|Yorke Peninsula Leisure Options|
Coordinator - Janet Firth
Office hours Tuesday to Friday 8:30am to 12:30pm.
1st Floor, 57 Main Street (PO Box 88)
What is Leisure Options?
The District Council of Yorke Peninsula is committed to delivering high quality, responsive and customer focused services. The Leisure Options service provides a range of social and recreational activities for eligible residents in the Council area. Funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing and the State Home and Community Care program the service supports people with a disability and older people with age related health issues.
Who is eligible to participate?YP Leisure Options welcomes inquiries from people who are interested in participating in activities with others in their local community. If you or your family member meets any of the criteria below, then we can set up an informal meeting to discuss the details further.
We are always happy to receive inquiries so please do call us if you meet, or think you may meet, the eligibility criteria.
What are the activities on offer?YP Leisure Options have a range of group activities on a weekly basis at a nominal fee and includes:
When and where can I participate?
The Group activities are available most Tuesdays through to Friday and the availability of places will be discussed at the meeting with the Coordinator.
For further details about the Groups see below. The dates and times are current December 2012.
What groups are available?
Arts and Craft Group
This group meets at the Guide Hall in Minlaton alternative Tuesdays from 10am to 2:30pm.
The Wood Shed (aka MAGS)
This group meets in the large shed at the rear of the Guide Hall in Minlaton on alternative Tuesdays from 10am to 2:30pm.
The group meets at the Guide Hall in Minlaton alternative Tuesdays from 10am to 2:30pm.
This group provides a range of crafts and cooking activities for older persons residing in the Edithburgh area and meets at the local Community Church, Edithburgh on Wednesday’s during term time, from 10am to 2:30pm.
Living Skills Group
The Living Skills Group is based in Maitland and is established for younger people with disabilities who are referred from Disability SA and who reside in the Council districts of Yorke Peninsula and Copper Coast. The group participate in regular shopping and cooking sessions and undertake a range of ‘life-skill’ based activities to assist participants in managing daily tasks. If you or your family member are interested in joining please contact the Coordinator for further details about the process.
Fun & Games Group
The group participates in a range of indoor and outdoor games to support our ‘be active’ approach to fitness and wellbeing. No gym equipment, just basic games on the oval, and the occasional walks in the local area. Based at the Guide Hall, Minlaton, the group meets alternative Thursdays and also go on regular excursions and trips around the Peninsula.
Tree Propagation Group
The members of the Tree Propagation Group meet weekly on Fridays at the Yorketown Progress Association/Lions Club Hall.Seed collecting excursions and occasional tree planting excursions in addition to taking care of the nursery at the rear of the building.Open 10am until 2:30pm the group is facilitated by Group Leaders with experience and passion in support propagation of native trees, shrubs and ground covers. Sales of stock from 11am to 2pm.
YP Leisure Options is able to deliver a range of activities due to the generosity of our dedicated team of Group Leaders and volunteers who help us provide this much valued service across the Yorke Peninsula area.
Volunteer tasks include driving our bus or car to pick up or drop off members who have no alternative means of transport and who reside ‘on the destination routes’.
Group Leaders who organise the activities on a daily basis and in consultation with the YP Leisure Options Coordinator.They are supported by teams of volunteers who may help members get the most out of the activities. Several volunteers enjoy working with timber in our Wood Shed and provide valuable assistance in helping our younger members with disabilities to produce a gift or item for themselves. We also have support from volunteers who enjoy office and administration tasks and may include newsletter production, correspondence, filing, handling inquiries, and brochure production.
If you are interested learning more about becoming a volunteer, please call or email the YP Leisure Options Coordinator.New volunteers always welcomed.
Disability Action Plan
Council has adopted the following Disability Action Plan to ensure that people with disabilities can access Council functions, facilities and services.
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