Conversations at Concord - 6 February to 10 April
A free English conversation class is available to people who have limited English and who live in the City of Canada Bay Local Government Area. This is an opportunity to talk with others. It runs on Wednesdays between 10am and 11am at the Concord Senior Citizens Centre in Wellbank Street, Concord. If new to this class please attend at 9:30am for an interview on the first day. For more information contact DCC on 9719 8102. Some transport is available to locals using the BayRider shuttle bus service.
English as a Second Language
Two community classes are offered covering reading, writing and conversation skills. Would you like to:
- Learn English or improve your English
- Make new friends.
These classes are for residents of the City of Canada Bay Local Government Area. If you would like to join either of these classes please attend at 9:30am for an interview on the first day. For further information phone us on 9719 8102.
Yoga & Relaxation
Hatha Yoga is the exercise of physical aspect of Yoga, which combines postures, movement and breath with relaxation and meditation. It was developed hundreds of years ago in India and has since spread throughout the world. Term 1, 2019 of this Hatha Yoga program starts on Tuesday, 5 February from 9:30am till 11am. The term finishes on 9 April. Led by Susan. Fee program.
Tai Chi for Health
Classes cover the Tai Chi for Health program which is a modified Sun style program developed by Dr Paul Lam along with other health and tai chi experts to assist people improve their health. The benefits can include decreased stress, increased muscle strength, improved balance, improved posture and a chance to make new friends.
This class is for non-beginners and is held at the Drummoyne Oval Pavilion between 11am and 12noon. Term 1, 2019 starts on Monday 4 February until 8 April. The class will not meet on 25 February, 4 March or 11 March. Fee program. Please enrol and make payments at the DCC office which is open weekdays from 9:30am till 4pm.
Tai Chi for Arthritis - Beginners
Classes cover the Tai Chi for Arthritis program which is a modified Sun style program developed by Dr Paul Lam along with other health and tai chi experts to assist people improve their health. You do not need to have arthritis to benefit. The benefits can include decreased stress, increased muscle strength, improved balance, improved posture and a chance to make new friends.
The beginners class is held at the Drummoyne Oval Pavilion between 10:15am and 10:45am. Term 1, 2019 starts on Monday 4 February until 8 April. The class will not meet on 25 February, 4 March or 11 March. Fee program. Please enrol and make payments at DCC office (open weekdays 9:30am till 4pm).
Hall Hirers - Classes
The following hire our hall to run their own programs. Please direct your enquiries to the contact person named and not to the Community Centre.
Craft & Chat
The Craft & Chat Group meets weekly on Thursdays between 1pm and 2:30pm (restarting 7 February 2019). You can bring along some craft you are working on or join in making squares for crocheted blankets which are donated to charity. Or you can just come along for a cup of tea and a chat. Transport available via the BayRider minibus shuttle service.
Drummoyne VIP Support - Local Client Group
A VIP (Vision Impaired Persons) Peer Support Group meets on the third Thursday of the month between 11:30am and 1pm. The next meeting will be on Thursday 21 March 2019.
Are you interested in activities, outings, guest speakers and discussion groups? The purpose of VIP Peer Support Groups is to provide a venue whereby people who are blind or have low vision can meet other people who are blind or have low vision, to share experiences and encouragement. The aim of the group is that people will learn from and encourage each other and experience social interaction. Friends and family are welcome.
Free program, $2 for refreshments. Some transport available for residents of City of Canada Bay. Phone Coral on 9713 5734. This group is supported by Vision Australia.
Join us on Monday at 7:30am to 8:30am for an hour's walk from Taplin Park at the end of Thompson Street, Drummoyne. This is an enjoyable way to exercise with other locals in a great location beside the bay. Term 1, 2019 runs from 4 February until 8 April. This is a free activity, but registration beforehand is required at the DCC office which is open between 9:30am and 4pm.
Cards & Handicrafts
Canasta Card Players
Newcomers welcome, even if you haven't played before. Weekly on Fridays from 1pm till 4pm (restarting 25 January 2019). Members free.
The Mahjong group meets weekly from 2pm till 4pm (restarting 1 February 2019). Newcomers welcome.
This keen patchwork quilting group meet on the first and third Saturday of the month from 1:30pm till 4pm (restarting 2 February 2019).
Join men for stimulating discussions - from personal to global (but no politics or religion), plus BBQs and social activities. Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday in the month from 10am till 12:30pm (restarting 13 February 2019). Transport available via the BayRider minibus shuttle service.
Hall Hirers - Groups
The following groups hire the hall from the Community Centre. For enquiries please contact the nominated person and not the Community Centre.
Friday 1 February, 10am to 11am - Grow Micro Greens
Learn how to grow your own edible micro greens on your windowsill, bench tops, tables, or even your bathroom. Materials supplied for you to take home your own starter plot. (Adele Henty)
Friday 1 March, 10am to 11am - Seniors Week Event - On the Road 65+
Roads & Maritime Sevices (RMS) in partnership with The City of Canada Bay presents an informative workshop for older road users, both pedestrians and drivers. This workshop run by Michelle Carpenter from CCB will cover:
- Changes in health and how this can impact your safety
- Pedestrian safety including walking and crossing the road
- Drivers licencing at 75 and 85, including what to do when you retire from driving
- Transport options around The City of Canada Bay
- Mobility scooters - what are the rules of use in the community
- 10 misunderstood road rules - do you know your road rules? A clarification.
Friday 5 April, 10am to 11am - Succulents - Swap & Grow.
Learn about how to grow and maintain succulents. If you have any spare succulents bring them along to swap! These plants are easy to grow particularly in our drought conditions.
The workshops are free and are followed by morning tea from 11am till 12noon. Transport available for locals if booked in advance.