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Retiree shows a love heart craft at Wesley Mission Queensland aged care respite centre
Finding comfort in home care: Keith and Lei's story News

How simple home care services are making a huge impact on the life of this couple from the Sunshine Coast.

Tags: Ageing well, Home Care

Our lifesavers. An article by our home care client Keith Heale News

Read the unedited story written by Keith Heale.

Tags: Home Care

Lei and Keith, home care clients in the home in Sunshine Coast
Palliative Care Week 2024 News

Recognizing the amazing job our palliative care and hospice staff do! Yes, there is sadness and fear, but there is also love, joy and moments of profound connection.

Tags: Hummingbird House, Palliative and Hospice Care, Hopewell Hospice

Precious moments at Hummingbird House
ANZAC Day at Emmaus Village aged care community News

Staff and residents honoured our past and present service personal this ANZAC Day.

Tags: Residential Aged Care

ANZAC day at Parkview aged care community News

Parkview aged care community remembers the ANZACs and past and present service men and women.

Tags: Residential Aged Care

Anzac Day 2024 group gathering at Parkview Aged Care Community
ANZAC Day at John Wesley Gardens aged care  community News

Residents and staff gathered for a solemn dawn service at the residential aged care facility.

Tags: Residential Aged Care

ANZAC Day dawn service at John Wesley Gardens aged care facility
An emotional ANZAC day service at St Mark's aged care community News

Residents, staff, volunteers, chaplains and some very special guests gathered today to remember.

Tags: Residential Aged Care

Image show speaker and a ANZAC Day 2024 display at St Marks community
ANZAC Day comes early at Anam Cara aged care community News

Veterans chose to have their ANZAC service today so that some of their fellow servicemen could join.

Tags: Residential Aged Care

Anzac Day 2024 gathering at Anam Cara Aged Care Home, in Brisbane
9 tips to start the conversation about aged care homes News

Raising this topic can be both emotional and challenging. These tips can help you break barriers, ease concerns and potential anxiety around future changes.

Tags: Residential Aged Care

Gloria at her home at Anam Cara Aged Care community - 2024
New Ice-Cream Social at Cooper House Aged Care Community News

The Leisure and Lifestyle Coordinators also prepared table decorations with 50s milkshake bar vibes and great music videos.

Tags: Ageing well, Residential Aged Care, Story

Ice-cream Social at Cooper House Residential Aged Care Community - April 2024
Afternoon tea in the garden at St Marks Residential Aged Care community News

Sneak peek time! Sponge cake and cappuccinos in the fresh air offered by the Lifestyle Team.

Tags: Residential Aged Care, Story

Tea in the gardens of St Marks Aged Care Community
Embracing a new life in an aged care community: Gloria's story News

Learn how Nikki convinced her mum Sylvia to move to residential aged care. From being lonely at home, Sylvia found friends for life in Anam Care community.

Tags: Residential Aged Care

Sylvia and Gloria sewing team! At Anam Cara Aged Care Home.
Emma Memma visits children's hospice Hummingbird House News

Emma took the time to talk to all of the children, take photos with them and sang songs including "Wombat Wednesday" and "Hello, How Are You?".

Tags: Hummingbird House

Emma plays with kids at  Hummingbird House
Chloe's story. A response to increased suicidal thoughts in children under 12 News

Chloe, now 21 years old, shares her struggles with mental health as a child and simple tips for parents on how to really listen.

Tags: Mental Health, Children

Photo by Eric Ward on Unsplash
Video story - Why we celebrate women every day News

Hear from our amazing clients, residents and staff about why we celebrate women every day.

Tags: Diversity and Inclusion, Wesley Mission Queensland, Video story

Our head chef shares his favourite easter recipe for over 50s News

As we approach Easter, we've curated three delightful recipes tailored for those aged 50 and above.

Tags: Ageing well

Avocado Mousse recipe for seniors by Aged Care communities Head Chef, Russell Kearney
Enhancing aged care wellbeing through dining News

Russel's team produce thousands of nutritious meals per week to feed our hungry aged care residents!

Tags: Ageing well

Food and dining by our aged care head chef Russell
Love and friendship this Valentine’s Day at Anam Cara Aged Care Community News

The two inseparable friends in their 80s were strangers when they arrived at Anam Cara just over a year ago.

Tags: Ageing well, Residential Aged Care

Our aged care residents go behind the scenes of WMQ's food and dining News

Residents meet the team responsible for producing thousands of nutritious meals per week to feed our hungry communities!

Tags: Residential Aged Care

Residents from Anam Cara Aged Care smiling during a visit yo WMQ Dining Services kitchen
Unlocking the potential: activities in specialist disability accommodation News

The emphasis on inclusivity, communal engagement, and the celebration of individual interests makes specialist disability accommodation (SDAs) a vibrant and supportive community for individuals with disabilities.

Tags: Disability and NDIS, Specialist Disability Accommodation

Residents at our specialist disability accommodation can enjoy activities outside the community. Image shows the bus at Asher House.

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