents create a penpalship with NSW bushfire affected community


Residents from Wesley Mission Queensland’s Cooper House aged care community in Chermside have picked up the pen and become old-fashioned pen pals with residents in the bushfire-affected community of Bowraville in New South Wales (NSW).

May 1, 2020

Tags: Residential Aged Care

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Aged care residents use their time wisely by learning more about dementia


Residents at Cooper House residential aged care community, who have been spending their time wisely by doing a free online course in understanding dementia through University of Tasmania.

Apr 9, 2020

Tags: Residential Aged Care

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Art from the Margins bringing in 2020 with a bang


Read Art from the Margins latest news and direction for the new year.

Jan 16, 2020

Tags: Disability, Wesley Arts

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Australia Day, Invasion Day, Survival Day, A Day of Mourning: What’s in a name? A call for historical truth to be acknowledged


Our Reconciliation Manager debunks some of the things that people have said to him about changing the date over the years.

Jan 25, 2023

Tags: Reconciliation, Reconciliation

Newspaper image of stolen kids in 1950. Their eyes reveals the anguish as children are taken from their parents.

Becoming a mentor with Marcus Mission


Hear from men that are making a difference in the lives of others through Marcus Mission, a program designed to reduce the risk of suicide in young men in Queensland.

May 15, 2020

Tags: Mental Health

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Brisbane Relief Hub more important than ever


The Brisbane Relief Hub continues to support people throughout the COVID-19 crisis that has affected not only Australia, but the whole world.

Jul 28, 2020

Tags: Crisis relief

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Celebrating life's joys in lockdown


Sometimes it is the small gestures that mean the most, and WMQ frontline workers have demonstrated this as they care for residents who have been in lockdown due to COVID-19.

Feb 7, 2022

Tags: Residential Aged Care

Elderly man and woman sitting at a table with a white table cloth and balloons in the background clinking champagne glasses

Celebrating NAIDOC Week at Wesley Mission Queensland


Across all our WMQ services and programs, we had the opportunity to reflect, connect and learn about the history and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in this year’s NAIDOC Week – Always Was, Always Will Be.

Nov 13, 2020

Tags: Reconciliation

three people standing in the bush