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    Seniors Program Warringah Council  2014 - 15 March - 16 April Seniors Program Warringah Council 2014 - 15 March - 16 April Presentation Transcript

    • 2014 SENIORS PROGRAM Live Life15 March - 16 April
    • Message from the Mayor On behalf of the Warringah community, I would like to wish you all a fabulous 2014 Seniors Week. Warringah Council has again gone all-out and organised a diverse program of activities. So much so, that the week is now several weeks, so I encourage you all to get out and try something old or new. And most importantly, grab a friend! More the merrier I say! Saturday 15 to Sunday 23 March 2014 marks 56 years of Seniors Week celebrations in NSW, which continues to be the highlight of the year for countless older Australians. It is reputedly the largest celebration for people over 60 in the southern hemisphere. Seniors Week promotes healthy ageing and celebrates the valuable contribution older citizens make to our community. In my role as Mayor, I get to meet many of you who work in retirement. We are very blessed on the northern beaches to have many skilled senior citizens who volunteer their time to assist local services and those less fortunate than themselves. Seniors Week is an opportunity for Council and the community to acknowledge and celebrate our older citizens and show you our appreciation. We are delighted to offer over 60 activities and events this year, most of which are free! You may wish to participate in our ‘Coo-ee March’ or update your digital camera skills; have a go at cardio tennis or Lifeball at our new recreation venue; get tips on environmentally- friendly gift wrapping; see a woodturning demonstration; or join a lively, talented panel discussing Bucket Lists and how to fulfil your dreams in retirement. This booklet provides you with all the details of this year’s activities, brought to you by Warringah Council, Dee Why RSL, community groups and local businesses. I’d like to thank everyone involved for their contributions towards the success of our program. 2014 Seniors Week gives you many opportunities to have fun, find a brand new passion, meet lots of people and most of all enjoy yourself! Michael Regan Mayor of Warringah LIVING WELL - WARRINGAH Council’s Ageing Strategy ‘Living Well Warringah’ report was developed as a guide for Council to identify the needs of its older residents and to determine resources towards improving their quality of life. The report resulted from extensive research, analysis and conversations with seniors, their families, carers and key community agencies. Following a period of Public Exhibition which drew a number of comments from the community, the Strategy is now being submitted for Council Approval. The themes utilised in the ‘Living Well Warringah’ were: • Where we live • Getting out and about • Community involvement and lifelong learning • Healthy lifestyles • Access to care and support The report identifies a number of strategic objectives which Council will incorporate in its planning, and consequently report back to the community on the outcomes. If you would like to know more about Council’s Strategy and would like a copy of this report please contact Aged Services on 9942 2563 or email communityagedservices@warringah.nsw.gov.au Live Life | PAGE 3
    • SENIORS PROGRAM LAUNCH It may be time to tick off those ‘Bucket List’ aspirations and realise your dreams in retirement. Join us for an entertaining afternoon with an inspirational group of panelists discussing how not to lose your Mojo as you age, followed by the movie The Bucket List Panel: • Seniors Week Ambassador - Shauna Jensen, singer • Sandra Bates - Artistic Director, Ensemble Theatre • Eric Lyleson - local psychotherapist for 25 years • Mike Pawley - ex-cricket coach, businessman and philanthropist Our discussion will be followed by High Tea, plus a screening of The Bucket List, a road trip movie about two older blokes (from different sides of the tracks) who get a second chance to do the things they have always wanted to do! Starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman (90 mins) Sunday 16 March 2pm-5.30pm Warringah Council Chambers, Civic Centre, Civic Dr, Dee Why Aged Services, Warringah Council T: 9942 2354 - bookings jessica.hagen@warringah.nsw.gov.au HAPPY 9TH BIRTHDAY TO CHEERS! The Cheerful Healthy Eating for Elderly Residents and Seniors (CHEERS) group invites you to join them for their celebratory luncheon. The event will be held at beautiful Long Reef Golf Club and includes great food and company. $27 per person for lunch. Friday 7 March, 11.30am-2pm Long Reef Golf Club, Anzac Ave, Collaroy Jan Gray, Health Promotion Unit T: 9976 9531 - bookings essential janice.gray@health.nsw.gov.au INFORMATION COURSES FOR CARERS Are you caring for a family member or friend? This course will connect carers with services and available assistance, and explore the emotional and physical demands of caring and provide strategies to manage stress. Friday 7, 14, 21, 28 March, 10am-12.30pm 30 Fisher Rd, Dee Why (parking at Dee Why Library or Mooramba Rd) Robyn Brooks, Northern