Drama Jul-Dec 2017

Interchange Australia Drama Group – The Stage Fright Players Our talented actors of the Stage Fright Players will continue learning all the aspects of performance – including scripts, props and acting – in preparation  for their greatly anticipated productions in August and December, featuring unique acts including country music, dancing and much more. If you…

Music Jul-Dec 2017

Interchange Australia Music Offerings Whether your interest is playing in a band, learning an instrument or improving your singing voice, Interchange Australia can show you how. Band Class Join our band class and become a rock star! Singing, music theory, learning to play an instrument, and stagehand skills will be taught. Dates: Every Monday night: 17…

Grief and Loss

12 July 2017 Grief and Loss – By Interchange Australia Consultant, Wendy Hughes When a person dies, we mourn our loss and take comfort in both the person’s and our own rituals that mark the passing. We turn to others for support, comfort and sharing and there are often tangible acknowledgements such as a note in…

Bonanza

Our very talented drama group The Stage Fright Players will be performing their new production, ‘Bonanza’, on Wednesday 2nd and Friday 4th August. The Stage Fright Players’ 2016 performances of “I Haven’t Got a Cluedo…Yet’ and ‘Christmas Cabaret’ were excellent and both shows were performed in front of large crowds and received rave reviews! Don’t…

Person-Centred Care

7 July 2017 Person-Centred Care – By Interchange Australia Consultant, Wendy Hughes The term person-centred care is often used to cover a myriad of services provided in both the disability and aged care sectors. A common basis for the key principles of person-centred care used four key elements and is often called the VIPS model:…

Our Thriving Musicians

29 June 2017 Interchange Australia: Our Thriving Musicians! – By Interchange Australia Consultant, Amber Hall Music is a powerful medium of expression and offers a whole range of benefits to people’s lives. At Interchange Australia we are delighted to provide musical programs to ensure our clients are learning and gaining confidence in nurturing musical skills…

Work, Health & Safety: Interchange Australia’s Initiatives

27 June 2017 Work, Health & Safety: Interchange Australia’s Initiatives – By Interchange Australia Consultant, Wendy Hughes Work Health and Safety is a major consideration for Interchange Australia. The Commonwealth and every State and Territory have legislation that governs health and safety practices in our workplaces. The legislation sets the parameters for specific responsibilities to…

Understanding Dementia: Information and Support

15 June 2017 Understanding Dementia: Information and Support Services – By Interchange Australia Consultant, Wendy Hughes It is well documented that people with dementia can benefit from activities that engage their minds and allow them to mix with others. Interchange Australia offers both government-funded and private service for people with dementia and their carers including a…

Autism: Aidan’s Story

7 June 2017 Autism: Aidan’s story 28% of National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)  participants have autism, making it the second largest disability group in the NDIS.  Work is being undertaken to develop National Guidelines for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis that will align with requirements for the NDIS and will provide a pathway for children and…