Last night of the proms

 

Starring The Melbourne Welsh Male Voice Choir and The Old Scotch Pipes and Drums. Sing, wave flags and stomp your way through the concert.

The Courtly Arts Performers of Victoria

 

The Courtly Arts Performers of Victoria step back in time to bring you a showcase of music and dance from the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque eras, performed in vibrant court dress, with live music on period instruments. After enjoying an hour of music and dance, you will be able to view the instruments and costumes, and chat with the performers.

The Courtly Arts Performers of Victoria are a small non-profit group aiming to keep the dance, music and theatrical arts from the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods alive and in the public eye.

Montsalvat Winterfest

 

Enjoy live music and entertainment. Join them for a guided lantern walk through the Montsalvat grounds. Take your own cushion, let the kids enjoy storytime in front of the fireplace, and indulge in food and mulled wine.

The Christmas Hills Makers Exchange

 

This event will feature various musical instrument makers, painters, crafters, photographers, writers and musicians who live and/or work in Nillumbik.

Detox your home

 

Dispose of your toxic household chemicals, such as cleaning products, pool chemicals and pesticides, for free.

Warringal Orchid Society Annual Winter Show

 

See a display of around 300 orchids from all over the world, grown by members in Melbourne. Featuring: display plants; plants, accessories and potting mix for sale; and potting demonstrations.

Angel Flight

 

Reg Shiel and Warren Sparrow, from Angel Flight Australia, will discuss what they do and why.

Angel Flight Australia is a charity which coordinates non-emergency flights to assist country people to access specialist medical treatment that would otherwise be unavailable to them because of vast distance and high travel costs. All flights are free and assist passengers travelling to and from medical facilities almost anywhere in Australia. They do hundreds of flights each year in and out of Melbourne and have many volunteers who live in Melbourne.

Book your place by emailing the Office (office@nillumbiku3a.org.au).

Still worried about Covid?

 

Whilst the recent easing of Covid restrictions has been welcomed by some of our members, it has caused some worry to others. Nillumbik U3A member and recently retired Doctor, Greg Papworth, will be available at Old Eltham Courthouse to discuss any concerns, questions or issues that you might have about the current situation. He will also discuss the latest statistics and trends plus our first flu season for three years.

Register your attendance by emailing the Office.

If you would like to have attended the session but can’t make it on the 6th May, email the Office and we will organise another session.

Terry Beaton on the Burma Railway (1883–2022)

 

This talk will be given by Nillumbik U3A member Terry Beaton.

In 1999, ex-Army Engineer Terry became first Australian Curator at Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum on the Burma Railway in Kanchanaburi Province, Western Thailand. He has also led many ANZAC Pilgrimages to both Thailand and Burma ends of the line, and later to Sandakan in Sabah (North Borneo).

Learn the actual history and cost of the infamous ‘Burma to Siam Rail Link’ built by multi-national POWs and forced Asian slave labour for the Japanese invasion of India during WW2.

Book your place by emailing the Office (office@nillumbiku3a.org.au).

Cathy Guinness on being a white woman in an Aboriginal world

 

This talk will be given by Nillumbik U3A member Cathy Guinness.

For 40 years, Cathy has been the partner of a prominent Yorta Yorta man, Wayne Atkinson, as he has journeyed through the political upheavals of these years as a leader – putting Aboriginal voices into history, reclaiming ownership of Aboriginal heritage, the Native Title court cases, the campaign for joint management of national parks, and now the work to tell the truth about our past.

Cathy and Wayne have also travelled around the world researching their family histories in Ireland, Mauritius, Sri Lanka and India, resulting in Cathy publishing two books about her family and human rights.

Throughout these experiences, Cathy has learned from Wayne what it is to be an Aboriginal activist, and she has come to understand about being white in an Aboriginal community.

Book your place by emailing the Office (office@nillumbiku3a.org.au).

