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Balwyn Evergreen Centre

Evergreen Club Wednesday Lunch and Concert The Wednesday lunch and concert is the perfect opportunity to meet new people while enjoying a delicious 3 course lunch and then a concert with all the classic songs you know and love.

The Evergreen Club is a close-knit group sure to welcome any new people who wish to come. With the new year, come along and make some new connections here within the Balwyn Evergreen community.

If interested, please contact us on 9836 9681.

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Balwyn Evergreen Centre 45 Talbot Ave, Balwyn, Victoria, 3103 Ph: (03) 9836 9681 Fax: (03) 9836 8259 Email: brenda.dennis@balwynevergreen.org.au 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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Evergreen Events THE SENIOR DIVAS A Ladies only group is held on Thursday fortnightly from 11.00am to 2.00pm February Meeting are on the 6th and 20th February 2020. Lunch included

Women’s Issues

The Ladies discuss and participate in: Outings


Craft Guest Speakers And more Please contact Brenda Dennis on 9836 9681 or brenda.dennis@balwynevergreen.org.au for further information

ART CLASS and ACTIVE LIVING PROGRAM We have our art class on Wednesday 1pm-3pm to help tap into your creative side.

Every Thursday and Friday from 10:30am to 3pm we have our Active Living Program. A therapy bunny visited our clients and you can see the happy responses.

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Senior’s Activities Hairdresser

Yearly Subscriptions

On Wednesdays, we have our wonderful hairdresser, Annette, at Balwyn Evergreen Centre. Next date: 11th March

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

Call 9836 9681 for an appointment

Shopping Bus

Expression of Interest – Stepping out!

Need help getting to and from the Supermarket?

Would you like to participate in a fun group activity?

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.

Simone (our exercise co-ordinator) would like to see long it takes to walk to Sydney! You will receive a step counter and each week you will let her know the number of steps you have taken. As a group, we will calculate the distance you have travelled. We will have incremental goals such as trying to reach Geelong this month, Sydney the next and afterwards who knows! Please contact Simone on 9836 9681 if you want to “step out” into this fun activity.

The cost is $15.00, and you will need to contact Brenda on 9836 9681 to see if you are eligible for this service.

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 FEBRUARY 2020 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 th 24 February MONTALTO SCULTPURE PARK: RED HILL SOUTH Transport Sculpture is an integral part of life at Montalto, a winery in Red Hill $20.00 South. The Sculpture Trail winds its way through the property Entry FREE and includes a collection of 30 permanent sculptures, joined from February by the annual Montalto Sculpture Prize Exhibition of Finalists.

If you have any questions or want to make a booking, please call Brenda or Elise on 9836 9681.

Evergreen Explorers - Fortnightly FEBRUARY 2020 Date

Outings: Starts 10:00am unless specified

13th February Transport $20.00 Seniors menu available

MILANOS, BRIGHTON We are heading down to Brighton to dine with at Milano’s, originally established as the Royal Terminus Hotel in the 1840s, it remains one of Brighton's oldest landmarks and has spectacular views of Brighton beach and across Port Phillip Bay. The bistro has a varied menu with a fantastic choice of dishes for seniors, both within the Seniors menu section and throughout the menu. EARLY START 8.30AM, COAL CREEK COMMUNITY PARK & MUSEUM Come and immerse yourself in the past at Coal Creek Community Park, an outdoor, living history museum. Established in 1974 while looking for a new home for the old Korumburra Courthouse, the park has undergone many changes culminating in an authentic feeling coal mining village spanning from the 1870s to the 1920s. Coal Creek Community Park and Museum is home to around 30,000 objects ranging from trains to thimbles. Each piece is important as it helps us to tell the story of life in South Gippsland during pioneer times. Lunch at the Austral Hotel in Korumburra.

