12 March 2020
At Interchange Australia, helping our clients achieve their goals and delivering positive outcomes that assist with making their lives – as well as that of their families or carers – just that little bit easier is of highest importance. Our Day Options program is no exception to this, as all of our programs are developed with clients’ needs in mind and can be tailored to specific needs when required.
Working toward continued growth results in broader choices for our clients across all campuses. Our programs provide exciting, engaging, innovative learning and social experiences for everyone involved.
As a part of our commitment to expanding our Day Options program to meet clients’ ongoing and sometimes changing needs, we have introduced another exciting component named Community Connections commencing in April 2020.
Community Connections is about enriching the lives of others within our local community whilst at the same time building on a variety of life skills and gaining confidence in a wide variety of social settings via community participation.
While Interchange Australia’s clients regularly visit many of the local areas and participate in a large number of community events each year, it was a visit to The Abbey Nursing Home to perform a Christmas concert for its elderly residents that left everyone feeling like this was something we should focus on more. Communities right across Australia have endured a lot over the past twelve months, and we hope that by giving a little back to those in need locally we can make some difference.
By being involved with the community we aim to assist Interchange Australia’s clients develop their own self-confidence, experience new things, enjoy some adventure and share their infectious smiles with others.
Some of the exciting components of Community Connections will involve working on stage plays to perform for residents of local nursing homes; volunteering with local community groups which may include our local animal shelter; bush regeneration groups; assisting the Southern Highlands Botanical Gardens; visits to ambulance, police and fire stations; and participating in the Cancer Council’s Biggest Morning Tea by hosting an event for cancer research.
Everyone has the potential for continuous growth and Interchange Australia is committed to assisting our clients to be their best. This is achieved through our qualified, compassionate and dedicated team of staff that assist clients in all aspects of Interchange Australia’s programs.
To learn more about Community Connections or any of Interchange Australia’s other services and programs, please visit our website www.interchangeau.org or call our office on
02 4868 6688 and ask to speak with Jane.