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This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing! So it’s fitting that residents from our Empire home took a trip out to the Powerhouse Museum to learn more about this historic moment for mankind.

Your Life, Your Way

In an Afford home, you will always be supported to go to places you want to go. Outings are always organised based on the interests and requests of residents.

Support If and When You Need It

Afford Lifestyle Assistants are on hand to support residents to explore the world around them. They encourage residents to get around their local community and further afield. Whatever the resident’s interest, Lifestyle Assistants, are there to help them achieve their goals. That’s all part of The Afford Lifestyle.

While watching the TV, Empire residents, Robin, Matthew, Marcus, Jeremy, Stanley, and Joseph saw an advertisement that caught their attention. It was promoting a special exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum to celebrate the anniversary of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.

The mates soon decided that an outing to the museum was in order. Afford staff, Ngaire and Vicky, worked with the friends to organise how they would get there and what they most wanted to see and do while they were there.

Travel Training

With all of the group comfortable with public transport, they decided that they would all travel into the Powerhouse Museum by train – which was an exciting experience in itself! They travelled from Penrith station all that way into town. They independently used their Opal cards and diligently listened for the stations that the train was stopping at, making sure they didn’t miss their stop.

On arriving at the Powerhouse Museum, the friends were welcomed by dazzling space displays in celebration of the moon landing. Everyone particularly liked the giant sculpture of the moon that was hanging from the ceiling.

Learn More About Your World

There were many interactive displays, with the exhibition also included parts of the original Redstone Rocket and Parkes Radio Telescope. Interestingly, there was also a computer used by NASA to calculate the launch and landing.

The friends also enjoyed a lovely lunch in the cafeteria at the Powerhouse Museum. An added bonus for a remarkable and interesting day.

Find out how you can explore your interests with support in an Afford home.