The Recreation Program gives people with disabilities the opportunity to participate in a range of sporting and leisure activities. As as a result participants make friends, achieve personal goals, keep fit and enhance their quality of life.
Weekend Trips and Holidays
A calendar of weekend trips and week holidays is circulated to families/clients at the beginning of each year. Some of the trips offered have included:
Holidays on the Gold Coast
Week trips to capital cities, eg. Sydney and Perth
Holidays in the Flinders Ranges
Shopping trips to Adelaide and Mildura
Weekend adventures to Farms, on Houseboats and to AFL football games
Trips to Adelaide to see stage shows such as 'Mama Mia' or live concerts.
Participants book into the trips that suit them and pay a deposit to secure their booking. Families/participants are given the opportunity to forward plan and save for specific trips. We encourage clients to pay for their trips/holidays by installments throughout the year.
School Holiday Programs
A number of activities are co-ordinated throughout each school holidays. Participants are forwarded a Program and asked to book the activities they would enjoy. A door to door transport service is provided. An office staff member rings the family a day before the activity to advise of the participants pick up time. Payment for each activity can be pre paid or given to the driver when your family member is picked up.
Some of the activities included are:
Movies at the Chaffey Theatre
Trips to the Mildura Wave Pool
Visits to local playgrounds - ( Monash Playground)
Participants eighteen years and over are able to attend the monthly Diners Club activity. Each month participant's are transported to various clubs and hotels around the Riverland to dine, dance and interact with their friends.
Participants attending social club pre plan their activities and this program is driven by participant choice. The Recreation Coordinator arranges the venues and events.
Young Diners Club
Participants aged between 16 and 25 years old are able to attend the monthly Young Diners Club activity. Each month clients are transported to various clubs and hotels around the Riverland to dine, dance and interact with their friends.
Disco’s are held 5 times per year and are run by Loxton Gumtree volunteers.
Participants form a team and compete in the local mainstream Riverland eight ball competition.
Ten Pin Bowls
Ten Pin Bowls is offered 4 times per year. Paticipants travel to Mildura for a day trip of ten pin bowling and fun.