Beaches Community Connect T: 9931 7750 - bookings robynb@norbeachconnect.com.au Welcome Welcome to Live Life, Warringah Council’s 2014 Seniors Program. We have over 70 activities for you to try and enjoy. Flick to the end of this booklet for a snapshot of all activities on offer. Shauna has had an incredible life as a musician and is still performing at an unstoppable pace. An icon in Sydney, she has featured in four lead shows at the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, recorded with Powderfinger, recorded and toured with Jimmy Barnes for the last 30 years and appeared as the feature backing vocalist on The Long Way to the Top tour. Shauna was a judge on the Seven Network’s Popstars and a regular panelist on Foxtel’s Beauty and the Beast. A mother and grandmother, Shauna is proud to be a ‘new senior’ having just reached the age of 60. Shauna Jensen SINGER AND NSW SENIORS WEEK AMBASSADOR Live Life | PAGE 5PAGE 4 | Live Life
    • GRANDPARENTS’ WELLBEING DAY Grandparents who are primary carers or who have a major caring role for their grandchildren are invited to this session that explores ways to enhance their role. Find out creative ways of developing resilience, enjoying life, having more fun and taking a light-hearted approach. Activities will be provided for grandchildren. Lunch provided. Thursday 13 March, 10am-12.30pm Terrey Hills Community Centre, 8-12 Booralie Rd, Terrey Hills Sue Johansson, Community Builders Pittwater - Relationships Australia T: 9913 2019 or 0435 835 963 - bookings essential CHAIR-BASED EXERCISE CLASS Come along to this gentle exercise class which will improve fitness without stress or strain, and help to keep bones strong. Ideal for seniors new to exercise. Monday 17 March, 12pm-1pm Uniting Church Hall, cnr Avon Rd and Howard Ave, Dee Why Julie Hutchings, Dee Why School for Seniors T: 9453 2762 - bookings jhu75136@bigpond.net.au U3A - OUR HARBOUR GEMS Patrick Dodd of the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust will share colourful tales of the former convict, military and colonial sites around beautiful Sydney Harbour. Patrick will also give you tips on how best to enjoy these sites. Friday 14 March, 10am-12pm Lionel Watts Community Centre, 93-95 Blackbutts Rd, Frenchs Forest John Watt, University of the Third Age T: 9451 0900 - information john@wattever.com JEWELLERY AND PRECIOUS STONES EXHIBITION Come along to an Open Day at the Wingala Lapidary Club and view unique jewellery created from precious and semi- precious stones. Many pieces will be for sale. Refreshments provided. Saturday 15 March, 9.30am-3.30pm Wingala Lapidary Club, Harbord Park, off Wyadra Rd, Freshwater Ian Lee, Wingala Lapidary Club T: 9918 2900 - information iccp@arrowtech.com.au ROD GREGORY ‘THE OLD FELLA’ Comedian Rod Gregory made it to the finals of Australia’s Got Talent in 2011. Following his success, Rod’s show of old fashioned bush humour has toured Australia. This ‘rib tickling’ show is not to be missed. Tickets $25. Sunday 16 March, 4pm Dee Why RSL Club, 932 Pittwater Rd, Dee Why T: 9454 4000 - bookings info@dyrsl.com.au www.deewhyrsl.com.au/WhatsOn CROQUET Here’s an opportunity to try croquet! An introduction to golf croquet will be followed by a social game and morning tea. Sneakers required. Monday 17 March and Wednesday 19 March, 9.30am-11.30am Manly Croquet Club, cnr Balgowlah and Pittwater Rds, Manly Sandra Muir, Manly Croquet Club T: 9999 1461 - bookings asmuir@tpg.com.au PAGE 6 | Live Life Live Life | PAGE 7
    • U3A - DOCUMENTARY FILMS A wide selection of films will be shown on the large plasma screen in the Glenaeon Retirement Village Community Centre. Following the screenings, participants will be invited to discuss the movies. Monday 17 March, 2pm-4pm Glenaeon Retirement Village, 207 Forest Way, Belrose Margaret Robinson, University of the Third Age T: 9486 3528 - bookings merobinson2@bigpond.com TECHNO SENIORS - GETTING THE MOST FROM YOUR GADGETS Find out how to get the most out of your mobile devices, including storing information, sending text messages, using apps, emailing, and using the internet on your smart phone, iPad or tablet. Bring your own devices. Refreshments provided. Tuesday 18 March, 10am-12pm Willandra Retirement Village, 81 Willandra Rd, Cromer Denise Tomlinson, Australian Unity Retirement Living T: 9971 8035 or 0423 793 690 - bookings essential dtomlinson@australianunity.com.au LINE DANCING Enjoy the health benefits of line dancing while having fun at the Belrose Country Club Retirement Village. Stay for afternoon tea and chat with residents about the many other activities offered by the Country Club. Monday 17 March, 3pm-4pm Belrose Country Club, 2 Dawes Rd, Belrose Louise Taylor, Belrose Country Club T: 9975 1237 or 0404 626 265 - bookings louisetaylor@retireaustralia.com.au HEALTH AND WELLBEING CLASS This free 45 minute session from Animal Kingdom Gym involves a combination of resistance and body weight exercises and will be followed by a discussion on the benefits of strength training and how it can improve quality of life for seniors. Tuesday 18 March, 11am-12pm Dee Why RSL Club, 932 Pittwater Rd, Dee