1 Community Groups & Holidays
2 Group Support Ratios 1:1 Carer to client totally dependent on support 1:2 1:3 Carer to 2 clients, client is independent but requires supervision; help on occasion Carer to 3 clients, client is independent but requires supervision 2:1 Support of 2 carers required for 1 client Transport Transport arrangements can be made on an individual basis.
3 COMMUNITY GROUP INFORMATION Rehabilitation and Care Solutions provides a number of community groups and planned activities based on an individuals interests. The following pages list a range of the current community groups we offer, and we are always expanding. The Community Group programs provides shared care with experienced support staff. Funding requirements are identified on an individual basis. Some other associated costs not listed here may be transport and program fees. negotiated or required for participants to provide their own support staff; Rehabilitation Care Solutions will charge a $10.00 per hour administration fee. Cancellation policy There is a three week charge to participants and funding bodies for people wishing to cease activities or are not present at activities. After three weeks participants and support funding will not be charged. During the three weeks Community Group Co-ordinator will make contact and be advised of ongoing participation. For more information please contact our Community Team on (03) or Welcome!
4 Contents COMMUNITY GROUP INFORMATION Southern Go-Karting 7 IT & Digital Storytelling Group 8 Social Saturdays 9 Coffee Club 10 Social Dinners 11 Southern Music Program 13 Cooking Group 14 Fishing Program 15 Games Group 16 Mechanics Group 17 Billiard Social Group 20 Discussion Group 21 Community Programs Calendar 23 HOLIDAYS Parkes Elvis Festival 26 Jail House Rock Festival 27 Phillip Island Holiday 29 New Zealand Holiday 30 Point Lonsdale Holiday 32 Queensland Holiday 33
6 Do you have a competitive streak? Join us go-karting!
7 Southern Go-Karting Come and enjoy the thrills of go-kart racing! Southern go-karting is a safe way for you to be able to test your driving skills with the support and facilities to do so. Two seater carts and drivers are available, along with second driver support for those with higher support needs. Enjoy a drive and then chat to the group over lunch! Games are also available at the centre. Group Details When Mondays Time 11am - 1pm South Oakleigh (contact us for further details) $20.00 per session (please bring packed lunch) Page 7
8 IT & Digital Storytelling Group Be creative and tell your life experience using technology! This program is all about enhancing your skills on the computer. Learn how to share your life experience and expressing your creativity in this digitally focused group. The program provides a fun and supportive environment to learn and create! Group Details When Wednesdays Time 10am - 12pm Mornington $7.00 per session (you re welcome to bring a light snack, kitchen facilities are available) Page 8
9 Social Saturdays Fun in the city! There are so many things to see and do in the city of Melbourne. We would like to extend an invitation to you to join a group and explore the sights! This group is run once a fortnight on a Saturday. We will be travelling to the city by public transport together. Group Details When Saturdays (fortnightly) commencing 6 July 2013 Time 11am - 4pm Meet at Highett Station (Frankston Line) $20.00 per session. Please bring a myki card with adequate credit Page 9
10 Coffee Club Join us for a coffee and a fun afternoon of trivia! Our community team host some afternoon fun at a local cafe`. This is the perfect opportunity to have a great time, meet new people and compete in some friendly rounds of trivia. Feel like a coffee? Group Details When Wednesdays Time 1pm - 3pm Please bring enough for your coffee, snacks and anything you might like to purchase Page 10
11 Social Dinners Feel like a night out for dinner and good company? Join us for a monthly social dinner! We provide a monthly social dinner event where participants join us at a restaurant to enjoy a nice dinner and friendly interaction. Its a fun night out in a supportive environment. Please contact us for more details regarding travel arrangements and logistics. Group Details When Time Third Friday evening of every month, dates as follows: - August 16 - September 20 - October 18 - November 15 - December 6 (first week due to Christmas) 6pm - 8pm Aspendale Gardens Approx $25.00 Page 11
