Sweet gift of achievement
KELLY has just finished making a clay plant holder for her sister.
The Rocky Bay Mosman Park client said her sister could grow lavender in the gift she had nearly finished.
Kelly, who lives independently in Bicton, has been attending Rocky Bay since 1994, four years after she was in a car accident and suffered an acquired brain injury.
The 46-year-old joined the Getabout program for social activities with other clients. She attends Rocky Bay three times a week for art classes, physiotherapy and hydrotherapy sessions.
“I’ve built long-lasting friendships with the carers here,” Kelly said.
“The therapists have always been there when I’ve needed them.” NOT-FOR-PROFIT disability services provider Rocky Bay will celebrate its 80th anniversary with a gala function and historic exhibition.
Rocky Bay began in 1938 to help children living with polio and now offers support to more than 3000 people living with disabilities, and their families.
There are offices and community hubs from Joondalup to Mandurah.
Rocky Bay chief executive Michael Tait said Rocky Bay was an important community group.
“Our purpose for many years has been to optimise the quality of life for people living with disability, which is no less important today than it was in 1938,” he said.
“Rocky Bay wouldn't be where it is today without our loyal customers, staff, volunteers, board, partners and supporters, and we thank each and every one for their ongoing support.”
The 80th anniversary open day is on October 5 in Rocky Bay’s gym at 60 McCabe Street, Mosman Park, from 8.30am-5pm.