27th February Transport $20.00 Senior menu $17.00 WALKING INVOLVED

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Tuesday Outings - Weekly FEBRUARY 2020



Outings Start 10:00 am unless specified

4th February Transport - $20.00 Picnic lunch - $16.00 Total Cost - $36.00


4th February Transport - $20.00 Seniors Menu: 1 crs - $15, 2 crs - $20, 3 crs - $22


11th February Transport - $20.00 Choose own meal


11th February Transport - $20.00 Tour - $7.50 Choose own meal


18th February Transport - $20.00 Choose own meal


18th February Transport - $20.00 Seniors Menu: 2crs-$14, 3crs-$18


25th February Transport - $20.00 Tour & Lunch - $24.00


25th February Transport - $20.00 Seniors menu from $17.90

A haven for waterbirds, Devilbend Natural Features Reserve includes the largest inland water body on the Mornington Peninsula. The lowland forest, reservoirs and shoreline provide valuable habit and glistening scenery to enjoy our picnic.

Situated at the gateway to the picturesque Yarra Valley on approximately 11 acres of landscaped gardens, the Chirnside Park Country Club has a newly renovated Bistro which offers a stylish dining experience with the choice of up to three courses available on the Seniors Menu. We are heading off to Williamstown for lunch in The Vault on Nelson, beautifully restored 19th century building with a menu respecting the simplicity of yesteryear but incorporating modern cooking techniques.

Sages Cottage Farm dates to the 1850s and has heritage protected buildings and grounds. Situated in the historic Baxter Barn, the Harvest café highlights the excellence of local produce from the Mornington Peninsula and the integration of community with employment of staff with different abilities. Ricketts Point Beachside Café has been part of the Beaumaris foreshore Reserve for over 50 years and is famous for its friendly atmosphere and breathtaking water views of Port Phillip Bay.

Tuck into a good range of pub grub in the bistro at this popular Melton pub where you can choose from 2 or 3 courses from the great Seniors menu or a single course from the fantastic $12 Lunch Menu.

THORPDALE This Potatoes, Paddock to Plate tour run by Val Murphy includes smorgasbord lunch and a guided tour around the Thorpdale potato growing area, plus a visit to Val’s large prize-winning garden where we meet the friendly farm animals while enjoying potato ice cream! It’s a learn-a-little-laugh-a-lot day’s outing. Outing 2: RIVIERA HOTEL, SEAFORD This historic hotel is affectionately referred to as the ‘Riv’ by locals and has been a pillar of the community for generations. Enjoy a meal from the extensive Seniors menu or you can get 20% off any Main with your Senior card.

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Active Living Program FEBRUARY 2020 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


6th February 2020 10:00am – 3:00pm 13th February 2020 10:00am – 3:00pm

20th February 2020 10:00am – 3:00pm

27th February 2020 10:00am – 3:00pm


Activities for Thursday

Program Feb Fun! AM: Morning tea and Exercises PM: Lots of games and competitions for the group today. Sure to be lots of varied fun! Program Valentine’s Day/Musical afternoon AM: Morning tea and Exercises PM: Let’s celebrate Valentines Day with some ‘lovely’ activities then a wonderful music afternoon with the piano. Program Lots of Laughs! AM: Morning tea and Exercises PM: Get ready to laugh with our funny games and jokes today! Sure to be lots of fun with the group. Program Ready, Set, Go! AM: Morning tea and Exercises PM: Lots of fun and varies group and whiteboard activities of the group today to make your brain work! Activities for Friday

7th February 2020 10:00am – 3:00pm

Program Feb Fun! AM: Morning tea and Exercises PM: Lots of games and competitions for the group today. Sure to be lots of varied fun!

14th February 2020 10:00am – 3:00pm

Program Valentines Day AM: Morning tea and Exercises PM: It’s the most romantic day of the year. Lots of ‘lovely’ activities for everyone to have fun with and enjoy.

