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Menzies Support Services offer a variety of opportunities for life skill and educational development through literacy, computer training and accredited academic training. Activities can be accessed in a group situation or individually. These engaging activities are designed to enhance social and life skills, develop and build on interests and abilities, and support community participation. Activity programming is directed by participants' interests and goals. Some examples are:
During music and movement activities, participants learn new songs, enjoy singing with confidence, and explore new and interesting instruments.
Menzies Support Services have enjoyed an ongoing relationship with the local radio station, UGFM. Participants can be a radio broadcaster, entertaining and informing the local community, learning to use equipment, sharing their musical favourites and keeping up to date with news.
Individuals and groups are supported to develop literacy skills through a variety of activities including letter writing, newspapers and one-on-one tutoring.
articipants utilise a wide range of technology in programs and activities, learning to use computers and other devices more effectively improving literacy and numeracy skills, along with communication and connection with friends and family.
We offer group and individual support to participants undertaking work skills programs. Activities include woodwork, welding and haybale art. Participants design and plan projects, and source materials to create unique, hand made pieces. Individuals develop practical skills while learning about safe use of tools and equipment, problem solving and working cooperatively.
We are currently running two vocational courses at our centre in Alexandra, Certificate II in Horticulture and a Dual Certificate I in Transition Education / Work Education.
Our succulent program provides participants with the opportunity to create decorative and imaginative pots, plant succulent cuttings, care for the plants, and deliver their work to local retail outlets for sale to the public.
Either as a leisure activity or to build work skills, participants learn to use hand and motorised tools and equipment, propagate and grow plants, maintain gardens, and harvest fruit and vegetables.
Paddock to Plate
Participants develop skills and knowledge based on kitchen safety, food preparation techniques, nutrition and food cultures, while enhancing literacy and numeracy skills by reading and writing recipes and shopping lists.
Art and Craft
Activities are designed to aid the development of fine motor skills, literacy and communication skills. Participants work at their own pace, in small groups or individually, exploring new ways to crate art and craft. We can also provide support to identify, plan and pursue art and craft interests in community settings, including visits to galleries and involvement in exhibitions.
Sport and Fitness
Individuals and groups are supported to attend gym and participate in a range of outdoor or indoor activities to improve and maintain health and fitness, increase participation in the community, attend sporting events and have fun.