Express yourself, have fun & make new friends
Casa Day Programs Centre is the largest in Alice Springs, with a variety of activities to choose from. From Monday to Friday, day programs such as art, dancing and music develop fine motor skills, visual coordination, and self-confidence.
Others—like our popular weekly cookery class — also build health and independent living skills. Best of all, they’re fun and a great way to make new friends.
Casa Day Programs Activities
We match people’s interests to activities, and refresh programs regularly. Our central goal is to give every client the opportunity to engage, pursue their interests and realise their potential by giving assistance with social and community participation.
Some of the activities Casa Day Programs clients enjoy on weekdays:
- Bongo drumming
- Dot painting
- Papier mache
- Horticulture and gardening
- Foot spas
- Health and hygiene
- Computer skills
- Outings (shopping, parks, etc)
- Literacy (simple reading, budgeting, basic computer)
With a vehicle fleet including wheelchair-accessible vans, Casa staff are experienced at taking clients out shopping, on picnics and other trips, and to sport or recreational activities.
A Parent’s Story
Growing up, Ryan was bullied by fellow students and other children. As a result, Ryan began to isolate himself, spent most of his time in his room and did not take part in any social gatherings. Video games became his only interest. I was alarmed by my son’s emotional state and lack of interest in the world around him.
I discussed my concern with a representative from Casa, who was instrumental in enrolling him with Casa even before NDIS came into effect. I noticed that staff invested a lot of effort in developing a rapport with Ryan and drawing him out of his shell.
Today, Ryan is happier. His self-esteem has improved, so he is more comfortable in other people’s company, and this is reflected in his readiness to take part in support activities.
During and even out of his support hours, Ryan often drops by Casa simply to touch base with the group.
Ryan has been able to cook simple meals for us, and he assists me in grocery shopping, which he hadn’t done previously.
I am happy with Ryan’s development, which I attribute largely to Casa working with sincere interest for Ryan’s development and wellbeing.
I could not have achieved this improvement if not for the support of good workers from Casa. I sincerely thank Casa, and in particular the people who supported Ryan to improve his lifestyle.