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Retiree shows a love heart craft at Wesley Mission Queensland aged care respite centre
Isolated but not alone – aged care workers step up for elders News

As the pressures faced by the aged care sector continue to increase due to COVID-19 and sector issues, an underrecognised workforce has taken on even more responsibility to support residents who have been isolated from families.

Tags: Residential Aged Care

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Celebrating life's joys in lockdown News

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.

Tags: Residential Aged Care

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ORCA hits a sweet spot with Nodo donuts News

In celebration of International Day for People with Disabilities, we caught up with Kate, founder of Brisbane's best gluten-free donuts Nodo, about her business's participation in the ORCA Work Experience Project.

Tags: Disability and NDIS

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Congratulations YHES House News

Congratulations to the YHES House (Youth, Health and Education Service) team for winning the Meritorious Award at the City of Gold Coast Safer Community Award in the not-for-profit category for the amazing work they do.

Tags: Youth and parenting

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Happy birthday Hummingbird House News

Hummingbird House has celebrated five years since it opened its doors to Queensland families. A huge milestone for an organisation that began as one couple’s dream, and has since grown to support hundreds of families across the state.

Tags: Palliative and Hospice Care

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Kaye - volunteer at Hyland House Day Respite Centre Testimonial

I mainly volunteer to give back to others. It also keeps me busy and learning new things. I certainly think I will be volunteering here for more years to come, or until I eventually become a member of Hyland House myself!

Tags: Respite

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Covid vaccine blitz for Wesley Mission Queensland staff News

Wesley Mission Queensland is providing gift vouchers to thank frontline staff who receive their COVID-19 vaccine, as well as on-site vaccination hubs to ensure all clients and staff are protected from the impacts of coronavirus.

Tags: Disability and NDIS, Residential Aged Care, Wesley Mission Queensland

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A trip down memory lane at the Paragon Theatre News

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.

Tags: Home Care

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Meet the team at headspace Capalaba News

The team at headspace Capalaba are passionate about working with young people and pride themselves on creating a safe, friendly, confidential and non-judgmental environment.

Tags: Disability and NDIS, Mental Health

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Finding meaning and purpose through pastoral and spiritual care News

Late last year, WMQ welcomed Julie, the new Team Leader to Pastoral and Spiritual Care. The Pastoral and Spiritual Care team are here to help and improve people’s quality of life.

Tags: Residential Aged Care

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Lorraine - Home Care and Respite Testimonial

“I’m finding Hyland House very helpful. The ladies that are a part of the craft group are all so lovely. It’s nice to be around people and it’s a good environment to be in, rather than sitting in a silent house by yourself.”

Tags: Home Care

Lorraine - Home Care and Respite - testimonial
The upside to downsizing News

Is your family home becoming a little too much to handle? Discover the upside to downsizing with these 5 key benefits to retirement living.

Tags: Retirement Living

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A safe and supportive place to call home News

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.

Tags: Housing and homelessness, Youth and parenting

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Jenny - Home Care and Respite Testimonial

“The people here are great, I’ve made such good friends. You can have a laugh and joke with everyone, it’s really good.”

Tags: Home Care

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A new year, a new CEO for WMQ News

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

Tags: Wesley Mission Queensland

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

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.

Tags: Residential Aged Care

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Providing relief at Christmas News

To understand the impact of the Red Bag Appeal is to know that it is not just one story – it is many stories.

Tags: Crisis relief, Fundraising

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A place to call home - WesleyCare Wynnum News

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.

Tags: Disability and NDIS

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Judith's story - Kentish Court Testimonial

The staff are wonderful here. They’ve been so supportive. When you are having issues with pain or you are sad, they’re there for you and they’re lovely. They seem to work well as a team and I can’t speak highly enough of them.

Tags: Residential Aged Care

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Together we can, through volunteering News

Today marks International Volunteer Day, an official date designated by the United Nations to say thank you and to recognise the importance of volunteers in our communities.

Tags: Volunteering

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