Thank you Bank Australia for supporting the LIFE Project, our pilot programme whereby people with high support needs can come together with community members to undertake a physical activity and to increase their social interaction! #WatchThisSpace
Kathryn Bartlett lost her friend to leukaemia 16 years ago. Not one to sit idle, Kathryn is putting her money (and her hair) where her mouth is for the 20th anniversary of the World’s Greatest Shave next week.
“I like fundraising and volunteering in my home town of Moe. I like to help people in need before myself.”
The Moe Life Skills participant is no stranger to championing causes. In 2016 Kathryn raised $500 for the same event and she is looking to beat that record this year. The year before that she and other members of the Power of Self Advocacy Group successfully campaigned for a safe pedestrian crossing on High Street in Moe after witnessing a tragic accident.
On Friday 16th March from 4pm, community members are invited to join Kathryn to raise money to help beat blood cancer at the ‘high street community hub’ in Moe at 4pm. People can come and watch Kathryn’s hair get shaved off and/or have their hair coloured for a gold coin donation or more.
Donations can be made at Moe Life Skills Community Centre (2A High Street, Moe), the ‘high street community hub’ (4 High Street, Moe) or on the day at the event.
We hope to see you there!
Moe Life Skills is currently seeking Disability Support Workers with the right skills and passion to join our growing team. If you want to work for an organisation with a great culture that supports and challenges both its participants and staff – enquire within!
Moe Life Skills participants get the fully immersive #GippslandDigital #virtualreality experience 🐋
The highly anticipated Moe Life Skills Community Centre (MLSCC) annual theatre production is upon us!
As always, the drama group “Curtains for Certain” will be putting on an exciting and entertaining show.
Grab your date, family, neighbour and/or colleagues for a night of fun!
HINT: This year’s theatrical performance is titled “EUROTRASH“.
DATE: Friday 24th November 2017
TIIME: 7.30pm to 9.00pm
PLACE: Moe Town Hall, 69 Albert St, Moe
– Adults $12
– Children $5
– Family $20 (2 adults and 2 kids)
Tickets can be purchased early at MLSCC Office or at the door on the night.
Tel – (03) 5127 7999
Email – email@example.com
See you there!
Moe Life Skills @ the Disability Expo in Warragul last week. Lots of interest in what we do! Few clues in the picture 😉 Contact us for info!
By Bryce Eishold
Latrobe Valley Express
20 Jul 2017
A physical activity program designed for people who experience high and complex support needs has been extended following its success. Pictured is therapy dog Kali during a Pilates class. photo hayley mills
A physical program based around Pilates and featuring a dog named Kali for people with high and complex support needs has been extended for another term.
The extension follows its success and positive impact on the community.
The Local Fitness for Everyone Project, also known as the LIFE Project, is a collaboration between the Moe Life Skills Community Centre and Monash University School of Rural Health.
The program is aimed at providing six people with disabilities an opportunity to partake in a program with six able-bodied community members, creating opportunities for participants to develop new relationships.
Moe Life Skills Community Centre chief executive Carole Broxham said the program, which commenced in late April, was supposed to end in early June has been extended until the end of the second school term due to its success.
“So we have six people with disabilities who have very high and complex support needs come together with six members of the community to undertake the physical activity program,” Dr Broxham said.
“That physical activity program is the Pilates, because the idea behind this of course is because people with complex needs often miss out on vital recreational activities due to communication difficulties and physical support requirements.”
Part of the program consists of an evaluation conducted by the School of Rural Health which is expected to provide evidence-based outcomes to inform policy, planning and service provision into the future.
“We hope that the findings will support the development of further education and training for support workers and highlight the benefits of the Life Project,” Dr Broxham said.
The Pilates sessions are conducted by Anna McKenzie, a local primary school teacher and Pilates instructor, once a week over a one hour period.
A therapy dog, named Kali, is used during the program in an attempt to make the environment “comfortable and welcoming” for program participants.
The program has been funded with a $10,000 contribution from Bank Australia’s Impact Fund.
See the original article in the Latrobe Valley Express.
Moe Life Skills is interested to hear from any groups or individuals who think they could make use of the building or grounds of the former Masonic Centre at 4 High St Moe.
We hope to eventually have a wide range of activities happening there with potential to include the whole community.
Interested people and organisations are invited to attend community consultations on Tuesday November 17 to do some “Blue Sky Thinking” about how this project can develop.
Consultation sessions on November 17 are from:
12.30 pm to 3.00 pm
5.00 pm to 7.30 pm
Please contact Jay on 0484 348 804 if you’d like attend or if you’d like to drop in and see the space at any other time.