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  • Art Kits for REAL Members in lockdown
    It’s been an odd few months for everyone, including us at REAL. Although we cannot meet in person, we has been doing our best to provide continuous support and connections with our members. One way we have been doing this is through Art Kits. The … Read more
  • 2020 Annual General Meeting for REAL Inc
    We had to adapt our AGM this year, and for the first time in our history host a 'virtual' meeting. All our members, staff, and committee have adapted so well to the new technology, and in particular Zoom, that this lockdown has forced upon us … Read more
  • More fun in lockdown 2.0
    It's been really challenging for all of us during lockdown 2.0 – just when we were starting to get back to some sort of a normal life, visiting friends and going out for meals, we are back into isolation, and back on to Zoom chats … Read more
  • Having fun in lockdown
    It's hard keeping busy and doing fun things when we've all been in lockdown, but our members are still doing lots of different activities with REAL Inc staff and volunteers. They've been calling each other, and using Zoom to keep in touch and play games. … Read more
  • Nature Walk with Kayte
    What a fantastic time we had with Kayte, who took us on an educational and informative nature walk at a local reserve. We walked the path observing trees, and how they grow and adapt, and how each tree is so unique, even when they are … Read more
  • Volunteering on Australia Day
    As a part of our Volunteer Program, members were given the opportunity to join the Manningham Australia Day celebration at MC2 in Doncaster. Members dressed up and helped serve drinks on the warm sunny day, loving the opportunity to mingle with the locals and serve … Read more
  • 2019 Member Survey
    We recently sent out a survey to all of our members, carers and parents, to get feedback on the program, and to hear your opinions on how we were going. Thank you to all those that responded, and responded so favourably! Some of the results … Read more
  • “What’s For Dinner” Program (with gallery and recipes)
    We had such a great time in Term 4 2019, spending each week in the kitchen learning new skills, cooking meals, and enjoying some fun together. We learnt how to handle raw meat, how to use a spiralizer to make zoodles (zucchini noodles), how to … Read more
  • New Volunteer Co-ordinator Appointed
    Claire has joined REAL Inc as our Volunteer Co-ordinator, and has been working with members to find suitable places where they can volunteer their time and skills. Members have begun to volunteer in kitchens and aged care facilities, and are loving their new friends and … Read more
  • Nutrition with Gillian (with gallery)
    Nutritionist Gillian Harvey from Plate of Life Nutrition came in to teach us all about making healthy choices when we are making dinner, or wanting a snack, or thirsty for a drink. We had lots of fun, and learnt lots too – like how much … Read more