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Winter Newsletter 2011

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Bianca’s Letter Welcome to the winter edition of JCAAA’s quarterly newsletter! Winter has not only brought the cold to town, it has also brought quite a few changes to JCAAA. Jessica Edwards recently resigned from her position as Recreation Officer. Jess has moved on to fulltime work with an events promotion company and we wish her all the best in her new role. Stella is acting as the Recreation Officer and will be managing the same programs Jess did. See Stella’s details below. Last week I met with Nicole Shilo from the Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre. She shared some great information regarding the new Respite South website. For those of you who don't know, Respite South is an online information service about disability respite in the southern metropolitan region of Melbourne. It is for people with a disability aged 6 and above and their carers. It has current details about local and state-wide respite services, as well as lots of local news, events and activities. Check it out, and while you're on the front page sign up for the free weekly e-newsletter. You can post your own activities and find out all about what is happening near you! Visit Respite South at: www.respitesouth.org.au. See inside for more great events and activities to warm you up over the coming months. Kind regards, Bianca

JCAAA Staff

Bianca Rayner (Mon to Fri) Team Leader Ph: 9209 6753 brayner@portphillip.vic.gov.au

Amanda Ireland (Mon to Wed) Arts Officer Ph: 9209 6159 mireland@portphillip.vic.gov.au

Rosie Thomas (Mon to Fri) Sports Development Officer Ph: 9209 6552 rthomas@portphillip.vic.gov.au

Rebecca Stella (Thurs and Fri) Recreation Officer Ph: 9209 6159 rstella@portphillip.vic.gov.au

Anna Collins (Fri) Community Kitchen Project Officer Ph: 0423 559 499 acollins@portphillip.vic.gov.au

Tom Evans (Wed and Thurs) Database Project Officer tevans@portphillip.vic.gov.au

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Art SnapShot Photography SnapShot Photography has some great projects in store this year with exciting trips and exhibitions planned for the group. Come along and discover all of the photographic masterpieces you can create. When: Where: Age: Cost: Contact:

Saturdays 10.30am to 12.30pm Carnegie Library 18 to 55 years $80 for 8 week term Stella at JCAAA 9209 6159

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Performing Arts at Circus Oz The ever popular Circus Oz classes continue! From clowning, drama, hula hoops, character, rope walking and dance there is always something new to try and fun for all! When: Where: Age: Cost: Contact:

Sundays 10.30am to 12pm or 1pm to 2.30pm Term 3 starts Sunday 24 July Circus Oz Headquarters, Bay Street, Port Melbourne 8 to 18 years with mild to moderate disabilities $135 for 9 week term Amanda at JCAAA 9209 6159

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Come one, come all to the Stitched Up Drama Program documentary screening at the Astor Theatre! Free film, red carpet, photographers, awards and much more!! The not to be missed event of the year!

If you would like to join JCAAA’s exciting, innovative drama group “Stitched Up” call Bianca at JCAAA on 9209 6753

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Holiday Programs Enhancing Vacation Care Program (EVCP) JCAAA’s Enhancing Vacation Care Program works in partnership with local school holiday program providers to enable their programs to include children and young people with mild disabilities. If your child would like to participate in a school holiday program in a fun and supported environment. When: School Holidays Where: Various schools in Bayside, Glen Eira, Port Phillip, Stonnington Age: 6 to18 years Cost: School holiday program costs Contact: Bianca at JCAAA 9209 6753

MSAC Teenage Recreation Program Stay fit and have fun during the holidays. Participate in a variety of sports such as swimming, basketball, badminton, table tennis and boomerang throwing. When: July 4 to 7 Where: Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre, Aughtie Drive, Albert Park Age: 13 to 18 years Cost: $15 per day. BYO lunch Contact: Rosie at JCAAA 9209 6552

Holiday Arts for Adults Experience a variety of activities including painting, stenciling, jewellery making, belly dancing and funk dancing. Workshops are facilitated by professional artists and all materials are provided. When: Monday 11 July to Friday 15 July 10am to 4pm Where: Highett Neighbourhood Community House 2 Livingstone St Highett (Melways 77: D8) Age: 18 to 55 years Cost: $15 per day. Includes all art materials. BYO lunch/drinks Contact: Amanda at JCAAA 9209 6159

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Dance parties Saturday Night Fever Saturday Night Fever provides a great opportunity to put your dancing shoes on and dance the night away with friends, family and our great DJ. When: Where: Age: Cost: Contact:

Saturday 30 July and 24 September Melbourne Bowling Club, 138 Union Street, Windsor 18 years and over $10. Includes entry, pizza, snacks and glow stick. Carers free Stella at JCAAA 9209 6159

Underage Rage Come along and tear up the dance floor! Show off all your moves to the latest tunes in a fun, friendly and safe environment. There is a great new activity to try at every dance party. These include: Hip Hop Dancing, African Drumming, Cooking, Learn to DJ and Karaoke. Tell us what you want to do in upcoming parties! When: Where: Age: Cost:

