UNFORTUNATELY ABILITY INC. ADVOCACY SERVICE WILL NOT BE HOLDING OUR ANNUAL "GET TOGETHER" AT LAKE AINSWORTH IN 2017.
Ability Inc. have held an annual "GET TOGETHER" for people with disability over the past 20 years. This is a fun, interactive and informative weekend. The conference is held at Lake Ainsworth Sports & Recreation Centre, Lennox Head. At the conference we have guest speakers come and talk about subjects of interest or about their service.
Our 2016 Get Together was a huge success. We had 110 people with disability and their carers attend for the 3 day weekend. Many participants had been to our conferences regularly, some attend annually because they have so much fun and it's a great way to keep in touch with friends that they have made during the previous years.
Every year we offer, over the 3 days a choice of activities, information sessions and also entertainment each night. Some examples of the events that we offer at the conference are:
Water activities on Lake Ainsworth ie canoeing, sailing with one-one-one guided sail around the lake
Information session about your rights from the Intellectual Rights Legal Centre
Table tennis activity
Byron Bay Herb Nursery provided plants and pots for participants to pot up plants and take home with them
NSW Rural Fire Service information about fire safety
Laughter yoga, was loads of laughs
Day trip to Knockrow Castle
Karaoke night and disco
Housing NSW, information session about social housing and tenancy issues.
The cost is generally around $398 for the 3 nights stay. We also offer full day attendance for $100. This includes: 3 meals a day, morning & afternoon tea. Information sessions or activities of your choice. Entertainment each night after dinner was provided. There was a band, a disco and karaoke. We also hold a fancy dress theme night, with prizes for best costume.
The Sports & Recreation Centre have dormitory style accommodation, so it's shared rooms. There are some double rooms for couples and also large cabins for group bookings. The Centre is next to beautiful Lennox Head Beach, the village and shops.
All People with disability and their carers are welcome. Feel free to contact our Head Office on (02) 6628-8188 or 1800 657 961 to make an enquiry.