Monthly Archive: July 2020

How to help your fussy eater

Problem eater. Fussy eater. Sensory eater. Whatever you choose to call it the one constant is the distress that selective eating issues serve up to families on a daily basis. Rajes says food and mealtimes...
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Volunteering reduces anxiety and builds life skills for young participant

An innovative volunteering role at Gateways Support Services’ sprawling new North Geelong headquarters is helping manage anxiety for 19-year-old client Anthony.  For the busy and social young man, who typically fills his week with a broad...
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In-home senior visits keep loneliness at bay during pandemic times

As an older person, the social restrictions brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic hit Geelong resident Muriel particularly hard.  She was not allowed to visit husband Ted, who lives with dementia at a nearby care facility, unable to make her regular...
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New research into understanding childhood leisure activities

Congratulations to Gateways Support Services occupational therapist Emily Lugton on having her research into accurate reporting of children’s activity choices published. Occupational therapists are encouraged to use specific surveys – or scales – that allow...
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A two-way street as Gateways Support Services helps a local manufacturer during COVID-19

When the initial threat of a COVID-19 outbreak hit, disability service providers across the nation were scrambling to source personal protective equipment to keep their staff and clients safe. So were many other sectors, which made finding sufficient...
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An update on western Melbourne restrictions on Gateways’ services

As restrictions ease in many areas, I hope you have been able to safely enjoy a return to some of the activities and people you have missed over recent months.  Here at our new North Geelong...
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