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Pilates

Event Type: Physical Activity

Date: Friday Feb 28, 2020, 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

CLICK HERE .. to book online

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Stretch and Tone

Event Type: Mild Physical Activity

Date: Friday Feb 28, 2020, 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. 

CLICK HERE .. to book online

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Zumba Gold - Friday

Event Type: Physical Activity

Date: Friday Feb 28, 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 29, 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 29, 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 Mar 2, 2020, 7:30 am

Meet at Waverton station at 7:30. Train to Milsons Point then walk over the bridge. Continue along the Cahill Expressway and take lift down to Circular Quay. Walk back across promenade to George Street and have coffee at Le Renaissance Patissarie and Cafe, Argyle Street.  Steve To Lead .5 to 2 hrs. Easy grade.

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Out of Area Walks

Event Type: Walks

Date: Monday Mar 2, 2020, 9:30 am

Meet at Waverton Chemist at 9.30 (Sometimes earlier)

2/3 Bronte to Maroubra via Waverly Cemetery 2 hrs Mod

 

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Tai Chi / Qi Jong

Event Type: Outdoor Activity

Date: Tuesday Mar 3, 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 Mar 3, 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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Speakers Program

Event Type: Speakers

Date: Tuesday Mar 3, 2020, 2:00 pm

On Tuesday 3 March our speaker is Mary-Jane Rudd talking to us about the My Aged Care system. My Aged Care aims to make it easier for older people, their families, and carers to find information on ageing and aged care in Australia. Mary-Jane Rudd is Health Pathways Relationship Manager for Catholic Health Care. Her talk will include an explanation of My Aged Care, services that are available, how the National Waitlist works and the timeframes involved, the costs of the services and how everyone can go about accessing them.

This will be a very informative talk and will help to answer any questions you might have around My Aged Care.

Please join us on Tuesday 3 March at 2pm in the Waverton Uniting Church Hall (75 Bay Rd, Waverton). All invited. No entry fee. No need to book.

 

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Tai Chi / Qi Jong

Event Type: Outdoor Activity

Date: Wednesday Mar 4, 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 Mar 4, 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 Mar 4, 2020, 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 4, 2020, 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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Cards & Games Day

Event Type: Indoor Games

Date: Wednesday Mar 4, 2020, 1:30 pm

1.30 -3.30 pm  Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday 

  • Cards for fun 500
  • 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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Zumba Gold -Thursday

Event Type: Physical Activity

Date: Thursday Mar 5, 2020, 9:30 am

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

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Art Class

Event Type: Education

Date: Thursday Mar 5, 2020, 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, Monique Dery-Boyer, is an exhibited artist with a special interest in teaching adults.

Term Classes are 8 weeks in length and loosely follow those of the public school year.

Classes will commence in early February

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Boules

Event Type: Outdoor Activity

Date: Thursday Mar 5, 2020, 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.

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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Book Club

Event Type: Book Club

Date: Thursday Mar 5, 2020, 4:30 pm

The book being discussed this month is Born at the Right Time.      Ron McCallum. A biography    

Future books:


April    Pachinko by Min Jin Lee.      A novel                   
May    City of Crows by Chris Womersley.  Historical fiction

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Pilates

Event Type: Physical Activity

Date: Friday Mar 6, 2020, 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

CLICK HERE .. to book online

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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.