12 The music program is a great way to bring your favourite songs to life!
13 Southern Music Program Gold classics, live instruments and musical fun times. Rehabilitation and Care Solutions offers two group musical sessions. Hosted by a resident musician within the A&CS Studio, these sessions offer a great way to bring songs you love to life. Bring your favourite tracks! If you want to be creative and explore your musical talents, the music program is for you. The program offers all song types, all genres, and even the most popular gold classics! Group Details When Tuesdays & Fridays Time Tuesday 5-7pm, Friday 1-3pm $7.00 per session Page 13
14 Cooking Group Get creative with cooking and enjoy some delicious flavours! Rehabilitation and Care Solutions have the pleasure of facilitating a therapy based cooking program. Overseen by an occupational therapist, participants learn new kitchen skills and enjoy the experience of cooking up a storm! Delicious! Participants have input with recipes for each week and adapted equipment is reviewed frequently to ensure maximum involvement. Group Details When Thursdays Time 10am - 1pm & 1:30pm - 4pm Sandybeach Centre, Sandringham $20.00 per session Page 14
15 Fishing Program Are you interested in fishing? Rehabilitation and Care Solutions are commencing a fishing group alternating between the Frankston and Mordialloc piers! Guided by our resident fisherman who has the knowledge and experience to assist you as needed. The group is every Thursday alternating between locations. Group Details When Commencing fortnightly from Thursday 18 July 2013 at Frankston Pier Commencing fortnightly from Thursday 25 July 2013 at Mordialloc Pier Time 10am - 1pm Week 1 - Frankston Pier Week 2 - Mordialloc Pier $5.00 per session. Please bring a packed lunch, and if you have your own gear bring it along! Page 15
16 Games Group Social, fun, good times! Rehabilitation and Care Solutions would like to present its new and upcoming games group facilitated by the Arts Centre. Come and have some fun with lots of games ranging from board games, DVD trivia, Nintendo Wii and much more! Group Details When Fridays Time 10am - 12pm ACRES Studio, $5.00 per session Page 16
17 Mechanics Group Do you have a knack for fixing things? Are you interested in how things work? We are looking for people interested in working on cars! Join this group if you would like to work on mechanics in a fun and supportive environment! Are you a grease monkey? Join the Mechanics Group! Group Details When TBC Time TBC TBC TBC Page 17
18 Southern Arts If you enjoy art, fun and finding new ways to be creative this one is for you! With our very own art gallery and workshop, this therapy based program provides an opportunity for artists to create some of the most unique paintings, sculptures, mosaics and artworks. Discuss new ideas and have fun in this creative and social environment. Group Details Mornington When Time When Time : Mondays - Fridays 9:30am - 3:30pm ACRES Studio, $10.00 per session (please bring packed lunch) Mornington: Tuesdays 9:30am - 3:30pm Oakhill Gallery, Mornington $10.00 per session (please bring packed lunch) Page 18
19 Find your inner artistic expression in our fun arts program!
20 Billiard Social Group Have you got an interest in snooker? Let us know! Expressions of interest are welcome for a snooker group in Manningham and the Northern Melbourne Region! Contact our Community Team for more details and to register your interest Group Details When TBC Time TBC Northern Melbourne Region TBC Page 20
21 Discussion Group Would you like to join a group where relevant life topics are discussed? Tell us about it! We are taking note of expressions of interest for a social discussion group. This would be a group that is fun, social, creative and cover topics that are relevant to you! Contact our Community Team to register your interest for this group Group Details When TBC Time TBC TBC TBC Page 21