Coping with grief and loss

 

This workshop will discuss: understanding grief and the different types of grief; understanding the grief and loss process; understanding the different models of grief; strategies for managing grief and loss; strategies when supporting another person experiencing grief and loss; and how to seek professional help for your mental health and wellbeing.

Presenters: Clinical Psychologist Stephanie Perin and Mental Health Nurse Tanya Cottrell, both from the Healthy Ageing Service, St Vincent’s Aged Mental Health.

Making sense of your energy bills

 

The session will help you understand: what’ss on your energy bill; gas and electricity charges; if you’re on the best deal for your household (and, if not, how to change); and what concessions are available and are you eligible? It will be presented by the Australian Energy Foundation.

Carers coffee morning

 

Go along and connect with other local unpaid carers over a cuppa to share stories and knowledge, socialise with others and be inspired.

Carers and NDIS info session

 

Hear about what supports and services you can access through the Carer Gateway or through the NDIS.

Presenters: Nicholas Colicchia, from Merri Health, and a representative from Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Craft and cuppa for carers and friends

 

Have a cuppa and connect with other local carers and parents. Feel free to bring along a friend with you. You can BYO a craft project that you are working on or go along and see what materials they have available for you to be inspired and start something new.

Carers and Aged Care info session

 

Hear about what supports and services you can access through the Carer Gateway or through the Aged Care system.

Presenters: Nicholas Colicchia, from Merri Health, and Stacie Synon, Aged Care Navigation and Advocacy Officer at Nillumbik Council.

The work of prison chaplains

 

Cathrine Muston of the Anglican Criminal Justice Ministry will talk about the work of prison chaplains, as well as opportunities for community connection post-release. Cathrine coordinates the Get out for Good program, which provides volunteer mentors for people leaving prison.

Register with St Margaret’s Anglican Church by either phone (9439 9238) or email (parishoffice@stmargaretseltham.org.au).

Introduction to meadmaking (3 sessions)

 

This is a three-session workshop, with the three sessions being on Saturdays 6th August, 3rd September and 24th September, all 10am-midday.

The cost of $50 includes membership of the guild until July 2023. You will also need to pay for the cost of your ingredients and utensils (expected to total around $80).

Mead is the world’s oldest alcoholic beverage and uses honey as the primary fermentable sugar.  This course will explore how to brew modern meads. Over the 3 sessions, you will be guided through the process and make your first mead. More specifically, the first session will cover learning about mead, the second, monitoring the ferment and potential problems, and the third, racking, tasting, finalising and bottling.

Our art exhibition at Eltham Library

 

When Covid-19 sent Australians into a pandemic reality in 2020, all Australians were forced to develop new ways to be and work together. These events, especially the lockdowns, inspired the artistic reflections our Painting and Drawing Class. The resulting PAN Art collection of paintings, drawings, film and text is being exhibited at Eltham Library from 17th December to 16th January. Each day, we will have members from the class at the exhibition selling both their art cards and their Panart booklet.

Judy Racz art exhibition

 

Judy is a member of our Hurstbridge Art Group and a selection of her acrylic flow paintings is being exhibited at Bridges Restaurant at 1075 Heidelberg-Kinglake Road until 4th July, Wednesdays to Sundays, 9am to late. Please ring the restaurant on 9718 0099 before attending in case of private functions. If you want to know more about what flow painting is, you can watch this video by U3A member Jo Ball.

Habitat planting on the Diamond Creek

 

Join the Friends of Edendale, Edendale Farm and Melbourne Water in a family re-vegetation activity along the Diamond Creek near Edendale to help re-build habitat for our local platypus and their friends. The goal is to plant 500 indigenous plants on the day.

The Pebbled Beach at Pentecost by Andrew Lemon

 

Andrew Lemon, a historian who lives in Eltham, will discuss his debut and about-to-be published novel The Pebbled Beach at Pentecost.

The novel is “set against the wilds of Vanuatu is a unique fusion of authentic history and informed invention – a tragic story of colonialism in Australia and the Pacific, told with compassion, humour and a deep understanding of time and place.

