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Example programmes

Each person has a personal programme developed through our individual planning process.

Typically programmes include:

  • Catering for peoples’ physical well-being through exercise programmes
  • Providing educational, vocational and life skills opportunities in real world settings
  • Encouraging community participation through a range of social, recreational and leisure activities
  • Workplace participation.

The following activities are carried out within the community with 1:1 support

  • Library visits – City Council libraries
  • Gym – Pioneer Leisure Centre and Jelly Park
  • Swimming – Pioneer Leisure Centre, Jelly Park, Graham Condon and, Rangiora Pool
  • Horse riding – NZ Care Riding for disabled at Westwood Stables
  • Sensory room visits – Pioneer Complex

 Work placements

these are many and varied in the community to suit individuals, including

  • Plant Nurseries
  • Hairdressers
  • Libraries
  • Shops
  • Cupcake Collections
  • Garages
  • Schools
  • Cafes
  • Panelbeaters
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Dog Walking
  • Café and restaurant visits
  • Mini Golf
  • Ten Pin Bowling
  • Movies
  • Other assorted recreational pursuits and community activities such as visits to Art exhibitions/galleries and attending special events – e.g. Crusaders victory parade etc.

The following activities are available while at the Centre

  • Craft activities
  • Music
  • Singing and dancing – Move interactive dance class with Lyn Cotton
  • Birthday celebrations
  • Reading
  • Computer learning opportunities
  • Cooking
  • Sensory Room
  • Trampoline, Treadmill, Stationary Bike
  • Massage – Therapist comes to the centre, Staff also complete hand & foot massages
  • Smartboard- Computer activities
  • Stretching and massage
  • Physiotherapy
  • Speech/Language therapy
  • Occupational therapist – available as required
  • Wheelchair assessments
  • Life skills – these are within the Centre and also in the community
  • Petanque and indoor bowls
  • DVD/videos