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MSWA Bulletin Magazine Spring 2019

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ACCOMMODATION & OUTREACH

ACCOMMODATION & OUTREACH FERN RIVER NEWS Fern River Accommodation is once again full after we welcomed two new residents this year. Our Members enjoy each other’s company but also really enjoy their time out and about in the community and at Wilson Outreach. As the first MSWA-supported accommodation facility, we work hard to keep the units looking fresh and modern. We have just finished our bathroom refurbishment program for all the units, and the laundries are now looking contemporary as well. We would like to acknowledge a Government Grant of ,000 through the Stronger Communities Programme earlier this year. As with most folks, the residents are looking forward to the spring months when they can sit outside more often, without the cold breezes and risk of rain. The hot weather isn’t their favourite time either, but the mild sunshine is always welcome. The staff also look forward to Christmas, mainly for the lovely lunch we share with families, visitors and staff. Residents at Fern River Accommodation enjoying the fresh air. DANUTA FIGURSKA MANAGER FERN RIVER ACCOMMODATION TREENDALE GARDENS NEWS We are again full to the brim in our accommodation facility, having welcomed two new residents earlier this year. We also have many regulars returning along with newcomers, to stay in our adjoining fantastic six-bed respite facility. Treendale is a suburb of Australind so our facility is only five minutes from the inlet and 20 minutes to Bunbury. More appealing is the lovely park next door with a lake! Across the road is a great shopping centre and cafes, so fresh coffee isn’t too far away! As you can see by the photos, both our respite clients and accommodation residents take full advantage of our onsite recreation opportunities. So far these have included various card and board games, bean bag darts, daffodil planting and quiz games. Much fun is had by all! Residents and respite Clients playing Uno with a recreation support worker and care support workers in communal area at Treendale Gardens. We still have some vacancies in our respite house between now and December. Book early to save your spot in 2020! Our separate five-bedroom, twobathroom family unit still has some available dates and the cost is very reasonable. This is self-contained and you can stay without needing staff support. Please contact our friendly management team at Treendale@mswa.org.au or phone 9725 9209 to arrange a visit. We are available Monday to Friday between 9am and 3.30pm. PAULA KENNEDY COORDINATOR - SUPPORTED ACCOMMODATION - TREENDALE 22

ACCOMMODATION & OUTREACH BUTLER ACCOMMODATION NEWS CLAUDIA TAYLOR MANAGER BUTLER SUPPORTED ACCOMMODATION Resident Dayna and her mother Kaye enjoying Christmas in July at Butler Supported Accommodation. It’s been an amazing six months since we opened our doors and welcomed our first resident, and our community continues to grow. The residents unanimously voted to celebrate the amazing journey with a Christmas in July party. The residents, assisted by staff, used their creativity decorating gingerbread houses and creating a Christmas display, and out came the candles, tinsel and ‘ugly’ sweaters. An amazing Christmas dinner was served, thanks to our cook, followed by Secret Santa and an ‘ugly’ sweater competition, with Di being the winner, followed closely by Brenda. The lovely event concluded with the sounds of classical music played by our student from the WAAPA orchestra, pianist Adam Jenkinson. We had an amazing turnout of residents and their families, with the opportunity for socialising, creativity and laughter. It was wonderful to see the residents, families and staff coming together for a laugh and great food. Of course, it was also a test run for the real thing later this year! What will the Butler residents be up to next? Claudia wears her ‘ugly’ Christmas sweater with style. 23