Category: Adult recreation

Person looks over river at sunset in Nagambie

An unforgettable first camp adventure

Pictured: Darcy enjoying the view from the houseboat. Camps offer a perfect opportunity to explore and create unforgettable moments. Gateways’ most recent camp was in picturesque Nagambie on the Goulburn Valley, where Darcy experienced more than...

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Young man from Social Connect holding his ABC book he created

Unleashing creativity, building connections, and celebrating a memorable birthday

Pictured: Adam (also known as Scooby) and his Cartoon Network book he made. Adam, a participant of Gateways Social Connect program, eagerly awaiting his next event after a memorable ABC-themed birthday party. Living with autism...

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Pictured: Tracey joins Prime Movers group on an exciting outing.

Small acts, big impact: making a difference in our community

Pictured: Tracey (far right, back row) joins Prime Movers on an outing. At Gateways, volunteers like Tracey are important in creating a positive and lasting impact on the lives of both participants and their families,...

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Muriel crossword Commonwealth Home Support Program

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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Gateways Support Services Online Cooking

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 online recreation banner

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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Christina and individual support

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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Girl Dancing At Home

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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Milly And Steel No Limits

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 Camp Mornington

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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