ADULT HOLIDAY PROGRAM
The Holiday Program is a vacation care initiative that was developed in response to Families and Carers needing support during the traditional day service holiday periods. The Blairlogie Holiday Programs caters for people with a disability aged between 18 and 65 years old and offers a large range of experiences and opportunities to participants who would otherwise not be able to access them without support.
For more information see our flyer below or give us a call on 5978 7900.
The Weekend Activities program provides participants with the opportunity to partake in a range of enjoyable activities within their community. Everyone has a great time and Parents and/or Carers gain a few hours of Respite.
Drop off and Pick up Points – Blairlogie Living and Learning, Cranbourne Bunnings or Frankston Bunnings.
The Meet Me @ program is a planned group activity on two Saturday’s a month. The program is targeted to those people with complex support needs, aged between 18 and 65 years old, and living at home with family and/or Carers in the City of Casey.
The Meet Me @ program has provided participants with the opportunity to partake in a range of enjoyable activities within their community. Each participant is picked up from their homes and then taken out and about in the Community. Everyone has a great time and Parents and/or Carers gain a few hours of Respite.
KARAOKE WITH MATT
In September 2016, we introduced “Karaoke with Matt”. This program occurs on the last Saturday of each month and is based on site at Blairlogie. This program is designed to meet the needs of people with higher, complex support needs. Anyone with a Disability can participate in this program and over the past 12 months we have been introduced to many new faces who have come along to the music session with their Carers. This program is a great way for participants to move their bodies and sing along to a variety of different styles of music, from the 60’s to today, with some novelty songs thrown into the mix! Karaoke with Matt is a great way for the participants to decrease their stress and anxiety, while boosting up their confidence and increasing their social connections.
Respite is designed to give carers a much-needed break for a limited period of time in order to allow them to attend an activity or simply relax. Blairlogie over the last 12 months has been extremely busy in this area providing respite weekend stays almost every second weekend. These weekend stays not only provide a much need break to the families but also promote socialising and community access opportunities. This weekend usually comprises of dinner at a restaurant one night, an activity of interest outing on the Saturday and some daily living skills training by doing cooking and housekeeping.
Other Respite opportunities during the year included longer stays during the scheduled centre closures where the participants would stay over and join in the fun of the holiday program activities during the day.