CCS Branch Happeni ngs – April 2005 P O Box 6174, Dunedin, Ph (03) 477 4117 Office Hours – Monday to Friday 8.30am – 5.00 pm SPORTING NEWS Disabled Skiing Congratulations to Taieri College Student, Adam Hall, who gained two first placings in the US Eastern Region Nor Am Races in New Hampshire, and a 1 st and 4th at the US Disabled Nationals in Colorado. His mother, Gayle Hall, was quoted as saying “He certainly doesn‟t suffer from spina bifida – he has it, but he doesn‟t suffer from it. (Taieri Herald p21, 5.04.05) Special Olympics Athletics Special Olympics Info .. News The National Championships for Congratulations to Brodie the New Special Olympics will Carvalho, Sara Perkins and Robyn be held in late November in Harrison who represented NZ at Christchurch over four days. the World Winter Games in Japan For a sports training schedule and came home with seven medals and contact phone numbers, between them. please contact Sylvia at CCS Otago, ph 03 477 4117. Dunedin Boccia Club has restarted for the year. (Boccia is a game similar to indoor bowls). The club operates on Wednesday nights. For information, please contact Jenny Hill at CCS Otago, 03 477 4117. Haere Ra Sarah Hamilton, CCS Community Worker, has left us to return to the United Kingdom. We all benefited from her time here with us and we‟ll miss her. Our good wishes go with you, Sarah! Conference “One Person at a Time” a Personalised Lifestyle Assistance Project Conference is on in Melbourne on 16 th and 17th June. A range of Australian and International speakers will share stories demonstrating that people with disabilities can live, contribute and enjoy more “typical” lifestyles in the community while having their needs met. The registration cost for disabled people/families is $100 for two days. For more information telephone Delia Fisher 0061 03 9569 2089 in Australia or contact Sylvia at CCS Otago, 03 477 4117. Tune in for some Funky sounds and much more on Hills AM Radio 1575 khz – „The Hippy Hippy Shake‟ radio show is on air every Friday between 11am – 12pm. Thank you to those who have recently supported our services: Estate J. D. S. Roberts, Caversham Foundation Ltd and The Sargood Bequest Donor mail - Some of you who receive this newsletter will also have received our latest donor letter. In that letter was a survey form that will help us to get to know you, our supporter, a little better. The names of those returning the survey forms are going into a draw to win one of two collectible $5 notes; one signed by Sir Edmund Hillary, the other by the current Governor of the Reserve Bank, Dr Alan Bollard. If you would like to have the chance to win one of these collectible notes, please return the survey form to us. If you have any questions, feel free to call me, I’ll be happy to hear from you. Lyle Palmer – Regional Funding Manager, 03 479 3813. firstname.lastname@example.org Total Mobility Scheme Review Meeting – 21 April 2005 Representatives from Otago Regional Council, Invercargill City Council, Assessment Agencies and Transport Operators attended the morning session. The main purpose of the meeting was to give feedback and include comments for the National Submission to the Ministry of Transport. The six key areas covered were Eligibility, Purpose, Entitlement, Assessment Services, Administrators and Transport Operators. Written recommendations will be given to the Minister with the view to having nationwide consistency. A report is expected in August – Sheelagh Avakian, Total Mobility Coordinator. The Families Commission - komihana a whanau - is asking families with dependent children to tell them what is important in family life. Its aim is to find out what are the points of pressure while also looking at what makes your family strong. For a “What makes your Family Tick?” question pack or more information contact Kate Innes 03 477 4117 or check out the Families Commission - komihana a whanau website at www.familiescommission.govt.nz The next LAC meeting will be held on Wednesday 2 5 May, 5pm, at CCS – all welcome – please phone Sheelagh on 477 4117 if you wish to attend. Disclaimer: CCS Otago takes no responsibility for any of the goods or services advertised in this newsletter.
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