Mention “crafternoon ideas” around the Activity Centres at integratedliving Australia, and Maraya’s name is first to mind. Maraya is integratedliving’s very talented and creative Activity Officer, based at Raymond Terrace in New South Wales (just outside of Newcastle). From incredible and accessible cooking sessions, arts and crafts activities and even musical sing-a-longs, Maraya goes the extra mile to ensure she is consistently creating memorable moments for integratedliving’s clients.
In 2020, during the challenges in the community with bushfires, to COVID-19 prevention measures, Maraya adapted her activities to a virtual model to ensure integratedliving clients did not miss out on their much loved sessions, bringing clients together via Zoom to participate in crafts, cooking and music in a socially distant but connected way. During one musical session, Maraya even invited her father along to play guitar, much to the delight of the clients.
“Maraya, thanks for sharing photos of my Mum. You guys rock! You always go over and beyond to give the best care you can. I don’t know what we would have done over the years without you. I am so grateful.” – Raelene Babore, daughter of integratedliving Australia client.