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Retiree shows a love heart craft at Wesley Mission Queensland aged care respite centre
Ice cream to the rescue News

When John Wesley Gardens aged care community had to close its café due to COVID-19 restrictions, residents thought it was also farewell to the much-craved ice-cream fridge. However, staff put their heads together to create an ice-cream cart!

Tags: Residential Aged Care

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Brisbane Relief Hub more important than ever News

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

Tags: Crisis relief

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The mission is the constant and Marcus will always be the inspiration News

When COVID-19 hit the world, suicide prevention initiative Marcus Mission, was faced with the challenge of how they were going to keep supporting the community. The Morgan's share their journey from the beginning to present, while honouring Marcus.

Tags: Mental Health

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Michelle Rees - Volunteer Testimonial

In my experience, volunteers are a lovely bunch of people and the Wesley Mission Queensland volunteers are amongst the friendliest. Their fundraising team are always on hand to provide support, and make sure their volunteers are well-looked-after.

Tags: Volunteering

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Domino's supports local community service Brisbane Relief Hub News

Each week, Brisbane Relief Hub’s Wednesday night community meal sees around 50-70 people. Last week, people in need were treated to a meal provided and cooked by Dominos Culinary Innovation & Development Chef, Michael Treacy.

Tags: Crisis relief

Two chefs in kitchen serving up food
Jan's story - Cooper House residential aged care community Testimonial

It’s the security - the security of knowing that if you’re not feeling well, you can talk to someone who knows what to do. And then they come back and ask you how you are. It’s comforting.

Tags: Residential Aged Care

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Reflections from an in-home care worker during COVID-19 News

Hear how COVID-19 has changed how Tennile serves her in home care clients at Wesley Mission Queensland.

Tags: Home Care

Young lady in uniform in home of two older people
The Wheller Gardens Auxiliary remembers the late Barbara Wood News

Barbara Wood, a kind and dedicated member to our Wheller Gardens community, passed away in early May 2020. Barbara was the President of Wesley Mission Queensland’s Wheller Gardens Auxiliary Garage Sale, which has been operating for over 40 years.

Tags: Fundraising, Residential Aged Care, Volunteering

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Becoming a mentor with Marcus Mission News

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.

Tags: Mental Health

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WesleyCare Tewantin shopping consciously and supporting local businesses News

Considering the current COVID-19 pandemic, WesleyCare Tewantin, our supported accommodation community has put measures in place to support local businesses.

Tags: Disability and NDIS

three women in a supermarket with fresh produce
Aged care residents create a penpalship with NSW bushfire affected community News

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).

Tags: Residential Aged Care

Letters and man holding a letter
Push-up Challenge a fun success News

WMQ’s Mike Anelay has joined with other health professionals on the Gold Coast for a push-up challenge to draw attention to mental health and suicide.

Tags: Mental Health

Group of people doing push ups on mats on grass
Aged care residents use their time wisely by learning more about dementia News

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.

Tags: Residential Aged Care

Old woman lying back with an ipad
Technology with heart News

It was an extra special day for aged care residents Delys and Joyce at Wesley Mission Queensland’s Cooper House community, as they celebrated their 100th and 99th birthday.

Tags: Residential Aged Care

women in aged care home celebrating a birthday
Sue - Rosemount Retirement Community Testimonial

After retiring in 2017, Sue Buckby made the decision to downsize and make the move into Wesley Mission Queensland’s Rosemount Retirement Community in Sinnamon Park.

Tags: Retirement Living

Rosemount building front entrance
Norman and Marjory - Rosemount Retirement Community Testimonial

“It just felt right”, these are the words that Norman and Marjory Gough used when explaining their move into Wesley Mission Queensland’s Rosemount Retirement Community.

Tags: Retirement Living

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Karl - Rosemount Retirement Community Testimonial

Karl Meng was one of the first people to put a deposit down for Sinnamon Park’s luxury retirement living community, Rosemount.

Tags: Retirement Living

Exterior of Rosemount Retirement Community building, taken from the level of the swimming pool
Inspiring resident shares her story for International Women's Day News

International Women’s Day is a day to recognise, reflect and celebrate women’s achievements. A story that truly represents what the day stands for is Cheryl Patchett, an inspiring woman who shows us that we can do anything we put our minds to.

Tags: Disability and NDIS

woman in a wheelchair with her paintings
Great hobbies for retired people News

The best retirement is an active and busy retirement. And that means finding the right retirement activities to keep your mind and body healthy. Find out what hobbies are great for retirement.

Tags: Retirement Living

man taking a photo at the beach
Vital charity work continues from a new base in an aged care community News

Over the last eighteen years, 86-year-old Marjorie Bol has been busy putting together care packages for the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital’s Sexual Assault Response Team.

Tags: Fundraising, Residential Aged Care

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