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The tenth Coles Hummingbird House appeal has started - let's make it the best year yet!


Support Hummingbird House children and families by purchasing a $2 donation card at Coles checkout. These cards have been designed by four very special families in memory of their children.

Sep 21, 2023

Tags: Fundraising, Hummingbird House

Coles-Hummingbird House Appeal 2023

Five dietary tweaks for women over 50


Advice from two food experts. By making these small but important dietary tweaks from age 50, you can help minimise unwanted changes and protect your health for years to come.

Sep 5, 2023

Tags: Ageing well, Staying Healthy

Elderly residents having dinner together with food service person smiling

Nutrients for women: back to basics


Healthy eating can be confusing. Here we take it right back to basics with five important nutrients for women and how to reach your daily needs.

Sep 5, 2023

Tags: Ageing well, Staying Healthy

Lady eating a meal outdoors at Hadden Place respite centre

Aged care respite stories: where fun meets care


From craft clubs and a men's shed to a day trip to Shorncliffe Pier, our respite care centres offer fun options for all tastes. Take a peek!

Sep 4, 2023

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.

Tofu and sesame stir-fry


Looking to boost your intake of plant-based protein? Add this tasty tofu and sesame stir-fry to your regular dinner rotation.

Sep 4, 2023

Tags: Ageing well, Recipes for over 50s, Staying Healthy

Tofu and sesame stir fry recipe dish. Reproduced with permission from Jean Hailes Foundation. All rights reserved.

Pam's journey at Hopewell Hospice


Pam shares her heartfelt experiences, highlighting the remarkable care and support she has received from the staff and volunteers at Hopewell Hospice.

Aug 8, 2023

Tags: Palliative and Hospice Care, Hopewell Hospice

Pam shares her heartfelt experiences at Hopewell Hospice

Aged Care Employee Day - in the words of our residents


On Aged Care Employee Day, our residents share their thoughts on what their carers mean to them. Thank you to all WMQ aged care workers!

Aug 7, 2023

Tags: Ageing well, Home Care, Residential Aged Care

WMQ aged care worker plays puzzle with a resident

Celebrating Wheller on the Park's 'originals'


The very first residents of Wheller on the Park celebrate 15 years of calling this retirement village home.

Jul 20, 2023

Tags: Retirement Living, Wheller on the Park

First residents of Wheller on the Park celebrate 15 years in the retirement village

Hummingbird House raises more than $400,000 in Sponsor a Nurse campaign!


Thanks to the generosity of our amazing community, a whopping $421,427 was raised in Hummingbird House's recent Sponsor a Nurse campaign!

Jul 17, 2023

Tags: Hummingbird House

Eight women and a men stand with an oversized novelty cheque in front of a building with Hummingbird House signage

Partnership with UQ to address workforce challenges


Wesley Mission Queensland has announced a promising new partnership with The University of Queensland's (UQ) Healthy Ageing Initiative.

Jul 5, 2023

Tags: Ageing well

Student engaging with an older gentlemen in gentle exercise
Jun 20, 2023

Tags: Residential Aged Care, Parkview Aged Care Community

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


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.

Jun 19, 2023

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


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.

Jun 8, 2023

Tags: Diversity and Inclusion, Mental Health, LGBTIQAP+

Team from Supporting Minds and Ultraviolet Expressions Program at Gold Coast Pride 2023

Initiatives to support First Nations people into careers in health


Wesley Mission Queensland has introduced new initiatives to encourage and support First Nations people into a career in the health sector.

Jun 1, 2023

Tags: Careers, Reconciliation

Three Indigenous men in a training exercise on a dummy on a hospital bed

New report highlights benefits of Youth Foyers for helping youth in crisis


Wesley Mission Queensland’s Logan Youth Foyer recently hosted the launch of a new report on youth homelessness, Under One Roof, which highlights the impact that youth foyers can have in changing outcomes for young people who are at risk of or experiencing homelessness.

May 31, 2023

Tags: Housing and homelessness

Four middle aged women standing in front of two pull banners outside with green shrubs in the background

Why our aged care communities love Eden AlternativeTM philosophy of care


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

May 30, 2023

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


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

May 25, 2023

Tags: Hummingbird House, Palliative and hospice care

28 years of volunteering at Hyland House


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.

May 25, 2023

Tags: Respite, Volunteering, Hyland House

Image of Stan smiling at Hyland House respite centre

WMQ videos aim at normalising conversations about death and dying


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.

May 24, 2023

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

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


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

May 24, 2023

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

Hummingbird House client in wheelchair with therapy dog