A therapeutic program for adults to develop social and communication skills, independence and physical abilities

Running for eight weeks, Chat Hike is a specialised independence and communication program for adults experiencing Hobart’s beautiful outdoors.
Each week we meet and plan our hike, developing map reading, planning, communication and literacy skills.
We will building our endurance (time and difficulty) each week, and take time to learn about our environment, road safety and hike etiquette skills as well social communication.
Starting each session at a local coffee shop, we have the opportunity to practice literacy and money handling skills while chatting about our walk and developing friendships with our peers.
Candidates for the Chat Hike Program are people with a disability who have the potential to benefit from group program to develop communication, independence and physical skills.
Our group aims to develop social communication skills and support friendships between participants.
It is also an opportunity for support workers and family members to develop their skills in supporting people with disabilities to develop functional skills in leisure activities.

Participants need to:

• Walk at least 500m (suitable for wheelchair users)
• Wear clothing and shoes to exercise in suitable for weather
• Bring water bottle
• Bring money for lunch
• If required bring own communication device each session (ensure it has been charged overnight)
• Support workers are welcome to attend.

Time: Wednesdays 12:00pm-2:00pm commencing on October 27th to December 15th

Location: A full schedule will be provided in advance of the program.

RSVP: Friday October 8

Contact: 6238 1888

Please note: All walks are wheelchair accessible and suitable for low mobility, along flat even ground.