Social & Community Participation

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Participate in our diverse range of Social and Community Participation programs. Engage with peers and the local community, have fun and develop some new friendships.

Travel Safe

Our travel safe program allows participants to gain the confidence and capability to travel independently. Gain valuable skills such as navigating the public transport system, how to read timetables and transport safety. Activities for this group include bowling, movies, travel to Brisbane and mystery tours.

Our travel safe program allows participants to gain the confidence and capability to travel independently.  Gain valuable skills such as navigating the public transport system, how to read timetables and transport safety.

Activities for this group include bowling, movies, travel to Brisbane and mystery tours.

Day: Friday
Time: 9am – 3pm
Venue: Various local community locations, public transport.

Giving Back

Make a difference and give back to your local community. In this group participants work with local charity groups such as You’ve got a Friend and Meals on Wheels to prepare healthy meals for the homeless, aged and disadvantaged people in our community. Learn about volunteering, food preparation and socialisation with people from all walks of life.

Make a difference and give back to your local community.  In this group participants work with local charity groups such as You’ve got a Friend and Meals on Wheels to prepare healthy meals for the homeless, aged and disadvantaged people in our community.

Learn about volunteering, food preparation and socialisation with people from all walks of life.

Day: Tuesday – Wednesday
Time: 9am – 3pm
Venue: Various local community locations.

Discos

Get dressed up, hit the dance floor and make some new friends. The Disco Committee put a great deal of planning and effort into each event to make sure everyone, regardless of their ability, is assured of a great night. Each Disco has a different theme with the chance to win some great prizes.

Get dressed up, hit the dance floor and make some new friends. The Disco Committee put a great deal of planning and effort into each event to make sure everyone, regardless of their ability, is assured of a great night.

Each Disco has a different theme with the chance to win some great prizes.

Day: Saturday (quarterly)
Time: 6pm – 9pm
Venue: Masonic Function Hall, Tweed Heads

Barefoot Bowls

Enjoy a few laughs with barefoot bowls, an easy to learn game played in a social and relaxed atmosphere. There will be a trainer present for those people who need a little extra assistance.Take off your shoes and join in the fun with our barefoot bowls group. BBQ lunch provided.

Enjoy a few laughs with barefoot bowls, an easy to learn game played in a social and relaxed atmosphere. There will be a trainer present for those people who need a little extra assistance.

Take off your shoes and join in the fun with our barefoot bowls group. BBQ lunch provided.

Day: Saturday
Time: 11am- 3pm
Venue: Various local community locations, bowling clubs.

Altogether Girls

Girls just wanna have fun is the motto behind our Altogether Girls Group. This group focuses on building friendships, maintaining a healthy level of exercise, independent living skills and accessing the local community. Women supporting women to build confidence and independence.

Girls just wanna have fun is the motto behind our Altogether Girls Group. This group focuses on building friendships, maintaining a healthy level of exercise, independent living skills and accessing the local community.

Women supporting women to build confidence and independence.

Day: Tuesday
Time: 8.30am – 3pm
Venue: Various local community locations.

Adrenaline

Are you a thrill seeker? This group is designed to match you with like-minded participants and staff who love adrenaline pumping activities. Maximise your VIP pass at the local theme parks (Movie World, Wet & Wild, Sea World, Paradise Country and more)

Are you a thrill seeker? This group is designed to match you with like-minded participants and staff who love adrenaline pumping activities.

Maximise your VIP pass at the local theme parks (Movie World, Wet & Wild, Sea World, Paradise Country and more)

Day: Thursday
Time: 8.30am – 3pm
Venue: Various local community locations and theme parks.

Sunday Sessions

Kick back on a Sunday afternoon with newfound friends, listen to the latest live bands, dance the afternoon away or just chill out, the choice is yours. Many great memories have been created from a good old fashioned Sunday Session and these guys certainly know how to have a great time.

Kick back on a Sunday afternoon with newfound friends, listen to the latest live bands, dance the afternoon away or just chill out, the choice is yours.

Many great memories have been created from a good old fashioned Sunday Session and these guys certainly know how to have a great time.

Day: Sunday (Monthly)
Time: 2pm – 6pm
Venue: Various local community locations.

Out & About

Get out and about in your local community, attend a range of local events and activities as chosen by the group. Participants are encouraged to express their ideas for places of interest to visit and events to attend as a group. Be part of your local community and broaden your social skills along the way.

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Get out and about in your local community, attend a range of local events and activities as chosen by the group.

Participants are encouraged to express their ideas for places of interest to visit and events to attend as a group.

Be part of your local community and broaden your social skills along the way.

Day: Monday

Time: 9am – 3pm

Venue: Tweed Hub and various local community locations.

Hip Ideas

HIP Ideas is designed to increase your independence, develop your communications skills and learn how to interact with fellow participants.

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HIP Ideas is designed to increase your independence, develop your communications skills and learn how to interact with fellow participants.

Day: Monday – Thursday
Time: 9am – 3pm
Venue: Murwillumbah Hub and various local community venues.

Creative Craft

Develop your individual artistic potential in a supportive and encouraging environment.  Use any number of craft materials, paints, pencils etc to create stunning art pieces and gifts. Exhibit and sell your creations and visit local exhibitions and events for inspiration.

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Develop your individual artistic potential in a supportive and encouraging environment.  Use any number of craft materials, paints, pencils etc to create stunning art pieces and gifts.

Exhibit and sell your creations and visit local exhibitions and events for inspiration.

Day: Monday
Time: 9am – 3pm
Venue: Chinderah Hub and various local community locations.

All Sports

Increase your fitness, coordination, self confidence and improve your overall well-being. Participate in a variety of sporting activities such as boxing, swimming, ball sports, bush walks, fishing, bowling and gym.

