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Aged care respite stories: where fun meets care

Tags: Ageing well, Respite, Hadden Place, Hyland House

Big smile from a resident from Hyland House Respite Centre shows what ageing well means at Wesley Mission Queensland.

Imagine a place where new friends are made, and where cherished memories are created each day.  An aged care service that’s not just about health care, but also about connection and social experiences. Welcome to Wesley Mission Queensland respite care centres!

It’s a short-term aged care service available in Australia aimed at giving the carer a break. The physical and emotional demands of caring calls for a balance between a person’s caring role and their own needs. Respite services give the carer that well-deserved break while giving the senior person an opportunity to try different activities and connect with other people.


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A collection of our heartwarming respite care stories

Discover what our members are up to in these stories from Wesley Mission Queensland’s respite care centres in Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast

Group of seniors from one of WMQ's respite day care centres in Brisbane during a day trip to Shorncliffe.

Members of Hadden Place Respite Centre enjoying a trip out to Shorncliffe for a picnic by the bay, with staff preparing a selection of sandwiches to enjoy. Members and staff also took a short stroll along Shorncliffe Pier, taking advantage of the clear weather and beautiful views of Moreton Bay!

Queensland Fire & Emergency Service visited Hyland House Respite Service, in Petrie, providing members with education regarding fire safety, as well as discussing the various jobs they do for the community. Members were also given the opportunity to take a look at a fire truck up close and learn about the equipment used in emergencies.

Day trip of a respite day care centre to the Pine Rivers Show 2023.

We have such talented & creative members at Hyland House. Our Thursday Craft Group members submitted many wonderful works to the Pine Rivers Show 2023 and many of them received prize positions. It was a wonderful day out!

NAIDOC week arts and craft at a WMQ respite care centre in Brisbane.

In preparation for NAIDOC week 2023, our Hyland House members created Painted Leaf Wreaths. The activity was a time for sharing stories, feeling the different textures and expressing creativity through design.

One of our wonderful care workers Toni cooking during the BBQ Week at Hyland House Respite Centre.

BBQ Week at Hyland House! Every day for a week our members enjoyed a BBQ lunch. One of our wonderful care workers Toni was remarkably busy doing the cooking.

Boys day trip to Redcliffe in the brand new bus from Hyland House Respite Centre, in Brisbane north.

A boy's trip to Redcliffe on the new Hyland House bus. A sunny day with great mates and lots of fun.




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