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Retiree shows a love heart craft at Wesley Mission Queensland aged care respite centre

Tags: Residential Aged Care, Parkview Aged Care Community

12 tips for an active lifestyle in independent living homes: nurturing mind and body News

Whether you're an avid fitness enthusiast or you're simply looking to incorporate more movement into your daily routine and keep your mind sharp, we've got you covered.

Tags: Ageing well, Retirement Living

The heated outdoor pool at Rosemont Retirement Village will help you stay active and meet new people.
WMQ supporting minds at the Gold Coast Pride News

WMQ teamed up with the Ultraviolet Expressions Program to co-facilitate a mindfulness and mental well-being tent at this year’s Gold Coast Pride.

Tags: Diversity and Inclusion, Mental Health, LGBTIQAP+

Team from Supporting Minds and Ultraviolet Expressions Program at Gold Coast Pride 2023
Why our aged care communities love Eden AlternativeTM philosophy of care News

Enjoy some of our heart-warming Eden AlternativeTM stories from our communities.

Tags: Ageing well

Hyland House Respite Care centre visits the local childcare. Eden Alternative™ philosophy of care in action.
Sponsor a Nurse and help the only children's hospice in QLD News

Share with your friends and families to help raise much needed funds!

Tags: Hummingbird House, Palliative and hospice care

28 years of volunteering at Hyland House News

Stan has had a major impact on the people who access this service, but he says he gets just as much out of it as he gives.

Tags: Respite, Volunteering, Hyland House

Image of Stan smiling at Hyland House respite centre
WMQ videos aim at normalising conversations about death and dying News

As part of our commitment to education and awareness in palliative care, staff from WMQ's Hopewell House and Hummingbird House palliative care services created a series of videos aimed at normalising conversations about death and dying.

Tags: Ageing well, Hummingbird House, Palliative and hospice care

Hear from staff working in palliative care about what it means to them News

To mark National Palliative Care Week we have asked some of our staff 'What does palliative care mean to you?'.

Tags: Ageing well, Hummingbird House, Palliative and hospice care

Hummingbird House client in wheelchair with therapy dog
A special Anzac Day celebration at Emmaus News

Staff pulled out all the stops to ensure one resident in particular would not miss his first Anzac Day service.

Tags: Emmaus Village, Residential Aged Care, Anzac Day, Video story

Anzac Day 2023 at Emmaus RAC Village, in Chermside. Image shows Sergeant Major Allan Forsyth and his wife
Differences between the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) and Home Care Packages (HCP) News

Understand the key difference so you can determine which care option you are eligible for.

Tags: Ageing well, Home Care

ORCA Project creates Acknowledgement of Country videos for all to use News

The ORCA Project team has created two Acknowledgement of Country videos as part of WMQ's commitment to Reconciliation and support of our First Nations brothers, sisters and Elders. We invite you to use these videos.

Tags: Reconciliation

Scene extracted from the Acknowledgement of country video by ORCA Project
Transitioning into your retirement village: how to prepare for the move News

What is required to best prepare, and what you can expect from retirement living.

Tags: Retirement Living

Couple relaxing at Rosemount Retirement Village, in Brisbane South
Hydrotherapy: providing a break for children with complex physical needs News

For children with complex physical needs, everyday activities that most of us take for granted can be incredibly challenging. Hydrotherapy can provide a much-needed break from the daily struggles they face.

Tags: Disability and NDIS, Children, Hydrotherapy

Child with a disability during hydrotherapy session at our facility in Chermside, Brisbane North
10 ways home care can make your life easier News

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

Tags: Home Care

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

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.

Tags: Home Care

Want to understand more about First Nations past? These books are a good start News

Books offer a window into First Nations peoples and the often-overlooked history of this land we call home

Tags: Reconciliation, Reconciliation

5 books on First Nations peoples
What does January 26 mean to WMQ staff? News

In this video we ask some of our team, both First and Second Nations, what 26 January means to them.

Tags: Reconciliation, Reconciliation

How to make your money stretch further these holidays News

Problematic weather conditions down south and skyrocketing prices have impacted your grocery shopping this season. To help you save money and plan ahead, our Head Chef Russell shares his tips and tricks.

Tags: Wesley Mission Queensland, Story

Peas being cooked at Wesley Dining Services
90 years old, 13 days, 300kms and $21,000 raised - Athol you're a star! News

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.

Tags: Fundraising, Palliative and Hospice Care, Volunteering

Group of people who have been hiking
You've got a friend in me News

Friendships play an important role at all stages of life and studies have found them to be critical for a healthy aging process. It has even been suggested that social contact is more beneficial than physical exercise and healthy habits (not smoking, weight management) for health and longevity.

Tags: Residential Aged Care

Two elderly ladies smiling. One is in a red jacket holding a book she is reading to the other in a purple cardigan with a crochet blanket over her

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