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MSWA Bulletin Magazine Summer 2019

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ACCOMMODATION & OUTREACH ALBANY SERVICES CENTRE UPDATE The fantastic Denmark Ukulele group was a real hit as this year’s camp entertainment in Denmark. We had a busy start to the year here in the Great Southern and it just kept going. MSWA Albany Ride in February was a great day for MSWA with so many people getting involved. A big thanks goes to all those who went in the Ride as well as the many staff and volunteers who made the day possible. Spectators were very supportive, cheering the riders on as well as welcoming them back. A job well done! In March, we had the eighth MSWA Albany Swim which was even bigger than the year before. So many swimmers of all ages and abilities made for another successful day so thanks again to staff, volunteers, swimmers and spectators. Next year is scheduled for May so keep an eye out! Guest speakers this year have been well supported. We have had a defibrillator demonstration, a healthy eating talk from a nutritionist and a recycling information day (which we will repeat in the New Year as it was very informative and there will be coming changes). Chris from Amity Rose Funeral Directors and Albany Community Legal Centre also talked to us about wills, power of attorney and information that you may need to know when planning wills or funerals. Our CEO Marcus Stafford was a very welcome guest with great news on what’s happening at MSWA, as well as an update on the proposed facility for Albany. We have purchased land so once a builder is in place and the plans are finalised, it should get under way in the New Year. Very good news for us all. CAROLINE CLARKE-SMITH ALBANY OUTREACH CARE COORDINATOR WOULD YOU LIKE TO RECEIVE THE BULLETIN ONLINE? Register your email address today to start receiving our monthly Vitality e-newsletter or the Bulletin magazine online. Email or call 9365 4814 and let us know your current email address, or to update your contact details. 24

ACCOMMODATION & OUTREACH BUTLER ACCOMMODATION NEWS We were all very excited and proud to show off our wonderful facilities to those attending the official opening ceremony in October, including the Minister for Disability the Hon Stephen Dawson MLA. With the help of staff and local Bunnings team members, residents have been enjoying several themed events, including Halloween and craft activities. The ‘Butler Busters’, staff and family, were proud to do our bit for people living with MS and all neurological conditions, by taking part in the very first MSWA Arena Ascent at the RAC Arena in Perth. We climbed the equivalent of Everest and were still able to walk back to the car at the end of it! We managed to raise over 0 and won the best dressed team award! We are looking forward to having a bigger team next year, including our own cheerleaders. If you want to be a part of our team or cheerleaders (no experience or ability to flick flack needed), please contact Claudia at Butler Accommodation. We just love doing the MSWA events, not only supporting a great cause, but getting fit and having fun at the same time. CLAUDIA TAYLOR MANAGER BUTLER SUPPORTED ACCOMMODATION Best dressed team at the MSWA Arena Ascent. TREENDALE GARDENS RESPITE MSWA Treendale Respite is proving more popular this year which is great news! As more people learn about us and have NDIS funding in their plan, we are welcoming both new and return guests. Treendale, a suburb of Australind, is only five minutes from the inlet and 20 minutes to Bunbury. We have a lovely park with a lake next door. Across the road is a great shopping centre and cafés, so fresh coffee and muffins aren’t too far away! If you didn’t know about us, we are an MSWA-owned and managed, purpose-built, six-bed respite facility with a separate adjoining three-bedroom family unit. If you are interested in learning more or want to book early to save your spot in 2020, please telephone 9725 9209 or email To arrange an in-person visit, please contact our friendly team. We are available Monday to Friday between 9am and 3.30pm. Please note we are closed from Friday, 20 December 2019 to Monday, 20 January 2020, but we can still take your enquiries. PAULA KENNEDY COORDINATOR SUPPORTED ACCOMMODATION – TREENDALE 25