Rock n’ Roll proved to be alive and well in Sutherland Shire as Civic Disability Services celebrated its 60th anniversary with a 1950’s themed disco on Saturday, June 2.
Guests had the opportunity to dress up and dance to the music of the 1950’s, watch dance displays and listen to a music of Elvis and other 1950s legends at the event held at the New Era Community Hub in Sutherland.
Classic 1950’s cars provided the perfect photo opportunity as did the themed backgrounds produced by Civic’s clients as part of their Art Therapy classes.
The event was a tribute to 1958, the year Civic Disability Services was started by a group of parents looking for meaningful activities for their adult children with disability.
Since then, the organisation has grown to provide whole-of-life services in many NSW locations, while remaining true to the concept that inspired its creation.
Civic supports people with disability to exercise choice and control in their lives, achieve their goals and participate in the community.
Services include shared living, respite/short stays, drop-in support, supported employment, community hubs, and clinical services.
Civic’s New Era Hub runs educational and life skill programs for clients with disability and mental health conditions.
Activities include yoga, massage therapy, swimming and travel training.