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All posts by Pene Pelecas

Make life easier with these handy aids

Living independently comes with a slew of benefits, like more alone time, full privacy and freedom to be yourself. However, without an extra pair of hands, you may find it takes longer to do some everyday tasks, like prepping the vegies for dinner or opening a new jar of jam. Well, the good news is,

How to create a plan for the life you want

When you think about the life you want, what comes to mind? Your version of a good life might be getting yourself ready to go out in the morning without any assistance, it might be entering the workforce, it might be skydiving! You deserve to live the life you want and the best way to

5 accessible activities to do in Brisbane this weekend

Are you looking for something different to do in Brisbane this weekend? We’ve got you covered. We’ve pulled together five fun and accessible activities the whole family will enjoy. Brisbane City Botanic Gardens Located within the City Botanic Gardens, Baldwin Lawn Playground is an all-abilities playground that provides a variety of play exercises for kids

Renting with a disability: What are your rights?

Congratulations, you have made the decision to move out of home. It’s no secret that leaving home is both exciting and daunting. There are often a lot of steps involved in moving out of home, and when you have a disability there’s even more to consider. The good news is, we’re here to help! While

Sit back, get comfy and read December’s Mamrebillia

The Summer Mamrebillia for 2021 has landed! Can you believe Christmas is only a few days away? We do not think we are alone in saying this year has really flown by. But what an incredible year it has been — from the creation of the Mamre Club led by our supported people, to our

Power to You gears up for launch

Words by Veronica Wain, Power to You’s Project Lead The end of the year has seen our Power to You co-design team and project partners racing towards the finish line in preparation for our official launch in February, 2022. We hosted our first community-based event last month at The Lovewell Project where we were able

Elisha will brighten your day with her cute and quirky jewellery

We love to see our supported people thrive and live their best lives, and Elisha, who has been with Mamre for two years, is doing exactly that. The 42-year-old is making waves in the Brisbane jewellery space thanks to her successful jewellery business, Hippie Bead Co. Elisha, who has been in the jewellery-making game for

Connect Play Learn package breakdown: What is included

Connect Play Learn is an amazing new online learning package for parents and carers of little ones with development delays — and it’s launching in February, 2022. Connect Play Learn uses research to understand what works best for helping young children learn and grow. As part of the package, you will gain access to this

Pet toy workshop with Happy Paws Happy Hearts

Happy Paws Happy Hearts — a unique program that connects people with shelter animals — visited Mamre last week to lead a pet toy workshop — and they didn’t come empty-handed! Much to the amazement of Mamre’s Craft Group, two RSPCA pups came along for the visit. On the day, community members learnt how to

Mamre’s Community Christmas Party

Mamre’s annual Community Christmas Party has come and gone for another year — and what an event it was! Community members gathered at Mamre’s Community Hub on Sunday for a jam-packed day of fun. There was face painting, crafts, giant Jenga, stalls, delicious food and plenty of Christmas cheer! Santa even stopped by for a

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