Healthy Eating with Interchange Australia

16 May 2019 As part of our day options program we have been learning how to plant, grow and harvest our very own seasonal fruits and vegetables. Everyone has been excited to take ownership and responsibility of the vegetable garden with a roster for garden maintenance including watering, weeding and fertilising. This activity is keeping…

Blake, Jared & Talea: A Family Affair

15 May 2019 Talea and her two brothers Jared and Blake grew up together in the family home at Oakdale. Both Jared and Blake were born with a disability and attended a local special needs school. When they completed year 12, both Blake and Jared joined the Interchange Australia Day Options Campus located at Camden…

Elder Abuse

9 May 2019 Our consultant Wendy Hughes recently published an article about the abuse of older people and people with disability. Her article provided information about the recently established Royal Commission for Elderly Abuse and an overview of the different forms of abuse, including: Psychological or emotional abuse covering mental stress deriving from action and/or…

The Enriching Qualities of Music and Drama

3 May 2019 Music and drama are two of the most popular activities at Interchange Australia. Both are offered as part of our Day Options Program and as weekly evening classes. Our weekend Peer Support program also provides clients with the opportunity to attend a wide range of entertainment events, including concerts and theatre productions.…

Music Therapy

24 April 2019 Music as therapy is a long established risk free technique for using musical interaction to assist individuals with a wide range of cognitive and emotional challenges to help improve their ability & function. While music is not a cure, it makes a wonderful complimentary or alternate therapy. Music assists with stress relief…

Dementia

18 April 2019 Dementia is the inability to carry out everyday activities as a consequence of diminished cognitive (thinking) ability. Dementia is usually diagnosed if two or more cognitive functions are significantly impaired. People with dementia often experience difficulty solving problems and controlling their emotions. This may be accompanied by personality changes such as agitation…

World Parkinson’s Awareness Month

11 April 2019 World Parkinson’s Awareness Day is observed on April 11 each year. Throughout the entire month of April, events are scheduled worldwide to raise awareness of the condition and to raise funds for research into better treatments and to work towards a cure. More than 80,000 Australian’s have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s and…

Rock the Houses

Don’t miss Rock The Houses – an Interchange Australia concert, featuring participants from Springett, Travis, Kookaburra and Somerset campuses! Date: Tuesday 21st MayTime: 11:00am to 1:00pmVenue: Picton Bowling Club, 10 Cliffe Street, Picton Music is a popular activity for our clients and they participate in a music class on a weekly basis. Each house has…

Success for Sarah!

4 April 2019 Success for Sarah! – By Interchange Australia Consultant, Amber Hall Sarah is an inspiring, bright, witty and friendly young lady who continues to make outstanding achievements in her life! Sarah’s ongoing commitment and determination to increase her fitness and improve her health, has resulted in her remarkable achievement of losing 36kgs over…