Why T: 9454 4000 - bookings info@dyrsl.com.au U3A - ART: PAINTING AND DRAWING (IN ANY MEDIUM) If you want to paint or draw a masterpiece or just do your own thing and have fun, this could be just the session for you. Please bring painting or drawing materials. Tuesday 18 March, 1.30pm-4.30pm Forest Community Arts Centre, 6 Darley St, Forestville June Rodden, University of the Third Age T: 9402 4550 - bookings neil@rodden.net BINGO BONANZA Come and play bingo and you’ll be in with a chance to win a gift card or lucky door prize! The games are free. Refreshments provided. Tuesday 18 March, 11am-1pm Dee Why RSL Club, 932 Pittwater Rd, Dee Why T: 9454 4000 - information info@dyrsl.com.au U3A - JAZZ AND SWING MUSIC This event offers you pure entertainment with a program of jazz and swing music ranging from the 1930s to the present day. The program includes film and audio. Tuesday 18 March, 2pm-4pm Glenaeon Retirement Village, 207 Forest Way, Belrose Margaret Robinson T: 9486 3528 - information merobinson2@bigpond.com DISCOVER WOODTURNING Drop in for a cuppa and see the members of the Sydney Northern Beaches Woodturners in action as they create unique wooden ornaments, toys and handicrafts. New members welcome. Tuesday 18, Friday 21 and Saturday 22 March, 9am-12pm Woodturning Workshop, Narrabeen RSL Club, Nareen Pde, Narrabeen June McKimmie, Sydney Northern Beaches Woodturners T: 9974 5042 or 0428 200 098 - information UKULELE CLASS Learn to play the ukulele! It’s fun and easy to pick up. Most songs are based on just three or four chords. One-to-one help available if required. Bring your own ukulele. Monday 17 March, 1pm-2.45pm Uniting Church Hall, cnr Avon Rd and Howard Ave, Dee Why Julie Hutchings, Dee Why School for Seniors T: 9453 2762 - bookings jhu75136@bigpond.net.au HEALTH TALK - OSTEOARTHRITIS This free community talk on osteoarthritis discusses its causes, treatments and how exercises can help. Everyone who attends will be offered discounted services and be in the draw for the lucky door prize. Light snacks provided. Monday 17 March, 1pm-2pm Active Seniors Health Centre, 2/2B Francis St, Dee Why Courtney Phillips, Active Seniors Health Centre T: 9984 8883 - bookings activeseniorsdy@y7mail.com Live Life | PAGE 9PAGE 8 | Live Life
    • TECH UP - USING LIBRARY eRESOURCES This hands-on session showcases Warringah Council Library’s new eResources. Learn how to download the library’s collections of books, audio books, magazines and newspapers for free. Bring your own laptop, iPad or tablet. Tuesday 18 March, 11am-12.30pm Warringah Mall Library, Multifunction Room, Old Pittwater Rd, Brookvale Trish McLeod, Warringah Council Library T: 9942 2449 - bookings essential library@warringah.nsw.gov.au U3A - MUSIC (THE BEST THERAPY!) Our presenter has 50 years’ experience as a trained therapist and understands the challenges faced by people with disabilities or major illnesses. She will relate her experiences and explain how music can be therapeutic on all levels - physically, intellectually and emotionally. Not to be missed! Tuesday 18 March, 10am-12pm Tramshed Arts and Community Centre, 1395A Pittwater Rd, Narrabeen Rosemary McCulloch, University of the Third Age T: 9913 8509 - information rosemary.mcculloch@bigpond.com U3A - UKULELE FOR BEGINNERS Did you ever want to play an instrument but were too scared to try? Well, here is your opportunity to come and learn the ukulele. Please bring your own ukulele. Tuesday 18 March, 12.45pm-2pm Tramshed Arts and Community Centre, 1395A Pittwater Rd, Narrabeen Felicity Davies, University of the Third Age T: 9979 8633 - bookings felicity@sciencefilms.com.au TECHNO SENIORS - HAPPY SNAPPING! Get the most out of your digital camera, camera phone, and cameras in other mobile devices. Learn how to take quality pictures and videos, how to store, save, send and print photos. Bring your own camera or device. Refreshments provided. Wednesday 19 March, 10am-12pm Willandra Retirement Village, 81 Willandra Rd, Cromer Denise Tomlinson, Australian Unity Retirement Living T: 9971 8035 or 0423 793 690 - bookings essential dtomlinson@australianunity.com.au Live Life | PAGE 11PAGE 10 | Live Life
    • BASIC IPAD SKILLS WORKSHOP FOR SERBIAN SENIORS Older people from Serbia have the opportunity to use new technology, ask questions and gain an understanding of the benefits of using iPads. Facilitated by Computer Pals for Seniors Northern Beaches. If you own an iPad, please bring it with you. Wednesday 19 March, 1.30pm-3.30pm Dee Why Senior Citizens Centre, 34 Howard Ave, Dee Why Sandra Simendic, Manly Warringah Pittwater Community Aid T: 9913 3244 - information ssimendic@mwpcommunityaid.com.au EXPLORE TECHNOLOGY Learn how to use the internet to communicate with friends and family, discover your ancestors, access health information and resources, and how to be a safe, confident user. Experienced trainers will assist with individual queries. Refreshments provided. Wednesday 19 March, 12.30pm-3pm Tramshed Arts and Community Centre, 1395A Pittwater Rd, Narrabeen Allan Burrowes, Computer Pals for Seniors Northern Beaches T: 9913 1433 - information aburrowes@optusnet.com.au