Message from Bea...
A very big thank you to all the volunteers who helped us make our special day truly special. The gardening crew, under the guidance of Elizabeth, have transformed the overgrown and sad looking garden into an interesting and ‘cultivated’ garden. I would like to thank Carol and Steve for their enthusiasm and all the heavy work in shifting a lot of rocks.
On Saturday 13th April we had a gardening working bee and with the additional help from Donna & John, Alison, Judy and Bill the garden was spruced up even more. Alison donated a lot of flowering plants to make the flower beds instantly more colourful. Thank you very much for spending a couple of hours at the centre on your weekend.
The ‘Blankets for the Homeless Group’ has welcomed a new group leader -Val – who is a dedicated and passionate quilter. There is very little Val does not know about sewing. A huge thank you to the passed leader -Mona- who gave much of her time and expertise to the Blanket Group by creating many beautifully designed blankets. We wish you all the best for the future.
To celebrate our 30+ Birthday we have created a cook book and our volunteer Alison spend many weeks in collecting, cooking many recipes her self and putting them together in to groups. A huge thank you. The cook book is in A4 size, has 80+ pages and is filled with delectable recipes from around the world, costs $12.50 and you can order a copy by dropping onto the centre or calling the centre.
Warm regards, Bea.
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The Aim of OPAP
To provide support to seniors by assisting them through social and personal development activities to promote confidence, self esteem and independence. Linking vulnerable older people to local services and social support networks. Raising awareness of the needs and issues of seniors whilst breaking down the barriers of those who are socially isolated.
- Broad, flexible, stimulating and strengthening program of activities.
- Personal activity packages that are customised for client’s needs.
- Assessment points to support the client towards independent management of their program.
- Personalised introduction at client’s first activity appointments to lessen anxiety and increase retention.
- Strengthening agencies work with older people.
- Provide opportunities for trained volunteers to work within the OPAP program.
- Community wide celebration of older people’s achievements and contributions.
- To encourage and support Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and CALD older people to participate in the Program.
Social, recreational and educational activities are offered through East Creek Community Centre, which include, but are not limited to:
- Community bus trips
- Guest Speakers
- Friendship Support
- ‘Safety in the Neighbourhood’ Information
- Morning with the Stars
- Walking group
- Eating with Friends Program