The plan for this year is to have two separate trips out to the area, the first one (in April-May) out to Kalgoorlie, Kambalda, Coolgardie, Menzies, Leonora and Esperance, and the other in October. I am always open to meeting with different groups and discussing ways that equipment can be used to assist people to live more fulfilling and enriching lives; doing the things they love and need to do. If this sounds like something you would like to discuss further, or if you have seen something interesting on the ILCA National Database that you would like to trial, just give me a call, so that I can try to organise the item through suppliers for the trip.
What does a visit from the ILC look like?
You may be wondering what to expect from a visit from the ILC caravan. When I come out, I bring with me a display caravan full of a range of assistive and adaptive equipment, including long handled gardening aids, folding shower chairs, personal alarms, kitchen cutlery, long handled reachers, children’s toys, and more! Sound like a lot? We can bring more! If there is something in particular that you or your family or friend would like to look at, give me a call and I will see if it is available to bring along as well.
Typically, I setup the display at the Community Resource Centre, or main road so that anybody can come and have a chat, and a play with the equipment. I am also available to come and have a chat about equipment and ILC services with groups of people, including seniors groups, craft groups, children’s playgroups, as well as health professionals and care support staff. If you would prefer an individual appointment, I can attend your home, school or workplace. In the past, this has been helpful for people who have wanted to have a trial of equipment such as standing aids, four wheeled walkers, children’s strollers, and a paging system for the home doorbell for persons with hearing difficulties.
Attendance at events and meetings can be as formal or relaxed as you wish. One of the great things about doing country trips is seeing how different communities, services and groups support each other and work.
The April 29th – May 6th trip will cover Kalgoorlie, Menzies, Leonora, Coolgardie, Kambalda and Esperance and so far we have booked in individual appointments with hospital staff, presentations to seniors groups and meetings with high school staff, as well as display setups at the local community resource centres. Remaining availability is limited, however if you are interested in having a chat at your interest group, or an individual appointment, please contact me as soon as possible.
Another trip is planned in October; details will be circulated closer to the date.
If you have any events planned in 2016 that you would like the ILC to attend, contact us to discuss!
That’s it from me for now. If you have any questions or comments about the Goldfield region, please contact me, Simone Bunter (Occupational Therapist) (08) 9381 0644 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a visit.
The proposed months / towns for visits in 2016 are:
April – May: Kalgoorlie, Kambalda, Coolgardie, Menzies, Leonora and Esperance
With our 4-wheel-drive vehicle, trailer and caravan filled with equipment, we can offer a range of services:
Caravan / Trailer / Table displays with hundreds of products to make life easier. Professional advice from a therapist is available. Please note: no equipment is available for purchase from the displays
Talks to Community Groups
Such as senior’s groups, Lion’s Clubs, Bowling Clubs, Carer’s Groups, HACC groups
Training / Workshops for Health Professionals / Support Staff / Education Staff.
Formal presentations, informal updates or training on specific topics
A time may be pre-booked with the therapist to discuss an individual’s needs and to ensure suitable equipment is brought for them to view / trial