FORUM: FINANCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL CARE OPTIONS Hear from Centrelink’s Financial Information Service about pensions and financial aspects of residential care. Also learn about entry and access into residential aged care accommodation from staff of local aged care facilities. $5 per person, includes light refreshments. Wednesday 19 March, 12.30pm-3pm 30 Fisher Road, Dee Why (parking at Dee Why Library or Mooramba Rd) Robyn Brooks, Northern Beaches Community Connect T: 9931 7750 - bookings robynb@norbeachconnect.com.au GETTING CONNECTED - SOCIAL MEDIA AND APPS Learn how to use social media, such as Facebook and Twitter, and other online tools such as Skype, video/phone apps, eBay and online banking. We’ll also talk about online safety, security and privacy. Bring your own smartphone, tablet or laptop. Refreshments provided. Thursday 20 March, 10am-12pm Willandra Retirement Village, 81 Willandra Rd, Cromer Denise Tomlinson, Australian Unity Retirement Living T: 9971 8035 or 0423 793 690 - bookings essential dtomlinson@australianunity.com.au ART, PLANTS, FOOD AND RECYCLING FOR THE SOUL Meet ecologist Peter Rutherford on our tour of Kimbriki Resource Recovery Centre. Peter will show you his Eco Garden and talk about food choices, growing health-giving plants, and making your own fertiliser. Meet Sandy Bliim, Artist in Residence, who will demonstrate how to create major artworks from salvaged materials. Light lunch provided. Wednesday 19 March, 10am-2pm Bus leaves from Pittwater Rd, Dee Why at 10am (or meet at Kimbriki at 10.30am) Joy Middledorp, Warringah Council T: 9942 2732 - bookings essential wasteeducation@warringah.nsw.gov.au GENTLE EXERCISE This is an ideal class for those new to exercise or wanting to get back into shape. Wear loose comfortable clothing and sneakers. Bring a water bottle. Wednesday 19 March, 2.30pm-3.30pm Forestville Senior Citizens Centre, cnr Warringah Rd and Starkey St, Forestville June Jones, Healthy Lifestyle T: 8877 5304 - bookings essential Live Life | PAGE 13PAGE 12 | Live Life
    • TAI CHI This ancient discipline offers a gentle, revitalising way to exercise the body and relax the mind. Suitable for all fitness levels. Wear comfortable clothing and sneakers. Bring a water bottle. Thursday 20 March, 11.30am-12.30pm Forestville Seniors Citizens Centre, cnr Warringah Rd and Starkey St, Forestville June Jones, Healthy Lifestyle T: 8877 5304 - bookings essential MEMORY LANE TRIVIA Test your trivia knowledge with a trip down memory lane. Lots of prizes to be won. Complimentary afternoon tea. Wednesday 19 March, 2.30pm-3.30pm Dee Why RSL Club, 932 Pittwater Rd, Dee Why T: 9454 4000 - information info@dyrsl.com.au U3A - SYDNEY: FROM CONVICT TIMES TO WORLD CLASS CITY Specialist in Australian history, Graham Spindler, will examine basic services from convict times to modern day and explore ‘The Unlikely Democracy.’ Thursday 20 March, 10am-12pm Dee Why Senior Citizens Centre, 34 Howard Ave, Dee Why Ruth Buchanan, University of the Third Age T: 9971 7450 - information ruth.buchanan@bigpond.com KEEP ACTIVE AND IMPROVE YOUR BALANCE You are invited to a free talk on the benefits of exercise and balance. Learn about the importance of keeping your body moving and upright. All participants will be offered a discounted assessment and session. Lucky door prize. Light snacks provided. Thursday 20 March, 1pm-2pm Active Seniors Health Centre, 2/2B Francis St, Dee Why Courtney Phillips, Active Seniors Health Centre T: 9984 8883 - bookings activeseniorsdy@y7mail.com COO-EE WALK, TALK AND TUCKER Join this symbolic Coo-ee March from Stony Range Regional Botanic Garden to Dee Why RSL Club to commemorate the centenary of WWI. Listen to historians describe the experiences of Australians at war (11.15am) and partake in some ‘hearty tucker’ for lunch. This is a joint Dee Why RSL Club and Warringah Council event. Friday 21 March, 10am-1pm Stony Range Regional Botanic Gardens, 810 Pittwater Rd, Dee Why T: 9942 2354 - bookings essential jessica.hagen@warringah.nsw.gov.au U3A - PLAY MAHJONG Learn to play the western-style game of mahjong in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Beginners and experienced players welcome. Thursday 20 March, 1.30pm-4pm Dee Why Senior Citizens Centre, 34 Howard Ave, Dee Why Christine Ferguson, University of the Third Age T: 9981 2520 - information chrisfer@ozemail.com.au HIGH TEA WITH SABRINA Revisit the 1954 romantic comedy Sabrina while enjoying a high tea of finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones and assorted gourmet treats. The film was directed by Billy Wilder and stars Audrey Hepburn, William Holden and Humphrey Bogart. $14.90 per person. Thursday 20 March, 2.30pm Dee Why RSL Club, 932 Pittwater Rd, Dee Why T: 9454 4000 - bookings essential info@dyrsl.com.au MEGA HOUSIE Our housie games support local charities and give you the chance to win cash and prizes. Cake and champagne provided. Housie books $3 each. Saturday 22 March, 1pm-3pm Dee Why RSL Club, 932 Pittwater Rd, Dee Why T: 9454 4000 - information info@dyrsl.com.au ART AND CRAFT EXHIBITION This annual show exhibits work by local