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Opening the Penumbra Centre

By October 5, 2010October 28th, 2010No Comments

The Penumbra Centre was established in 1978 initially as a day program for people with a vision impairment. It has evolved over the years and now provides services to people with a wide variety of disabilities, where the Centre provides a range of art and craft activities, as well as a social outlet for its members.

Alex, with Peter Baird, chairman of the Penumbra Centre, as well as clients and staff at the launch of its new premises at Panfield Avenue in Ringwood. The Penumbra Centre provides services for people with a disability, as well as respite for carers.

Alex, with Peter Baird, chairman of the Penumbra Centre, as well as clients and staff at the launch of its new premises at Panfield Avenue in Ringwood. The Penumbra Centre provides services for people with a disability, as well as respite for carers.

This morning I was invited to launch the Penumbra Centre’s new premises at 42 Panfield Avenue in Ringwood where the Centre provides care and respite services each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  The new premises provides an ongoing location for the Penumbra Centre, after formerly being located in Heathmont and then in another location within Ringwood.

Alex, with Bronwyn, a member of the Penumbra Centre at the launch of its new premises at Panfield Avenue in Ringwood. The Penumbra Centre provides services for people with a disability, as well as respite for carers.

Alex, with Bronwyn, a member of the Penumbra Centre at the launch of its new premises at Panfield Avenue in Ringwood. The Penumbra Centre provides services for people with a disability, as well as respite for carers.

The speech I delivered is available within this post:

I would like to congratulate the staff, members and volunteers at the Penumbra Centre for securing the new premises at Panfield Avenue and for managing the move. Moving locations is always a challenge, but today’s launch demonstrates that the Penumbra Centre will be successful and grow within this new location in Ringwood.

It is great to see that Penumbra’s new location is already filled with artwork from its members and the signgage at the front clearly shows that the Centre is ready to accommodate new members. I am sure that Penumbra will continue to grow from this new location and I commend the board, staff, volunteers and of course the members for their perseverance and determination during the transition to Panfield Avenue.

Thank you once again for the invitation and I look forward to the ongoing success of Penumbra and the social inclusion it provides.

Alex Makin

Alex Makin

Alex Makin is a councillor for the Mullum Ward in the City of Maroondah. Alex has been a councillor since 2005, representing ratepayers, businesses, community groups and residents. I aim to continue making a difference and welcome any thoughts you may have in regard to life, community and business in Maroondah. Phone: (03) 9870 8202 or 0408 311 645 Email: alex@alexmakin.com.au

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