12 September 2018
Mary-Anne: Achieving Her Goals with Interchange Australia – By Interchange Australia Consultant, Katie Dobie
Mary-Anne is a lady with Cerebral Palsy who began receiving support services from Interchange Australia in early 2014.
Prior to becoming a client of Interchange Australia, Mary-Anne worked at Welby Garden Centre four days per week.
Mary-Anne rarely socialised outside of work aside from with her family. When Mary-Anne commenced with Interchange Australia her goals included being able to be as independent as possible, to get fit and to be able to stand up. Mary-Anne also wanted to develop a social network.
Mary-Anne currently receives a variety of support services and participates in many of the activities Interchange Australia offers. Mary-Anne’s favourite activities are the ones where she is able to meet and socialise with other people who have similar interests. Some of Mary-Anne’s favourite activities include the Bronte to Clovelly Walk, Frozen on Ice, The Circus Workshop, Christmas in July and the 60’s Rock and Roll Dinner Group. Mary-Anne also attends our Day Options Program at our Springett and Travis campuses three days per week where she enjoys participating in activities such as art, cooking, Zumba and the odd BBQ!
In Mary-Anne’s downtime, she receives one- on-one support to attend and participate in exercise physiology classes at ONTRAC, swimming at the Aquatic Centre in Moss Vale and trips to Macarthur Square and Mount Annan Botanical Gardens. She also fits the occasional movie in when she has time.
Mary-Anne has achieved her goal to get fit and with all of the hard work she has put in at ONTRAC, she was able to stand up for the first time in 2016. Mary-Anne has developed a social network and has forged many strong friendships. She is extremely grateful for all of the opportunities and supports that have been provided to her and we have all been delighted to see her achieve her goals. Congratulations Mary-Anne on all of your achievements!
If you would like to learn more about the wide range of support services Interchange Australia offers, please call one of our friendly and experienced Consultants on 1300 112 334.