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RADFLY and Women of Influence donate to YHES house


Recently RADFLY and Women of Influence made a fantastic donation to YHES House of 10 laptops to benefit disadvantaged young people on the Gold Coast. We spoke to Naomi Middlebrook from RADFLY to find out how this wonderful gift came about.

Aug 6, 2020

Tags: Youth and parenting

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Ice cream to the rescue


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!

Aug 3, 2020

Tags: Residential Aged Care

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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

Tags: 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

Tags: 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

Tags: Disability, Mental Health, Wesley Arts

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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

Tags: 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

Tags: 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

Tags: 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

Tags: 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

Tags: 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

Tags: 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 19, 2020

Tags: 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

Tags: 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

Tags: Residential Aged Care

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Local school students use technology to keep aged care residents connected

Media release

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

Tags: Residential Aged Care

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

Tags: 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

Tags: Retirement Living

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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

Tags: 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

Tags: 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

Tags: Health and wellbeing

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