Meet Krystal, our newest one-to-one customer in Western Australia! She has recently been stepping out of her comfort zone and exploring her local community. With her assistance dog, Rex and her lifestyle assistant by her side, the trio have tried everything from mini-golf to pottery and have had some great adventures.
Afford’s supports and services help you participate in new life experiences while developing independent living skills.
“Krystal will be joining our Mandurah Lifestyle Centre when the site is up and running. In the meantime, we have been getting to know each other and Krystal has been introducing me to her favourite things,” said Lifestyle Assistant, Janet Summerskill.
One of her main goals is to become more confident in new places and develop strategies to manage her anxiety. Janet has been helping her work towards this by tailoring their activities to Krystal’s interests, encouraging her to try new things.
On one of their adventures, they spent an afternoon hitting some whole in ones at mini-golf and counting the wild iguanas roaming the property. Krystal was excited to add ‘pro mini golfer’ to her list of talents, alongside pottery artist and animal-whisperer.
“She is such a lovely girl. Even in just the five weeks that we have been working together, Krystal has become much more confident,” continued Janet.
Another interest of Krystal’s is the local men and women in blue. She looks up to them and is interested in learning more about the everyday duties of the police force.
“Her heroes are the local police so we have visited the station a few times to drop in and say hello. They are currently seeing if there is any chance Krystal can spend the day with them and further experience the local community,” said Janet.
Krystal is also looking forward to getting involved in a range of on-site activities and making new friends when the Mandurah Lifestyle Centre opens in 2022.
Afford Lifestyle Centres are hubs of activity where participants can enjoy an inclusive and engaging environment and learn new skills.