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75 Bay Rd Waverton 2060

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Dear friend


What a delightful afternoon we had at the second Hub Afternoon tea last Tuesday. With milder weather it was a relaxing afternoon with some catching up with old friends, others meeting new ones and new members getting to know more about the Hub - and Hub members. We are very pleased with the success of this event - so you can expect another Afternoon Tea in the Spring.


If you are one of the Hubbers who is excited about the theatre party coming up in April it is important to book now. We have limited tickets for the new David Williamson play ‘The Great Divide’ at the Ensemble on Thursday, April 18. It is a morning session so those who want to make a day of it will be able to lunch nearby. Here’s a different video to the one we included last week. For more details see below.


We are in the middle of the Biennale of Sydney - 9th March to June 10 -  I am planning to visit very soon. This year’s Biennale is themed ‘Ten Thousand Suns’ it showcases the visionary creations of leading artists from diverse corners of the globe, all within the hallowed halls of Sydney’s most iconic cultural institutions. Best of all, entry to this cultural extravaganza is free! There is the opportunity to visit the newly renovated White Bay Powerhouse in White Bay which is a great opportunity to explore some of Sydney’s history at the same time.


We are no longer offering a 15 month membership for new members from April. All memberships will start from July 1 and you will be notified by email before this time.


Hope you are enjoying the cooler weather as much as I am! 










Some of the members at the

Afternoon Tea


Please note that as next Friday is Good Friday there will be no eNews so this one includes activity details for two weeks.

There will be no classes on Friday, walks or Games on Monday

We wish everyone a safe and happy Easter. Enjoy all those lovely eggs!









It is with a heavy heart that we advise you that our beloved Jan Armour passed away on Tuesday at RNS. Apparently, she suffered a brain aneurysm.


From what we know the family may have a private service. However, as they know how close she was with the Hub we are hoping for a Memorial sometime soon. We will advise you when we know.


Here are some of the words that members have said about her;


In so many ways, dear Jan was a beautiful woman.  Her glorious smile, the warmest greetings, open to ideas, a refined thinker, sleeves rolled up practicality, charming companion to John, unflinching commitment to the community, modern and elegant approach to issues. How fortunate are we who had the chance to know her and have her enrich our lives.


Jan was the heart of the Hub in those early years and she was crucial to the success of the Hub. She was on board with the concept of the Hub from Day 1. For the Hub launch Jan produced delicious cakes and her legendary sandwiches. She even organised for a young magician to come along and entertain us.


The first meetings of the Speakers Group, Wine Tastings and Book Club were held at Jan’s.  She was one of our first Walks leaders and she started the Sunday Strolls which then became the Sunday Safaris.  The Ladies Lunch came about at Jan’s suggestion.


Jan gave a truly memorable talk about her life at one of the Speakers sessions. She attended the recent Speakers’ Event last week. Jan was a regular at the 3rd Rail. She was there last Sunday and she was her positive self. 


Jan truly lit up a room with wonderful positive nature. Such a lovely and vital person.  We can’t imagine the Hub without her.

We loved her. RIP dear Jan.


We send our deep sympathies to Jan's family.


This week Brennan Park lost an icon - the beautiful big Jacaranda tree is no more, it fell around 3.30 pm on Monday.

The roots had rotted. The tree lost a major limb a couple of years ago and was no longer balanced. Council mulched it leaving the trunk as a bench. Lots of the mulch went to Vera Yee and her team to mulch the gully at the bottom of the park.





TERM 2 2042 - Exercise Classes


Term 2 will begin in the week of April 15 with enrolments opening after Easter.


Members who currently attend classes will be given priority when bookings open and will receive an email with the appropriate link. To retain your place you will have a week to enrol.  Once again you will be asked to only enrol for ONE class.


If there are vacancies after that all members will be invited to then enrol.


Keep you eye open for the email and respond quickly to keep your place in your class.



Week of March 25


Monday Local Walks
March 25, 2024, 7:30 am to March 25, 2024, 9:30 am

Meet at Waverton at 7.30am. Bring your Opal Card.

Click here.. to see details of this walk and photos from last week.


Out of Area Walk
March 25, 2024, 9:30 am to March 25, 2024, 2:00 pm

Meet at Waverton at 9:30am. Bring your Opal Card and Mask.

A walk may start earlier if it is a long one. This will be advised by email a few days prior. 

These walks are weather dependent and may not occur if the day is forecast to be hot or very wet.



Week of April 1


Monday Local Walks
April 1, 2024, 7:30 am to April 1, 2024, 9:30 am

Easter Monday - No Walks


Tai Chi / Qi Jong
April 1, 2024, 8:00 am to April 1, 2024, 9:00 am

Tai Chi does not take a break

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 each Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Just turn up near Hazelbank Rd steps at Brennan Park.