22 Join a group and have some great experiences through out the year!
23 Community Programs Calendar Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Art Program 9:30am - 3:30pm Go-karting Group South Oakleigh 11am - 1pm Art Program 9:30am - 3:30pm Go-karting Group South Oakleigh 11am - 1pm Art Program 9:30am - 3:30pm Art Program Mornington 10am - 2pm Art Program 9:30am - 3:30pm Mechanics Group Dandenong 10am - 1pm Art Program Mornington 10am - 2pm Music Group 5pm - 7pm Art Program 9:30am - 3:30pm IT & Digital Group Mornington 10am - 12pm Coffee Club 1pm - 3pm Art Program 9:30am - 3:30pm IT & Digital Group Mornington 10am - 12pm Coffee Club 1pm - 3pm Art Program 9:30am - 3:30pm Fishing Group Frankston 10am - 1pm Cooking Group Sandringham 10-1pm, 1:30-4pm Art Program 9:30am - 3:30pm Fishing Group Mordialloc 10am - 1pm Cooking Group Sandringham 10-1pm, 1:30-4pm Art Program 9:30am - 3:30pm Games Group 10am - 12pm Music Group 1pm - 3pm Social Dinners Aspendale Gardens (every 3rd week) Art Program 9:30am - 3:30pm Games Group 10am - 12pm Music Group 1pm - 3pm City Social Group Melbourne (meet at Highett) 11am - 4pm WEEK 2 WEEK 1 Page 23
25 HOLIDAYS Plan a trip away with us with the support and care you need. Rehabilitation and Care Solutions presents a variety of fun and exciting shared care holidays. Destinations, activities and support are tailored to meet the needs of each group and individual members. We ensure that each participant is actively engaged and well supported in activities throughout the holiday. All aspects of planning are covered including transport, accommodation, meals, care and activities. Group holidays provide the opportunity for people to have a break from their usual routine and have fun. It s a great opportunity for participants to socialise and to build friendships, while also offering respite for carers. We are not limited to destinations listed and are happy to receive suggestions or requests for holidays. Support is assessed by a person s care team and can by 1:1, 1:2 or 1:3.
26 Parkes Elvis Festival Celebrate the music of Elvis! The Parkes Elvis Festival is an annual event celebrating the legend of Elvis Presley. Join Rehabilitation and Care Solutions as we explore the life and music of Elvis, and have some great fun along the way! The festival is held in early January in the Australian New South Wales region of Parkes. Holiday Details When January 2014 Parkes, NSW Prices subject to individual support needs Page 26
27 Jail House Rock Festival Celebrate the 50s and 60s era in Ararat! The 2014 Ararat Jailhouse Rock Festival is a traditional Rock n Roll Festival! With loads of amazing bands and headlining acts, the Ararat Jailhouse Rock Festival will celebrate its 20th Anniversary in 2014 and is an event not to be missed! Come and experience one of Australia s longest running festivals of its type, a true celebration of everything from the 50s and 60s era! Holiday Details When March 2014 Ararat, VIC is based on level of support needed: 1:1 $4, :2 $2, :3 $2, Page 27
29 Phillip Island Holiday Enjoy all that Phillip Island has to offer! Phillip Island is a dolphin shaped island in Victoria, only a few hours drive out of Melbourne. Known for its amazing wildlife and fantastic beaches, Phillip Island is a great holiday destination! Some of the highlights of this trip include visiting Heritage farm, Churchill Island, Seal Rock and the famous Cowes cafe` and shopping centre, and meeting lots of the abundant wildlife! Holiday Details When 23rd - 26th September st - 24th October 2013 (Artists Retreat) Phillip Island, VIC Prices subject to individual support needs Page 29
30 New Zealand Holiday Discover the beauty and excitement of new country! We are looking for people wanting to travel to New Zealand! Have you ever travelled internationally before? Want to fly across the seas to a different country all together? Come with us to Australia s neighbouring country, New Zealand. New Zealand is home to beautiful mountains, amazing beaches and is even home to a few volcanos! Join Rehabilitation and Care solutions as we go on an adventure to NZ! Enjoy jet boating, 4WDriving, charter fishing, sailing, bungee jumping, black water rafting and more! Holiday Details When February 2014 New Zealand Prices subject to individual support needs Page 30
31 Come sailing in New Zealand!
32 Point Lonsdale Holiday Come enjoy the sun and friendly beach community of Point Lonsdale! Located along the famous Great Ocean Road, join us as we visit the coastal Victorian town of Point Lonsdale. Enjoy the relaxed beach side atmosphere and beautiful local sights of this friendly town. Holiday Details When November 2013 Point Lonsdale, NSW is based on level of support needed: 1:1 $4, :2 $2, :3 $2, Page 32
33 Queensland Holiday We are off to holiday in Queensland come and join us! Queensland is known for its sunny days and picture-perfect beaches. Join us as we take in the sights and experiences in this warm holiday destination. Holiday Details When September 2014 Queensland, QLD is based on level of support needed: 1:1 $5, :2 $3, :3 $2, * Flights not included in above prices Page 33
34 For more information contact us Ph Ph. (03) Fx. (03) PO Box 3191 Mentone East, Vic