Community Connections is about expanding options and opportunities ensuring that the support that we offer provides choice to the people who receive our services.
Déjà vu is our on-site shop selling a variety of pre-loved and some new items including: books, clothing, accessories, glass and pottery and all manner of bric-a-brac. All donations to the shop are graciously accepted.
Here 2 There is a day trip opportunity with a delightful variety of places to visit and things to see and do. Join us for a delicious Devonshire Tea and then jump on board our Mini Bus together with a group of 10 to explore and enjoy our wonderful region.
Some of our recent trips include:-
- Picturesque Kingscliff
- O’Reilly’s vineyard including wine tasting
- A scenic tour to the Botanic Gardens at Towong checking out all the amazing exotic and unusual plants.
- Mt Cootha and Brisbane
As with our other programs such as Déjà vu, all profits received are invested back in to the delivery of further care services supporting people living with a disability, the elderly, their carers and their families.
As the name indicates, this program is for the men only. Man 2 Man is about getting out and about whilst indulging in secret men’s business – BBQs, refreshing cold beverages, war museums and good, old fashioned male companionship.
In response to the growing interest in IT from clients of all ages we have created an opportunity for computer lessons with a Tutor who will give support to our clients and carers on their particular device. (ipad/tablet/laptop/home PC).
This program teaches basic internet, email and applications and is based around individual goals and learning needs. One of our students is 92 years and when asked her goal, she said that she wanted to ‘shock and surprise’ her family by sending them an email! Connect 2 Tech is about learning how to bank and shop online, skype your families and friends, save your favourite photos and download your favourite music – in an easy to learn in environment.
Our carers are important to us and 3 times a year we treat them to a Carers Pamper Day. This is a luncheon out with other Carers and the staff that support them.
It is a time of refreshing as Carers break the normal routine and have an opportunity to engage with others who are on the same journey. Pamper days give carers a chance to take a break, to find out information to support them in their role, have fun, make new friends and share experiences. They also strengthen the relationships between carers and key staff members.