Windarring has begun a new 12 week program facilitated by Leigh from PepperGreen Farm this week called Ground to Plate. Tyler, Clare, Tamika, Alinta, Linda, Fin, & Tegwen had an absolute blast! First they learnt about PPE in the garden and tried different apparatus on, with an explanation of what each piece was for. They did a blind folded activity and had to pick different fruit and vegetables by touching and smelling – there was lots of laughs. Leigh from PepperGreen Farm demonstrated how to plant seeds in plastic cups with wet paper towel now on the window sill ready to sprout. Teepees were made with bamboo which Leigh had from pruning at another job. The teepees will be for to growing peas up when the seedlings are ready to plant. The day was really enjoyed by everyone! If you want to get involved contact firstname.lastname@example.org or speak with your Team Leader.
A message from Alison Troup at Able Radio: I’d like to update you on how Able Radio is going. We have been on air since October 2019 and have successfully broadcast 34 of our weekly radio programs, plus we did a special 2 hour outside broadcast for International Day of People with Disability. That’s 36 hours of radio broadcast! We go to air every Monday 10 to 11am, and the show is repeated on Thursday morning at 9am. You can listen on 94.9fm or stream live on the internet at www.mainfm.net We have a regular team, including myself, Glenn Wiliams, Sue Vaugn, Joe Smith, Josh Cody and Ned Middleton. Elizabeth Scanlon has regularly recorded and produced material, the Mount Alexander Disability Advocacy Group gives us monthly updates, Lloyd Dodsworth has done fortnightly streamed movie reviews during the lockdown (and monthly film reviews otherwise), and Karen Nelson has regularly contributed. We’ve run a series of segments...
Gardening Australia. A big thank you to Gardening Australia for these wonderful magazines and seeds. Our gardening program are using your magazines and seeds – as our garden group have already set up some veggie garden patches and they use the produce for our cooking skills group. For heaps of great resources about gardening visit the Gardening Australia website or local thrifty gardener Millie Ross https://www.facebook.com/thethriftygardener/ Zonta. Thank you! Zonta Club of Kyneton have generously donated donate $232.00 to purchase specific exercise equipment for our female disability exercise program. President of the club Donna Fabris says ‘We are thrilled that we can assist your lovely clients maintain a healthy lifestyle.’ Zonta International – Mission A are a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy. Zonta International – Vision Envisions a world in which women’s rights are recognized as human rights and every woman is able to achieve her full potential. In...
Support worker Mandy Fennessy organised amazing care packages full of many goodies that put a smile on clients in isolation faces and were so appreciated by their families! The idea caught on and spread through Windarring as other support workers across our sites joined in. It is our way of staying in touch with those who are staying at home at the moment! We miss you!
Windarring’s own Easter Bunnies worked hard at putting smiles on faces all weekend long. They delivered Easter eggs and hot cross buns and helped prepare special food requests. What good little bunnies they were.🐇🐇🐇
On Saturday Millend residents had a wonderful day. With extra support on hand our support workers endeavor to keep our clients spirits high through this very tough period. They focused on cooking comfort food! Kate outdid herself cooking bacon and egg pies and chocolate cream cakes to share at the social distance outdoor cafe. Kate and Robbie helped set up the tables and chairs. All residents that were home took part in the cafe enjoying morning tea. Billie also made home made cookies and cooked dinner for Kate and herself. Happy chef’s all round!
10 Healthy Activities to Take Your Mind off Coronavirus Use this time to grow and flourish, not to panic. As you all know we are awash with non-stop information, fear, anxiety, and dread about the coronavirus pandemic. Quite frankly, a lot of the things I read and hear scare the heck out of me. But I try to remain the eternal optimist. This week has been very difficult for all Windarring staff and it got me thinking about some simple, positive things that we can do that are in line with the “social distancing” being encouraged right now. These healthy activities can help take you away, physically or mentally, at least for a little while, from all the fear and worry associated with this terribly unprecedented situation. Perhaps these ideas can even bring you a few moments of calm and comfort. Get outside alone in nature. Now is a great time to take a walk even...
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