senior artists and artisans. Funds made from the sale of art, craft and jewellery help to support the ongoing work of the Dee Why School for Seniors. Watch a ‘live’ demonstration. Prizes for People’s Choice and Best in Show. All welcome. Friday 21 March, 11am-7pm, Saturday 22 March, 11am-5pm Dee Why RSL Club, 932 Pittwater Rd, Dee Why T: 9453 2762 - information jhu75136@bigpond.net.au DRIVE SAFER, DRIVE LONGER This road safety seminar focuses on changes to driving licence conditions and looks at methods of remaining safely behind the wheel. Join Warringah Council’s experienced Road Safety Officer for an informative presentation. Light lunch provided. Monday 24 March, 10am-1pm Tramshed Arts and Community Centre, 1395A Pittwater Rd, Narrabeen Peter Wright, Warringah Council T: 9942 2447 - bookings essential roadsafety@warringah.nsw.gov.au Live Life | PAGE 15PAGE 14 | Live Life
    • Feedback We would like your feedback To assist Council with planning future programs for seniors, we would like to hear your views. Return this feedback form by Friday 21 April to be in the draw for a stylish Warringah Council golf umbrella. Which activities/events did you attend? Which did you enjoy most and why? Can you suggest any improvements? Are there any new activities you would recommend for future programs? Name (please print) Address Phone Email Thank you Please post to: Warringah Council, Aged Services, 725 Pittwater Road, Dee Why NSW 2099 Or email to: communityagedservices@warringah.nsw.gov.au Live Life | PAGE 17PAGE 16 | Live Life
    • GENTLE EXERCISE This is an ideal class for those new to exercise or wanting to get back into shape. Exercises are low intensity with minimal choreography. Wear loose comfortable clothing and sneakers. Bring a water bottle. Tuesday 25 March, 9.30am-10.30am Forestville Memorial Hall, cnr Warringah Rd and Starkey St, Forestville June Jones, Healthy Lifestyle T: 8877 5304 - bookings MAHJONG IN THE MORNING Enjoy an introductory lesson to the game of mahjong. Watch experienced players who will explain their moves and give you the confidence to play. Refreshments provided. No bookings required. Monday 24 March, 10.30am-1pm Forestville Senior Citizens Centre, cnr Warringah Rd and Starkey St, Forestville John Edwards, Forestville Seniors T: 9948 5939 - information GET CREATIVE! You are invited to a fun-filled session aimed at seniors who don’t see themselves as creative! Of course if you are creative, we would love to see you too. Paint a tile which will be placed on the wall surrounding the new Collaroy Beach playground. Also, try your hand at making pom- poms or French knitting which may be used for Council’s art installations. Lunch provided. Monday 24 March, 10am-12.30pm Cromer Community Centre, 150 Fisher Rd North, Cromer T: 9942 2354 - bookings essential jessica.hagen@warringah.nsw.gov.au ACTIVE SENIORS PROGRAM Being physically active helps you to retain your independence by maintaining joint and muscle integrity, slowing down bone loss (osteoporosis) and enhancing your quality of life. Join our program during Seniors Week and reinvigorate your life! Free activity includes 25 minutes of land-based exercise and a 25 minute water workout, followed by a cuppa. Monday 24 March, 1.30pm-2.30pm Warringah Aquatic Centre, Aquatic Drive, Frenchs Forest T: 9451 8000 option 1 for WAC Programs Office - information wacprograms@warringah.nsw.gov.au WALKING FOR PLEASURE - MANLY TO STONY RANGE Join the friendly Warringah Walkers for an easy walk from Manly to Stony Range Regional Botanic Gardens in Dee Why. Wear walking shoes, loose clothing, hat, and sunscreen. Bring a water bottle. At the gardens, listen to Forest Podiatry talk about how to keep your feet happy and healthy over a light lunch provided by Warringah Council. Tuesday 25 March, 9.50am-1pm Manly Senior Citizens Centre, 275 Pittwater Rd, Manly Les, Warringah Walkers T: 9452 1413 - bookings Live Life | PAGE 19PAGE 18 | Live Life
    • KEEP ACTIVE AND IMPROVE YOUR BALANCE This free community workshop teaches safe and effective ways to improve your balance. Everyone who attends will be offered discounted services. Lucky door prize. Light snacks provided. Wednesday 26 March, 1pm-2pm Active Seniors Health Centre, 2/2B Francis St, Dee Why Courtney Phillips, Active Seniors Health Centre T: 9984 8883 - bookings activeseniorsdy@y7mail.com WRAP IT UP IN FABRIC Furoshiki is a traditional Japanese wrapping cloth technique. Using this technique, you can wrap your presents with bandanas, scarves or any fabric you have at hand, and make them look unique and fabulous! In this workshop, we introduce 8-10 different wrapping techniques for various different shapes. Bring scissors, fabrics, a bottle, a DVD, an orange and a cylinder shape to practice your wrapping techniques. Wednesday 26 March, 1pm-3pm Tramshed Arts and Community Centre, 1395A Pittwater Rd, Narrabeen Joy Middledorp, Warringah Council T: 9942 2732 - bookings essential wasteeducation@warringah.nsw.gov.au COOKING COURSE FOR MEN Are you male and care for someone with dementia or an illness? Are you home alone looking after yourself? Join other blokes for this fun and