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Hawthorn Community House in collaboration with Melbourne School of Philosophy is delighted to offer an interactive series of three talks that have been designed for people wondering about life’s bigger questions, or for those who may be interested in Philosophy itself, but have little or no experience with the subject. The course is intended to give a simple ‘snapshot’ of how philosophy may be made practical. We will introduce teachings from Greece, India, and China, and through them seek to encourage and enliven our own feeling of wonder. We seek not to provide answers, but to encourage the spirit of inquiry.

3 consecutive sessions on 
Wednesdays starting

27 April, 10am-11.30am $30

Location: Level 1, 584 Glenferrie Rd

PHILOSOPHY BEGINS IN WONDER

Book Stack

SHORT STORY BOOK
CLUB

This group is for older people to meet and discuss short stories, discover new authors and share a love of reading and exploring literature.


Tuesdays fortnightly, 10.30am–12.30pm, starting

26/4 (5wk) $106*

Location: Level 1, 584 Glenferrie Rd

*Concession rate available with My Aged Care referral

Film Reels

CINEMA
& CHAT

A fortnightly event where our host Maree will select a movie to watch from the extensive SBS on Demand catalogue. A great opportunity to connect with others and participate in engaging discussions. Maree has run our Short Story Book Club for many years and is well versed in finding interesting angles for conversation. It’s so simple, first watch the film at home, and then join us for a discussion in person.


Mondays fortnightly, 11am–12pm, starting 
2/5 (5wk) $53*

Location: Level 1, 584 Glenferrie Rd

*Concession rate available with My Aged Care referral

Smiling Senior Couple

LIFELONG LEARNING MEETINGS

For older people who are keen to learn, share stories and make new friends. Program includes armchair travels to faraway places, a visit from the curator at NGV, Melbourne’s lost architecture and much more.


Thursdays 2pm–4pm, starting 
8/4 (9wk) $40 (MAC)

Location: Level 1, 584 Glenferrie Rd

Fridays (fortnightly) 1.30pm–3.30pm, starting

29/4 (5wk), $20 (MAC)

Location: Ashburton Community Hub 

* Concession rate available with My Aged Care referral

Senior Man

MEN'S OM:NI GROUP

OM:NI (Older Men: New Ideas) is a small and lively male–only discussion group where men chat and share their knowledge and experience in a supportive environment. The group fosters a strong sense of belonging and wellbeing, with a greater interest in life after retirement.


1st & 3rd Fridays every month, 10am–12pm,
starting 29/4,

Gold coin

Location: 32 Henry Street

Tablet

A new group to help you start your journey with iPads, exploring the variety of functions this device offers. Progress at your pace in a relaxed and friendly environment. BYO iPad.


Thursdays 10.30am-12.30pm, starting
28/4 (9wk) $40 (MAC)

Location: Level 1, 584 Glenferrie Rd​

*Concession rate available with My Aged Care referral

BEGINNER IPADS

Tablet with Stylus

A group that explores the variety of opportunities and functions this device has to offer. Learn about and practice iPad functions to enable you to get the most out of using it at home. Progress at your pace in a relaxed and friendly environment. BYO iPad.


Thursdays 1pm-3pm, starting
28/4 (9wk) $40 (MAC)

Location: Level 1, 584 Glenferrie Rd​

*Concession rate available with My Aged Care referral

IPADS AT YOUR PACE
-CONT'D

Learning to use smartphone

A program to support you in learning to use your digital device. Participants will work through the modules for Be Connected and be individually teamed up with a volunteer mentor for guidance, assistance and encouragement. Contact us to enrol.

Ph: 9819 2629

TECH TALK FOR ALL

Notebook and Pen

A series of fortnightly sessions to assist you to write about your life and to provide useful ideas and strategies to ensure your writing comes to life on the page. 

Life writing topics, readings from published memoirs and stories shared by the participants will inspire group members to recall their own personal histories. So often we find that one person’s memory brings back a flood of recollections in another. There is much joy in finding your own voice and the right words to express your experiences. 


Tuesdays fortnightly, 1pm–3pm, starting
26/4, $40 per semester

Location: Level 1, 584 Glenferrie Rd

RENDEVOUZ TO WRITE

Fountain Pen

Our Life Writing Program is for aspiring writers who may be housebound or physically isolated but not thought bound. It is an opportunity to reflect
together, for older members of our community who have a desire to write. We link each writer with a
personal encourager who provides constructive feedback to help develop the writer’s skills.
Topics can include memories of: families, friends, world events, bygone eras, past lives and current interests –in prose and poetry.
It is a wonderful opportunity to write, reflect and share your life experiences with others. Contact us for details.

Cost: $40

LIFE WRITING