Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Programs developed by Ageing, Disability and Home Care

The Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC) Department of Human Services in NSW developed two new programs in 2010 to improve the way in which programs are delivered to adults living with a disability.

The Life Choices and Active Ageing programs were developed to provide age appropriate, flexible programs to families, carers, and adults living with a disability. 

Life Choices is for adults between the ages of 25 and 54 years old living with a disability. Life Choices provides active, well-designed daytime activities to facilitate a healthy lifestyle. Its purpose is to increase independence, develop new skills, learn new things, and to make new friends in a social environment.
 

Active Ageing is for adults - between the ages  55 and 64 years old  -  living with a disability (as well as people with an early onset of ageing). 
Similar to Life Choices, Active Ageing allows adults like with a disability to actively engage with others in a social setting, to become connected to the community, develop new skills, and participate in activities which suits their interests and needs.


For more information on Life Choices and Active Ageing : http://www.adhc.nsw.gov.au/individuals/support/learning_new_skills/for_adults

For information on organisations that offer Life Choices and Active Ageing programs: 
http://www.adhc.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/file/0019/241237/List_of_Approved_Service_Providers_Nov2012.pdf

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