social six- week cooking course hosted by Chesalon Services in partnership with the Northern Sydney Area Health Services. $30 for six sessions, covers ingredients, plus you get to eat the meal you have prepared. Wednesday 26 March and 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 April, 11am-2pm Chesalon Services, 22/14 Rodborough Rd, Frenchs Forest Michelle Bates, Chesalon Services T: 8422 1003 - bookings essential U3A - COFFEE AND THE CLASSICS Come and join our friendly group of enthusiasts of legendary performances and recordings by contemporary conductors and artists. Each session showcases a particular conductor and his/her music. Tuesday 25 March, 2pm-4pm Tramshed Arts and Community Centre, 1395A Pittwater Rd, Narrabeen Rosemary McCulloch, University of the Third Age T: 9913 8509 - bookings rosemary.mcculloch@bigpond.com DESIGN YOUR OWN GIFT PAPER Each year tonnes of wrapping paper goes to landfill. A lot of wrapping paper is laminated and contains gold and silver shapes or glitter that can’t be recycled. Learn to make your own gift wrap by reusing old wrapping paper and other paper such as magazines. You’ll also learn to make perfect folds so your gifts will always look professionally wrapped. Bring an assortment of paper and scissors. Wednesday 26 March, 10am-12pm Tramshed Arts and Community Centre, 1395A Pittwater Rd, Narrabeen Joy Middledorp, Warringah Council T: 9942 2732 - bookings essential wasteeducation@warringah.nsw.gov.au STRENGTH TRAINING Use adjustable free weights and your own body weight to improve muscle strength. Wear loose comfortable clothing and sneakers. Bring a water bottle. Wednesday 26 March, 10.30am-11.30am Forestville Senior Citizens Centre, cnr Warringah Rd and Starkey St, Forestville June Jones, Healthy Lifestyle T: 8877 5304 - bookings essential Live Life | PAGE 21PAGE 20 | Live Life
    • TO BE REPLACED TAI CHI AND QI GONG This gentle and revitalising class will exercise the body and relax the mind. The graceful movements and the focus on breathing provide physical and psychological benefits. Suitable for all levels of fitness. Wear loose comfortable clothing and sneakers. Bring a water bottle. Thursday 27 March, 8.30am-9.30am Tramshed Arts and Community Centre, 1395A Pittwater Rd, Narrabeen June Jones, Healthy Lifestyle T: 8877 5304 - bookings SYDNEY’S COAST DURING WORLD WAR II Dr Caroline Ford reveals fascinating insights into the extent and nature of the military presence along some of Sydney’s most famous beaches during WWII. She explores the experiences and attitudes of Sydney’s beachgoers and coastal homeowners to this necessary, but sometimes illegal and often destructive, occupation. Thursday 27 March, 2pm-4pm Collaroy Swim Club Room, above Collaroy Surf Club, Collaroy Beach Tina Graham, Warringah Council Library T: 9942 2610 - bookings STRENGTH TRAINING This session uses adjustable free weights and your own body weight to improve muscle strength. Wear loose comfortable clothing and covered exercise shoes. Bring a water bottle. Thursday 27 March, 10.20am-11.20am Freshwater Surf Life Saving Club, Kooloora Ave, Freshwater June Jones, Healthy Lifestyle T: 8877 5304 - bookings essential MEN’S MOVEMENT FITNESS CLASS Developed and taught by male trainers, this class challenges your fitness and strength by exercising in a circuit setting. Improve your reflexes and leg, core and upper body strength. A great way to meet new mates. Wear loose comfortable clothing and sneakers. Bring a water bottle. Friday 28 March, 10am-11am Freshwater Surf Life Saving Club, Kooloora Ave, Freshwater June Jones, Healthy Lifestyle T: 8877 5304 - bookings SHAPE AND TONE TO MUSIC This medium-paced workout helps shape, tone and increase your fitness. Free. Further sessions available. Wear comfortable clothing and sneakers. Bring water bottle and mat. Thursday 27 March, 5.30pm-6.30pm Forestville Memorial Hall, cnr Warringah Rd and Starkey St, Forestville June Jones, Healthy Lifestyle T: 8877 5304 - bookings THE KEY TO LEARNING The Dee Why Vision Impaired Support Group provides advice and information for seniors who are experiencing vision loss. Come along to their friendly monthly meeting and listen to Reg Lobb talk. $4 donation covers refreshments. Friday 28 March, 10.30am-11.30am Dee Why RSL Club, 932 Pittwater Rd, Dee Why Maureen Eves, Dee Why Vision Impaired Persons T: 9968 1138 - information deewhyvip@gmail.com WALKING FOR PLEASURE - DEE WHY TO NARRABEEN Join the Warringah Walkers for an easy walk from Dee Why Surf Club to Narrabeen Beach via Narrabeen Lagoon and Jamieson Park. Wear walking shoes, loose clothing, hat and sunscreen. Bring a water bottle and lunch. Tuesday 1 April, 9.50am-11.50am Dee Why Surf Club, The Strand, Dee Why Bob, Warringah Walkers T: 9971 8593 - bookings ACTIVE SENIORS PROGRAM Being physically active helps you to retain your independence by maintaining joint and muscle integrity, slowing down bone loss (osteoporosis) and enhancing your quality of life. Join our free gentle ‘land-based’ program during Seniors Week and reinvigorate your life! Wednesday 26 March, 12pm-1pm Narraweena Community Centre (West Hall), 74 Oceana St, Narraweena OR Friday 28 March, 12pm-1pm Forestville Memorial Hall, cnr Warringah Rd and Starkey St, Forestville T: 9451 8000 option 1 for WAC Programs Office - information wacprograms@warringah.nsw.gov.au U3A - WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON MOVIES We have selected some of the best movies made since the 1970s for your viewing pleasure. Come and mingle with new friends before the movie starts. Refreshments during intermission. Wednesday 26 March, 1.30pm-4pm Tramshed Arts and Community Centre, 1395A Pittwater Rd, Narrabeen Bob Stubbs, University of the Third Age T: 9913 8509 - bookings rjstubbs@bigpond.com Live Life | PAGE 23PAGE 22 | Live Life
