Events ranging from belly-dancing and theatre workshops to croquet and healthy cooking classes are on offer as part of Lake Macquarie City Council’s 2019 Me2 program – focused on inclusivity.
Launched in 2017, the program aims to build the networks and skills of people of all abilities and ages. Ageing and Disability Officer Peta McGrath said more than 500 people took part in last year’s month-long program.
“Me2 aims to be a meaningful addition to the lives of participants, to support them and include them in our community,” she said. “This year’s program is spread across 10 months to provide options over a greater period of time to a broader audience.”
More than 11,500 people in Lake Macquarie – more than six per cent of the population – need assistance with self-care, mobility or communication.
This first five months of the program includes healthy cooking presentations, croquet, an Easter picnic, belly-dancing, drumming classes, theatre workshops and a puppet show.