Author Archives: Able Australia

Richmond Fan Kicking Goals With The Support Of Able Staff

Able client Colin standing in front of a Ron Barassi statue wearing a Richmond Tigers jersey

5 August 2018. Every week, stadiums across Australia are met with roaring crowds and excited anticipation. AFL is one of Australia’s most popular sports, and it’s a long-time love of Able client Colin. For over 10 years, Colin has been a diehard Richmond Football Club fan. Club hats, memberships, shirts, jerseys – you name it, […]

YAP and Lifestyle Choices Celebrate Christmas in July

Able clients at the Young Adult Program day centre at their Christmas in July event.

10 August 2018. What do you get when you combine the Able Australia Launceston Lifestyle Choices Program and Young Adult Program (YAP)? The North Pole in North Tasmania, complete with falling snow! Okay… Maybe it wasn’t real snow – but the bubble machine did well to give that illusion during the Christmas in July celebration. […]

Social Outing Program in Queensland Gives New Life Experience

Able client Colin sitting with Able volunteer driver Leon.

23 July 2018. Colin was born in Lowood, Queensland 86 years ago. Lowood ‘born and bred’, Colin loves the land, says his cattle are his passion and he rarely leaves Lowood at all. This year, things started to change. Colin joined Able Australia’s social outings group in Lowood. Initially, Colin was a transport client, signing […]

YAP Share Learning Experience with TAFE Students

tasTAFE students sitting with Able clients using a computer at the TAFE.

20 July 2018. Clients from the Young Adult Program (YAP) in Launceston and students and teachers at tasTAFE have had a great shared learning opportunity over the last eight weeks.  The Health, Aged Care & Disability department at tasTAFE offered YAP clients a free course in Information Technology (IT) that students studying Certificate III in […]

Deafblind Awareness Week Fun Day

Kate MacRae, Sandi Pontin, Carla Anderson and Peter Hitchener at the Deafblind Awareness Week fun day

26 June 2018. June 16 saw a very successful Deafblind Awareness Week fun day at our Camberwell location in Victoria. Throughout the day, 34 deafblind clients came along, as well as more than 50 volunteers, family members, students from Melbourne Polytechnic and Able Australia staff. The morning started with speeches from Kate MacRae, deafblind client […]

Able Australia Celebrates World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Two Able Australia staff and two Queensland Police Officers at the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Able Australia display

15 June 2018. On Friday 15 June, the Able Australia Active Living Program for Seniors (ALPS) team held a successful community event to celebrate the contribution of seniors in the community and recognise World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). The ALPS team organises, promotes and attends many events in Queensland focused on the active involvement […]