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.

Out & About

Out and About is a program that’s designed to increase your community participation and inclusion. Attend a range of local events and activities as chosen by the group and socialise with peers. Participants are encouraged to research and share their ideas with the group, and will also have the chance to experience new and exciting activities.

Description:

Out and About is a program that’s designed to increase your community participation and inclusion. Attend a range of local events and activities as chosen by the group and socialise with peers.

Participants are encouraged to research and share their ideas with the group, and will also have the chance to experience new and exciting activities.

Day: Monday & Friday

Time: 9am – 3pm

Venue: Local community locations

Environmental Exploration

Environmental Exploration is a chance to explore and learn about the environment the we all live in. Learn about nature, our ecosystem, our footprint and what steps we can take to better care for our environment.

Description
Environmental Exploration is a chance to explore and learn about the environment the we all live in. Learn about nature, our ecosystem, our footprint and what steps we can take to better care for our environment.

This fun and engaging program will have you wanting to learn more. Participate in a range of activities and have fun learning and socialising with your peers.

Day: Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday
Time: 9am – 3pm
Venue: Local community venues

Hip Ideas

H.I.P Ideas is a program that is designed around your needs and the needs of your peers. In H.I.P Idea’s you are the centre of the program. You are encouraged to learn by doing and to leverage the support of your peers. Onsite staff will support you but are there in a supervisory role.

Description:
H.I.P Ideas is a program that is designed around your needs and the needs of your peers. In H.I.P Idea’s you are the centre of the program. You are encouraged to learn by doing and to leverage the support of your peers. Onsite staff will support you but are there in a supervisory role. You and your peers will lead the program. H.I.P Ideas is designed to increase your independence. To develop communication skills and for you to learn how to interact with your peers.You will also learn how to:

  • share in new experiences
  • negotiate
  • compromise
  • form friendships
  • plan
  • persuade

All within a safe and supportive environment.

Day: Monday & Thursday
Time: 9am – 3pm
Venue: Murwillumbah Community Centre

Creative Craft

Creative Craft let’s group members explore their creative side. Use any number of materials, paints, pencils etc. and creative stunning art pieces. Along the way learn new techniques, share ideas and have some fun. Teachers will be there to support you and guide you, but creative expression is largely led by you.

Description:

Creative Craft let’s group members explore their creative side. Use any number of materials, paints, pencils etc. and creative stunning art pieces.

Along the way learn new techniques, share ideas and have some fun. Teachers will be there to support you and guide you, but creative expression is largely led by you.

Day: Monday & Wednesday
Time: 9am – 3pm
Venue: Lifebridge, Caloola Tweed Heads.

Lifebridge Surf Program

The Lifebridge Surf program is run in conjunction with the highly skilled team at the Tweed Surf School. The 5 week program is designed to push your boundaries in a fun and supportive environment that will help you to succeed.

Description:

The Lifebridge Surf program is run in conjunction with the highly skilled team at the Tweed Surf School. The 5 week program is designed to push your boundaries in a fun and supportive environment that will help you to succeed. The program teaches a range of ocean sports and skills including:

  • Surfing
  • Body Boarding
  • Beach awareness
  • Surf safety
  • Surf skills

At the Lifebridge Surf program you will get to meet new people and learn a range of new skills in the beautiful outdoors. This program is open for all ages and all skill levels.

If you have a passion for the outdoors, want to try something new or love the fantastic beaches we’re so lucky to have then this is the program for you.

Day: Tuesday
Time: 9am – 3pm
Venue: XXX

Horse Riding

Horse riding is a unique form of exercise and rehabilitation for those who love horses and would like to experience the great outdoors with support. A risk assessed and safe environment is provided at Stokers Siding (Tweed Valley), assisted by Lifebridge staff and RDA volunteers.

Description:

Horse riding is a unique form of exercise and rehabilitation for those who love horses and would like to experience the great outdoors with support.
A risk assessed and safe environment is provided at Stokers Siding (Tweed Valley), assisted by Lifebridge staff and RDA volunteers. This activity is a rewarding experience, which promotes a feeling of well-being and accomplishment, assists in developing fine motor and coordination skills and provides a rewarding experience to each person.

Access to this group is managed by RDA©.

Day: Tuesday
Time: 9am – 3pm
Venue: RDA Stokers Siding

All Sorts Of Sports

Get moving and keep active. All Sorts of Sports is a program designed to get you having fun through a range of recreational activities and improve your overall well-being. The All Sorts of Sports program will help you build confidence, fitness and motivation. Participate in a range of sports and meet new people at the same time.

Description:

Get moving and keep active. All Sorts of Sports is a program designed to get you having fun through a range of recreational activities and improve your overall well-being.

The All Sorts of Sports program will help you build confidence, fitness and motivation. Participate in a range of sports and meet new people at the same time. Push your comfort zones and try new activities and have a laugh at the same time.

