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NEWSLETTER – AUGUST 2019 Balwyn Evergreen Centre UPCOMING FEE CHANGES FEES & CHARGES 2019-20

Fees effective 1/10/19

Social Programs BEC Membership Fees

35.00

Lunch

17.00

Concert - Club

12.00

Lunch & Concert Bundle

27.00

Art Classes

25.00

Podiatry Members

50.00

Podiatry Non - Member

60.00

CHSP Social Support - Group Lunch

17.00

PAG Fees

10.00

Senior Divas

12.00

Social Support - Individual Accompanied Appointments

43.00 per hr (minimum of 2 hours)

Exercise Fee - member

13.00

Fee non-member

15.00

Gym Fee - member

15.00

Gym – non-member

17.00

Gym - prepayment 12 sessions

$145

Transport Local pickup within zone [2 way]

15.00

Local pickup outside zone [2 way]

22.00

Monday shopping bus

15.00

Bus Outings

20.00

The above fee increases are necessary for Balwyn Evergreen to cover costs and to continue to provide the programs and services listed.

Note: Can you make sure you do not park over residents’ driveways Balwyn Evergreen Centre 45 Talbot Ave, Balwyn, Victoria, 3103 Ph: (03) 9836 9681 Fax: (03) 9836 8259 Email: brenda.dennis@balwynevergreen.org.au Page 1 of 12 Website: www.balwynevergreen.org.au


Evergreen Events Accompanied Appointments/Shopping

We can help you access: • • •

medical appointments social events and activities shopping.

Whether it is for one-off events, or a regular activity, we can provide a worker to drive/accompany you to engage in the community.

Help with personal or home care services We provide access to personal services including: • • • • • •

bathing cooking showering personal hygiene and grooming dressing cleaning

Light home and garden care On top of mowing, cleaning gutters or trimming hedges, our gardeners will be able to assist with light home maintenance, including tasks such as: • • • • •

Window cleaning Replacing tap washers Replacing smoke alarm batteries Connecting sprinkler systems Any other small home repairs

If interested, please call Brenda on 9836 9681

Cabinet Donations I know many like to rummage through the cabinet for a bargain, but we need some more stock! If you have anything to donate, please bring it in or if you need it picked up, give us a call on 9836 9681.

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Upcoming Events

THE SENIOR DIVAS A Ladies only group is held on Thursday fortnightly from 11.00am to 2.00pm August Meetings are on 8th and 22nd August 2019. Lunch included The Ladies discuss and participate in: Women’s Issues

Outings

Healthcare

Craft

Guest Speakers

And more

Please contact Brenda Dennis on 9836 9681 or brenda.dennis@balwynevergreen.org.au for further information

PELVIC FLOOR AND PROSTATE HEALTH WORKSHOPS Balwyn Evergreen Centre will be running a Pelvic Floor and Prostate Health Workshop for women and men over two sessions in September. Session 1 – Tuesday 10th September 12:15pm – 1:15pm An hour-long presentation by the Continence Foundation of Victoria on how to prevent, improve or manage bladder and bowel health. Session 2 – Tuesday 17th September 12:15pm – 1:15pm Balwyn Evergreen Centre trainer Simone will lead an hour-long session of Pelvic Floor (Safe Exercises) for both men and women. Participants will also be provided with resources for use at home. Where: Balwyn Evergreen Centre: 45 Talbot Ave, Balwyn RSVP by 20th August Cost: $10 for the two sessions Afternoon Tea provided For more information, please call 9836 9681 or email: brenda.dennis@balwynevergreen.org.au or trisha.walker@balwynevergreen.org.au

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Senior’s Activities Hairdresser

Yearly Subscriptions

On Wednesdays, we have our wonderful hairdresser, Annette, at Balwyn Evergreen Centre to cut hair for a competitive price. This month’s date: August 14th

$35.00 per annum pro rata Membership benefits include reduced fees on most activities including all exercise classes.

Call 9836 9681 for an appointment

Balwyn Historical Society

‘Telling Tales’ Reminiscence Circle

Thursday 8th August 2019 – 8pm Speaker: Dr Helen Doyle

Older residents of Boroondara are invited to share their memories and to help preserve these unique stories of the City of Boroondara in this exciting arts initiative.

Where: Balwyn Evergreen Centre -45 Talbot Avenue, Balwyn

The theme of this program is the ‘Stages of Life’ from childhood to retirement and you will be requested to bring any memorabilia from those stages of your life.

Shopping Bus Need help getting to and from the Supermarket? A shopping bus runs on Monday with pickups starting at 9:00am. You will be taken to Balwyn Woolworths before being collected and taken home.

