Category: Adult recreation

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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Online cooking classes for teens and adults continue as restrictions ease

An online activity with fringe benefits is how one family describes Gateways Support Services online cooking classes for teenagers.  Ashton’s mum, Michelle, says the group – set up for participants during COVID-19 isolation restrictions –...
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Stefan’s new normal beats the lockdown blues

When the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown began midway through March, Stefan felt like someone had turned the lights out on his entire life. Now the lights are back up, thanks to Gateways Support Services moving participant activities...
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Individual support for Christina’s cooking adventures

Gateway’s participant, Christina, has been loving her cooking adventures and hangouts with her support worker, Debra, whilst her family have also been benefiting from the services.  Christina’s sister, Laura, says the services have been fantastic for her sister...
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Gateways recreation goes online to boost social connection in isolation

Western Melbourne adult participants usually meet up with each other in person to go on exciting recreation camps and day trips around Melbourne.    But since we’ve all needed to bunker down at home during the COVID-19 pandemic,...
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No Limits for this social group linking young adults with disability with peers

Milly is quite the social butterfly. So when the teen finished school last year, her parents worried about the social options available to her. While she had programs catering to her interests and skill development, Janet and Paul...
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Adult camps crew reap benefits with pre-isolation getaway

A trip to the Mornington Peninsula provided a timely social connection opportunity for the Western Melbourne adult recreation group last month. Nine participants together with support staff and volunteers spent their time exploring the local...
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Pizza and therapy delivering life skills

The enticing waft of homemade pizza during an occupational therapy session has led to a fledging business for Geelong brothers Charles and Dan. Each month, staff at Gateways Albert St have the chance to order...
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Gateways disability support expands in Melbourne’s west with Footscray office

Outings with friends, camps, musicals, gym sessions and cooking classes are just some of the activities that keep St Albans sisters Kerrin and Fiona and their Gateways support workers busy each week. And with a...
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Comedy Festival Fun

Comedian Tommy Little took time after his his stand up comedy show to mingle with the crowd, which included a chat with Phillip and Fiona who attended the show as part of Gateways Western Melbourne’s...
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