13. Community Involvement Ideas with John Dodrill | Salmon with Ronsley | Causes for Falls
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Today, Phill catches up with John Dodrill from the Ipswich United Bowls Club to chat about a local sports club and all the community involvement ideas that bring their locals together. It’s a great place for people to come together and enjoy other people’s company. The club started out for members of military groups of ex-servicemen but over the years, it has grown to everyone from school children to Lion’s Club members and elders. It’s a great way of the generations coming together, as John described an event for the Special School that was held recently:
But that is one of the days where I have no problem getting volunteers. We had this competition probably three weeks ago, we had fifteen volunteers that came down from all levels, some of them had not even played cowls before but they wanted to volunteer to help along with these special skills. The smiles are on the faces of not just the kids who are competing, but of the volunteers as they are helping…That is the thing the kids are probably from six years old to probably seventeen years old. Then the volunteers are from fifty years old to eighty years old. They are all interacting, they are all having a great time and that is what community is about.
Today, Phill finds a discovery from Grattin Institute experts about the impact of power bills in the future and has a chat about how that might impact the elderly in the community. Next, Phill has found a research study that is going on that wound study to help patients self treat. For involvement, you can find out more what Susan Kapp is doing and potentially get involved. Finally, Phill has found some great resources on developing a multi-sensory environment for people with Dementia. He has found a great resource with the top tips guide on how to do this.
Get Out Of The House
Firstly, Phill takes a look at some great work that the Salvos at Bundamba are doing with their shop called, Watch Them Grow that supports the local area as well as gets people involved in the great outdoors and gardens. Next, the great concept of the Ipswich Men’s Shed sees blokes come together, explore their handy skills and put that to good use like with the local hospital’s children’s ward. For those getting out of the house electronically rather than physically, Phill has a chat about scrapbooking.com that gives plenty of tips, tricks and techniques on this fun hobby.
Phill and Ronsley, from Bond Appetite, cook up a seafood storm this week on a little thing Phill has dubbed the SSRC – Smoked Salmon, Rocket & Cherry Tomatoes.
Dill, chopped finely
Fennel, chopped finely
Sautee the fennel in olive oil and/or some butter.
Add the smoked salmon.
Serve on a bed of rocket and cherry tomatoes
Lessons From The Study
Phill recently looked after a gentleman who was experiencing falls constantly. His wife would lie him down and pop his feet up. Eventually, he had a fall that resulted in some reasonably severe injuries, including a laceration, bruising and pain and he required hospitalisation. What come next as to the cause of the falls was a surprise to them all!
Phill discovers a great little bit of technology that will help people find their lost belongings. It’s called the TrackR