Lisa is a passionate community worker with a focus on creative engagement and inclusivity. Her extensive experience in community work has spanned across various fields, including creative engagement, advocacy, arts, and health. She specialise in creative ageing and recreative recovery, with a commitment to fostering inclusivity, connection, and collaboration. Her passion lies in building community resilience and promoting social cohesion through collaborative projects and programming.
As a community worker, she recognise the importance of engaging people of all backgrounds and ages in community activities. Working in creative aging and creative recovery has shown Lisa's positive impact that creative engagement can have on mental health and overall well-being. Through her advocacy work, she strives to promote the benefits of arts and health initiatives in building community resilience.Celebrating diversity is a crucial step towards fostering inclusivity in communities. By recognising and valuing the unique cultural backgrounds and experiences of all community members, we can create an equitable and welcoming environment that empowers individuals to take ownership of their projects and initiatives. Lisa is committed to promoting inclusivity by celebrating diversity and empowering communities to create lasting change through collaborative projects and programming.In community work, building relationships and connections is key. By engaging with people on a personal level, we can inspire and motivate them to get involved in community activities. Lisa is dedicated to using her skills and experience to make a meaningful impact in the lives of those around her.
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“The benefits of Lisa’s programs are to encourage clients to be able to use their skills, where they possibly wouldn’t have out in the community. We’ve discovered lots of skills that people didn’t even know that they had!”
Lynn Campbell, Day Coordinator Omnicare
“Lisa has formed a beautiful relationship with the elderly residents she interacts with and her inspired art programs have played an important role in their health and well-being by making life that bit richer. I would highly recommend Lisa's services to anyone.”
Joy Walsh, Director of Care, Catholic Care of the Aged
"During the time I have known Lisa she has developed her knowledge, professionalism and integrity. She has acquired strong skills and undertaken challenges in new fields as they have arisen. Lisa has learnt how to apply her skills to various situations and combines her creative skills with research, preparation and advocacy."
Margaret Allen, RN MN (Gerontology) Conveyord Port Macquarie Dementia Friendly Community Alliance
“We really enjoy working with Lisa and her clients on what we like to call ‘People friendly programs’. As a museum, our role is to share our collections and their stories. These programs enable us to connect with people’s memories, imaginations and creativity and share them with more people. At our museum, being ‘Dementia friendly’ is not about Dementia, it’s about people and their stories.”
Debbie Sommers, Port Macquarie Historical Museum
Thanks for supporting our communities in such a practical way Lisa.
Thank you for your passion and dedication supporting our community. Your hard work will make a difference in weeks, months and years to come. I wish the very best for the next chapter in your working adventure.
Kindest regards-Karen Anderson
Thanks, you ran an amazing program, sorry it is over💐
The workshop more than met my needs. It was humbling being with like-minded woman seeking to not only help our own traumatic experiences but to support each other, allowing to be seen, heard and graciously guided by Debbie. Thankyou for providing this opportunity.
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