Nillumbik Reconciliation Group Sorry Day

 

Welcome to Country, clapsticks, music and smoking ceremony. Led by a Wurundjeri Elder. Ceremony to be followed by a short bush walk along the Diamond Creek.

Habitat planting on the Diamond Creek

 

Join the Friends of Edendale, Edendale Farm and Melbourne Water in a family re-vegetation activity along the Diamond Creek near Edendale to help re-build habitat for our local platypus and their friends. The goal is to plant 500 indigenous plants on the day.

Planting in Diamond Creek

 

This planting event, to be held on National Tree Day, is part of an ongoing re-vegetation project that aims to improve water quality whilst strengthening the habitat corridor of the Diamond Creek.

Friends of Edendale

 

Two sessions, one starting at 11am and the other at 1pm.

A Friends of Edendale group has just been formed. Go to their first activity and help at Edendale and to plant along the Diamond Creek.

Just turn up.

Sign up for their free newsletter.

Friends of Edendale

 

Two sessions, one starting at 11am and the other at 1pm.

A Friends of Edendale group has just been formed. Go to their first activity and help at Edendale and to plant along the Diamond Creek.

Just turn up.

Sign up for their free newsletter.

Backyard beekeeping powered by Eltham Rotary

 

You will learn: all about the bee, biology, diseases and honey; types of equipment and hives required; and regulations and purchasing bees. Presenter: Benedict Hughes. The workshop is suitable for participants aged from 10 years onwards.

There are some other associated events as part of celebrating World Bee Day on 20th May. See graphic right.

Loving Country with Bruce Pascoe and Vicky Shukuroglou

 

Co-author Bruce Pascoe and Vicky Shukuroglou will discuss their new book, Loving Country, which offers a new way to travel and discover Australia through an Indigenous narrative. It shows travellers how to see the country as herself, to know her whole and old story, and to find the way to fall in love with her, our home.

Book by phone (9439 8700).

Post European contact – the impact of white settlement

 

Speaker: Dr Gary Presland, historian & Australian archaeologist, and author of First People: The Eastern Kulin of Melbourne, Port Phillip and Central Victoria.

The hall will be open at 1:15pm to view a display on Early Eltham Shire 1830 onwards. The Eltham Book Shop will have a table of books for sale including Gary Presland’s book.

Organised by St Margaret’s Do Justice Group.

Seniors social lunch

 

Enjoy a 2 course meal with friends and neighbours with live entertainment from the band Spectrum, featuring Mike Rudd.

Eltham Orchestras’ variety concert

 

In their first performance for over a year, The Eltham Orchestras’ variety concert will feature the orchestra itself, orchestra strings and beginner strings.

Ross Garnaut on change after the pandemic

 

Ross Garnaut’s latest book, Reset: Restoring Australia after the Pandemic Recession sieves through the current devastation and sees an opportunity for revolutionary change. By homing in on our potential for being a renewable superpower, Garnaut argues that Australia has the potential to re-set its economy, build a successful future, and be a symbol for the kind of environmentally conscious world that we all need.

Book by phone (9438 8700).

Climate in crisis: what can be done?

 

Local decision makers from all levels of government will present and then answer questions. The speakers will include Nillumbik Shire Councillors, state government MP, and federal representatives.

Our Christmas breakup

 

Yes, now that the lockdowns are over, we are re-starting our Christmas breakup evenings. It will be the usual mix of great food, great entertainment and an opportunity for great socialising.

More details to follow.

An evening of big band music

 

Listen to the Diamond Valley Big Band, including vocalists Angeline Thompson and Richard Desmond, with musical performances inspired by Glen Miller, Artie Shaw and others. Enjoy a relaxed musical evening with your friends at a table with BYO supper. There is also plenty of dance floor for those who like to dance.

