Guest speaker Andrew Boog from local firm Austen Brown Boog will give an overview of Wills, Power of Attorney, Guardianship and Disability Trusts. This will be followed by a question and answer session.
For further information and to book your spot email Melissa Brander or call (02) 6882 1077.
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Using a tailored program that allows him to do the exercises while in his wheelchair, Leigh has been able to do exercises to help improve his stability and core muscle strength.
‘One of Leigh's goals was to be more independent with his personal care. We therefore created a program that would focus on improving his core and leg strength so he could move more easily from his wheelchair to a standing position,’ said Exercise Physiologist Lauren Hansen.
Under the supervision of Lauren, 2 therapists and a personal trainer Leigh currently works out twice a week at a maintenance group session.
The sessions are held at our Allambie Heights site which has an accessible gym staffed by specialists experienced in creating fitness programs for people of all ages with a disability.
Joining Leigh in the maintenance group are 5 other adults aged over 50 years who have started using exercise to help minimise the physical impact of cerebral palsy as they age.
Today, Leigh is strong and fit and can move around with greater independence and less pain.
Contact Teigan Butchers to find out more about our accessible gyms and how our staff can help you maintain optimum health and strength.
Ruby Ordana is a Community Educator at our St Ives Community Access Service (CAS). Read her story of how she helped her client Sarah Woodhill achieve a very personal goal read more
Ruby Ordana is a Community Educator at our St Ives Community Access Service (CAS). Read her story of how she helped her client Sarah Woodhill achieve a very personal goal ...
"Earlier this year Sarah and I spoke about her goal to write a book. She was very keen to share her life at home and at CAS to give people a glimpse into the daily life of someone living with cerebral palsy.
Sarah loves, painting, art, drama, socialising ... she is also passionate about music and how it helps her communicate. These were just some of the things about her very full and varied life Sarah wanted to share. Sarah also said writing a book would help her publicly recognise the people in her life who make it possible for her to lead her life the way she wants to.
Over the next 8 months Sarah and I worked together writing her story, collecting images and taking photos of Sarah in her everyday life.
This was very much Sarah's project - she was the instigator, the driver and the 'ideas' woman ... and I was the person she approached to help her make it happen.
I felt it was very important for Sarah to know that I had a clear understanding of how she wanted to share her story.
We discussed at length how she wanted her story to be told. Once we had established we 'were on the same page,' Sarah and I then worked out a timeline to complete the book.
Each week, we met to work on bringing her vision to life ... taking photos, interviewing staff, discussing content ideas and how to design her book.
Sarah has told me that being involved in every step of the creative process gave her a real sense of 'ownership' of the project.
It wasn't long after starting this project that Sarah realised her story had the potential to inspire others to find ways 'to do the things that make you happy.'
Her joy for life can be seen on every page – her art, her music, her passion for self-improvement … it’s all captured in her words and photos.
Like many creative projects, this was one that required passion and determination. And Sarah showed all this and more throughout the project … her enthusiasm to achieve her goal never wavered.
It was fantastic to witness Sarah’s excitement as she saw her story coming together.
She has now finished her book and she is thrilled with the results.
Sarah said she wanted to prove to the whole world including herself that she was just as capable as able-bodied people.
And I think this book pretty much does so …
Working with Sarah to help her fulfill her ambition to write a book has been full of laughter and self-discovery ... for both of us!'"