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Everybody’s Game

Help design new opportunities for inclusive sport in Adelaide.

If you or someone you know are living with Young Onset Dementia (YOD) or other progressive neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease or Motor Neuron Disease, and want to do something active, fun and social – we want to speak to you!

The Everybody’s Game Project, kicking off in November, will develop a model of inclusive football (soccer) that will support people living with YOD and other progressive neurological conditions to play the game, whilst creating new social and community ties.

The project will run between November 2021 and March/April 2022 and you can participate in football training, games and social roles at local football clubs.

We invite people over the age of 30, interested in participating or giving their opinions and experience to contact us and sign up.  Help us shape new opportunities for people to participate in sport.

Want to have your say or sign up? Contact us today! 

Alex Tran (Project Officer, ACH Group)
Email: altran@ach.org.au Phone: 0476 619 404

The project will engage professional footballers from the Adelaide United Football Club, and the wider community.

These activities will help to create a toolkit which will be made available to sport clubs to increase their capacity to include people with diverse needs. It is hoped that the toolkit developed during the project will benefit many South Australian clubs and see the expansion of inclusive football across our state to engage and support people who live with mild to moderate forms of dementia.

ACH Group has been supporting people aged under 65 who are living with neurological conditions including acquired brain injuries, Parkinson’s disease, stroke and younger onset dementia for many years. To find out more about the range of NDIS services ACH Group offer, click here. 

Everybodys game for younger onset dementia

The Everybody’s Game Project is a partnership between ACH Group, Football South Australia, Adelaide United Football Club and Flinders University and it is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services. Go to www.dss.gov.au for more information.

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1 day ago
ACH Group

Meet Jodie Roberts – ACH Group's Dementia Co-Design Manager who has been with ACH Group for 13 years.

Jodie loves that her role makes a difference in the quality of life for a person living with dementia and their carers. Her workday includes providing dementia behaviour support services at ACH Group's residential care homes, educating staff and families about best practice dementia care, and designing training content that is evidence-based, leading-edge and engaging.

Jodie shared, "I am extremely fortunate to work very closely with our customers, their families, and staff which keeps me connected to the experiences people have in residential care. I am then able to share their experiences with colleagues so that we can co-design products and services that meet those needs."

One thing about Jodie you may not know is she is an absolute car enthusiast, in particular Holden's and early model Commodores. Jodie and her husband belong to an SA car club and both drive matching white early Commodore station wagons!

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Meet Jodie Roberts – ACH Groups Dementia Co-Design Manager who has been with ACH Group for 13 years.

Jodie loves that her role makes a difference in the quality of life for a person living with dementia and their carers. Her workday includes providing dementia behaviour support services at ACH Groups residential care homes, educating staff and families about best practice dementia care, and designing training content that is evidence-based, leading-edge and engaging.

Jodie shared, I am extremely fortunate to work very closely with our customers, their families, and staff which keeps me connected to the experiences people have in residential care. I am then able to share their experiences with colleagues so that we can co-design products and services that meet those needs. 

One thing about Jodie you may not know is she is an absolute car enthusiast, in particular Holdens and early model Commodores. Jodie and her husband belong to an SA car club and both drive matching white early Commodore station wagons!

#StaffofACHGroup #dementiaactionweek2021

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👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Jodie you are a super star. Your work is great and very inspirational!

Jodie Roberts you are an absolute star and amazing at what you do! So privileged to have worked with and learnt so much from you in my time at ACH.

I am so thankful to Jodie Roberts, that I got the chance to work with her.

Awesome work Jodie! 🙂

A true talent and all round nice person

Well done Jodie. 💕

Jodie Roberts is awesome!!

Nice vk commodore and good job Jodie

You are a star dear sister 😍

Yew Jodie Roberts 🤩

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1 day ago
ACH Group

We are feeling garden inspired & motivated after spending the morning with Sophie Thomson 🌻

Today we learnt about:
🪴 health benefits of gardening
🌱weeding & mulching tips
🐝 beneficial insects
🌷+ lots of general garden Q&A

Missed out on today? Join us at Hackham on Thursday - bookings essential.

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‘To plant a garden, is to believe in tomorrow.’ - Audrey Hepburn

[Thank you to our event sponsors GLG & LCS Landscapes]

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2 days ago
ACH Group

What a wonderful way to start the week!
Every Monday morning, Tai Chi enthusiast Brian leads a class for fellow residents at ACH Group's St Georges Court retirement living community. Tai Chi is a moving meditation and features slowed down martial arts movements.
Brian and his wife have practiced and taught Tai Chi for 20 years, and after residents saw them practicing in their front yard the idea was sparked for classes to take place in St Georges' community hub. Brian said a core group of about 12 from St Georges and neighbouring retirement living communities attend the sessions.
“Everyone in the session is really enjoying it. There are wonderful health benefits that come with Tai Chi - improving mobility, balance and general fitness,” he said. “The classes are free, I’m passionate about doing something for our community, and when the COVID-19 restrictions allow, we all enjoy a cup of tea after.”
To learn more about ACH Group's retirement living communities visit: www.achgroup.org.au/retirement-living
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