Conversations at Concord - 25 July to 26 September

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. 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 phone us on 9719 8102 to make an appointment for a 15 minute interview.


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 3, 2018 of this Hatha Yoga program starts on Tuesday, 24 July from 9:30am till 11am. The term finishes on 25 September. Led by Susan. Fee program.

Tai Chi for Health

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.

Two classes are for non-beginners and are held at the Drummoyne Oval Pavilion between 10:15am till 10:45am and 10:50am till 11.50am. Term 3, 2018 starts on Monday 30 July until 17 September. 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 12noon and 12:30pm. Fee program. Term 3, 2018 starts on Monday 30 July until 17 September. Please enrol and make payments at DCC office (open weekdays 9:30am till 4pm).


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.


Women's Group

The Women's Group meets weekly on Thursdays between 1pm and 2:30pm. 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 19 July 2018.

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.

Walking Group

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 3, 2018 runs from 30 July until 24 September. This is a free activity, but registration beforehand is required at the DCC office which is open between 9:30am and 4pm.


Canasta Card Players

Newcomers welcome, even if you haven't played before. Fridays from 1pm till 4pm. Members free.

Mahjong

The Mahjong group meets weekly from 2pm till 4pm. Newcomers welcome.

Bay Quilters

This keen patchwork quilting group meet on the first and third Saturday of the month from 1:30pm till 4pm.


Men's Group

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. Transport available via the BayRider minibus shuttle service.


The following groups hire the hall from the Community Centre. For enquiries please contact the nominated person and not the Community Centre.


Friday 6 July, 10:30am to 11:30am - Loss & Grief
Loss is a constant in our lives. We all experience loss regularly as a normal part of being human and in our journey of life. Grief, at various levels, is the response to loss. Sally Jeffrey will speak about these vital and normal aspect of our human experience.

Friday 3 August, 10am to 11am - Gardening in Spring
Learn more about companion planting and how to design something suitable for your balcony or your garden. Note time change.

Friday 7 September, 10am to 11am - Inner West Neighbour Aid
Inner West Neighbour Aid supports older people and people with disability to stay independent, healthy and connected. Jackie and Roman, long standing staff members of Neighbour Aid will update you on some exciting and wonderful initiatives, such as the 5 Senses Garden, which is a Neighbour Aid/Canada Bay Council partnership that will bring together the community in a beautiful public space; the Neighbour Aid Pets program and their health and wellbeing programs called Alive & Kicking and Stand Tall.

The workshops are followed by morning tea from 11am till 12noon.