Walking a mile in disabled's shoes

HINKLER Central will host a shopping challenge with a difference next week.

Seven community members will adopt a disability and be asked to shop and perform challenges from 10am on Tuesday.

Each participant will have a person from the community with that disability and a support worker with them.

This is just one of the events planned to mark Disability Action Week, which runs between tomorrow and September 11.

The week is designed to highlight the strengths of people with a disability and the challenges they may face. Activities encourage the community to focus on a person’s achievements and abilities.

The community is also invited to get involved in the come and try sports and information day at the PCYC on Wednesday from 9.30am to 2.30pm.

The Bundaberg Region Disability Sector Network will host the day to build awareness and understanding of people with a disability, their families and carers.

Bundaberg Regional Council social and recreation spokesperson Cr Lynne Forgan said it would be a worthwhile day.

“This is a great opportunity for people to come along and see what is available, a time to network and become involved with the various groups,” she said.

“It’s about having a go and focusing on positive achievements and understanding within the community.”

Activities include wheelchair basketball, soccer, dancing, hip hop, yoga, rugby league, athletics, frisbee and golf.

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