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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.

 

Wednesdays 10.30am-12.00pm, starting

 Term 3, 20/7 (9wk) $90

Term 4, 5/10 (11wk) $110

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

Term 3, 12/7 (5wk) $106*

Term 4, 11/10 (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 
Term 3, 18/7 (5wk) $53*

Term 4, 3/10 (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, History of Puffing Billy, History of Australia Post and much more.


Hawthorn Community House

Thursdays  (weekly) 1.30pm–3.30pm, starting 
Term 3, 14/7 (10wk) $40 (MAC)

Term 4, 6/10 (11wk) $40 (MAC)

Location: Level 1, 584 Glenferrie Rd

Ashburton Community Centre

Fridays  (fortnightly) 1.30pm–3.30pm, starting 
Term 3, 15/7 (5wk) $20 (MAC)

Term 4, 7/10 (5wk) $20 (MAC)

Location: 160 High St, Ashburton 

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.

Wednesdays 9.15am-10.45am, starting

 Term 3, 13/7 (10wk) $120*

Term 4, 5/10 (11wk) $132*

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
Term 3,14/7 (10wk) $120*

Term 4, 6/10 (11wk) $132*

Location: Level 1, 584 Glenferrie Rd​

*Concession rate available with My Aged Care referral

IPADS AT YOUR PACE
-CONT'D

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
Term 3, 12/7 (5wk), $50 per semester

Term 4, 11/10 (5wk), $50 per semester

Location: Level 1, 584 Glenferrie Rd

RENDEVOUZ TO WRITE

Fountain Pen

This program offers a broad range of imaginative topics to make it easy and fun to start your writing journey. Writers are individually linked to an encourager, who reads the writer's work and offers constructive feedback. 

Contact us for details. 

LIFE WRITING

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 15/7,

Gold coin

Location: 32 Henry Street