Your involvement: • Reminiscence Circle – Sat 24 August 2019 1pm – 4pm. Your stories will be recorded by oral historian Dr Vivienne Nicholson. • Rehearsal: Sat 28th September 2019 1pm – 4pm • Theatrical Presentation: Sat 12 Oct 2019 1pm – 4pm All above meetings are held at the Kew Court House, 188 High Street KEW.

The cost is $12.00 and you will need to contact Brenda on 9836 9681 to see if you are eligible for this service.

If interested, please contact Brenda on 9836 9681.

Evergreen Podiatry

VHS to DVD Service

Every Friday we have a Podiatrist available at Balwyn Evergreen Centre. To make a booking please call the office on 9836 9681. *Discounted rates for members* There is a $20.00 fee for failure to notify us if you do not turn up for an appointment.

Save your precious memories by converting your old VHS tapes into DVDs. Bring in your tapes so we can begin converting to DVD and onto a USB stick. Please enquire at Reception or contact Brenda on 9836 9681. A fee applies for this service.

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Senior’s Activities STRENGTH EXERCISE GROUP TRAINING FOR MEN & WOMEN Led by Qualified Personal Trainers specialised in older adults Sessions are: •

Ideal for post rehab clients

Designed to cater for a variety of ages and fitness levels

Refreshments after classes.

Fun and social interaction is encouraged

Suitable for all fitness levels and ages 50 to 95+ Cost: $15.00 per one-hour session Cheaper rates apply for members (Membership costs only $35 p.a)

Where: Evergreen Centre, 45 Talbot Avenue, Balwyn Please call Trisha/Brenda on 9836 9681 for any enquiries

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Monday Outings - Monthly August 2019 Our Monday outings are for the more adventurous who are looking for a more interactive and active experience compared to our other outings. These outings are designed for the more physically able and usually includes walking. If you have any questions, please call Brenda or Elise on 9836 9681. Date Outings: Starts 10:00am unless specified 26th August EARLY START 9.00AM WALKING INVOLVED

YARRA VALLEY GATEWAY ESTATE: COLDSTREAM Transport $18.00 Go behind the scenes at Gateway Estate on a tour of the greenhouses. You’ll get Choose own lunch to see the capsicum plants up close and hear about their eco approach to growing. The tour finishes with a tasting platter including relishes, jam, cheeses and seasonal produce plus our strawberry Port and Liqueur. Lunch at café on site.

Evergreen Explorers - Fortnightly August 2019 If you have any questions or want to make a booking, please call Brenda or Elise on 9836 9681. Date

Outings: Starts 10:00am unless specified

1st August Transport $18.00 Own meal choice

EARLY START 9.00AM, MAGPIE & STUMP HOTEL, WANDONG, LONGER DAY TRIP The original Wandong Hotel was built to accommodate the needs of railway and sawmill workers in the late 1800's. Today, the Magpie & Stump Hotel is a modern and dynamic hotel with a relaxed and friendly "old style" feel.

15th August Transport $18.00 Tour $8.00 Own meal choice WALKING INVOLVED WITH OUTING 29th August Transport $18.00 Seniors meal available

EARLY START 9.00AM, MONT DE LANCEY, WANDIN NORTH Enjoy a guided tour of this historic 1880’s homestead and property including beautiful gardens, historic timber slab kitchen, 1920’s St Mary’s chapel, blacksmiths shop and vintage engine shed. The extensive museum showcases vintage clothes, radios, tools, kitchen appliances, old photos, plus much, much more. Lunch is on-site at Monty’s Tearoom. WESBURN: WARBURTON HOTEL One of the oldest in the area, the Warburton Hotel is said to have started life in 1863 at a site in Old Warburton and was moved to Wesburn in 1885. In days gone by it has been known as Buller’s Hotel, and in recent decades the Sam Knott Hotel. The locals know it as ‘The West’ and the owners have worked hard to return the pub to its original glory and felt it fitting to return its original and longest serving name. Alan Patching in front of his Glider at the Aviation Museum in Moorabbin

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Tuesday Outings - Weekly August 2019 Date

Outings Start 10:00 am unless specified

6th August Transport - $18.00 Seniors menu

Outing 1: CLUB OFFICER LAKEVIEW BISTRO, OFFICER Club Officer nestled between Officer and Lakeside in Pakenham, is a spacious and modern new facility facing a beautiful lake. The new venue offers an excellent menu including options for seniors. Outing 2: CHINESE MUSEUM, MELBOURNE CBD, WALKING INVOLVED Explore Chinese Australian history and culture and with the help of the friendly guide you'll get to recreate life on the goldfields in the 1850s, discover three generations of Melbourne's processional dragons and learn about the diverse histories of Chinese migrants. Lunch at Chinese restaurant in Hawthorn. Outing 1: VICTORIAN TAVERN, GISBORNE The Victorian Tavern is part of the Castello’s hotel chain and is renowned in the area as a contemporary establishment with a reputation for good food. It has a lovely Seniors Menu or the option of 20% off standard main meals options.