Saturday 3 to 6pm: 18 June, 20 August, 22 October Peterson Youth Centre. Cnr Highett Rd & Peterson St, Highett 12 to 18 years $10. Includes entry, healthy snacks & glow stick. Carers free

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Social and Recreation Community Kitchen JCAAA’s Community Kitchen is a social, educational program for adults 18 years and over with a disability. Learn how to plan a menu, budget for shopping and cook all of your favourite recipes! When: Where: Age: Cost:

Saturday afternoons 4.30 to 7.30pm Betty Day Community Centre 67 Argyle Street, St Kilda 18 years and over $5 per week

Get Into Bayside Social recreation group providing opportunities to socialise, undertake some great activities around Melbourne and have some fun. When: Where: Age: Cost: Contact: Note:

Monthly on Saturdays Meet at Brighton Recreation Centre 15 to 25 years $5 per session plus entrance fee prices to various activities Stella at JCAAA 9209 6159 There is currently a waiting list for the Get Into Bayside Program

Fresh Social recreation group providing opportunities to socialise, undertake some great activities around Melbourne and have some fun. When: Where: Age: Cost: Contact: Note:

Monthly on Sundays Meet at Sandybeach Centre 25 to 55 years $5 per session plus entrance fee prices to various activities Stella at JCAAA 9209 6159 There is currently a waiting list for the Fresh Program

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Sport and Fitness Basketball Seeking people of all abilities to develop their basketball skills and become a member of a winning team! McKinnon Basketball Association will host an All Abilities Tournament on Sunday 10th July. All teams play for the Lindsay Gaze Challenge Trophy. When: Where: Age: Cost: Contact:

Saturdays 9.30am Term 3. 30 July. 6, 13, 20, 27 August. 3, 10 Sept Bentleigh Secondary College 12 years and over $45 for seven week program McKinnon Basketball Association 9579 1200

Croquet Croquet is a low impact sport, played by hitting plastic balls through hoops imbedded in the lawn. This game is available monthly on Tuesdays in Elwood. Contact: Rosie at JCAAA 9209 6552

Fishing for All Abilities This program gives people of all abilities the opportunity to try fishing in a supportive environment. Participants will need to be dressed for the conditions i.e. warm clothes, sturdy shoes etc. Groups welcome. When: Where: Cost: Contact:

Tuesdays monthly 10am to 1pm. 14 Jun, 12 Jul, 9 Aug, 13 Sep, 11 Oct, 8 Nov and 13 Dec Port Melbourne Gold coin donation (includes rod, reel, bait and fishing instructor) Remy Baya at FishCare 0418 311 684

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Sport and Fitness Gecko Kids Fitness SNAP program Gecko’s Special Needs Assistance Program (SNAP) offers a unique and inclusive environment. The young people feel a sense of belonging and are given opportunities to participate fully and equally in the program. When: Where: Age: Cost: Contact:

Sundays 10.00am to 10.45am or 10.45 to 11.30am Gecko Kids Fitness, 338 South Road, Hampton East 4 to 18 years $200 per term Paul at Gecko 9532 0077

Hampton Dolphins Soccer Club Hampton Dolphins training sessions are underway with plans for an inter-club gala day with Richmond Eagles planned for late July. Participants learn soccer skills in a fun, safe and non competitive environment. When: Where: Age: Cost: Contact:

Saturdays 1.15pm Simpson Reserve, Fewster Road, Hampton 5 to 18 years Ask the club for details Ian Spence 9571 5492 or Terry Baker 9589 4800

Lawn Bowls When: Where: Age: Cost: Contact:

Sundays 10am to 12pm 2, 18 Sept, 16 Oct, 13, 27 Nov Black Rock Lawn Bowls Club, 8 Fern Street, Black Rock All ages $5. Includes training and morning tea Rosie at JCAAA 9209 6552

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Sport and Fitness MSAC Learn-to-Swim Classes available in stroke technique, water safety and water awareness for adults and children. Residents from the City of Port Phillip can be subsidised. When: Where: Age: Cost: Contact:

Various dates Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre, Aughtie Drive, Albert Park All ages Various MSAC Swim School 9926 1581

MSAC SWEAT Aquatic Adult Exercise SWEAT is a social aquatic exercise class that caters for people with disabilities, rehabilitation and seniors. Participants of varying abilities are encouraged to work at their own pace. When: Where: Age: Cost: Contact:

Fridays 1.15pm Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre, Aughtie Drive, Albert Park Adults $8.40 concession MSAC 9926 1590

MSAC Sporty All Stars and Sporty Tackers These weekly programs combine a range of fun indoor sports all in the one location! Activities include basketball, volleyball, squash, table tennis, soccer and more! When: Where: Age: Cost: Contact:

