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A blooming success!

A blooming success! Spring has sprung at The Hill, our purpose built facility for people with disability. We are fortunate to have a sensory garden where our participants can pick herbs, vegetables and now in spring, can make their own bouquet of flowers! Surprised with an abundance of flowers, our team at the Hill researched how to make and prepare a bouquet. Jenna and Glen, participants of the Hill set out in the garden, to create the perfect take-home gift for their mums! Jenna and Glenn were able [...]

By |2021-09-17T14:10:32+10:0016th September, 2021|Good News Stories, The Hill|

Constructing New Skills with the Woodworking Crew at The Hill!

Constructing New Skills with the Woodworking Crew at The Hill! The Woodworking Crew at The Hill have been combining a love of cricket with their building skills recently, making miniature cricket bats! The Woodwork group runs on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at The Hill. Each day the group works on a different project, which runs for four to six weeks. Participants learn a range of woodwork skills in a friendly, helpful and relaxing setting. There is access to use a large range of machinery, power tools and hand [...]

By |2021-06-18T12:52:20+10:0018th June, 2021|Good News Stories, The Hill|

Everybody can take part in Chair Yoga at The Hill

Everybody can take part in Chair Yoga at The Hill The Hill has added an exciting, new activity into their Health and Wellness program at The Hill: Chair Yoga! Chair Yoga was identified as a good activity for participants with restricted mobility and those with health complications as a way to help maintain their level of health and wellbeing. Two staff members from The Hill were sent to complete a four day Chair Yoga Course with LV Chair Yoga Australia and are now certified in this training. Now [...]

By |2021-06-21T12:00:07+10:0018th June, 2021|Good News Stories, The Hill|

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|

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