Christmas – time to spend time with your loved ones, spreading cheer and usually eating too much food. Sadly this is not the case for everyone…
Did you know that one in five people over 70 have no one to spend the day with?
Paul comes from a large family with six other siblings, many nieces and nephews and he just loves spending time with them. With some living overseas and others living interstate, he hopes to one day be able to move to QLD where he can be closer to two of his brothers that he would love to see more often! For now he speaks with them regularly on the phone and looks forward to special occasions where he gets to see them in person.
We all have experiences of being engaged in music – even if it is only by tapping our foot to a song on the radio, or singing in the shower. Most of us don’t need any help to access the opportunities music offers for socialising, communication, expression or just plain joy. But often people who have a real need for these experiences need help in accessing musical opportunities.
My name is Nectaria and I am an Aged Care Consultant here at Interchange Australia. My role here at Interchange is coordinating services for our Aged Care Services – Commonwealth Home Support Programme and Home Care Packages. Home Care Packages involve Case Management. I bring care and supports to people to remain independent and live at home for as long as possible. This includes personal care, social support, domestic assistance, allied health, nursing and continence aid purchases, just to name a few examples.
On Friday December 3rd Interchange Australia celebrated International Day for People with Disability with a fabulous poolside event at Moss Vale Aquatic Centre.
It was a fantastic turn out as all six Interchange Australia houses met at the Aquatic Centre for a Mini Olympic challenge of the houses.
The Arts (whether it be performing arts or creative arts) play an integral role as part of our Day Options program at Interchange Australia, the skills learned by our participants who take part in these programs coupled with the therapeutic benefits are instrumental in everyday life.
At Creative Creations we work with all forms of media throughout each year and encourage participants to experiment with using different techniques.
My name is Dianna and I work at the reception desk here at Interchange Australia. My role in reception is such a broad role it’s quite difficult to sum it up quickly. Kim and I work together in reception and I couldn’t imagine anyone better to share the role with. Our job is to be the physical face and voice at the Interchange Head office. We handle general enquiries, office needs, face-to-face reception enquiries, over the phone enquiries, general office support for other staff members, office event organisation, helping with any Support Worker enquiries and lots of other bits and pieces.
At Interchange Australia our Day Options programs are based upon the key components which are aimed at improving participants’ quality of life.
Life & Learning | Education | Health & Wellness | Socialising & Leisure.
Cheftastics is a wonderful program held weekly across all Interchange Australia campuses which incorporates all of these key components.
Like so many others, Vinnie’s family are marvelled at the progress he has made since joining Interchange Australia’s day options program.
Vinnie attends the full array of Interchange Australia’s Day Options programs and is loving every moment learning with such wonderful enthusiasm!