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Thursday Local Walks

Event Type: Walks

Date: Thursday Feb 25, 2021, 6:30 am

Meet at Waverton Station at 6.30am for a leisurely walk & breakfast. We will do a 5km circuit around  Lavender Bay and under the Harbour Bridge. Breakfast at a Milsons Point café. This will be a great way to start the day. Luke to lead.

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Zumba Gold -Thursday

Event Type: Physical Activity

Date: Thursday Feb 25, 2021, 9:30 am

Zumba Gold is slower paced Zumba, geared for oldies but all ages are welcome.

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Boules

Event Type: Outdoor Activity

Date: Thursday Feb 25, 2021, 4:00 pm

Boules or Petanque as played in Europe.

Come to the Piste on the Platform at the Coal Loader

Bring your own boules if you have them.

But no need, there are plenty of spare boules on-site.

No cost, just turn up.

Everyone is welcome to come to play, watch or enjoy the view.

 

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Pilates

Event Type: Physical Activity

Date: Friday Feb 26, 2021, 7:30 am

A mind-body class using mat exercises to focus on core abdominal/back muscles and posture.

7:30-8:30am Friday mornings. 1st term: 5 Feb–26 Mar (8 weeks). Cost $88. Late joiners (after February 3) will have a pro-rata’d fee. We don’t accept payment by the day. 

Bookings ESSENTIAL. Limit of 10 per class. 

CLICK HERE .. to book for the Term

Term 1 is being run by the Hub.

 Chantal is a very experienced teacher.

Location Waverton Hall.

 

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Stretch and Tone

Event Type: Mild Physical Activity

Date: Friday Feb 26, 2021, 8:30 am

This class is Full

This class is particularly suited to those who would like to maintain flexibility and muscle tone.

This class is suitable for all fitness levels. 

8:30-9:30am Friday mornings. 1st term: 5 Feb–26 Mar (8 weeks). Cost $88. Late joiners (after February 3) will have a pro-rata’d fee. We don’t accept payment by the day. 

Bookings ESSENTIAL. Limit of 10 per class. 

CLICK HERE .. to book for the Term

Term 1 is being run by the Hub.

 Chantal is a very experienced teacher.

Location Waverton Hall.

 

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Zumba Gold - Friday

Event Type: Physical Activity

Date: Friday Feb 26, 2021, 10:30 am

Zumba Gold is slower paced Zumba, geared for oldies but all ages are welcome.

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Iyengar Yoga - General Saturday

Event Type: Physical Activity

Date: Saturday Feb 27, 2021, 8:00 am

Iyengar yoga tailored to match individual levels of fitness. General level” class.

Please check availability with Kirsten 0420 456 550

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Strength & Balance - Saturday

Event Type: Mild Physical Activity

Date: Saturday Feb 27, 2021, 9:00 am

These classes are designed for seniors and so the cost is low.

$8.00 per class, payment in advance for 10 classes $80. Bookings essential at TRYBOOKING. or CLICK HERE .. to book. Late joiners (after February 3) will have a pro-rata’d fee. We don’t accept payment by the day. 

Class sizes limited to 10 people. Subsidised by North Sydney Council and your Hub Membership.

Location: Admiralty Room near Wondakiah office. Parking: Gas Works Rd. 

Neil Eden is a highly qualified instructor will run the activity

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Local Walks

Event Type: Walks

Date: Monday Mar 1, 2021, 7:30 am

TBA

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Tai Chi / Qi Jong

Event Type: Outdoor Activity

Date: Monday Mar 1, 2021, 8:00 am

Tai Chi is the gentle Chinese exercise which is a low-stress training for seniors. 

This is combined with Qi Jong which is a practice of aligning breath, movement and awareness for exercise, healing and meditation.

No charge, no booking. Continues throughout the year.

Just turn up near Hazelbank Rd steps

 

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Out of Area Walks

Event Type: Walks

Date: Monday Mar 1, 2021, 9:30 am

TBA

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Cards Day

Event Type: Indoor Games

Date: Monday Mar 1, 2021, 1:30 pm

1.00-3.00pm on the 1st and 3rd Mondays each month for card games (usually 500).

At the Waterview Cafe.

All welcome to come to card afternoons, no need to book, just come on the day if you would like to join in.

To support our use of the venue the Hub expects members to at least buy a cup of coffee or something similar.

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Tai Chi / Qi Jong

Event Type: Outdoor Activity

Date: Tuesday Mar 2, 2021, 8:00 am

Tai Chi is the gentle Chinese exercise which is a low-stress training for seniors. 

This is combined with Qi Jong which is a practice of aligning breath, movement and awareness for exercise, healing and meditation.

No charge, no booking. Continues throughout the year.

Just turn up near Hazelbank Rd steps

 

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Tai Chi / Qi Jong

Event Type: Outdoor Activity

Date: Wednesday Mar 3, 2021, 8:00 am

Tai Chi is the gentle Chinese exercise which is a low-stress training for seniors. 

This is combined with Qi Jong which is a practice of aligning breath, movement and awareness for exercise, healing and meditation.

No charge, no booking. Continues throughout the year.

Just turn up near Hazelbank Rd steps

 

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Strength & Balance - Wednesday 8am

Event Type: Mild Physical Activity

Date: Wednesday Mar 3, 2021, 8:00 am

These classes are designed for seniors and so the cost is low.

$8.00 per class, payment in advance for 10 classes $80. Bookings essential at TRYBOOKING or CLICK HERE .. to book. Late joiners (after February 3) will have a pro-rata’d fee. We don’t accept payment by the day.

Class sizes limited to 10 people. Subsidised by North Sydney Council and your Hub Membership.

8.00 and 9.00am Wed: Class with Donna Nolan at Wondakiah. Please bring small hand weights.

