From lunch dates to ocean cruises – come and get social with us
Through our service Social Circles clients get the opportunity to make new friends, learn life skills and most importantly have fun. The Social Circles program includes regular events at their centre or heading out and about to try out a new café for lunch or go on a coffee date. We visit museums and galleries, go to concerts and love to try new things.
Social Circles is now developing in another new direction, with the NDIS allowing us to offer different kinds of activities, this time tailored to smaller groups and based on clients’ requests.
As a client-centered service we ask ‘what would you like Social Circles to develop for you?’ and the answer drives our programs. On the drawing board are activities focused around lifestyle skills such as cooking classes, fitness groups and skills development in the area of shopping and making good nutritional choices.
One new program we are particularly excited about is our Men’s Group. Our male clients determine what activities their group will be doing, with their first outing being a public transport return trip from Cessnock to Maitland. There they walked along the banks of the Hunter River, went out for lunch and returned home in the afternoon. It was a lovely day and the group is now meeting regularly.
Our holiday program is continuing full-steam ahead and we are thrilled with its popularity, with the holidays quickly booking out. We are currently planning a new Pacific Island cruise in November and bookings are open now, so if you are interested please don’t hesitate to be in touch. It is great to see the enthusiasm for our holiday program.
A new addition to our Social Circle team is Donna who comes to us with extensive experience in the travel industry, perfect for developing our holiday projects even further.