CELEBRATE an accessible, inclusive Melville on December 1 with a mini expo at Garden City as part of Disability Awareness Week.
The free event will include stalls by disability service providers and support groups including Interchange, ELBA, Wize Therapy and Alzheimer’s Australia, along with entertainment acts throughout the day including local groups Dance Inclusion, Music Rocks and Spirit of the Streets Choir.
Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey said the expo was an opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of having welcoming and inclusive communities for people of all abilities, and would provide the community an opportunity to find out about a range of support services and activities in their local area.
“The (Accessible Inclusive Melville) expo is a wonderful way to celebrate a community made richer by all abilities during Disability Awareness Week,” he said.
“Thanks to Garden City co-hosting this expo and the wonderful support of event participants, we are able to offer the community an easily accessible event that will not only help inform and raise awareness but also promises to be great fun with a show-stopping line up of entertainment.”
The City will also be hosting a Melville Age-Friendly Accessible Business stand providing information on the initiative to both shoppers and businesses interested in becoming a member.
The City has been successfully partnering with Garden City over the past year to provide training and resources for businesses to provide a more supportive and inclusive shopping experience for older shoppers or those living with a disability.
Audio Clinic will be offering free hearing checks on the day and Alzheimers Australia will be on site with their memory van, offering a friendly and informal way to find out more about dementia and the support available.
WHAT: Accessible Inclusive Melville (AIM) Expo
WHERE: Garden City Piazza
WHEN: 9am to 5pm Thursday, December 1