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Iyengar Yoga - General Saturday

Event Type: Physical Activity

Date: Saturday Jan 18, 2020, 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 Jan 18, 2020, 9:00 am

These classes are designed for seniors and so the cost is low. $5 per Hub member (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 Jan 20, 2020, 7:30 am

Meet at Waverton Station at 7:30 a.m. Walk down Bay Road to Woolcott Street Euoka Street Union Street Commodore Cres over bridge to Union Street, Lavender Street to Lavender Crescent through Watt Park Walk around Lavender Bay under the bridge to Waruda Street, up Kirribilli Avenue to Jeffereys Street Coffee at Fitzroy Food. Walk about 1hour. Return to Waverton by train from Milsons Point.

Rain is predicted for Monday so there is a back up option.  

RAINY DAY - Train to Town Hall and walk around the QVB with coffee in the city.

 

 

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Tai Chi / Qi Jong

Event Type: Outdoor Activity

Date: Tuesday Jan 21, 2020, 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 - Tuesday

Event Type: Mild Physical Activity

Date: Tuesday Jan 21, 2020, 10:30 am

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

 

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Tai Chi / Qi Jong

Event Type: Outdoor Activity

Date: Wednesday Jan 22, 2020, 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 Jan 22, 2020, 9:00 am

These classes are designed for seniors and so the cost is low. $5 per Hub member (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 Jan 22, 2020, 10:00 am

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

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Iyengar Yoga - General Saturday

Event Type: Physical Activity

Date: Saturday Jan 25, 2020, 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 Jan 25, 2020, 9:00 am

These classes are designed for seniors and so the cost is low. $5 per Hub member (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 Jan 27, 2020, 7:30 am

As Monday 27 is a Public Holiday their will not be a walk that day.

Join us on 3rd February for a trip to the Botanical Gardens.

 

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Tai Chi / Qi Jong

Event Type: Outdoor Activity

Date: Tuesday Jan 28, 2020, 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 - Tuesday

Event Type: Mild Physical Activity

Date: Tuesday Jan 28, 2020, 10:30 am

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

 

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Tai Chi / Qi Jong

Event Type: Outdoor Activity

Date: Wednesday Jan 29, 2020, 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 Jan 29, 2020, 9:00 am

These classes are designed for seniors and so the cost is low. $5 per Hub member (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 Jan 29, 2020, 10:00 am

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

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Zumba Gold -Thursday

Event Type: Physical Activity

Date: Thursday Jan 30, 2020, 9:30 am

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

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Zumba Gold - Friday

Event Type: Physical Activity

Date: Friday Jan 31, 2020, 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 1, 2020, 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 Feb 1, 2020, 9:00 am

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

Stephen Gammack is a highly qualified instructor who runs the activity

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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

Staying safe in Smoke Haze

Staying safe and healthy in the smoke haze

During exercise, respiratory rate and volume increases, this in turn increases the total airway exposure to pollutants. Moderate exercise can increase the total amount of air passing through the airway by more than 10 times and vigorous exercise by more the 20 times, compared to resting values. Even at moderately reduced air quality, this can represent a significant increase in pollutant exposure during a one-hour, high intensity training session.

With the recent and ongoing issues with bush fire smoke and air pollution, here is a useful guide to help assist you to decide if exercise is recommended.

Exercise and smoke

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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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.