6th August EARLY START 9.30AM Transport - $18.00 Tour: $8.50 @ 11AM Choose own meal 13th August EARLY START 9.30AM Transport - $18.00 Seniors Menu: 2crs-$16; 3crs-$19 13th August Transport - $18.00 Choose own meal

Outing 2: MOSAIC RESTAURANT, ALTONA Located in the western bayside suburb of Altona, Mosaic Restaurant offers you Mediterranean cuisine with a modern Australian influence. Enjoy a delicious meal from the fantastic Lunch Special a la carte menu from $14-$18.

20th August Transport - $18.00 Seniors menu - $15.00

Outing 1: SANDRINGHAM HOTEL, SANDRINGHAM The Sandringham Hotel, affectionately known at ‘The Sandy’ is located across the road from the picturesque Sandringham Beach offering spectacular views of Port Phillip Bay along with all the comforts of your local hotel.

20th August EARLY START 9.00AM Transport - $18.00 Choose own meal Tour - $8.00 @ 10.30AM 27th August EARLY START 9.00AM Transport - $18.00 Seniors Menu - $10.90

Outing 2: ROYAL EXHIBITION BUILDING, CARLTON, WALKING INVOLVED Enjoy a guided tour of the beautifully restored Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton Gardens to discover the history of what has recently become Australia’s first World Heritage Listed building. Lunch at Ivanhoe Hotel in Ivanhoe.

27th August Transport - $18.00 Choose own meal

Outing 2: THE AUSTEN TEA ROOM, ESSENDON Enjoy a quintessential English lunch from the Jane Austen themed menu in this oldworld building with quaint stylish rooms.

Outing 1: DROUIN FAMILY HOTEL, DROUIN, LONGER DAY TRIP We’ve got a long drive to West Gippsland today for lunch at The Drouin Family Hotel which has been operating since the early 1900s. They are passionate about providing the best service to their customers and have a bargain seniors menu, with soup and/or dessert available for an extra $5 each.

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Active Living Program August 2019 This program provides a day of interesting and varied activities for the frailer members of our Community. Morning tea and lunch are served. The program runs from 10:30am to 3:00pm at the Evergreen Centre on Thursdays and Fridays. Activities include exercises, music, cognitive and physical games and more. If you are interested in knowing more, please ring Brenda on 9836 9681 or brenda.dennis@balwynevergreen.org.au

Date 1st August 2019 10:00am – 3:00pm

8th August 2019 10:00am – 3:00pm

15th August 2019 10:00am – 3:00pm

22nd August 2019 10:00am – 3:00pm

29th August 2019 10:00am – 3:00pm Date 2nd August 2019 10:00am – 3:00pm

9th August 2019 10:00am – 3:00pm

16th August 2019 10:00am – 3:00pm

23rd August 2019 10:00am – 3:00pm

30th August 2019 10:00am – 3:00pm

Activities for Thursday Program Hooray for Hollywood AM: Morning tea and Exercises PM: Lots of fun games and activities all to do with your favourite movie stars and the movies you grew up with. Program Fun in the Sun AM: Morning tea and Exercises PM: Today we dream of warmer days and sunny locations in today’s activities with lots of fun activities. Program Bon Voyage AM: Morning tea and Exercises PM: Let’s discover places we may have been or would like to go to as we travel around the world in today’s activities. Program Over the rainbow/Father’s Day mugs AM: Morning tea and Exercises PM: Today we are painting some mugs for Father’s Day and relive our favourite musicals! Program Board Games and Puzzles AM: Morning tea and Exercises PM: Today we are using our brains by playing fun board games and brainteasers.

Activities for Friday Program Hawaiian Luau AM: Morning tea and Exercises PM: Let’s armchair travel to the beautiful islands of Hawaii and discover this amazing location and its culture.!! Program That’s entertainment! AM: Morning tea and Exercises PM: Today’s program is all about the great classic entertainers you love. Lots of great games and activities remembering the great stars you grew up with. Program The good ol’ days AM: Morning tea and Exercises PM: Let’s reminisce about the days while you were growing up and the differences back then to now. Lots of great stories to be remember and be told! Program Four Seasons/Father’s Day Mugs AM: Morning tea and Exercises PM: Lots of great fun activities all to do with the changing of the seasons and also painting of mugs for Father’s Day. Program Board Games and Puzzles AM: Morning tea and Exercises PM: Today we are using our brains by playing fun board games and brainteasers.

