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Hawthorn Community House has developed a program of "virtual" activities for Term 4, 5 Oct - 11 Dec, 2020,  to help everyone stay active and engaged while staying safely at home.  If you would like to join any of these programs email us at info@hch.org.au or phone the office on 9819 5758 and leave a message so we can call you back.  We know that many of you are new to online groups so we are happy to help get you set up and ready to go! Full program HERE 

Virtual Group ActivityProgram

  • BEGINNER FRENCH

    Date: Tuesday 6 Oct

    Time: 10am - 11am

    If you want to learn French from the bottom up, you've come to the right place!  Join this fun interactive class.

    Join us on MS Teams

    Cost: $81 (9 wks)

  • SHORT STORY BOOKCLUB

    Date: Tuesday 6 Oct

    Time: 10am - 11am

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

    Join us on Telelink

    Cost: $40 (5 wks)

  • SIMPLY COOKING

    Date: Monday 5 Oct 

    Time: 1pm - 2.30pm

    Embark on a virtual culinary journey in the comfort of your own home. In this hands-on class with cooking host, Fathima, you will learn how to prepare healthy meals using simple ingredients. You will receive a shopping list ahead of the class to help you plan your purchase, as well as the recipes and any equipment you may need. Then join us in this live class delivered using MS Teams. 

    Join us on MS Teams

    Cost: $80 (10 wks)

  • ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

    Date: Wednesday 7 Oct

    Time: 10.30am - 11.30am

    A class encouraging participants to grow in confidence with speaking and understanding everyday English. Engage, explore and extend yourself in this learning group for people with English as their second language.

    Join us on MS Teams

    Cost: $120* (10 wks)

    *Concession rate available with My Aged Care referral

  • BOTANICAL ILLUSTRATION

    Date: Thursday 8 Oct

    Time: 2pm - 4pm

    Capture the botanical details of flowers, plants and fruits realistically in our tutor led class in beautiful watercolour.  All materials provided.

    Join us on MS Teams

    Cost: $170 (10 wks)

  • RENDEZVOUS TO WRITE

    Date: Tuesday 6 Oct

    Time: 11.30am - 12.30pm or 1pm - 2pm

    Make a permanent appointment in your diary to join this fortnightly writing group.  Receive guidance with current writing projects and develop your writing skills.

    Join us on Telelink

    Cost: $40 (5 wks)

  • STRENGTH AND BALANCE

    Date: Monday 5 Oct and

              Wednesday 7 Oct

    Time: 11am - 12pm,   9.00am-10am

    A mix of chair-based and standing low-intensity, resistance and light weight-bearing exercises to maintain bone density, muscle strength and general health and wellbeing. Suitable for 65+.

    Join us on MS Teams

    Cost: $80* (10wks)

  • QI GONG & TAI CHI 

    Date: Thursday 8 Oct

    Time: 12pm - 1pm

    Qi Gong is a centuries old, powerful system of coordinated movement, breathing and meditation.

    Join us on MS Teams

    Cost: $115* (10 wks)

    *Concession rate available with My Aged Care referral

  • LIFELONG LEARNING

    Date: Thursday 8 Oct

    Time: 1.30pm - 2.30pm 

    For older people who are keen to learn, share stories and make new friends.  Program includes interesting speakers and presentations.

    Join us on Telelink

    Cost: $120* (10 wks)

    *Concession rate available with My Aged Care referral

  • INTERMEDIATE FRENCH

    Date: Friday 9 Oct 

    Time: 11am - 12pm

    Immense yourself in this beautiful language and develop an understanding of the culture and traditions. Suitable for 18 months to 24 months’ experience. 

    Join us on MS Teams

    Cost: $81 (9wks)

  • WEDNESDAY CONNECT - iPads at your pace

    Date: Wednesday 7 Oct

    Time: 1.15pm - 2.15pm or 2.30pm - 3.30pm

    Engage, explore and expand yourself in this learning group for older people. The program covers a variety of topics and incorporates technology in your learning.

    Join us on Telelink

    Cost: $40* (10 wks)

  • GERMAN CONVERSATION

    Date: Wednesday 7 Oct

    Time: 9.30am - 10.30am

    Our advanced German conversation class will greatly expand your vocabulary and the breadth of topics you are able to read, write and speak about.

    Join us on MS Teams

    Cost: $90 (10 wks)

  • ITALIAN

    Date: Wednesday 7 Oct 

    Time: 11.15am - 12.15pm

    This class is for people who have been learning Italian for 12 - 18 months and want to accelerate their leaning within the context of everyday practical situations.

    Join us on MS Teams

    Cost: $90 (10 wks)

  • CINEMA AND CHAT

    Date: Monday 5 Oct

    Time: 3pm - 4pm

    A fortnightly event where our host Maree will select a movie to watch from the extensive SBS on Demand catalogue. The group then get together for an after-movie interactive chat. It’s 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, then join us on MS Teams to chat about it. We are here to help if you have any issues accessing the online content.

    Join us on MS Teams

    Cost: $40 (5 wks)

  • STRETCH, ROLL AND RELEASE

    Date: Thursday 21 Sept 

    Time: 10am - 10.45am

    Spend your morning recharging and reviving your body's own natural ability to heal and strengthen with experienced tutor KB. A series of stretching, rolling and self-massage techniques that will aid in releasing muscular aches, tightness and soreness. Bring a mat, towel, pillow and 2 tennis balls. Delivered using MS Teams. 

    Join us on MS Teams

    Cost: Free (2 wks)

  • TECH TALK FOR ALL - Be Connected

    Date: Ongoing

    Time: Various

    Tech Talk for all is a FREE 5 week program to support you in learning to use your digital device, at your own pace and when it suits you. Participants will work through the modules for Be Connected and will be individually teamed up with a volunteer mentor for guidance, assistance and encouragement.Contact us on 9819 5758 to register.

    Join us on Telelink

    Cost: FREE (5 wks)

  • PILATES

    Date: Monday 5 Oct  Wednesday 7 Oct,  Thursday 8 Oct, Friday 9 Oct

    Time: Various, see below

    Control, precision, movement, balance - a mind body workout.


    Monday 9.30am - 10.30am or 12pm - 1pm


    Wednesday 10.30am-11.30am


    Thursday 9.30am-10.30am 


    Friday 10am-11am

    Join us on MS Teams

    Cost: $115* (10 wks)

    *Concession rate available with My Aged Care referral

45 MIN STRETCH, ROLL & RELEASE

Time: 10am - 10.45am

Spend your morning recharging and reviving your body's own natural ability to heal and strengthen with experienced tutor KB. A series of stretching, rolling and self-massage techniques that will aid in releasing muscular aches, tightness and soreness. Bring a mat, towel, pillow and 2 tennis balls. Delivered using MS Teams. 

Cost: FREE

Date: Thursday 24 Sep and 1 Oct 

PHONE US:

03 9819 5758

 

TWO LOCATIONS: 

32 Henry Street, Hawthorn, 3122

584-586 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn, 3122