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Local mother overcomes challenges to land dream job as youth worker

Media release

Mother joined the ParentsNext program in May 2022. The program helps parents navigate the challenges of parenting and pursuing career goals.

Feb 26, 2024

Tags: Youth and parenting

Mother who had engaged with WMQ’s ParentsNext program land dream job as youth worker

Enhancing aged care wellbeing through dining

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Russel's team produce thousands of nutritious meals per week to feed our hungry aged care residents!

Feb 20, 2024

Tags: Ageing well

Food and dining by our aged care head chef Russell

Love and friendship this Valentine’s Day at Anam Cara Aged Care Community

Media release

The two inseparable friends in their 80s were strangers when they arrived at Anam Cara just over a year ago.

Feb 14, 2024

Tags: Ageing well, Residential Aged Care

Gloria and Sylvia, two inseparable friends in their 80s at Anam Cara Aged Care Community

Residents from Anam Cara Aged Care Community go behind the scenes

Media release

Residents meet the team responsible for producing thousands of nutritious meals per week to feed our hungry communities!

Feb 12, 2024

Tags: Residential Aged Care

Residents from Anam Cara Aged Care smiling during a visit yo WMQ Dining Services kitchen

Unlocking the potential: activities in specialist disability accommodation

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The emphasis on inclusivity, communal engagement, and the celebration of individual interests makes specialist disability accommodation (SDAs) a vibrant and supportive community for individuals with disabilities.

Feb 9, 2024

Tags: Disability and NDIS, Specialist Disability Accommodation

Residents at our specialist disability accommodation can enjoy activities outside the community. Image shows the bus at Asher House.

Youth Foyers to help youth in crisis

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With the success of Logan Youth Foyer, eight new Youth Foyers in Cairns, Hervey Bay, and Moreton Bay aim to address the urgent needs of young people who are at risk of or currently experiencing homelessness.

Feb 5, 2024

Tags: Housing and homelessness

Mural at Logan Youth Foyer

Braving the storm: Wesley Mission Queensland’s unsung legends

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How staff and residents, many living with disabilities, endured a difficult night without power.

Feb 1, 2024

Tags: Wesley Mission Queensland

Meet Jacquie, resident at specialist disability accommodation Wynnum Apartments

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Join Jacquie as she shares why WesleyCare Wynnum community has become an integral part of her life.

Jan 19, 2024

Tags: Disability and NDIS

Jacquie, resident at Wynnum Apartments

Meet Viv and Anoop, from WesleyCare Tewantin Specialist Disability Accommodation

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How personal carer Anoop creates a supportive environment that goes beyond accommodation, in a SDA that truly feels like a home.

Jan 12, 2024

Tags: Disability and NDIS

Viv and Anoop, from the disability accommodation WesleyCare Tewantin, chating and smiling.

2023 Red Bag Appeal exceeds goal and raises more than $112K

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The demand for support was the highest Wesley Mission Queensland has ever seen.

Jan 10, 2024

Tags: Crisis relief, Fundraising

2023 Red Bag Appeal exceeds goal and raises more than 112K

Questions to ask your parents to evaluate the need of aged care

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Unsure about how to start the conversation about professional aged care with your parents? Here are some questions you might ask.

Jan 1, 2024

Tags: Ageing well, Home Care, Residential Aged Care, Respite

Aged care worker helping a retiree prep food and cook meals.

What to expect when receiving home and community aged care

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By knowing what to expect from aged care at home, individuals and their families can navigate this transition with confidence.

Dec 19, 2023

Tags: Home Care

Aged Care worker having tea with a retiree at his home for some companionship.

Key signs that it might be time to consider residential aged care for your loved ones

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While the specific circumstances can vary from one family to another, here are some major signs to look for.

Dec 12, 2023

Tags: Ageing well, Home Care, Residential Aged Care

Aged care worker with a resident in one of our residential aged care homes

Hummingbird House wins Palliative Care Queensland award

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The team from QLD's only children's hospice was awarded for its commitment to excellence and compassion in palliative care.

Dec 11, 2023

Tags: Disability and NDIS, Hummingbird House, Palliative and hospice care

Hummingbird House team celebrates an award from Palliative Care Queensland 2023 for excellence and compassion.

Stay fit and fabulous over the indulgence season

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Discover the path to smart indulgence, fresh choices and healthful celebrations tailored for seniors.

Dec 11, 2023

Tags: Ageing well, Staying Healthy

Christmas morning tea at Rosemount retirement village, in Brisbane

Public art tour responds to climate crisis

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The important role the arts can play in facilitating discussion about current issues has brought together a group of artists to respond to climate change.

Nov 30, 2023

Tags: Wesley Arts

Artwork from 'Everyday Adaptations'. a community engaged arts project run by Wesley Arts

How to make the most of your Home Care Package (HCP)

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A list of tips and strategies to help you, or your loved one, maximise the benefits of your Home Care Package (HCP)

Nov 28, 2023

Tags: Ageing well, Home Care, Home Care Packages

Home Care Package hydrotherapy session at Fulton Wellbeing Centre

What to look for in disability housing

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Explore what disability housing is and delve into the key factors to consider when seeking the perfect home.

Nov 17, 2023

Tags: Disability and NDIS

Bedroom at Wynnum Apartments, a NDIS SDA disability accommodation in Brisbane

How to Prepare for Your ACAT Assessment

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A thorough preparation for your ACAT assessment allows you to present a comprehensive and accurate overview of your needs, helping the ACAT team in making an informed decision.

Nov 2, 2023

Tags: Ageing well, Home Care, Residential Aged Care, Respite, ACAT Assessment

A senior couple on the compupter with a tagline 'ACAT Series'

What is a RAS assessment?

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If you have been referred to an assessment by My Aged Care, you will be visited by either the ACAT or the RAS team. Learn how these teams determine the level of care and support you require as you navigate the aged care system.

Nov 1, 2023

Tags: Ageing well, Home Care, Residential Aged Care, Respite, ACAT Assessment

A senior couple on the compupter with a tagline 'ACAT Series'

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