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Able Client’s New Impressive Art Creation

Meet Eric! Eric is an Able Australia client who has a real interest and flair for design. Eric’s latest creation is this amazing cardboard mock-up of a restaurant with a pool! He started his creation by firstly drawing up a number of blueprints by hand for the restaurant prior to commencing construction. Eric collaborated with […]

Supporting Our Senior Clients With The Community Visitors Scheme

The Community Visitors Scheme (CVS) is a national program funded by the Australian Government. The CVS aims to enrich the quality of life of residents of aged care homes who are socially isolated or lonely, and would benefit from a friendly visitor. The CVS also helps establish links between people living in aged care homes […]

Meet Hana – Our Occupational Therapist

Meet Hana! Hana works at Able Australia as an Occupational Therapist, specialising in adaptive technology. Hana works from our new Northcote Day Centre to support our clients reach their goals with the assistance of technology that is adaptive for people with disability. We asked Hana a few questions about how it supports our clients…. What […]

Donated Craft Packs Bring Early Christmas Cheer To Our Clients

In early December 2020, we delivered 48 donated craft packs to our clients living in supported homes across Victoria. Simonne and the amazing volunteer group from NextGen Philanthropy generously made packs that included different craft materials so that our clients can get creative this festive season. This amazing volunteer group also contributed to sewing protective […]

Seniors Road Trip to Road Safety Project

Able Australia’s Queensland team led by Community Project Manager, Jessy Byrnes, are currently running the Seniors Road Trip to Road Safety Project. Road Safety Statistics indicate that whilst driver’s over 60 years are only 24.5% of the licenced driver’s, they are 32.6% of the drivers in fatal crashes. Able Australia have partnered with a number […]

Meet Victoria – Our Creative Arts Therapist

As an Art Therapist, Victoria’s role is based around working with clients, either in a group or one-on-one setting, with art materials in a therapeutically-minded way. Victoria facilitates group art therapy sessions at our new Northcote Day Centre and is curating 2020 Able Art. Whilst we haven’t been able to run our art therapy sessions […]

Young Adults Program Participants visit TAFE!

During 2019, participants of the Young Adults program in Tasmania attended many interesting activity sessions at TasTAFE! Once session included using virtual 3D goggles! Clients chose what they would like to see through the goggles, such as an underwater scene where they could touch fish, poke at sea anemone and walk a seabed. Other activities […]