Witness declarations and document certification

 

Local Justice of the Peace (JP) and U3A member Tony Rizzo will be available at Eltham Central Pavilion to witness declarations and to certify documents on Monday, 10th October, 1-3pm and again on Monday, 14th November, 1-3pm. You do not need to be a U3A member to use this free service and you can also book in your family or friends.

For us to plan the sessions and to monitor demand, please email the Office (office@nillumbiku3a.org.au), stating which of the dates you would like to attend.

Footy morning tea

 

What better way to celebrate the Finals than a morning tea with sausage rolls, meat pies and hot dogs, listening to an erstwhile Collingwood premiership captain and coach (and Nillumbik local), Tony Shaw, in the best local footy pavilion in Melbourne? Even if Collingwood is not your favourite team, Tony is recognised as a great and amusing story teller and we are very pleased that he has agreed to speak to us. This is your chance to demonstrate your allegiance by wearing your footy colours and singing your team’s song.

Register your attendance by emailing the Office.

Biggest Morning Tea

 

We will once again be part of Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea, an annual Cancer Council fundraising event. This will be a great opportunity to socialise with other U3A members and will also raise funds to go towards research and provide support for people with cancer and their loved ones. The Cancer Council has provided us with a speaker who will enlighten us on the fundraising and research aspects of the Cancer Council.

This year we are asking members to bring a small plate to share with other members. Tea, coffee and champagne will be provided for those who would like it. Please bring some cash (yes, cash please!) to donate to this worthy cause.

Register your attendance by emailing the Office.

Eltham Football Club Good Friday game

 

The local footy season starts on Good Friday, 2nd April and Eltham Football Club, with whom we share the Eltham Central Pavilion, are playing at home against Greensborough-based St Marys. There will be several games on the day but the main game will start at 2.10pm.

It would be great if a group of us could go along to watch the game. It only costs $10 and food and drinks will be available (plus, we are told, a bouncy castle!). I (Guy), for one, will be going. If you would like to join me, Email me.

Defibrillator and CPR training

 

We have recently acquired some defibrillators and three of these machines will be installed at the Eltham Central Pavilion, the Eltham Guide Hall and Diamond Creek Senior Citizens. These machines can save lives but only if, when the emergency arises, people know how to use them. They are not difficult to use but you need to know how. We have therefore organised some training sessions for our membership.

Health provider Bolton Clarke representative Raquel will be giving a talk and demo on how to use the defibrillator and other CPR matters.

Book your place by emailing our course coordinator (coordinator@nillumbiku3a.org.au).

Defibrillator and CPR training

 

We have recently acquired some defibrillators and three of these machines will be installed at the Eltham Central Pavilion, the Eltham Guide Hall and Diamond Creek Senior Citizens. These machines can save lives but only if, when the emergency arises, people know how to use them. They are not difficult to use but you need to know how. We have therefore organised some training sessions for our membership.

Health provider Bolton Clarke representative Raquel will be giving a talk and demo on how to use the defibrillator and other CPR matters.

Book your place by emailing our course coordinator (coordinator@nillumbiku3a.org.au).

Community barbecue

 

This will be a social barbecue with a chance to mingle with members of different community groups. The bar will be open, with drinks at bar prices and all proceeds going to the Slovenian Club.

Register your attendance with Gemma Whyte by phone (9070 3454) or email (elthamlionsclub@gmail.com).

Seniors play day

 

The Lions Club of Eltham are having two more ‘seniors play days’, one on Wednesday, 14th April and the other on Saturday, 24th April. In each case, there will be a morning session 10-11.30am and an afternoon session 12.30-2pm. Refreshments will be provided.

The Lions Club noticed during the Covid lockdown that many of our seniors have found it difficult to cope with Zoom and Skype. So they thought that it would be nice to have a morning tea, where seniors could come along with their phones, tablets or laptops and try using their video software under the watchful eye of a mentor. This will all be done in a friendly and supportive environment which is designed to help everybody get a basic feel for these programs.

To register as either a participant or as a mentor, go to their website and click the link of the relevant session.