All Sorts of Sports is a friendly program to get you participating. All Sorts of Sports will help you develop your control, coordination, fitness and strength. Participants are encouraged to make suggestions for activities they want to participate in and are encouraged to try new activities.

Some of the sports the group participates in are: lawn bowls, table tennis, fishing,, swimming and golf just to name a few.

All abilities levels are encouraged to attend.

Day: Monday, Wednesday & Thursday
Time: 9am – 3pm
9am – 3pm
Venue: Local community venues (PCYC, Seagulls, Local swimming pools and recreational parks)

Faces And Places

Faces and Places is an over 50’s club. A social group where you have the opportunity to relax, unwind and mingle in a group of peers. Faces and Places explore a variety of local venues of the groups choosing.

Description:

Faces and Places is an over 50’s club. A social group where you have the opportunity to relax, unwind and mingle in a group of peers. Faces and Places explore a variety of local venues of the groups choosing.

In Faces and Places you will maintain and develop your social integration skills, independence, learn local community transport options and accessibility as well as broadening your knowledge of local venues.

Faces and Places is designed to help you connect socially and with the community.

Day: Tuesday – Friday
Time: 9am – 3pm
Venue: Local community venues

What’s On

‘What’s On’ is designed to help you get out in the community and participating in a range of local events and festivals. The program is developed around the interests of the group and the events that are in market at any given time.

Description:

‘What’s On’ is designed to help you get out in the community and participating in a range of local events and festivals. The program is developed around the interests of the group and the events that are in market at any given time.

Within the program each person is encouraged to share their ideas and interests for the group and in doing so, broaden their participation in new and exciting activities.

You will be supported to compromise and negotiate with other group members and will develop friendships along the way. The ‘What’s On’ program will have you enjoying every moment and having fun with like-minded peers.

Day & Time:

Monday 9am – 3pm

Friday 5pm – 10pm

Saturday 11am – 3pm

Sunday 6pm – 10pm

Venue: Local community locations

Crossroads

Develop your social skills in the wider community while catching up with new and old friends. Increase your social network; dance along to variety of different entertainers as well as customising your own program during school holidays.

Description:

Develop your social skills in the wider community while catching up with new and old friends. Increase your social network; dance along to variety of different entertainers as well as customising your own program during school holidays.
Access to this group is managed by Crossroads©.

Day: Friday
Time: 9am – 3pm
Venue: Robina
(Waitlist applications)

Sailability

Set sail on the beautiful Tweed River as you learn the basics of sailing and water safety. Sailability is a program designed specifically to get you working as part of a team and to further develop your communication skills as you sail together down the estuary.

Description:

Set sail on the beautiful Tweed River as you learn the basics of sailing and water safety. Sailability is a program designed specifically to get you working as part of a team and to further develop your communication skills as you sail together down the estuary.

Join others who share a passion for sailing and develop friendships. Learn nautical terminology and how to navigate. Each time after sailing participants also enjoy a variety of outdoor activities including beach walks, sensory gardens or lawn bowls.

These activities are tailored to the individual needs and interests of the group and also include wet weather plans.

Day: Wednesday
Time: 9am – 3pm
Venue: Tweed River

Music And Dance

Music and Dance is a chance for you to express your creative side and to get your body moving. Meet new friends, get some exercise and have some fun all to an upbeat rhythm. Explore varying music genres and dance. Learn expressive dance styles and enjoy the benefits of music therapy.

Description:

Music and Dance is a chance for you to express your creative side and to get your body moving. Meet new friends, get some exercise and have some fun all to an upbeat rhythm.

Explore varying music genres and dance. Learn expressive dance styles and enjoy the benefits of music therapy.

Music and Dance is designed to ensure everyone is included regardless of skill levels. Come along and have some fun!

Day: Thursday
Time: 9am – 3pm
Venue: Lifebridge /Chinderah Scout Hall / Local community venues

Textiles Workshop

Explore your creative side in our Textiles Workshop. This fun and engaging creative workshop lets you bring your creativity to life. Design items made from an extensive variety of woods, leathers and many other materials. Explore a range of native, imported and recycled timbers as well as hand selected leathers.

Description:

Explore your creative side in our Textiles Workshop. This fun and engaging creative workshop lets you bring your creativity to life. Design items made from an extensive variety of woods, leathers and many other materials. Explore a range of native, imported and recycled timbers as well as hand selected leathers.

Gain practical experience while learning the art of using specialised machinery and handheld tools.

All the products that you create are yours to keep or you can choose to have your product displayed at the local markets for all to see.

Day: Monday
Time: 9am – 3pm
Venue: Chinderah Scout Hall

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What our clients have to say

“I have been attending Active Ninjas for the last 4 months. Go-karting was my favourite. The Support Workers are awesome, they are all ‘dags’! I have fun attending the outings. One word to describe the Active Ninja group – AWESOMENESS! In the future I would like to attend Movieworld, Timezone and Go-Karting again”.

Jackson

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