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Tai Chi / Qi Jong

Event Type: Outdoor Activity

Date: Tuesday Sep 24, 2019, 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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Coffee Morning

Event Type: Social Event

Date: Tuesday Sep 24, 2019, 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 Sep 24, 2019, 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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Tai Chi / Qi Jong

Event Type: Outdoor Activity

Date: Wednesday Sep 25, 2019, 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

Event Type: Mild Physical Activity

Date: Wednesday Sep 25, 2019, 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 Sep 25, 2019, 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 Sep 25, 2019, 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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Zumba Gold -Thursday

Event Type: Physical Activity

Date: Thursday Sep 26, 2019, 9:30 am

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

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Zumba Gold -Thursday

Event Type: Physical Activity

Date: Thursday Sep 26, 2019, 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 Sep 26, 2019, 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 Sep 27, 2019, 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 Sep 27, 2019, 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 Sep 27, 2019, 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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Whitlam Institute - Tour and Exhibition

Event Type: Event

Date: Friday Sep 27, 2019, 10:00 am

***   BOOKINGS HAVE REOPENED    ***

Due to the Hub being given a bigger bus for this day we have been able to reopen bookings.

A few more seats are available

Bookings will close on Sunday evening Sept 22.

Please click on Read more below to Book online

Please confirm payment with an email to editor@wavertonhub.com.au

Tour of the Female Orphan School and an Indigenous Art Exhibition

A day of Heritage and Culture

Destination:  The Whitlam Institute which is on the southern campus of the University of Western Sydney, offers a one hour Secrets of the Female Orphan School guided tour (at 11.30) which explores the rich and complex history of the Female Orphan School building (the oldest 3 storey institutional building in Australia). It has been part of the Rydalmere Psychiatric Hospital and it is now the home of the Whitlam Institute and Whitlam Prime Ministerial Collection.

After lunch there will be a guided tour (at 2pm) of the Indigenous Art Exhibition Balnhdhurr – A Lasting Impression, presented by Artback NT in association with Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre.

In a remote corner of Arnhem Land sits Yirrkala Print Space, where, for over twenty years, the ancient craft of printmaking has not only survived, but prospered. This is a celebratory exhibition of a remarkable space, and a remarkable printmaking output.

Travel:  We will meet by 10.00am at Waverton station to join the Community Bus for travel there and back. Places are limited to 30 people. We will return to Waverton between 3.30 and 4.00pm.

Lunch venue: the restored historic Boilerhouse which offers stylish Asian and Modern Australian dining in an 1894 building with industrial-chic decor. This is a flat and short walk from the main building

Cost: $27 which includes $10 for the bus, $7 for a light morning tea on arrival and $10 for the Tour of the building. There is no cost for the exhibition.

Booking: please book via the Hub’s website (Click on Read more..below) by Sunday evening 22nd September.

Payment: to the Hub bank account is required at the time of booking to secure a place or a Cheque can be posted to the Hub. Details are on the invoice.

  

Sorry: Bookings are now closed

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Zumba Gold - Friday

Event Type: Physical Activity

Date: Friday Sep 27, 2019, 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 Sep 28, 2019, 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 Sep 28, 2019, 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 Sep 30, 2019, 7:30 am

30/9/19  7.30 a.m. Meet at Waverton Station, walk  along Bay Road and Ross Street, take stairs down to the waterfront and  take the walkway in front of Wondakiah til we reach the bush track climbing up to the Badangi Reserve and beyond to walk the bush track around Berry Island. We next make our way up Shirley Rd and back streets to our coffee break at Wollstonecraft station and may return home by train or walking. 1.5 - 2 hrs; mostly easy grade though with some stairs down, a short, roughish bush track on the walk to Berry Island and a short distance of steep footpath on the return walk.  Bev to lead.

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Out of Area Walks

Event Type: Walks

Date: Monday Sep 30, 2019, 9:30 am

For a number of reasons, the walk destinations are now not chosen until a few days prior to the walk. Check the 9.30am Walking Group emails during the week for times and details. If you are a new member and would like to receive the Walking Group emails, please email the Hub wavertonhub@gmail.com with 'Out of Area Walks' in the subject line. Note that you have to be a financial member of the Hub to receive these emails.

 

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Tai Chi / Qi Jong

Event Type: Outdoor Activity

Date: Tuesday Oct 1, 2019, 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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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

Walkers Programs July to December 2019

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 second half of 2019.

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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Walkers lunch March 2017

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.