Category: Events

Merrimu’s respite is running on select weekends until April!
See the list below of individual activities scheduled until February. This is available for adults with a disability over 18 years old.
You do not need to have accessed any service before but do need to qualify for support  from the Department of Health and Human Services. The program’s numbers are limited and are filling up fast, so please contact us if you would like more information or to book!

Date Activity Extra Details
Sunday 15th October Rodders car show $10 each, Spending money optional
Saturday 18th November Strawberry and Cherry Fair Money for lunch
Saturday 25th November Disco at Bacchus Marsh centre N/A
Saturday 16th December Movies and lunch at Woodgrove Entry, $10 for lunch
Wednesday 10th January Cooking and activities at Bacchus Marsh centre $5 each
Saturday 10th February Swimming Aqua Pulse Hoppers Crossing $7 each, packed lunch required

 

Merrimu’s respite is running on select weekends until April!
See the list below of individual activities. This is available for adults with a disability over 18 years old who live in the Melton and surrounding local government areas – Melton, Moorabool, Brimbank, Ballarat and Wyndham.
You do not need to have accessed any service before but do need to qualify for support under the Disability Act 2006 from the Department of Health and Human Services. The program’s numbers are limited and are filling up fast, so please contact us if you would like more information or to book!

Date Activity Details
Saturday              11th February Scienceworks Packed Lunch or Spending money optional
Saturday            11th March Begonia Festival Ballarat Morning tea & lunch or spending money optional
Saturday              8th April Messy Kitchen – Chocolate Making and decorating Morning tea & lunch

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National Disability Services invites all community members who are seeking further information on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) across Moorabool and the surrounding areas to attend the NDIS ‘Change and Choice’ Community Forum, on Monday 25 July in Bacchus Marsh.
The event will explore the core question from participants, their families, carers, service providers,
and community services: “What does the NDIS mean for me?”

The session will introduce the NDS, NDIA and Latrobe Community Health and address

  • The exciting opportunities created for participants, their families and carers under the NDIS, and answer any concerns they may have,
  • The key changes for service providers under the NDIS, and how they can prepare for the transition ahead
  • The ways in which the NDIS will intersect with schools, mental health support services, carer and respite services, community health, aged care and disability advocacy

There will be a guest speaker from the NDIS Barwon trial site, Giuseppe Prestia from Ermha 360.
He’ll share his first-hand experience of what life has been like transitioning to the NDIS and the positive outcomes it’s had within the community.
The ‘Change and Choice’ Community Forum is an excellent opportunity to learn about what the NDIS will mean for you. The day will include a short break for morning tea, with time to speak to NDS representatives and have your question answered.
NDS, in partnership with Moorabool Council and Merrimu Inc. will also be launching an exciting new Moorabool ‘Communities of Practice’ project. This project will explore how local services can work together to build consumer and community driven practices. Come along to find out more.

Details:
Time: 11am – 1:30pm
Date: Monday 25 July
Location: The Supper Room, 207 Main Street Bacchus Marsh (accessible venue)

You can also register your attendance here:

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/ndis-change-and-choice-community-forum-bacchus-marsh-tickets-26319845366

Werribbee Respite

We are very excited to announce we are extending our respite program for four more weeks! This means there will be two respite programs running every Saturday until the end of July.
See the attached list of individual activities with two different options to choose from each week. This is available for adults with a disability over 18 years old who live in the Melton and surrounding local government areas – Melton, Moorabool, Brimbank and Wyndham.
You do not need to have accessed any service before but do need to qualify for support under the Disability Act 2006 from the Department of Health and Human Services. For further details or to book in please contact Leanne White on 0427 914 688 or email leannewhite@merrimu.org

You can click here for the full extended respite schedule.

2014 Merrimu Drama cast photo
The 2014 Merrimu drama performance, G’Day Australia, is this Friday night at the Melton Civic Centre starting at 7:30. Every year, the drama group showcases their talents to a sell-out audience. The group is responsible for choosing the theme, making props, designing costumes and selecting the music. This year’s performance, G’Day Australia, is a celebration of life across Australia. Our cast will tour from Tasmania to Alice springs to explore the whole of this great southern land. You can buy tickets by calling 5366 3000.

In the lead up to the performance we’ve been posting photos from behind the scenes and from previous years drama performances. You can see them on our Facebook page.

New Sensory Garden

Djerriwarrh and Merrimu announce a new sensory garden

Merrimu is proud to announce we’re partnering with Djerriwarrh to plan and implement an exciting new sensory garden.
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