We wish to welcome Donna to the Kingaroy team. Donna moved to Australia 5 years ago from the Philippines, where many of her family still live. She describes Australia as a beautiful country and is so glad to be here. Donna is hardworking, honest and reliable, and describes herself as both shy and friendly. Donna is also mum to a three year old - which we bet keeps her very busy! We are delighted to have you on team, Donna.
Our Support Worker Jean has now moved into a Support Coordinators role!! Her wealth of experience in the health industry, enthusiasm and positivity are invaluable in the support of our participants and with connecting them to activities and allied health professionals.
In-between her support work, Jean is studying to be a counsellor. This expansion of her skills has made her very happy. She is very passionate about helping others, which has led to her current role in the DW team. This new role is very exciting as Jean continues to contribute to positive steps in people’s lives through connection and support.
The DW Team recently joined together at the Toowoomba City Library for a training morning. Did you know our team are woven together from across the Darling Downs, South Burnett, and South West Qld? The training room was abuzz with chatter as colleagues who had yet to meet finally made connection. We were missing a few team members, but never fear; the day was such a success we plan to hold another!
at better way to roll in a new month than by Ten Pin Bowling! Earlier this month, the DW team and participants hit Sunset Superbowl and had a fantastic afternoon bowling, playing pool and having lunch in the park. A group of 20 came together all trying to score that precious strike - which almost all of the bowlers achieved! We shared lunch in the park and kicked around the soccer ball. There are so many amazing support opportunities and connections we get to share with the Kurdish community, the Deaf community, and our Endeavour workers community. Special shout out to Tommy and Paul who made a special trip in from Chinchilla to enjoy the day with us! So impressed by the compassion, guidance, leadership and kindness that all our support workers show. It was a wonderful day!
Meet Janine (or Nena as everyone calls her!).
Janine volunteers once a week at the Kingaroy Op Shop, helps keep all the clothes neat and tidy, and is a smiling face to all the customers. Delia our Support Coordinator for Kingaroy is doing some great mentoring.
👍 Great work Janine and Delia! 👍
One of Janine's goals is to become more independent at home. Our fantastic coordinator Delia has been assisting Janine meet this goal by assisting her cooking. Together they have made Spaghetti Bolognese and also a delicious Pizza. YUM! Well done Janine and Delia!
Meet Geoff. Geoff is an amazing support worker and has now moved into DW’s Support Coordinator role for the Deaf Community. Geoff is deaf and has always used his brilliant insights and experience to help and support other deaf people in the community.
Geoff worked as a cabinet maker all his life. Now he is 'semi-retired' but stays actively involved in the community. His passion for others has translated to much respect within the deaf community. We are extremely excited to see his wealth of life experience in this coordinator role.
Geoff will coordinate our Deaf participants to work with their NDIS packages to achieve their goals and increase their involvement in our local community.
Would you like Geoff’s skills and experience to help you with your NDIS? Contact him on [email protected]
A few of the team braved the rainy cold weather last week enjoying a historical afternoon at the Downs Steam Train Museum. Several participants are looking to engage in volunteer work on Tuesday mornings there. It was truly a well worth the trip!
Due to another function at Emerge, next Tuesday morning Connecting the Dots Cooking is moving to the afternoon and we’ll be visiting the Downs Steam Train Museum. We’re encouraging all our DW community join Jean and David to tour this treasured historical museum. Meet us at 16 Cambooya street south Toowoomba, but please contact David on 0406 243 705 or Jean on 04111 656 81 to confirm numbers.
What a great time we had cooking! On a very chilly morning, we whipped up these wonderful tasting lasagnes. Participants get to take home their special meals for family and friends to enjoy. Who wouldn’t be delighted to have this served for dinner?
Sneak preview into next week's cooking Beef and Black Bean with special fried rice kicking off at 9.00 am Tuesday. Text Jason on 0406 243 705 if you have a participant who’d love to take part.
We had many familiar faces from the DW community join us for our first day of Art Group and Connecting the Dots program! We enjoyed much chatter, lots of colour and of course, the wonderful hosting by the Emerge Team.