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Brisbane Relief Hub more important than ever

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

Jul 28, 2020

Crisis relief

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

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.

Jul 23, 2020

Mental Health

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Go for it a message to emerging artists for this years QLD Outsider Art Awards

Sue Yule, winner of a 2018 Emerging Artist Award from AFTM’s Outsider Art Awards, shares her journey and why you should enter in this year’s AFTM Queensland Outsider Art Awards.

Jun 30, 2020

Creative Arts, Mental Health

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Domino's supports local community service Brisbane Relief Hub

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.

Jun 11, 2020

Crisis relief

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

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

May 28, 2020

Home Care

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The Wheller Gardens Auxiliary remembers the late Barbara Wood

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.

May 21, 2020

Fundraising, Residential Aged Care, Volunteering

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Becoming a mentor with Marcus Mission

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.

May 15, 2020

Mental Health

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WesleyCare Tewantin shopping consciously and supporting local businesses

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

May 8, 2020

Disability

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Aged care residents create a penpalship with NSW bushfire affected community

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).

May 1, 2020

Residential Aged Care

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Push-up Challenge a fun success

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.

Apr 18, 2020

Mental Health

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Aged care residents use their time wisely by learning more about dementia

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.

Apr 9, 2020

Residential Aged Care

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Technology with heart

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.

Apr 2, 2020

Residential Aged Care

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Local school students use technology to keep aged care residents connected

When COVID-19 put a stop to Bray Park High School students visiting the residents at Wesley Mission Queensland’s aged care community – Anam Cara, the students and residents quickly came up with a solution.

Mar 26, 2020

Residential Aged Care

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Inspiring resident shares her story for International Women's Day

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.

Mar 6, 2020

Disability

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Great hobbies for retired people

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.

Mar 2, 2020

Retirement

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Vital charity work continues from a new base in an aged care community

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.

Feb 27, 2020

Fundraising, Residential Aged Care

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why pets have a positive impact on mental health

We cover the facts on how pets can improve your mental health and reduce anxiety, depression.

Feb 26, 2020

Health and wellbeing

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How do you maintain a healthy mind?

As we age, so does our mind. We've put together a list of recommendations including brain activities, exercise, food and other useful tips to keep your mind healthy.

Feb 21, 2020

Health and wellbeing

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A man, his bike and an Hawaiian shirt

89 year-old Wheller on the Park resident Pat O'Shea puts on a bright red Hawaiian shirt every morning and rides his bicycle around Chermside's parks.

Feb 10, 2020

Retirement

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Art from the Margins bringing in 2020 with a bang

Read Art from the Margins latest news and direction for the new year.

Jan 16, 2020

Creative Arts