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The east coast of Australia has been experiencing some super warm days during summer, so ensuring sun safety for our clients and residents during these warm days, while still offering activities they enjoy, is really important to us at Afford.

The residents at our Glen Alpine Group Home are lucky enough to have their very own pool to cool down in on hot summer days.

Residents, Bianca, Joanne and Moesha stayed cool in their pool, played games with their beach ball and enjoyed some summer down-time.

The residents of Glen Alpine are all confident swimmers, however Lifestyle Assistants are always on hand for the safety of our residents and all have up-to-date training in First Aid and CPR.

Lifestyle Assistants at Glen Alpine make sure that pool time is enjoyable and safe by ensuring sun screen is applied and also they also suggest that residents swim in the afternoon when the hottest and most intensive time of day for UV levels are reduced.

But sometimes the weather is just too extreme, so staff get creative to find different options for clients to enjoy active and entertaining activities.

On a very hot day recently, Belmore Day Program staff suggested a ten pin bowling outing to clients, which they all agreed to excitedly.

Transported in an air-conditioned van to an air-conditioned environment at Zone Bowling in Villawood, clients, Nafez, Kelly, Socrates, Matthew and Mohamad, were able to enjoy a stimulating activity together in a comfortable and cool place.

Competition was alive with Mohamad becoming super excited after hitting a strike! Socrates seemed very happy with his efforts after each turn and Kelly was pleased to be playing a game with her friends.“Clients were so happy that they wanted to play more games.” Yvonne, Belmore Day Program Team Leader.

On these hot summer days, Afford Lifestyle Assistants work closely with clients to explain sun safety and the options of choosing indoor activities to keep them safe from the heat. Each program and activity coordinated by Afford offers opportunities for clients and residents to learn skills that will bring happiness and safety in life.