21st February 2020 10:00am – 3:00pm

Program Board games/Puzzles AM: Morning tea and Exercises PM: Get your brain into gear with todays puzzles and board games. Test yourself with a jigsaw or ply to win with Scrabble! Program Musical afternoon AM: Morning tea and Exercises PM: Our lovely volunteer Julie will come in for a fun afternoon of singing while she plays the piano.

28th February 2020 10:00am – 3:00pm

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Wednesday 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

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.

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Evergreen Wednesday Program December/January 2018



5th February 2020

12th February 2020

19th February 2020

26th February 2020

Special Afternoon Events

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 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 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 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: Rosemary Hughson One of our favourites is back for the new year. Rosemary’s beautiful voice is sure to entertain.

➢ 1:15pm – 2:15pm: Concert: Sing Australia The lovely choir of Sing Australia will be coming in to serenade the group with their beautiful voices.

➢ 1:15pm – 2:15pm: Concert: Treble Tones The Treble Tones are here to sing us the classics we all know. Sure, to be a wonderful afternoon.

➢ 1:15pm – 2:15pm: Concert: Moonlight Shadow It’s been a while, but Moonlight Shadow is here to ensure you all have a great afternoon with their selection of classic songs.

What does Balwyn Evergreen do? At Balwyn Evergreen, we offer a range of home and community-based services designed to support older people, people with a disability and their carers to remain living independently in their own home and to maintain their connection in the community. Sometimes life circumstances can limit your ability to get out and about in your community, but we can give you a hand to do things you enjoy, whatever they are. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle includes having connections and relationships with other people and participating in community life. Whether its to visit the shops or meeting a friend at a café, a sense of belonging and shared experiences improves your overall quality of life. With a little help from us, you can be involved in your community in all kinds of meaningful ways including developing your artistic, cultural, physical and social interests, as well as maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle.

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Social Support Individual Social Support Individual (SSI) Program A friendly visiting volunteer Our volunteers are very friendly and more than happy to have a chat and a cuppa if you’re feeling isolated. This helps you in reconnecting with the wider community. Our volunteers can also give you a daily call and keep in touch.

Assisting People and their pets at Home For many people pets are the most important companion in their lives but illness or frailty can make caring for pets too difficult to manage alone. Social Support Individual helps frail older people and people with disabilities to care for their animal companions at home.

Walking the Dog Regular exercise helps keep a dog happy and healthy. If illness, injury or other changes in circumstances prevents an owner from walking their dog, a SSI volunteer can help.

How to Apply for SSI Assistance If because of frailty or disability, you require assistance to continue living independently with your pet, you can apply to the Social Support Individual program for help. To access the service, you must become a Member of Balwyn Evergreen and pay the Annual Membership fee – other conditions apply. To apply for SSI assistance please contact Balwyn Evergreen by calling 9836 9681 or email to brenda.dennis@balwynevergreen.org.au.

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What’s Happening February 2020 Time




Shopping bus



9:15am Zumba Gold

Strength Exercise Group



Podiatry (until 3:30pm) ▪ ▪


Tuesday Ramblers Bus Trip


Exercise to Music


Hairdressing – 11th March (Every 6 weeks until 3pm) 10:15am Strength & Gentle Exercise Classes

Gym Circuit Class



Gym Circuit Class • Strength Exercise Class

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

Tai Chi for Balance

Active Living Program

Active Living Program

Ladies’ Circuit Gym (Shapeshifters) Senior Divas (6th and 20th Feb)

Gentle Exercise Group

11.45am Strength & Balance Class ▪


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

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

Craft/Art 1:45pm Strength Exercise Class

Evergreen Club Concert/Activity

Our social programs are proudly funded by the Council of Boroondara and the Australian Government Department of Human Services Although funding for this service has been provided by the Australian Government, the material contained herein does not necessarily represent the views or police of the Australian Government

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Profile for Balwyn Evergreen Centre

February 2020 Newsletter  

February 2020 Newsletter