The Lions Club has partnered with Nillumbik Council, Nillumbik U3A, healthAbility and the Living & Learning Centre to bring this event to fruition.

Seniors play day

 

The Lions Club of Eltham are having two more ‘seniors play days’, one on Wednesday, 14th April and the other on Saturday, 24th April. In each case, there will be a morning session 10-11.30am and an afternoon session 12.30-2pm. Refreshments will be provided.

The Lions Club noticed during the Covid lockdown that many of our seniors have found it difficult to cope with Zoom and Skype. So they thought that it would be nice to have a morning tea, where seniors could come along with their phones, tablets or laptops and try using their video software under the watchful eye of a mentor. This will all be done in a friendly and supportive environment which is designed to help everybody get a basic feel for these programs.

To register as either a participant or as a mentor, go to their website and click the link of the relevant session.

The Lions Club has partnered with Nillumbik Council, Nillumbik U3A, healthAbility and the Living & Learning Centre to bring this event to fruition.

Researching Aboriginal family history

 

Tracing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family histories poses a unique set of challenges.

In this webinar organised by Yarra Plenty Regional Library, join Jenny Bates (Koorie Heritage Trust), Maxine Briggs (Koorie Heritage Unit at State Library Victoria), and Tsari Anderson (Koorie Records Unit at Public Records Office Victoria and National Archives of Australia) to learn their tips and tricks. Topics will include: how to get started, staying organised, an overview of useful records available, ideas for researching names and places, and how to access conditions of records.

Bookings are essential.

An introduction to modern art

 

This talk will be given by Guy Palmer, tutor of our History of Modern Art course.

The date most commonly identified as marking the birth of ‘modern art’ is 1863, the year that Manet exhibited his painting Le déjeuner sur l’herbe in the Salon des Refusés in Paris. Manet was one of a group of friends who came to be known as the Impressionists, with Monet, Renoir, Pissarro and Degas being the most famous of the other members of the group.

In the 50 or so years following the impressionists, there were all sorts of movements/groups who took modern art in a variety of interesting directions, including a number of ‘post-impressionists’ (Cezanne, van Gogh et al), Fauvism (Matisse, Derain et al), Expressionism (Kirchner, Kandinsky et al) and Cubism (Picasso, Braque et al). Between the two world wars came Dadaism and Surrealism. Then, after the second world war, the USA became the focal point of new artistic movements (Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, etc).

In this talk, Guy will briefly run through all this history, discussing how the styles of the various movements differed, and illustrating with lots of paintings..

Register your interest by email to the Office (office@nillumbiku3a.org.au). You will then be sent the relevant Zoom link to your email address (the one registered with U3A) 24-36 hours before the event.

Bunnings sausage sizzle

 

Our first ever Sunday Bunnings sausage sizzle! Why not go along and chat to our hardworking cooks, perhaps also buying a sausage?

Navigating your Aged Care journey

 

A panel of Aged Care speakers will provide the information to assist you in preparing to navigate your own, or your loved ones, journey through the Aged Care system. The information and advice will cover: home care packages, assessing options, searching for services, understanding & covering costs, estate planning and property management.

Open Cellars Weekend

 

On both 20th and 21st of June.

Visit any or all of the family-owned wineries in Nillumbik, each with an individual style, where the grapes are hand-picked and hand-crushed by family and friends in the traditional style, with wines developed on site. This is a chance to sample wines at wineries not always open to the public. You will also find food to complement the wine, as well as live music and artworks from local artists at some venues. There is no entry fee, or tasting fee, at any of the venues.

The participating wineries usually include: Buttermans Track, Easthill Estate, Giammarino Wines, Hildebrand Ridge Organic Vineyard, Kings of Kangaroo Ground, Massaros, Nillumbik Estate, Panton Hill Vineyard & Winery, Punch, Shaws Road Winery, Wedgetail Estate and Yarrambat Estate Vineyard.