    • DRIVE SAFER, DRIVE LONGER This road safety seminar focuses on changes to driving licence conditions and looks at methods of remaining safely behind the wheel. Join Warringah Council’s experienced Road Safety Officer for an informative presentation. Light lunch provided. Wednesday 2 April, 10am-1pm Warringah Council Chambers, Civic Centre, Civic Dr, Dee Why Peter Wright, Warringah Council T: 9942 2447 - bookings essential roadsafety@warringah.nsw.gov.au U3A - “BECAUSE IT’S THERE!” Anthony McCurdy gives a memorable presentation on the life and achievements of mountaineer George Mallory who, in 1924 with Andrew Irvine, went missing while attempting to become the first men to reach the summit of Everest. Tuesday 1 April, 10am-12pm Tramshed Arts and Community Centre, 1395A Pittwater Rd, Narrabeen Rosemary McCulloch, University of the Third Age T: 9913 8509 - bookings rosemary.mcculloch@bigpond.com MEN’S HEALTH TALK Join the members of the Prostate Cancer Support Group and listen to a popular, well-known Urologist talk about prostate cancer (which affects one in four men) and the advantages of early diagnosis. Members will discuss their journey over supper. Small donation for supper. Tuesday 1 April, 6.30pm-8.30pm Palliative Care Cottage, Mona Vale Hospital, Coronation St, Mona Vale Alan Taylor, Northern Beaches Prostate Cancer Support Group T: 9981 2616 - bookings adtaylor@bigpond.com TRAVEL TRAINING This session looks at the changes to the public transport network and alternative transport options available in Warringah. As we start driving less or have concerns about certain journeys, it is important to know what alternative transport options are available. Light lunch provided. Thursday 3 April, 10.30am-12.30pm Warringah Council Chambers, Civic Centre, Civic Dr, Dee Why Peter Wright, Warringah Council T: 9942 2447 - bookings essential roadsafety@warringah.nsw.gov.au Live Life | PAGE 25PAGE 24 | Live Life
    • HAVE A BALL AT THE WRC! Dust off your sneakers and come along to the newly refurbished Warringah Recreation Centre (WRC) for a morning of low intensity sport. Try out: • Lifeball - a non-competitive team ‘walking’ ball game, which is great for balance and loads of fun. • Low-impact cardio tennis, and rekindle your love of the game. Healthy lunch provided. Wear comfortable clothes and sneakers. Bring a hat, water bottle and tennis racquet (racquets can be borrowed from the Centre). Friday 4 April, 10am-1pm Warringah Recreation Centre, cnr Kentwell St and Pittwater Rd, North Manly Janine Turnbull, Warringah Council T: 9942 2560 - bookings essential janine.turnbull@warringah.nsw.gov.au TECH UP - LIBRARY eRESOURCES WORKSHOP This hands-on session showcases the library’s new eResources. Learn how the library’s collections of books, audio books, magazines and newspapers can be downloaded for free. Bring your own laptop, iPad or android tablet. Tuesday 1 April, 11am-12.30pm Belrose Library, Glenrose Pl, Belrose Trish McLeod, Warringah Council Library T: 9942 2449 - bookings essential library@warringah.nsw.gov.au TECH SAVVY SENIORS - STAY SWITCHED ON Forest Computer Pals is opening its doors to show you how to become a tech savvy senior and keep abreast of ever changing technology. Trainers will be on hand to assist and demonstrate computer programs and new technologies. Refreshments provided. Thursday 3 April, 1pm-3pm Forestville Memorial Hall, cnr Warringah Rd and Starkey St, Forestville Pamela Hunt, Forest Computer Pals for Seniors T: 9913 3755 - information pamelahunt@bigpond.com U3A - MONDAY AT THE MOVIES Our movie club operates similar to a book club. Each month you are invited to view two nominated movies and then join us for a discussion about the plot, issues, actors, producers and cinematography. Monday 7 April, 10am-12pm Tramshed Arts and Community Centre, 1395A Pittwater Rd, Narrabeen Pat Keenlyside, University of the Third Age T: 9451 5347 - information pat_keenlyside@yahoo.com.au MEMBERS SPECIAL MEETING The Association of Independent Retirees (AIR) is inviting seniors to join this meeting where four speakers will address a variety of subjects. Raffle and light lunch. $10 per person. Monday 7 April, 11am-3pm Dee Why RSL Club, 932 Pittwater Rd, Dee Why Brian Penhall, Association of Independent Retirees T: 9997 1820 - bookings essential bwgpenhall@optusnet.com.au DEMENTIA INFORMATION Alzheimer’s Australia and Community Care Northern Beaches are presenting this introductory session for family and friends of people