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Mai-Wel’s new sensational sensory spaces project welcomes first participants

Mai-Wel's new sensational sensory spaces project welcomes first participants Mai-Wel’s new purpose built Sensational Sensory Spaces at The Hill have been officially opened and are already having a profoundly positive impact on people living with disability who have so far experienced the benefits of these new sensory experiences. “Research suggests that multi-sensory stimulation can provide opportunities for people with a disability to develop or reactivate their senses,” said Mai-Wel CEO Lynne Graham. “We know that, for people with disability, the relaxing and rejuvenating effects of multi-sensory stimulation have [...]

By |2021-05-20T12:12:47+10:0020th May, 2021|Media releases, The Hill|

The Hill Head to Oakvale Farm!

The Hill Head to Oakvale Farm! Participants at The Hill have the opportunity to take part in activities that see them heading out into the community to have some fun. Staff and participants have a discussion every 6 weeks to organise the future activities and places the group would like to visit in their Community Access activities each Friday. The group decided they would like to head out to Oakvale Farm, which The Hill visits at least once every year. As you can clearly see in the pictures, [...]

By |2021-05-04T20:22:00+10:004th May, 2021|Good News Stories, The Hill|

The Hill Head to the Newcastle Foreshore!

The Hill Head to the Newcastle Foreshore! The Hill’s Social & Recreational Squad has been out and about once again, this time with a visit to the Newcastle Foreshore! Every 6 weeks, staff and participants discuss the places and activities they would like to visit during their upcoming Community Access activities, which take part every Friday. The group picked a walk to the Newcastle Foreshore as one of the activities they would like to take part in. During this day out, the participants and staff enjoyed a walk [...]

By |2021-05-04T19:57:04+10:004th May, 2021|Good News Stories, The Hill|

Adam is getting splashed, growing skills and having fun at the pool!

Adam is getting splashed, growing skills and having fun at the pool! Adam has been greatly enjoying his 1:1 supports from Mai-Wel’s The Hill, where he is assisted to access the community and get out to the Maitland Aquatic Centre. Adam has been swimming at Maitland Aquatic Centre for over 2 years and during this time he has built bonds and friendships with the lifeguards and community members who enjoy seeing Adam out at the pool. This has been an opportunity for Adam to build on his communication [...]

By |2021-04-21T10:31:43+10:0021st April, 2021|Good News Stories, The Hill|

Bradley is making a splash at Maitland Pool!

Bradley made a splash at the Maitland Pool! Every Thursday, the team at The Hill, Mai-Wel’s purpose-built centre for lifestyle and leisure day services catering for people with disability with moderate to high support needs, head out to Maitland pool to splash around, have some fun and get some exercise at the same time. Bradley loves heading out to the pool on a Thursday with Support Workers Anna and Chad! As Bradley is unsteady on his feet when on uneven ground, he usually requires support to walk [...]

By |2021-02-25T15:41:06+11:0024th February, 2021|Good News Stories, The Hill|

Mai-Wel’s Sensational Spaces are now open at The Hill

Mai-Wel’s Sensational Spaces are now open at The Hill! Since late 2019 Mai-Wel’s Sensational Spaces Sensory Project has transformed from the seed of an idea to reality with the support of the Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation. The Sensational Spaces project was created to develop and build two sensory rooms and a sensory garden at Mai-Wel’s purpose-built centre The Hill for people with disability with moderate to high support needs. The Sensory Spaces concept could not have been brought to into fruition at this scale without support from [...]

By |2020-12-23T20:31:01+11:0022nd December, 2020|Media releases, The Hill|

Richard’s hooked a big one while fishing

Richard’s hooked a big one while fishing with The Hill It was just another day out fishing with The Hill’s Men’s Social and Recreational Squad, but this time with a mighty catch! Richard (pictured) was happily surprised to hook a fish, using bacon for bait! The Men’s Social and Recreational Squad goes fishing on a regular basis at the wharf at Raymond Terrace on the Williams River. Quite often the gents come back from these fishing trips with empty hands, so it was a splendid surprise that [...]

By |2020-12-22T17:49:57+11:0021st December, 2020|The Hill|

Ladies at The Hill head out for some archery

Ladies at The Hill head out for some archery! The ladies at The Hill have discovered a new sport they all love – archery! On Wednesdays, the Ladies Social & Recreational Squad venture from The Hill’s centre-based supports, getting out and about in the community. On this occasion, the group got to visit Feral Archery in Rutherford. Archery is a fantastic sport that can be played by people of any age, skillset and ability. It’s a great way to practice hand-eye coordination, keep the body and mind [...]

By |2020-12-16T16:14:05+11:008th December, 2020|The Hill|

The Hill Debuts its New Sensational Sensory Room!

Jesse experiences the benefits of  The Hills new sensational sensory room! The Hill has recently debuted its new sensory room for participants to enjoy a calming and relaxing environment. This new addition to The Hill has already been a hit with many participants and it has been exciting to watch everyone engaging with and enjoying the new resource. Jesse in particular is enjoying the space and is benefitting from engaging with the sensory room experiences, which he now visits several times a day. When Jesse first started [...]

By |2020-12-08T14:30:12+11:0031st July, 2020|The Hill|

Adam’s Room Project is Completed!

Earlier in April we heard from Adam, who was working in his centre-based supports at The Hill on making a space of his own. If you missed the story, click here to check it out. For the last couple of weeks, Adam has been very busy completing the major goal for his room – painting! Adam has found painting the walls of his room to be a very fun job, and has gained a sense of independence completing this part of his room project. Photographed, we can see [...]

By |2020-12-08T14:23:27+11:001st May, 2020|The Hill|

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