Incredible Edible Eltham – Winter vegetable planting workshop

 

It’s time to think about your Winter veggie planting. As a prelude to the early April Winter planting at the Incredible Edible Eltham planter boxes at the railway station and outside healthAbility, presenters Guy Palmer and Evan Gellert will discuss what could be planted and why. They will compare and contrast this with what they will be planting in their home veggie patches. The discussion will include broad beans, garlic, peas, brassicas, root vegetables and leafy greens, including particular considerations when growing some of these veggies. They will also demonstrate some of the tools that they use (soil blockers, temperature probes, etc). The history, and possible future, of Incredible Edible Eltham will be touched on.

Refreshments will be provided.

Click here to read about Incredible Edible Eltham.

Numbers are limited so please register.

Nillumbik climate and environment networking afternoon

 

This is a networking, discussion and workshop opportunity to consider Nillumbikians community might work together to support, educate and inspire our community to act on climate and protect our environment. Speakers: Matt Ruchel (Victorian National Parks Association) and Ben Ramcharan (Nillumbik Councillor). Includes afternoon tea.

Heal with food – heart health

 

Organised by Vasundhara Kandpal from Green Karma, who is also Nillumbik U3A’s yoga tutor.

Dr Malcolm Mackay will discuss the role of nutrition in pulmonary heart diseases. A healthy meal box will be provided during the event.

Eltham Rotary Art Show gala opening night

 

Attend the opening, preview the show, and find out the awards across six categories.

Around 400 works from around 100 artists from Nillumbik will be on show. The media will include paintings, printmaking, photogravure, ceramics, glass and sculpture. All the art work will be for sale.

Eltham Rotary Art Show

 

Around 400 works from around 100 artists from Nillumbik will be on show. The media will include paintings, printmaking, photogravure, ceramics, glass and sculpture. All the art work will be for sale.

Eltham Rotary Art Show

 

Around 400 works from around 100 artists from Nillumbik will be on show. The media will include paintings, printmaking, photogravure, ceramics, glass and sculpture. All the art work will be for sale.

Diamond Creek Rotary Spring Town Fair

 

The activities will include carnival rides, craft stalls, food stalls, sporting clubs, CFA Tug-O-War, novelty races, a light parade, live music, demonstrations, displays and presentations.

The fair also provides opportunity for community groups, such as schools, churches, sporting clubs to fund raise and to promote their activities.

Rotary Eltham Festival

 

This annual festival is a celebration of the Nillumbik community including its education, arts, music, sports and community scenes. It includes live music, food, more than 100 stalls, fireworks and much more.

Rotary Eltham Festival

 

This annual festival is a celebration of the Nillumbik community including its education, arts, music, sports and community scenes. It includes live music, food, more than 100 stalls, fireworks and much more.

On The Hill Festival

 

This annual festival celebrates the craft, writing, food and produce created locally. It includes live music, food and a variety of entertainment to suit the whole family.

Hurstbridge Wattle Festival

 

The Hurstbridge Wattle Festival has its roots firmly planted in our early rail history and is a celebration of our heritage, environment and community. Festival goers view the wattles in a blaze of glory along the Diamond Creek as they approach the township of Hurstbridge. As visitors stroll the main street, they enjoy an extensive array of entertainment, events and activities for all the family, many of them free.

Banyule Clean Energy Expo

 

This event will feature: electric vehicles (see a wide range of different vehicles and talk to their owners); electric bikes (easier than a regular bike and cheaper than a car); simple ways to climate-proof your home; and clean energy solutions (the latest in heat pumps, solar power and batteries). Also, hear expert talks on electric vehicles, solar energy for the home, energy-saving solutions, etc.

What matters to carers – a community forum

 

Merri Health and Nillumbik Council invite carers supporting a person with dementia to an afternoon tea. Share with other carers the stories, achievements, and challenges of caring for someone living with dementia.

