“A few light misty showers did not stop the Adventure with Dementia group enjoying a round of mini golf at the Bellingham Maze today. Competitive streaks surfaced as did some hidden golf talents. The game was followed by lunch in the café where the conversation and laughter flowed. A very big thankyou to our volunteer Stacey, Lea from Bromilow Home Support Services and especially the wonderful staff at the Bellingham Maze at 294 Tanawha Tourist Drive Tanawha for assisting with this successful event.”
This month the group tried their hand at Barefoot Bowling at the Buderim Bowls Club. After a sausage sizzle lunch Lee Shimbel from the bowls club gave everyone some pointers on the finer art of lawn bowls. The group was divided into teams and with lots of laughter and healthy competition they put a lot of thought into their strategies to gain that winning shot. Many thanks to the Buderim Bowls Club for assisting us with this activity.
Aprils activity was Heart Beats Drumming at Coolum. The Bromilow carer said how wonderful it was to see everyone smiling and laughing and to see the joy on their faces, especially watching Eddy sing and Paul getting into the drumming to “We Will Rock You”. The group followed up drumming with pizza, coffee and conversation at Coolum Coffee Club.
Many thanks to Heart Beats Drumming at Coolum for allowing us to join your wonderful group on this day.
On Tuesday, the Adventure with Dementia team spent the morning on the Maroochy river. Threatening weather was not enough to dampen the spirit of participants, and after a little orientation from the guys at Swan Boat Hire, we were off to see the iconic sights of the Maroochy river.
Stand-up Paddle Boarding came next for our adventurers, after which the river provided a picturesque backdrop for fish and chips. A big thank you to Swan Boat Hire for assisting with the activities.
Swan Boat Hire have been providing a broad range of on-water activities for more than 20 years’ and are open 364 days a year.
This morning, participants from the Adventure with Dementia social group got together to try their hand at Suncity Tenpin in Alexandra Headland. While everyone had bowled before, for some it has been many years between strikes! Many thanks to Suncity Tenpin for your support and hospitality this morning. Looking forward to next month’s activity!
Today, Alzheimer’s Australia and Bromilow Home Support Services, with the financial assistance of The Buderim Foundation, launched Adventure with Dementia! The new social group was officially launched by The State Member for Buderim, Mr Steve Dickson. Adventure with Dementia’s core focus is to support and encourage active lifestyles for people with younger onset dementia.