Charity Variety Concert 14th September, 2024

RPAC Concert Hall, Saturday 14th September 2024.


All our programs including: Tap, Jazz, Singing, Dancercise, Drumming, Art Therapy and Buff Bones will return Monday 22nd January, 2024.

We Now Provide Eftpos Payments!

Our Here's To Life Singers with Anita Taylor.

H2L Singers with Anita Taylor 


Our Drumming Group bidding a fond farewell to Graeme.

Drummers farewell Graeme


Our wonderful Tap Dancers rehearsing Spooky!

Thank you to Bunnings Victoria Point for their kind donation of huge tubs of bacteria wipes.

tap dancers rehearse spooky

Tap dancers with coins rehearsing for the Concert on Sat 6th March.

Thank you to Savoyards and the Redland Bay Menshed for providing us with the Coins to dance on.

Tap dancers concert rehearsal

Save the date for our next wonderful concert!

Saturday, 6th March 2021

2pm

Concert Hall, Redlands Performing Arts Centre

Tickets will be available via our website and Facebook page.


Thank you to Woolworths for their kind donation and the wonderful volunteers from Here's To LIfe!

Xmas Disability 2020 - thank you to Woolworths

 

 


Art Therapy programs – Disability members – Maddy & Jennifer Bull

Maddie & Jennifer Bull


And we’re back!! After what feels like a lifetime but in fact was only about 4 months (more than enough) Here’s to Life are happy to announce that as from Monday, 13 July, we are back in full swing. All our programs including: Tap, Jazz, Singing, Dancercise, Drumming, Art Therapy and Buff Bones will commence with only some minor timetable changes to allow us to adhere to the COVID 19 regulations placed on all small businesses. Please head to our Facebook page – Here’s to Life – or call Sue on 0407 154 993 to find out about the new times.


Here’s to Life instructors are super-excited to be back in the hall again but would like to take this opportunity to ensure all our members and anyone new who would like to come along but is unsure of the safety, that we have taken every precaution to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all our attendees. As with all things in the world these days social distancing is in place, hand sanitising stations are set up, entry and exit to the hall is through separate doorways and sanitising of equipment is taking place between classes, as well as many other safety routines.


As a not-for-profit organisation who encourages creative activities for ladies and gents 40+, and people living with a disability we are super keen to get everyone back into a weekly routine. Whether you come for fun, exercise, to learn a new skill or just to socialise you will be welcomed at Here’s to Life. The ethos of our organisation: Fun, Friendship, Fitness has never been more important. Remember you don’t need any previous experience to come along and join in the fun! If you would like to learn more about any of the programs offered, timetables, session costs or anything else please head to our website www.herestolife.org.au or call Sue on 0407 154 993.

 


 


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Extremely exciting news for People Living with a Disability about the Interactive Programs run by Here’s to Life.

All programs will recommence on Monday 13th July.  YES….we’re BACK

Here’s to Life is a most unique organisation in that it caters to both able-bodied people of the Redlands community, and also those people in the community who live with a disability.  And there is no restriction on what that disability might be: intellectual and/or physical.  

Dancercise has been uniquely designed and developed as a health and wellbeing program encouraging movement, exercise and musicality.  Even those who are confined to a wheelchair are able to participate!  We have found over time – we’re talking 10 plus successful years here – that the carers and volunteers have as much fun as the participants, and thrive on the joy that the program brings to all.

Rebecca is Zoe’s carer and has this to say….I attend Here's to Life classes with Zoe, who participates weekly in the special needs Dancercise and Drumming/Percussion classes. 

Zoe has been attending Dancercise for nearly 2 years and it is one of the most valuable resources in her life, both as a form of exercise and a social activity. Her strength and gross motor skills have improved tremendously over the time, as have her ability to follow instructions, work in a group, and focus her attention.

When I first attended Dancercise with Zoe, she had great difficulty remaining attentive for more than a few minutes and struggled with coordinated movements. She is now able to remain engaged for the entire one hour period as well as recall and perform choreography. 

Zoe's success is due in no small part to the skills of Sue Harvey, who engineers a supportive and engaging learning environment for participants with a huge variety of needs and Kacey’s classes who gives Zoe a rare sense of autonomy and chance for independence & creative expression in the Art Therapy & Drumming Programs.

I have seen not only Zoe, but many other participants bloom in class, demonstrating before unseen confidence and joy. 

The Here's to Life program also provides Zoe with a vital social resource. Zoe is non-verbal and highly social; H2L allows her the rare opportunity to spend time with her peers (with and without disabilities) and provides her with a large number of people who are both equipped and willing to interact with her according to her abilities. She has formed many strong friendships there, some of whom she spends time with outside of H2L activities. Without the program, I don't believe Zoe would have enjoyed these sorts of relationships since leaving school. 

I couldn't possibly exaggerate the value of Here's to Life as part of Zoe's life and mine. Both of us have learnt an enormous amount there, have made lasting friendships, and have found community. I have the utmost respect and gratitude for Sue and her tireless team of staff and volunteers and look forward to our return in July.  

Want to know more?  Call Sue on 3809 0239 or 0407 154 993 to find out how we can get your friend, family member, or group involved in all the fun.  www.herestolife.org.au

 


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