Moving together – chair-based exercise session

 

The Moving Together group helps people to build their balance and strength, while remaining seated in a chair. The program supports people who may not be suited for our other exercise programs due to balance instability on their feet. The group is led by a physiotherapist.

Women’s health session

 

This will be an interactive session on all aspects of continence and pelvic floor.

Presenter: Cherie.

Diabetes education

 

Vanessa will discuss all things regarding lifestyle disease and healthy living tips regarding diet, exercise, stress and sleep.

Presenter: Vanessa.

Ecological vegetation classes of Nillumbik walk

 

Join Nillumbik Council’s Biodiversity Officer on this evening walk that will help you to recognise the different vegetation types in Nillumbik and how to manage each for biodiversity. Participants will learn some of the key indigenous and weed plant species.  

The walk will be over some uneven surfaces and uphills and may not be suitable for everyone. The walk will be around 1,000m one way.

Open day at the Yarrambat Heritage Museum

 

At 11am, see the only operational Gold Battery in our area, visit the 150+ year old Len Young Woolshed and check out the re-located first classroom from the Yarrambat Primary School – plus numerous vehicles and displays of historical interest.

At 1pm, watch short presentations from several Grade 6 students at Yarrambat Primary School talking about local historical events of special interest to them and their families.

Introduction to home brewing

 

The purpose of the meeting is twofold.

First, for those interested in starting brewing beer at home, go long and learn how it’s done and what types of kits are available on the market.

Second, for more experienced home brewers, discuss the possible formation of a local grain brewing group.

The event is sponsored by Hurstbridge Men’s Shed.

Get on with life

 

Three guest speakers will focus on strengthening social connections, along with physical and mental activities in our communities. They are: Gerard Mansour, Commission for Senior Victorians; Tony Shaw, ex-AFL player; and Carol O’Halloran, Channel C31 TV Presenter of Over 50 So What! program.

A light breakfast and beverages will be available at no charge to all attendees.

There will be a number of information stalls, including one by Nillumbik U3A

Osteoarthritis information session

 

There are good, research-based ways to manage and improve pain levels and function with osteoarthritis.

Presenters: Back In Motion Eltham’s physios Sean and Maddy.

Ageing well: a personal perspective

 

Janice Crosswhite, OAM, will share her personal perspective on how she has remained resilient throughout her life despite challenges faced on both a professional and personal level and will provide her suggestions and strategies for ageing well into the future.

Nillumbik repair cafe

 

Repair cafes are places where, at zero cost, you can take your broken stuff to receive a new lease on life. You sit with the volunteer repairer while they talk you through what they’re doing.

Bone health seminar

 

One of the key components of maintaining good bone health and preventing injury in individuals with osteopenia/osteoporosis is exercise. Onero is an osteoporosis treatment, based on exercise designed specifically to prevent osteoporotic fracture by stimulating bone development and preventing falls in at-risk individuals.

Presenter: Gabby.

Grandparents morning tea

 

The morning tea will include food, tea, coffee, and sharing experiences and learning from each other.

Grief, loss and dementia

 

This session will be focused on the carer. It will provide an overview of the grief, loss and emotional impact of the changes caused by dementia. It will provide information about the kinds of change and loss experienced with dementia, the ways people may experience and express their grief, and emotional coping strategies for family carers of someone living with dementia.

You will gain knowledge in: your own responses to grief and loss; tools to help with support; networking; and stress managment strategies you can put in place to support your wellbeing.

Summer’s End Marketplace

 

There will be an artisan market, food trucks, an artistic demonstration by Australian illustrator Marc McBride and musical entertainment throughout. Plus you can roam the grounds and galleries.

Afterwards, there will be an outdoor screening of Judy & Punch, 8-10pm (cost: $25).

Smart gardening for seniors

 

This workshop will provide tips on how older adults can garden smartly and safely. Gardening is a popular hobby, but bending, kneeling and working the soil can become physically challenging as you grow older. With this workshop you will learn how to continue enjoying your garden to the fullest.