For our residents from Worrigee Supported Accommodation, exploring Jerrawangala National Park was a delight to their senses. Spending time in nature and discovering the beauty of the world around them was fantastic for their mental, emotional and physical well-being.

Afford’s supports and services always tailor activities to our resident’s interests and personalities so they can learn more about themselves and the community.

“Brendan and Clayton enjoy being outside in the open air. My fellow Lifestyle Assistant, Cecil Stone, suggested heading to Jerrawangala. None of us had been before, so we agreed and we were delighted we did. The scenery was quite spectacular,” said Lifestyle Assistant, David Beasant.

Located on the Great Eastern Escarpment of NSW, the landscape, plants, animals and physical features of Jerrawangala are an integral part of the culture of the Dharawal People. There are several sacred Aboriginal sites recorded across the park.

The group spent a lot of time admiring the breathtaking vistas from two beautiful viewing points. They looked out from the edge of the mountain ridge and saw the blue sky stretching out towards the coast for miles.

“I think we only came across two other people the whole time we were out. Both young men enjoyed being in such a calming atmosphere, away from the city. They seemed at peace all day,” continued David.

Before joining Afford’s Supported Accommodation, Brendan lived on a farm. The endless greenery and bright blue skies remind him of his country upbringing.

“They both enjoy walking and Brendan, in particular, is a fast walker. Sometimes, his lifestyle assistants struggle to keep up. Brendan has become much more communicative over the last few months that I’ve been working with him. He takes the initiative to tell me when he wants to go for a walk or to the shops. It’s great to see,” said David.

The day ended with a scenic drive home and the team is already thinking about where they will explore next.

When you join an Afford Supported Accommodation, there is support by your side to explore your passions and make special memories.

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