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Upcoming Events

Creative Art and Craft Class Our creative program which runs every Wednesday will help unleash the artist within you and is led by an experienced teacher. We offer a variety of mediums and are open to all forms of artistic expressions. Please come in and have a look. • Time: Wednesday 1pm—3pm. • Where: 45 Talbot Avenue, Balwyn. Transport available. Please contact Brenda Dennis on 9836 9681 or brenda.dennis@balwynevergreen.org.au for further information

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Evergreen Wednesday Program December/January 2018

Date

Activities

Special Afternoon Events

7th August 2019

10:15am: Gentle Exercise Classes 10:15am: Mid Strength Exercise Classes 12:00pm: Community Lunch 12:00pm – 3:00pm: Art Therapy Classes 1:00pm – 3:00pm: Arts & Crafts Classes

➢ 1:15pm – 2:15pm: Concert: Cindy Cindy is back to sing the classics so please come along.

14th August 2019

10:15am: Gentle Exercise Classes 10:15am: Mid Strength Exercise Classes 12:00pm: Community Lunch 12:00pm – 3:00pm: Art Therapy Classes 1:00pm – 3:00pm: Arts & Crafts Classes

➢ 1:15pm – 2:15pm: Concert: Sing Australia Sing Australia are coming back with their choir to enchant us with their beautiful renditions.

21st August 2019

10:15am: Gentle Exercise Classes 10:15am: Mid Strength Exercise Classes 12:00pm: Community Lunch 12:00pm – 3:00pm: Art Therapy Classes 1:00pm – 3:00pm: Arts & Crafts Classes

➢ 1:15pm – 2:15pm: Concert: Phoebe Deklerk Phoebe is new however her beautiful voice will sure to entertain.

28th August 2019

10:15am: Gentle Exercise Classes 10:15am: Mid Strength Exercise Classes 12:00pm: Community Lunch 12:00pm – 3:00pm: Art Therapy Classes 1:00pm – 3:00pm: Arts & Crafts Classes

➢ 1:15pm – 2:15pm: Concert: Victoria Victoria is back with her stunning classically trained voice. She is a favourite.

FOOD SWAP AT BALWYN EVERGREEN Swap/Trade or Buy 11:00-12:00 Wednesday 14th August Have a little extra produce in your garden? Some leftover seeds or plant cuttings? A favourite recipe or a pot of preserves? Bring them in and swap/trade or buy! Join in and have a chat at our next Food Swap.

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What’s Happening August 2019 Evergreen Community Lunch On Wednesday, there is a community lunch at Evergreen as well as special lunches or BBQ's during the year. There is a concert in the afternoon followed by afternoon tea. If that doesn't appeal to you, in the morning there is also an exercise session followed by morning tea. We also have art groups running in the afternoon as well! Lots to do on Wednesday! For more information, please call Brenda on 9836 9681.

Our gym and exercises this year are going particularly strong. We also have our art classes as well on Wednesday. If interested, please contact Brenda or Trisha on 9836 9681.

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What’s Happening August 2019 Time 9:00am

Monday

Tuesday

Shopping bus

Bridge

9:30am

9:15am Zumba Gold

Strength Exercise Group

Wednesday

Thursday

Podiatry (until 3:30pm) ▪ ▪

Tuesday Ramblers Bus Trip

10:00am

Hairdressing – 14th August (Every

Exercise to Music

11:30am

Active Living Program

Active Living Program

Ladies’ Circuit Gym

Gentle Exercise Group

Gym Circuit Class • Strength Exercise Class

(Shapeshifters)

12:15pm No Falls

▪ ▪

12:30pm 1:00pm 1:30pm

Evergreen Club Lunch Art Lessons /Craft (until 3pm)

Craft/Art 1:45pm Strength Exercise Class

Senior Divas (8th and 22nd August)

11.45am Strength & Balance Class

12:00pm

Tai Chi for Balance

10:15am Strength & Gentle Exercise Classes Gym Circuit Class

11:00am

Men’s Exercise Group Movement to Music Evergreen Explorers (fortnightly) Walking Group

6 weeks until 3pm)

10:30am

Friday

Evergreen Club Concert/Activity

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