EGA Nelson Bay back for 2019 with a strong program to support adults with disabilities



THE introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has brought about a higher public awareness of disability services in the community.

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One provider, Endeavour Group Australia (EGA) Nelson Bay has, after months of uncertainty, has announced it is here to stay.

EGA is looking at offering new and exciting activities to their programs this year to be inclusive within and give back to the community.

Ms Kim Harding, the Team Leader at EGA spoke with News Of The Area about the day centre for high needs adults.

Ms Harding said, “Our programs will be focused on skill building and reaching goals no matter how big or small, independent living skills ranging from travel training healthy cooking skills, and fitness we set our activities to be fun and engaging but also to build skills while doing so.”

Mr Glenn Tarrent from Anytime Fitness will once again lead participants in a weekly gym session where he modifies exercise to suit all abilities.

Feedback shows both the staff and participants love this part of the program.

Mr Adam and Ms Michelle Nicholas who run disability lawn bowls at Raymond Terrace Bowling Club will also be back and teaching the team new skills in lawn bowls.

Mr Nicholas provides assistive ramps so everyone can join in and within the last 12 months the team have improved and picked some very valuable skills.

Ms Harding said, “We will once again be running our monthly bingo which is the second Thursday of every month at Soldiers Point Bowling Club.”

“This is a fun and interactive day for anyone with special needs to come and join in; we have gift vouchers for prizes that are donated by Soldiers Point Bowling Club and the bistro also caters a great valued $5 lunch.”

“The bingo is run by our participants and the money raised has enabled us to purchase items such as a BBQ, picnic chairs, a karaoke machine, and has paid for our Christmas parties for the past two years.”

“We have many new ideas to come this year so keep a look out for as throughout the year, our doors are always open so feel free to stop in meet the team.”

EGA is looking at beginning a music therapy group or Zumba classes but at the moment are unable to find someone who can come and start this up for a reasonable price.

If you are interested or know some who is, please contact Kim Harding on 0488 007 212.


By Kelly MAY

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