with dementia. Find out more about the disease and services, and how to access them. Supper provided. Thursday 10 April, 7pm Nelson Heather Centre, 4 Jacksons Rd, Warriewood Sarah Dalton, Community Care Northern Beaches T: 9979 7677 - bookings sarahd@ccnb.com.au U3A - TWO GREAT MEN OF THE 17TH CENTURY Paul Barclay presents a fascinating account of Samuel Pepys - the famous diarist whose first- hand account of London events in the 1660s included the Plague, the Great Fire, and the arrival of the Dutch fleet - and Christopher Wren, the most highly acclaimed English architect. Friday 11 April, 10am-12pm Lionel Watts Community Centre, 93-95 Blackbutts Rd, Frenchs Forest John Watt, University of the Third Age T: 9451 0900 - information john@wattever.com TECH UP - LIBRARY eRESOURCES WORKSHOP This hands-on session showcases the library’s new eResources. Learn how the library’s collections of books, audio books, magazines and newspapers can be downloaded for free. Bring your own laptop, iPad or android tablet Tuesday 15 April, 11am-12.30pm Warringah Mall Library, Multifunction Room, Old Pittwater Rd, Brookvale Trish McLeod, Warringah Council Library T: 9942 2449 - bookings essential library@warringah.nsw.gov.au U3A - POSTCARDS FROM CAMBODIA Mike Pawley presents an optimistic look at recent Indo-Chinese history: from genocide and Pol Pot to teaching children today in the shadows of Angkor Wat. Tuesday 15 April, 10am-12pm Tramshed Arts and Community Centre, 1395A Pittwater Rd, Narrabeen Rosemary McCulloch, University of the Third Age T: 9913 8509 - information rosemary.mcculloch@bigpond.com CHEERS LUNCHEON The Cheerful Healthy Eating for Elderly Residents and Seniors (CHEERS) luncheon group invites you to join them as part of their monthly restaurant outing. This event always delivers great food (at a reasonable price), good company, a beautiful location and excellent service. Not to be missed! $26 per person. Wednesday 16 April, 12pm-2pm H2O Restaurant, Shop 3, 1431 Pittwater Rd, Narrabeen Jan Gray, Health Promotion Unit T: 9976 9531 - bookings essential janice.gray@health.nsw.gov.au Live Life | PAGE 27PAGE 26 | Live Life
    • GREY MEDALLION PROGRAM - WARRINGAH AQUATIC CENTRE Are you a grandparent? Do you have the skills to rescue a grandchild if they were in difficulty in water? Learn water safety and lifesaving skills for older adults through our free Grey Medallion program. Dates to be advised. Register your interest now. Warringah Aquatic Centre T: 9451 8000 option 1 for WAC Programs Office wacprograms@warringah.nsw.gov.au Seniors Directory 2014 -15 SERVICES, ACTIVITIES & HOUSING Manly, Warringah and Pittwater Councils have compiled a free comprehensive directory for older residents, carers and families living on the northern beaches. The publication provides information on: • Each council’s services for seniors • Local health and welfare services • Groups, hobbies and activities • Retirement villages and nursing homes • Housing services • A checklist to research retirement village living The directory is available from Warringah Council’s Customer Service, Warringah Council libraries, local community services and on warringah.nsw.gov.au If you are unable to collect this publication through the above outlets, please register your interest at warringah.nsw.gov.au or call Warringah Council’s Aged Services on 9942 2563 and a copy will be mailed to you. Live Life | PAGE 29PAGE 28 | Live Life
    • Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday March 15 Seniors Week starts Jewellery Exhibition 16 Seniors Program Launch Rod Gregory Show 17 Documentary Films Croquet Line Dancing Osteoarthritis Talk Chair-based Exercise Ukulele 18 Jazz and Swing Painting and Drawing Music Therapy Ukulele Exercise Bingo Woodturning Digital Device Workshop Library eResources 19 Memory Lane Trivia Recycling for the Soul iPad Workshop Croquet Internet Workshop Finances and Residential Care Forum Digital Camera Workshop Gentle exercise 20 Sydney History Talk Mahjong High Tea with Sabrina Tai Chi Keep Active Talk Social Media Workshop 21 Coo-ee Walk Art and Craft Exhibition 22 Art and Craft Exhibition Housie 23 24 Get Creative Workshop Mahjong Drive Safer and Longer Active Seniors Class 25 Gentle Exercise Coffee and Classics Manly to Stony Range Walk 26 Afternoon Movies Designing Gift Paper Wrap it in Fabric Keep Active Class Men’s Cooking Course Active Seniors Class Strength Training 27 Strength Training Shape and Tone to Music Tai Chi and Qi Gong Coastal WWII Talk 28 Men’s Exercise Vision Impaired Meeting Active Seniors Class 29 30 31 Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday April 1 History Talk Dee Why to Narrabeen Walk and Podiatrist Talk Prostate Support Group Session Library eResources 2 Drive Safer and Longer Talk 3 Travel Training Tech Savvy Seniors 4 Have a Ball at the Warringah Recreation Centre 5 6 7 Special Meeting for Retirees Monday Movies 8 9 10 Dementia Information Evening 11 Famous Men in History Talk 12 13 14 15 Postcards from Cambodia Talk Library eResources 16 CHEERS Luncheon 17 18 Live Life | PAGE 31PAGE 30 | Live Life
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