Enjoy your community every day is the advice

Forty years ago, Golden City Support Services established residential and support services for people with a disability, knowing a good life is more than having a home; having a good life means being active in your community of choice. The Service invests in community groups like the highly acclaimed CreateAbility Events Network, community choirs, and more recently Matching People With Pets.

Ian McLean, Golden City Support Services CEO, says that Golden City Support Services understands the value of connection to community and the impact it has on people's lives.

"Once you start finding ways to express yourself, you discover connections with people and other ideas, and this keeps on building. The more ways you can express yourself, the more ways you can connect."

Sharee is a member of Choice Voices Choir. The choir is celebrating ten years of singing this year! She says she likes meeting people at Choice Voices. It's a community socially inclusive group with people who live with physical, intellectual and mental health disabilities, refugees and people of all ages who love to sing!

To celebrate International Day of People with Disability, everyone is invited to CreateAbility's latest production 'PhoneHeads' on Wednesday, December 4, at 2 pm at Bendigo Art Gallery. This movement performance explores the impact of digital media in our community. Register at phoneheads.eventbrite.com

Day of People with Disability 2019 Patron

Kurt Fearnley, International Day of People with Disability patron for 2019, is a man who has achieved things most of us can only dream of.

As 2019 patron of International Day of People with Disability, Kurt hopes to encourage Australians to take concrete action, to help make change in the lives of people with disability. "What I most want to achieve as this years' patron is for people to use International Day of People with Disability as a launching pad for further action," he said.

Kurt is a proud husband and father, teacher, public speaker, an Officer of the Order of Australia, and is the 2019 NSW Australian of the Year.