Sean from Narre Warren Supported Accommodation is on a roll with developing his independence and time management skills. After 11 successful years in the local ten pin bowling team, he now feels ready to explore new activities on the weekend.

Afford staff are always there to support residents through all stages of life and offer guidance when making tough decisions.

“Sean told me he wants to have more time for himself on the weekends. He wants to be able to go for a walk when there is good weather, spend more time with his family and go to footy games on Saturdays,” said Lifestyle Assistant, Gudisa Homa.

The pair talked about different scenarios for how Sean might juggle bowling as well as his work, family and home commitments while finding time for these other activities. In the end Sean decided he would like to participate in bowling in a more casual environment and will only be bringing out the bowling shoes for Thursdays instead.

“Sean is so independent that he barely needed my help to book his Thursday bowling session. He used the client computer and checked a few steps with staff, but he did it mainly by himself,” said Lifestyle Assistant, Adriana Urrea.

One of Sean’s proudest moments was participating in the Special Olympics from 2012 to 2018. He has built many great friendships through bowling and some of his favourite memories are the laughs he has had with his friends between strikes and spares.

“He is always very respectful and just a lovely person with everyone,” continued Adriana.

During the week, Sean works at Waverley Social Enterprise and takes care of his responsibilities around the home such as laundry, cleaning and preparing his meals. He has come a long way since moving into Narre Warren Supported Accommodation in April 2020.

If you are ready to start taking advantage of your weekends and exploring your passions, then learn more about our Afford’s Supported Accommodation.

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