Stay in touch with Orana Autumn 2019
Orana’s Accommodation Services ran a holiday program during the Christmas holiday period which included a special New Year’s Eve party.
There was a high level of participation, not only by Orana clients but also staff, with more than 30 Client Coaches participating.
The focus was on getting people participating in mainstream activities as well as activities which haven’t been undertaken before; having smaller groups of people participating; learning about public transport, gaining confidence and enjoying the journey.
The activities the team came up with were both engaging and fun! These included a dolphin cruise, visiting the Lobethal Lights, a movie day at Semaphore beach, laser skirmish, a Petanque bowling night and more.
Clients helped to decorate their houses and prepare the food for the New Year’s Eve party and getting ready for the New Year’s Day BBQ and enjoy playing Petanque. Everyone had a great time.
The group realised that there is a lot more on offer around the city than they knew about and they’re keen to experience more.
‘We loved it. The go-carts were awesome. It was fun and we got to know each other more while going out, relaxing and doing something apart from work’ said Jamie, Orana client based in Netley.
‘I really liked it. It was a great time to socialise and going out with the group’ said Jenny, Orana employee at Netley.
Orana received great feedback from clients and their families, while the general public was very welcoming.
Due to the success of the program and enthusiasm of clients, the program will run through the year with other special events like outings to the Fringe.
Special thanks to Orana Client Coach Annie, who did a great job coordinating and keeping the program on track.
Well done everyone!