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Increase your fitness, coordination, self confidence and improve your overall well-being.

Participate in a variety of sporting activities such as boxing, swimming, ball sports, bush walks, fishing, bowling and gym.

All ability levels are welcome and participants are encouraged to make suggestions for activities they want to participate in.

Day: Wednesday – Thursday
Time: 9am – 3pm
Venue: Various local community locations.

Faces And Places

Increase your social circle, meet new people and explore your local community. Whether it be visiting local attractions, dining out, catching a live show or an educational day tour, you can be assured that there is no shortage of interesting and exciting opportunities with the Faces & Places group.

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Increase your social circle, meet new people and explore your local community.

Whether it be visiting local attractions, dining out, catching a live show or an educational day tour, you can be assured that there is no shortage of interesting and exciting opportunities with the Faces & Places group.

Day: Tuesday – Thursday – Friday
Time: 9am – 3pm
Venue: Tweed Hub and various local community locations.

What’s On

Socialisation is very important in maintaining quality of life and regular socialisation helps to combat feelings of loneliness and isolation. The What’s On Group get together every Friday afternoon to participate in local events and festivals. Broaden your horizons, have lots of fun and make new friendships along the way.

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Socialisation is very important in maintaining quality of life and regular socialisation helps to combat feelings of loneliness and isolation.

The What’s On Group get together every Friday afternoon to participate in local events and festivals.

Broaden your horizons, have lots of fun and make new friendships along the way.

Day: Friday
Time: 9am – 3pm (weekly)  and 4pm-9pm (once a month)

Venue: Various local community locations, festivals and events.

Photography

Professional photographer and videographer, Julie Lowe will teach you how to strive for passion, soul and inspiration in your photography and also the basics of getting to know your camera in manual mode. Learn how to develop a great eye for capturing those special moments to share with your family and friends.

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Professional photographer and videographer, Julie Lowe will teach you how to strive for passion, soul and inspiration in your photography and also the basics of getting to know your camera in manual mode.

Learn how to develop a great eye for capturing those special moments to share with your family and friends.

Day: Wednesday
Time: 9am – 3pm
Venue: Various local community locations.

Visual Arts

Discover your creative side or further develop your artistic abilities. Our Visual Arts Program, which is taught by qualified art tutors, is the perfect place to discover the joys of creative self-expression. Our gallery and artist workshop is located at Shop 1, 131 Murwillumbah Street and you are most welcome to pop in and have a chat with our award winning artists and tutors.

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Discover your creative side or further develop your artistic abilities. Our Visual Arts Program, which is taught by qualified art tutors, is the perfect place to discover the joys of creative self-expression.

Our gallery and artist workshop is located at Shop 1, 131 Murwillumbah Street and you are most welcome to pop in and have a chat with our award winning artists and tutors.

Day: Tuesday – Wednesday – Thursday
Time: 9am – 3pm
Venue: Murwillumbah Art Hub

Us The Band

Multi award winner Us the Band were formed in 2006 with the vision to bring people together through the power of music. Celebrating teamwork, friendship and inclusion, the Band’s motto is it’s not about YOU and ME, it’s about US. Always a crowd favourite, Us the Band perform at various local gigs, festivals and events. Applications are open for new members who have a unique musical talent they can contribute to the band. Waitlist applies.

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Multi award winner Us the Band were formed in 2006 with the vision to bring people together through the power of music. Celebrating teamwork, friendship and inclusion, the Band’s motto is it’s not about YOU and ME, it’s about US.

Always a crowd favourite, Us the Band perform at various local gigs, festivals and events. Applications are open for new members who have a unique musical talent they can contribute to the band. Waitlist applies.

Day: Thursday
Time: 9am – 3pm
Venue: Various local gigs and festivals.

Sailing

Freedom on the water regardless of ability is what sailability is all about. Feel the wind on your face as you gently guide your sailboat along the water. Experience the thrill of mastering the art of sailing on your own as you learn the skills from experienced Sailability volunteers. Fun for all on the water in a safe, supported environment.

Freedom on the water regardless of ability is what sailability is all about. Feel the wind on your face as you gently guide your sailboat along the water.

Experience the thrill of mastering the art of sailing on your own as you learn the skills from experienced Sailability volunteers. Fun for all on the water in a safe, supported environment.

Day: Wednesday
Time: 9am – 3pm
Venue: Tweed Sailability, weather permitting.

Music And Dance

One of the benefits of music and dance is that it helps the body and mind work together. It allows for self expression and is great for your physical and mental well being. Find your rhythm as you learn different dance styles in a relaxed, supportive environment.

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One of the benefits of music and dance is that it helps the body and mind work together. It allows for self expression and is great for your physical and mental well being.

Find your rhythm as you learn different dance styles in a relaxed, supportive environment.

Day: Thursday
Time: 9am – 3pm
Venue: Chinderah Hub and various local community venues.

Textiles

Explore your creative side in a workshop that is exciting and fun. Learn how to make items out of recycled timber for display and sale at our Murwillumbah Art Hub. The Textiles group also participate in activities such as bike repairing, painting, staining an tie dying.  Learn new skills based on your goals

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Explore your creative side in a workshop that is exciting and fun. Learn how to make items out of recycled timber for display and sale at our Murwillumbah Art Hub.

The Textiles group also participate in activities such as bike repairing, painting, staining an tie dying.  Learn new skills based on your goals.

Day: Monday
Time: 9am – 3pm
Venue: Chinderah Hub and various local community locations.

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What our customers have to say

I loved all the big motorbikes at Cooly Rocks On.   I liked all the lots of people and it was fun to join in. My shoes hurt but I walked the whole way, and someone told me I looked beautiful. It was cool that everyone was clapping as we walked by.”

– Rebekah

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