Explore Support at THRIVE All Abilities Expo

Noosa Council is hosting the THRIVE All Abilities Expo on Tuesday, June 25 from 1pm to 3pm at the Noosa Leisure Centre.

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Sian Parris (Endeavour Support Worker) & Matthew Kerr

The event aims to connect individuals of all abilities, their families, and caregivers with local disability services, supportive networks, and programs that assist with everyday well-being and resilience.

Attendees will learn about emergency planning, mental health for disaster resilience, nutrition for well-being, and available support services, all while enjoying live music, giveaways, free afternoon tea, yoga, and sensory crafts.

An Auslan Interpreter from Deaf Connect will be on site for all scheduled talks and the All Abilities Yoga session.

Community Development Coordinator, Cheryl Pattison, said Noosa Council is excited to host the Expo and bring together the community to promote inclusivity and person-centred emergency planning and resilience.

This event is about enhancing the well-being and disaster preparedness for individuals of all abilities by providing them with the opportunities and resources they need to thrive in our community.

Local area provider, Sian Parris from the Endeavour Foundation Learning and Lifestyle Centre, was thrilled to have the All Abilities Expo right opposite the Centre.

"Our community continues to thrive, ensuring inclusiveness and increased awareness of those living with disabilities," Ms Parris said.

"An Expo is a great way to open conversations with our people and caregivers, allowing them to expand their community participation and meet new people.

At our Learning and Lifestyle Centre, we realise the importance of emergency preparedness, and our people regularly participate in fire drills, which also include natural disaster emergencies," Ms Parris said.

The THRIVE All Abilities Expo is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring their friends and family to explore a variety of services and programs that cater to the unique needs of the disability community.

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