Community Services a hive of activity

It’s been a busy and productive time for participants in our Community Service & NDIS programs

Encouraged by our amazing team of support workers, participants in our Community Services – Disability programs build confidence by engaging in new activities and experiences such as:

Jewellery making

Tanjya decided to try her hand at jewellery making with fabulous on her first attempt.

Horse riding and care

Kelly, who loves animals of all kinds, particularly horses, participates in horse riding on a weekly basis working alongside her coach Pru  to learn all that is required to care for horses and ride them safely.

When Kelly arrives at Port Macquarie Riding School, she is allocated a horse – usually Oscar or Betty – and then takes off the horse’s rug and puts on the saddle, bridle, bit and does up the girth.  After going for ride Kelly then takes this equipment off and puts the horse’s rug back on again.  On this occasion Kelly also gave Oscar a wash down with the hose and cleaned his hooves.

Baking and gardening

Sally and her support worker, Denise, have been busy cooking, setting up a new outdoor area to enjoy, and creating a small vegetable garden.  They made a lovely shephard’s pie for Sally to enjoy. Sally is looking forward to her pots of beans and tomatoes growing and producing some edible food.

Tuesday Night Dinner Group

Friendships, laughs and great conversations is all a part of the Tuesday Night Dinner Groups which come together each Tuesday night to try out different venues from around town.

Recently they enjoyed a ‘spooky’ meal (including cakes with spider toppings) out for Halloween on 31 October at Panthers Club with the staff and participants dressing up to suit the occasion.

Jigsaw puzzling

St Julian House resident, Janis, gained a great deal of satisfaction and was delighted to complete several colourful jigsaw puzzles independently. Despite some of the puzzles being quite challenging her determination and patience won through!

Exploring local history

Chris loves Port Macquarie history and always find anything new that appears within the town such as the new ‘Heard at Sea Shell’ sculpture and seat recently installed at Town Beach. The sculpture has been modelled on a volute shell.  Chris also enjoyed checking out the new Fisherman’s Public Wharf on the Hastings River foreshore, which links to a boardwalk that continues south along the foreshore connecting to the Kooloonbung Creek Bridge.

Ten Pin Bowling

Brother and sister duo, Clare and Jack, are becoming quite the avid ten pin bowlers as they compete against each other once a week during their support time with St Agnes’ Care & Lifestyle staff. Jack is always happy to lend Clare a helping hand to ensure she enjoys her bowling experience.

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