More than 20 Currajong Disability Services clients attended the second annual pool party to celebrate the International Day of People with a Disability (IDPwD) in Forbes recently.
Swimming, music and dance, yoga, painting and many more activities were on offer for about 80 people, while care providers had the opportunity to mingle, network and share ideas with each other in a way that wouldn’t otherwise be possible.
“We were ecstatic with the turn out and participation to celebrate such an important day on the disability calendar,” said Dane Millerd of Currajong.
“IDPwD has now well and truly been established as a flagship event on the Forbes, Parkes and Condobolin calendar.”
“Next year we are planning a bigger and bolder event,” said Dane.
The party guests with a disability were also able to meet and socialise with a diverse range of people whom they wouldn’t always have access to.
Forbes Deputy Mayor Jenny Webb spoke about the importance of showing disabled residents that “they feel very special in the community, while raising awareness within the community on how special they are”.
The event aims to break down barriers within the community by acknowledging differences between people and appreciating each person’s unique value.
The party served as a wonderful example of how the Council, residents and care agencies value, include and appreciate the residents of Forbes, Parkes and Condobolin who live with a disability.