SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

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Balwyn Evergreen Centre provides a range of programs and services for older people living in the City of Boroondara.

Social Activities are provided via the following programs:

  1. Evergreen Club
  2. Active Living Programs* [previously known as Planned Activity Groups]
  3. Fabric & Fashion Group*
  4. Social Outing Programs*
  5. Community Lunch
  6. Shopping Bus
  7. Balwyn Blokes*
  8. Older Men : New Ideas [OM: NI]
  9. Boroondara Chinese Senior Citizens
  10. Flocks Dance

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EVERGREEN CLUB

The Evergreen Club’s goal is to provide companionship, recreation, stimulating activities and entertainment for older people living in Balwyn and surrounding area. BEC provides a welcoming and accessible venue for social activities and companionship.

The activities and services options include: Craft; Dining Room Meals; Entertainment/Concerts; Exercises; Video Mornings; Cards; Day Trips; Functions; Table Tennis; Walking Group; Fashion Parades; Morning Coffee; Tai Chi and Interesting Speakers.

Transport is provided and makes coming to activities possible for the less mobile.

 

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ACTIVE LIVING
PROGRAM 

BEC operates Active Living Programs that aim to enhance individuals’ health and wellbeing, strengthen friendship networks and reduce isolation and loneliness. Referrals can be accepted from health professionaSocialActivityFlyerls, family members or self-referral.

Times: Thursday & Friday: 10.30am to 3.00pm

 

Transport is available (within specific boundaries]. For more information, please view our Active Living Group Program Brochure  or contact Brenda Dennis at Brenda.dennis@balwynevergreen.org.au or call 9836 9681.

For more information regarding our fees, please refer to our Fees Policy.

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ARTS FASHION AND DESIGN

This is a special interest group with the focus on Arts, Fashion and Design. The group meets on the 1st Monday of the month.  Activities can include outings to exhibitions or workshops or a meeting to discuss and display homemade crafts.

For more information view our February – June 2017  or July – November 2017 (PDF)  newsletters or contact 9836 9681.

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SOCIAL OUTING PROGRAM

This program provides support for older people who may be frail or socially isolated and people with disabilities to access a wide range of community and social activities. The service aims to provide regular bus trips that enhance the physical, intellectual and social wellbeing of clients.

Outings are held on a weekly basis as advertised through a Newsletter which is distributed monthly. The participants of this program cover the costs of the outings they attend.

For more information regarding fees for the Thursday outings, please refer to our Fees Policy.

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COMMUNITY LUNCH
Every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Balwyn Evergreen Centre offers a hot 3 course lunch for only $15. Lunch starts at 12pm and Bookings are essential. Contact us on 9836 9681 to start socializing!

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SHOPPING BUS
We offer a shopping bus on a Monday morning for members who are unable to get out and about. The bus will pick up from your home and go to Woolworths Balwyn, then return you home with shopping. Booking Essential: contact the office on 9836 9681.

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BALWYN BLOKES
Balwyn Blokes is a group for retired men who would like to get out with other socially-minded “blokes”, to see some of Melbourne & enjoy a meal together. Balwyn Bloke’s go out fortnightly on Thursdays to different venues, hotels and clubs around Melbourne.

Booking Essential: contact the office on 9836 9681

For more information, view our Balwyn Blokes June – Agust 2016 Dates.

* ELIGIBILITY FOR ACTIVE LIVING, ARTS FASHION & DESIGN, SOCIAL OUTING, SHOPPING BUS AND BALWYN BLOKES PROGRAMS

These programs are either funded by the City of Boroondara and/or the Department of Health and Human Services under the Home and Community Care program so there are some eligibility criteria.

For more information regarding our fees, please refer to our Fees Policy.

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OMNI-LogoOLDER MEN: NEW IDEAS [OM: NI]

OM: NI groups are a meeting point [fortnightly] for men as they approach retirement age and in the years that follow. At OM:NI men chat about ordinary day-to-day things, and entertain and encourage each other by sharing their own outlooks on life. OM:NI’s mission is to empower older men to take greater control of their lives, and to enhance their health, wellbeing and lifestyle in retirement.

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BOROONDARA CHINESE SENIOR CITIZENS [BCSC]

IMG-20150928-BSCC imageBCSC provides a meeting place and time for senior Chinese people [mostly Cantonese speaking] to meet, socialise and discuss issues important to the community. It runs health, leisure and recreational activities and offers welfare services for members.

Weekly Monday   9.00am – 4.00pm

Contact: Grace Chu; Vice President
Phone: 0417 055 056
Email: grace.sw.chu@gmail.com

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FLOCKS DANCE

Social dancing which is mainly New Vogue.

Every Friday evening: 7.15pm till 10.45pm.

Contact No: Hock on 0409183832 or Florence on 0409121863.

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ART WORKSHOPS FOR ALL

The Studio offers an inclusive bright social space for people of all ages and abilities. You can work on your own art or develop new skills in many of the artistic mediums on hand including; drawing; painting; sculpture; photography and others. Materials are provided at an affordable cost. Each session is guided by an Artist with a background in fine arts.

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Class Times: Wednesday: 12.00pm – 3.00pm

Friday:10.00am – 3.00pm

Contact Brenda Dennis at Brenda.dennis@balwynevergreen.org.au or call 9836 9681.

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