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New lifelines of happiness

2nd July 2020

Danny, a Rocky Bay customer, enjoying a chat via Zoom Thanks to a simple new initiative, a few pieces of smart technology became an invaluable lifeline for residents at Rocky Bay’s independent living units in Mosman Park. As COVID-19 closed down traditional lines of communication between customers and the outside world, a few simple pieces of equipment – an iPad, a tablet, and an S-Pro touchscreen – opened the world …

Post a rainbow to a friend

9th June 2020

As socially isolating as the coronavirus has been on the community, it has spawned a number of positive and sustainable initiatives for Rocky Bay. One of the most vibrant of these is the Rainbow Project. Not to be confused with the LGBT movement of the same name, the Rainbow Project, like its namesake, encourages everyone to connect with each other. The emphasis is on encouraging and assisting customers to express …

Home modifications give Michael independence

9th June 2020

Moving around our own house easily for what we want, when we need it, is something many would take for granted. For 32-year-old Michael Pisan, this was not something he was able to do until recently, thanks to necessary home modifications funded through the Community Aids and Equipment Program (CAEP), and built with guidance from his Rocky Bay Occupational Therapy team. In 2015, Michael was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, and …

Foot care tips from our podiatrist

9th June 2020

The health of your feet is important for overall function and wellbeing, and sometimes living with a disability can create additional challenges that require special care to keep your feet happy and in good condition. Our new podiatry service offers support with: Assessment of your feet including skin and nail condition, alignment, function and footwear Foot care for people with difficulty reaching or accessing their feet, such as preventing pressure …

Donna finds her voice

3rd June 2020

Donna, a spritely therapy services customer, is able to communicate again thanks to the generous donations made to Rocky Bay’s Wishing Tree. Donna has complex communication needs and is unable to type or touch on a device to help her communicate. Thanks to the eye gaze and voice assist technology she received, Donna now happily communicates with friends and family, as well control her living environment. With support from the …
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