Saturdays during school terms Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre, Aughtie Drive, Albert Park 8 to 15 years (12.30pm to 1.45pm) 15 to 45 years (2pm to 4pm) $8.50 Jeff Torney at MSAC 9926 1547

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Sport and Fitness MSAC All Abilities Group Fitness and Gym Membership

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The Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre in Albert Park will be launching its ‘All Abilities Gym Program’ on 14 July. This program is aimed for those aged 16+ years and will include a weekly group fitness class on Thursdays at 4:30pm offering fun exercise circuits to improve strength, fitness and balance. Casual visits and concession membership rates available, contact healthandwellness@msac.com.au or (03) 9926 1609 for further information

Swim 4 All Swim 4 All is a program designed to provide children and adults with special needs and disabilities with the opportunity to learn to swim with qualified and specifically disability trained instructors. Classes are half an hour in duration and tailored to each participants needs. The classes are run from a quiet facility not open to the public minimising distractions and excess noise. Children and their parents enjoy the pleasant atmosphere of inclusive and accepting staff and the opportunity to socialise with like minded participants. Please contact Natalie to book a free try out session. Â When: Thursdays from 3:30pm and Saturdays mornings from 9am. Where: Berendale School. 2 Berend St, Hampton East. Cost: $40 for private classes, $25 for semi-private classes (2 students of similar ability) Contact: Natalie Clarke 0411 131 641 or email: natlie@swim4all.com.au For more info: www.swim4all.com.au

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Sport and Fitness Sailability Learn the skills of sailing or just enjoy the freedom and fun of sailing in a supportive social atmosphere. Sailability provides people of all ages and abilities with the joys of sailing in a straightforward, fun way. When: Where: Age: Cost: Contact:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, year round The Boatshed, Albert Park Lake, 3 Aquatic Drive All ages $12 per session Josh Sadler at Sailability 0425 826 390

Tai Chi for All Abilities Seeking expressions of interest from people of all abilities wanting to join an existing inclusive Tai Chi Class. This class is held in a very supportive and encouraging environment. When: Where: Cost: Contact:

Weekly on Wednesday mornings Brighton $5 per session Rod (Tai Chi teacher) 9598 8957

Inclusive volunteering/mentoring Are you looking for a fun and sporty way to spend a few hours each Saturday? Beaumaris Soccer Club are seeking the assistance of an energetic and reliable volunteer to assist with a number of duties including merchandising, ground preparation, team logistics and car parking. Have fun and learn some new skills! Call Joe Mottola (President of Beaumaris Soccer Club) on 0425 800 736 to discuss further!

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Active Masters Program When:

Where: Cost: Contact:

Saturday 18 June - Day at the Races Saturday 13 August - Trivia Night Sunday 16 October - Mates Day on the Bay Various locations throughout Melbourne Various depending on activity Tim Nield (DSR) 9473 0133 or tim@dsr.org.au

Melbourne Hoops The Basketball Hoops wheelchair basketball development program encourages people with disabilities to get involved in wheelchair basketball by providing access to coaches and equipment in a fun and positive social environment. When: Where: Cost: Contact:

Sundays 12.30pm to 2:.0pm. 5 Jun, 3 Jul, 7 Aug, 11 Sep, 2 Oct, 13 Nov Grand Prix Pit Buildings, Aughtie Dr, Albert Park $60 per year Tim Nield (DSR) 9473 0133 or tim@dsr.org.au

‘On ya Bike’ hand cycling The program encourages people with disabilities to get actively involved in hand cycling by providing access to accredited coaches and sports equipment in a fun and positive social environment. When: Where: Cost: Contact:

Sundays 10am to 12pm. 19 Jun, 10 Jul, 21 Aug, 25 Sep, 23 Oct, 20 Nov, 11 Dec Grand Prix Pit Buildings, Aughtie Dr, Albert Park $80 per year Freya Mellor Prior (DSR) 9473 0133 or

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Table Tennis When: Where: Cost: Contact:

Saturdays 1pm to 3pm. 18 Jun, 2 Jul, 6 Aug, 20 Aug, 10 Sep, 8 Oct and 12 Nov Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre, Aughtie Dr, Albert Park $100 Includes access to coaching and equipment Table Tennis Victoria 9682 2088 or email@ttv.com.au

Wheelchair Tennis This program encourages people with disabilities to get actively involved in wheelchair tennis by providing access to accredited coaches and sports equipment in a fun and positive social environment. When: Where: Cost: Contact:

Tuesdays 7.00pm to 9.00pm. 19, 26 July, 2, 9, 23, 30 August, 6, 13, 20 August Albert Reserve, Cnr St Kilda Rd & Hanna St, Albert Park $80 per term Tim Nield (DSR) 9473 0133 or tim@dsr.org.au

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