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Strength & Balance - Saturday

Event Type: Mild Physical Activity

Date: Sunday Oct 21, 2018, 9:00 am

This Saturday's Strength & Balance class at Wondakiah will be taking place on Sunday instead as a one-off, as instructor Stephen Gammack is out of town on the Saturday.  So to confirm - the Saturday 20th class is now on Sunday 21st.  Same time of 9am.

These classes are designed for seniors and so the cost is low. $5 per person (subsidised) Equipment supplied.

Stephen Gammack is a highly qualified instructor who runs the activity

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Sunday Safari

Event Type: Food

Date: Sunday Oct 21, 2018, 9:15 am

Destination:       Manly Art Gallery & Museum, West Esplanade Reserve

The Museum will be showing these exhibitions:

Against the Tide: Robert Dickerson

Important works from private collections will bring one of Australia’s greatest figurative artists into the spotlight once again.

Impart

Recent works by the ceramics teachers at the Northern Beaches and Hornsby campuses of TAFE NSW

Natural Collection

An exhibition of prints from the pages of the collaborative artists’ book, Natural Collection

Lunch venue:    Fusion Point restaurant. Menu extensive with Starters and Mains

Booking:  Please book via the Hub’s website by Saturday 20th October.

Travel:  Our travel is affected by scheduled trackwork between Gordon and North Sydney.  Outbound trip by bus, return by ferry + train and/or bus  

9.20am  Meet at Waverton train-bus stop at the bottom of Crows Nest Rd, near Bay Rd to catch the bus to St Leonards.   

9:50am  Catch 144 bus to Manly from Pacific Highway near St Leonards Station

After a coffee stop we’ll walk round to the Art Gallery on West Esplanade (approx. 200m)

The short walks between our destinations are flat.

Sorry: Bookings are now closed

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Local Walks

Event Type: Walks

Date: Monday Oct 22, 2018, 7:30 am

22/10/18  7.30 a.m. - train to Milsons Point, walk over bridge then amble around the Rocks to Dawes Point then back to La Renaissance Patisserie for coffee and pastries.  Take train back to Waverton. Easy grade; 1.5 – 2 hrs; Lorna to lead.

 

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Out of Area Walks

Event Type: Walks

Date: Monday Oct 22, 2018, 3:30 pm

Sculptures by the Sea – Late Afternoon walk  2  Mod 

 

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Tai Chi

Event Type: Outdoor Activity

Date: Tuesday Oct 23, 2018, 8:00 am

The gentle Chinese exercise which is a low-stress training for seniors.  No charge, no booking. Continues throughout the year.

Just turn up near Hazelbank Rd steps

 

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Coffee Morning

Event Type: Social Event

Date: Tuesday Oct 23, 2018, 10:00 am

A monthly informal gathering of Hub members for a sip and a chat

New members are especially welcome.

No need to book, all welcome. Just turn up and look for the Hub sign at the front

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Strength & Balance - Tuesday

Event Type: Mild Physical Activity

Date: Tuesday Oct 23, 2018, 10:30 am

These classes are designed for seniors and so the cost is low. $5 per person (subsidised) Equipment supplied.

 

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Qi Jong

Event Type: Mild Physical Activity

Date: Wednesday Oct 24, 2018, 8:00 am

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

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Strength & Balance - Wednesday

Event Type: Mild Physical Activity

Date: Wednesday Oct 24, 2018, 9:00 am

These classes are designed for seniors and so the cost is low. $5 per person (subsidised) Equipment supplied.

Donna Gianniotis is a highly qualified instructor who runs the activity

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Iyengar Yoga - General Wednesday

Event Type: Physical Activity

Date: Wednesday Oct 24, 2018, 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 Oct 24, 2018, 11:30 am

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

 

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Zumba Gold

Event Type: Physical Activity

Date: Thursday Oct 25, 2018, 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 Oct 25, 2018, 2:30 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.

No cost, just turn up.

Everyone is welcome to come to watch, chat or enjoy the view. BYO drinks and nibbles if you like.

 

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Pilates

Event Type: Physical Activity

Date: Friday Oct 26, 2018, 7:30 am

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

The class will be conducted by Healthy Lifestyle

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Stretch and Tone

Event Type: Mild Physical Activity

Date: Friday Oct 26, 2018, 8:30 am

A class run by Healthy Lifestyle particularly suited to those who would like to maintain flexibility and muscle tone. This class is suitable for all fitness levels. 

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Art Class

Event Type: Education

Date: Friday Oct 26, 2018, 10:00 am

The Waverton Hub Art Class covers all media (pencil, charcoal, pastels, watercolour and acrylic painting and drawing) as well as providing an appreciation of the history and development of art. Our tutor, Shirley Bond, also tutors at Riverview College and is a wonderful motivator.

Term Classes follow those of the public school year.

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Zumba Gold

Event Type: Physical Activity

Date: Friday Oct 26, 2018, 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 Oct 27, 2018, 8:00 am

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

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Strength & Balance - Saturday

Event Type: Mild Physical Activity

Date: Saturday Oct 27, 2018, 9:00 am

These classes are designed for seniors and so the cost is low. $5 per person (subsidised) Equipment supplied.

Stephen Gammack is a highly qualified instructor who runs the activity

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Local Walks

Event Type: Walks

Date: Monday Oct 29, 2018, 7:30 am

29/10/18  7.30 a.m. Meet at Waverton Station and take trains to Kings Cross. Walk via Victoria St to the McElhone Stairs. Descend to the Western side of Woolloomooloo Bay and continue to Boy Charlton Swimming Pool café for coffee. Take path to Mrs Macquarie’s Chair and traverse the Botanic Gardens before taking the lift down from the Cahill Expressway to Circular Quay and trains home.  Easy grade; 2 hrs; Bruce 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

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

Walkers Programs July to Dec 2018

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

As a guide CLICK HERE for the suggested Programs for both walks for the second half of 2018.

These can change at the last minute. Check the eNews or your emails for updates for the following week.

Life Membership for Chris Udy

Rev Chris Udy has retired as Minister of the Crows Nest Uniting Church. Life membership of the Hub is being conferred in recognition of Rev Udy’s early and ongoing support for the Hub, including facilitating Hub use of the Waverton Hall. The Life Membership Presentation was attended by about 40 members. Rev Udy was delighted to receive the life membership and talked about the importance of community especially in this age of social media. Madeleine MacPherson and her team provided a delicious afternoon tea. Thank you Madeleine, Pat, Cheryl, Sandy, Lin, Lorna and Janet.

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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Walkers lunch March 2017

Professor John Keane

John Keane, Professor of  Politics at Sydney University

The topic is "We the People: Why Populism is a Menace to Democracy"

Click on "READ MORE" to access his website

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Hub Manual Launch

The Hon John Ajaka launching the Hub Manual

Xmas Party

The Hub Christmas Party was held at the Wolstonecraft Bowling Club on 08 Dec 2016

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300 Members

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