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Queenslanders are experiencing greater freedoms to get out and about in the community. Afford Day Program staff across the state are working with individuals to assist them in exploring more of the world around them and strengthen their social skills.

Clients from Afford’s Caboolture Day Program have embraced the sunshine and headed to some of their favourite spots to enjoy the outdoors.

Pine Rivers Park was one of their first destinations. The outing called for a fun game of croquet! The Afford team took along their set of croquet mallets and balls and set up the field with wickets and stakes. Everyone had a go at knocking the ball through the wickets. It was great fun, especially for those who had never played croquet before! Friendly competition enhanced the game and everyone had fun having a go at something new.

By the waterside at Shorncliffe Pier, staff and clients played ball games while taking in the cool breeze. It was a great day to have a sizzling BBQ in the great outdoors. Everyone helped to get lunch ready, with sausages, buns and healthy salads all on the menu.

Bee Gees Lane in Redcliffe was the outing of choice for Jeffrey! He received one-to-one support to enjoy his local community and the outdoors. He and his lifestyle assistant, Gean took in the sunshine, walked past the bronze statues of the Bee Gees and snapped some great photos to remember their visit. They read about Redcliffe’s relevance to the Bee Gees’ musical history on plaques provided along the walk. After emigrating to QLD, the musicians signed their first music contract in their Redcliffe home!

Sarah watched the seaside on her one-to-one visit to the Gayundah Wreck at Woody Point. Sarah’s lifestyle assistant, Victoria, supported her to get around in her wheelchair. She watched the water lapping along the shoreline and loved to take in the warm sun.

Find out how Afford can support you during one-to-one and group outings into the community.