Royal Freemasons’ Benevolent Institution (RFBI) is a Provider of Aged Care Services and Disability Services in regional locations in New South Wales. RFBI has been a generous donor, making a difference to the lives of clients who have special needs but do not have families since 2010. RFBI has co-funded projects in partnership with Genworth and the Genworth Foundation. Projects completed are the Sensory Art Studio and Sensory Garden, Wheelchair, additional accessible Sensory kitchens and bathrooms, Therapy equipment for seven therapy rooms, carports for group home buses and covered walkways to protect our Deafblind on their way to their outdoor laundry in our Villawood group home.
This project was made possible by generous donations from Royal Freemasons’ Benevolent Institution, Genworth Foundation, Inner Wheel Clubs of Beecroft and Parramatta, Rotary Club of Carlingford and Dr John and Mrs Helen York and Mrs Yolanda Seach.
The Sensory Garden is to be completed by volunteers from Genworth Corporate Services management team and staff who will all work together for a full day on a backyard blitz.
This innovative Community funded project is entirely for our clients to enjoy while learning new skills.
Sensory Art will become an integrated activity in each of our 13 Group Home Accommodation Programs in 2017. Forsight Australia already provides a range different sensory suppoand the addition of sensory art will add to the other tactile activities offered.
Sensory Art will include tactile activities, painting, pottery, models in paper Mache, herb gardening and much more.
• Imagine sitting in the sensory garden amidst tubs of aromatic herbs, lavender and gardenias or touching the water feature while a fine mist waters the fernery and washes the pebbles.
• Imagine using edible food items to create Artistry! There is no end to the choices we will be able to offer.
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