Orana helps connect you to your community, make new friends, and, more importantly, support you in achieving your goals.
We provide a range of social programs, activities, experiences, and short breaks where you can meet new people, build relationships, connect to the community, and develop and practise life skills. Our social and recreational activities are for individuals and small groups with varying support needs.
Our experienced team is available to support you in trying something new and engaging with your community, to live life how you would like.
No experience is necessary for any Community Options programs; however, you will need NDIS funding or be able to self-fund.
As well as the supports listed below, Orana is looking to expand the Community Options supports provided to include things such as arts, fitness, online gaming, social groups, day trips, workshops, and more – so keep an eye out for new Community Options supports coming soon!
View the 2023 Community Options events calendar here.
Student Pathways Program – Community Options Experience
Our program is designed to support students in years 10-12 as they explore the exciting world of post-school options. We understand that making decisions about your future can be overwhelming, which is why we’re here to help.
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Orana Community Options Programs operate during the day from Monday to Friday, and participants can choose from a variety of group-based community and in-house activities that are flexible and tailored to their interests and needs.
Our current programs include:
We are excited to announce that our Western Metro Community Options program has undergone a redesign! The weekly schedule now includes new and exciting activities that promote creativity, skill-building, fun, and relationship-building.
From Monday – Friday, 9am – 3.30pm, these activities will take place in the community and within our Ridleyton location.
Orana Community Options in Port Augusta operates Monday to Friday in our centrally located premises. The service provides recreation and leisure and opportunities for people with disability to learn new skills in a group setting. A wide range of centre-based options is offered to support people in developing skills to meet their individual goals. Experiences include Independent Living Skills, Social Skills, Cooking, Sensory Experiences, Outdoor Activities, Fitness, Literacy and Numeracy, Money Handling, Art and Craft. The program also provides community-based programs that encourage people to be active members of the community and support their involvement in activities such as exploring nearby towns, swimming, shopping, ten-pin bowling, and local community events.
Life Education allows participants to develop skills to live as independently as possible. The Life Education program aims to develop everyday skills to build confidence and independence. Life Education provides individual programs for post-secondary students and adults in basic literacy and numeracy, personal and life skills development, work skills, community access, and recreation and leisure activities. We offer a range of learning and development activities to build an individual’s capacity to manage day-to-day life through developing their knowledge, skills and networks of support. Life skills development focuses on daily activities, communication and social skills, and problem-solving. We also support family members and carers to implement strategies to manage challenging issues such as social skills, and dealing with emotions, relationships, and sexuality. The Life Education program is based in Ridleyton and runs Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 3.30pm.
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Orana’s Community Options Activities offer a range of social and recreational activities for people to join on an ongoing basis, whether weekly, fortnightly or monthly. Activities provide the support and opportunity to meet like-minded individuals in the community or an online group — a chance to build relationships and access the community.
Orana’s current Activities include:
The Dance Down program offers weekly dance classes focusing on fun, participation, and skill development and provides opportunities for individual expression and creativity. It gives participants performance opportunities in an encouraging environment, improves rhythm, encourages a healthy body image and self-confidence, tones muscles, and improves posture, balance, and coordination. Dance Down offers a range of classes including jazz, hip hop, contemporary, and rock ‘n’ roll for junior and adult dancers. Face-to-face classes are held on Monday afternoons and evenings at the Thebarton Community Centre.
We celebrate with our annual Dance Down Concert performance for family and friends in December.
Club Strike is a monthly ten-pin bowling league supported by staff and volunteers. Club Strike focuses on participation, fun, and social skill development to promote independence. Club Strike is an excellent opportunity for regular social interaction with peers. The cost to participate in Club Strike each month is $14.00 for two games, including shoe hire. This amount covers Zone Bowling’s costs and the trophies given at the end of the year presentation. NDIS funding is used to pay for support at Club Strike. Club Strike 1 (10-16 years) participants arrive by 6.00 pm Bowling, 6.15 pm – 8.00 pm. Club Strike 2 (17 years+) participants arrive by 7.30 pm Bowling from 8.00 pm – 10.00 pm
Download the 2023 Club Strike flyer here.
Orana Community Options Experiences are one-off events that you can attend based on your interests, which could include things such as sporting games, concerts, theatre, day trips, or workshops. Experiences are a great way to practice your social skills, meet new people and have fun.
Current Experiences include Club Slick with more Experiences coming soon – so watch this space!
Club Slick is a monthly dance event for juniors and adults with disability that encourages and facilitates appropriate dance etiquette. Held monthly on Friday nights at the Burnside Ballroom, Club Slick provides an opportunity for people with disability to socialise and develop skills, supporting increased participation in community activities. With a wide range of music from retro rock n roll to the latest hits, participants have the chance to join in set dance routines as well as free dance with a partner. Club Slick offers a cash bar and EFT for a monitored drink and snack sales, including alcoholic beverages. Tickets go on sale the first Monday of the Month, and can be found here.
Orana’s Short Breaks offer group-based holiday and camp experiences.
Orana’s current Short Breaks include:
Getaway weekends are run four times a year and offer participants over 18 years a weekend of fun and adventure. Getaways are held at various places such as the beach, city and Adelaide Hills.The weekends are a wonderful way for people to practise their independence skills away from home, meet new people and explore a new place and experiences with the support to do so safely.
School Holiday Camps and Activities are run during school holidays. Camps for young people aged 10-17 years occur twice a year in the April and October School Holiday and Activity Days are planned in alternate school holidays and are open to children aged 5-17 years. Both Camps and Activity days offer participants loads of opportunities for fun and adventure and are a great way to start to develop and discover their independence in a safe and supported environment.
Registration of Interest is now open for our October Kid’s Camp, 11 – 13. Register your interest via the button below.
For more information, please contact our team on 0413 446 806.