Yooralla’s Recreation Services in the Inner East

DATE: 29 August 2017

Yooralla’s Recreation Services in the Inner East

Customers of Yooralla’s Recreation Services in the Inner East spent a recent Saturday learning about farm life and caring for baby animals, thanks to Myuna Farm’s Animal Ark.

Customers of Yooralla’s Recreation Services in the Inner East spent a recent Saturday learning about farm life and caring for baby animals, thanks to Myuna Farm’s Animal Ark.

“Everyone really enjoyed patting the animals – a few customers mentioned that the chickens were their favourite,” said Nicky Thursfield, a Yooralla Recreation Coordinator.

In addition to chickens, customers had the opportunity to pat rabbits, and feed goats, sheep and geese.

“Feeding the baby goats was definitely a highlight of the day,” continued Nicky.

Farm visits are just one of the many exciting activities customers can take part in with Yooralla’s Recreation Services in the Inner East.

Depending on their interests, there are three groups customers can join – the Rovers Youth Group, Buddies Social Group or Sunny Saturday’s.

Rovers Youth Group

Rovers Youth Group was established in 2000, and since then has been  focused on providing customers with fun social outings, which also increase decision making and community access, by doing such things as supporting customers to use public transport to travel to their weekly activities.

During Term 3, the Rovers plan on having fun at Glow Golf and doing a tour of Parliament House.

Buddies Social Group

The Buddies Social Group brings together young adult men who all enjoy talking about the football, going to see live sport and having lunch. This group also uses public transport to get around to their activities, and will soon be visiting the high ropes and flying fox at Glen Harrows Park and the Old Melbourne Goal.

Sunny Saturday’s

The Sunny Saturday’s are a group of young women who require high level support and enjoy being out and about in the fresh air - they don’t like to be still for too long!

The group has already visited Puffing Billy in the Dandenong Ranges and will be going to see the Tesselaar Tulip Farm in late September.

“With the roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in the Inner East and Gippsland, it’s important to remember that recreation is just as important to a person’s wellbeing as therapy and work,” said Nicky.

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