Location: Admiralty Room near Wondakiah office. Parking: Gas Works Rd. 

There are some vacancies.

 

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Strength & Balance - Wednesday 9am

Event Type: Mild Physical Activity

Date: Wednesday Mar 3, 2021, 9:00 am

These classes are designed for seniors and so the cost is low.

$8.00 per class, payment in advance for 10 classes $80. Bookings essential at TRYBOOKING. or CLICK HERE .. to book. Late joiners (after February 3) will have a pro-rata’d fee. We don’t accept payment by the day. 

Class sizes limited to 10 people. Subsidised by North Sydney Council and your Hub Membership.

9.00 and 10.00am Wed: Class with Donna Nolan at Wondakiah. Please bring small hand weights.

Location: Admiralty Room near Wondakiah office. Parking: Gas Works Rd. 

 

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Iyengar Yoga - General Wednesday

Event Type: Physical Activity

Date: Wednesday Mar 3, 2021, 10:00 am

Iyengar yoga tailored to match individual levels of fitness. General level” class.

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Iyengar Yoga - Gentle

Event Type: Physical Activity

Date: Wednesday Mar 3, 2021, 11:30 am

Iyengar yoga tailored to match individual levels of fitness. Gentle level” class for beginners, restorative, recuperative

The 11.30 am Yoga Class was originally designated the beginners class. On behalf of my fellow participants I feel that we have advanced past that point. We would welcome additional “beginners “ who can enjoy the after class coffee and chat and the stretches beforehand. I am sure our group has added extra years of life from our Wednesday activity. Come and join us

 

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Games Day

Event Type: Indoor Games

Date: Wednesday Mar 3, 2021, 1:30 pm

1.30 -3.30 pm  Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday

  • Mah Jong & 
  • Scrabble

Some members meet at 12.00pm for lunch beforehand at the Waterview Cafe.

To support our use of the venue the Hub expects members to at least buy a cup of coffee or something similar.

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Thursday Local Walks

Event Type: Walks

Date: Thursday Mar 4, 2021, 6:30 am

Meet at Waverton Station at 6.30am for a leisurely walk & breakfast. We will do a 5km circuit around  Lavender Bay and under the Harbour Bridge. Breakfast at a Milsons Point café. This will be a great way to start the day. Luke to lead.

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About Waverton Hub

A warm welcome to the Waverton Hub’s website.

The Waverton Hub is mutual organisation of residents of Waverton, Wollstonecraft and neighbouring areas in Sydney.  As we grow older, we members of the Hub are helping each other to enjoy our lives, stay in our own homes for as long as we can, to be as healthy as we can, and achieve all this for as little cost as possible.

About a dozen of us started the organisation from scratch in late 2012. We opened for membership in August 2013 with a program of activities and by the end of April 2015 had over 300 members. Around 80 members are working on continuing to build the Hub, setting up systems, and designing and leading activities and events. 

Latest News

Evaluation Report

In late 2019 / early 2020 (pre-Covid-19) the Board of the Waverton Hub commissioned URBIS a highly regarded cities and communities action research firm to undertake an evaluation of the Waverton Hub in 2019.

CLICK HERE .. to read the Executive Summary

CLICK HERE .. to read the full Report

Walkers Programs February to June 2020

The Waverton Hub offers two walks every Monday; a 7.30 Local Area walk and a longer 9.30 Out of Area Walk.

For the 7.30 am walkers, the leader will be at the Waverton Station whatever the weather.

Note that the 7.30am Walks will now only be listed in the Hub’s eNews Newsletter published on Fridays as they will b organised/chosen on an ad-hoc weekly basis.

For the 9:30am walks, walks may be changed to a different one or cancelled at the last minute due to weather conditions or lack of a leader. If so, you will be notified by email on the morning of the walk at the latest, so please make it a habit to check your email before leaving home to join a walk.

As a guide CLICK HERE ...   for the suggested Programs for the first half of 2020.

SPEAKERS PROGRAM - APRIL

WHAT HAS THE CAMINO TO DO WITH EAST TIMOR?

Luke Keighery

For more than 10 years Luke has been involved in helping communities in East Timor. In 2017 as a member of Willoughby Friends of Ossu (East Timor), Luke faced his greatest challenge – to walk 800kms on the Camino to raise much-needed funds for a large water, sanitation & hygiene project in Ossu. Hear Luke’s stories from the Camino walk and view a short video of what has been achieved in Ossu.

 

Tuesday, 2 April, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Waverton Community Hall

75 Bay Road

 

 

 

Hub Walkers 9.30

A scenic walk along the coastline from Curl Curl to Long Reef delighted the Waverton Hub out-of-area walking group yesterday. At the end of the walk the group enjoyed lunch at the Long Reef club. Walks are on Monday mornings. Please come along. 

Media Release - Grant to the Hub

A media release went out from Minister Ken Wyatt’s Office on Thursday August 23 2018 announcing a grant of $42,000 which he has made to the Hub. The Minister said the Sydney-based Waverton Hub was an outstanding example of how communities can support older Australians and combat social isolation.  He has visited us twice and is a strong supporter of the Waverton Hub model.

CLICK HERE .. to see the Press Release.

 

Minister for Aged Care Ken Wyatt on his first visit to the Hub, November 2017.

Mural in Surrey Hills

Mural seen by 9.30 walkers in Nickson St Surrey Hills

Sunday Safari - Bus Museum

On Sunday August 20 Hub members visited the Sydney Bus Museum in Leichhardt. Later they had lunch at the Glebe Tramsheds. Thanks to Chris for the photos.

Next Safari is on November 19. Watch for details.

 

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Hub Manual Launch

The Hon John Ajaka launching the Hub Manual

300 Members

Announcing that the Hub has reached 300 members in just 2 years of operation.