Out of Area Walk
April 1, 2024, 9:30 am to April 1, 2024, 2:00 pm

Easter Monday - No Walks


Cards & Games Day (1st Monday)
April 1, 2024, 1:30 pm to April 1, 2024, 3:30 pm


Easter Monday - no Games today


1st Thursday Book Club
April 4, 2024, 4:00 pm to April 4, 2024, 6:00 pm


This is the First Thursday Book club, the Book Club

The book being discussed this month is  Wifedom by Anna Funder

CLICK HERE .. for the full list for this year.

Venue and details will be advised by email early next week.



Hub Community Music (HUM)
April 4, 2024, 5:00 pm to April 4, 2024, 6:30 pm

HUM Singalong Group:
  • An informal group who meet once a month to sing / play music together  
  • Everyone is welcome
  • No requirement to be able to read music. 
  • The choice of music is up to those who come along

We meet on the first Thursday of the month, from 5 - 6.30 pm in the Function Room at Wondakiah

Please contact Nick at if you'd like to come along or for more information.



Dates for your diary


Speakers Program
April 9, 2024, 2:00 pm to April 9, 2024, 3:30 pm

Liveup – 09 April 2024 – Lisa Maunsell

Welcome to the upside of ageing.

75% of ageing is determined by the lifestyle choices we make; however, society seems to think ageing is a negative, inevitable decline, rather than the positive privilege it should be. If you’re ready to throw out tired stereotypes about ageing, try new interests, or take up some old ones, LiveUp can help you get started.

Join us to explore the LiveUp website where you can find personalised advice about assistive products and tailored suggestions for strength and exercise, and social connections, all in your local area.

Let’s add life to years, not just years to life!  Lisa Maunsell is the Community Engagement Professional for LiveUp in NSW and the ACT. Lisa is a nutritionist and has had 20 years’ experience in health promotion in the community.

Come to our Waverton Hub Speakers’ Presentation:

2pm at the Waverton Hall, 75 Bay Rd, Waverton

Tuesday 9 April 2024.

No need to book – free entry – all invited.



Theatre outing - Ensemble
April 18, 2024, 11:00 am to April 18, 2024, 1:00 pm

Bookings for our Theatre Party at the Ensemble to see David Williamson’s new play,  The Great Divide on Thursday 18 April are now open.  Starring Georgie Parker and Kate Raison, the play depicts a battle between a developer and a community seeking to protect their idyllic life with characteristic Williamson caustic wit and humour.

We are going to the 11.00 am session, which ends around 1.00  so that those who choose can go out to lunch afterwards.

The Ensemble runs a shuttle bus from Milson’s Point Station from 10.00 am to 10.45 and a return one to the station after the play.

Cost of tickets is $83.00. When you book, you will be told your seat number, but will collect your ticket from the Ensemble Box Office on the day of the performance.

Please note that we cannot refund the cost of tickets. If you book and find you cannot go, you will need to find someone else to take the ticket.

Date: Thursday 18 April 

Time: 11.00am

Cost: $83

Bookings here ..

Tickets to be collected at the Box Office on the day.

Please remember to check your seat number on the Ticket you were sent from Trybooking when you booked.






Tai Chi / Qui Jong every Mon, Tue & Wed 8am in Brennan Park,  

The Coffee Catchup Tuesday 10am at Botanica 


Hub Happy Hour Wednesday 4.30pm at Bar Quattro


Boules - Thursday 4.00pm on the Platform at the Coal Loader






The World Happiness Report has found that Baby Boomers become happier as they age. Research by Oxford’s Wellbeing Research Centre and reported on BBC news found that the average happiness of young people in the West is on the decline. When they compared generations they found those born before 1965 were in general happier than those born after 1980. Australia ranked 9th in the happiness stakes for over 60s, with Denmark coming first and the USA coming in 10th.  


Salvation Army Homeless & Outreach Support
– 26 March 2024 – Cameron Barrack

Come and hear about the Salvation Army Homeless and Outreach support program. Cameron Barrack (the Program Manager for Homelessness and Outreach Support) and Alan Earls (from the Lived Experience/Peer Support Worker team) will provide an overview of the programs that they deliver.  They will highlight the importance the lived experience voice plays in supporting their clients and community members.  


The meeting will be held at Piato Restaurant 123 Blues Point Road, McMahons Point at 7:00 am. Breakfast is served during the talk.


Ken Preshaw
North Sydney Sunrise Rotary Club
internet -
mobile - 0411.109.158



Repairs are free of charge.

Donations in cash or by credit card are welcomed!


Next Openings: Sunday April 7 and 14 (always first and second Sundays)

Time: 2pm to 4pm
Address: 180 Longueville Road, Lane Cove.
For more information please go to Repair café website or email us or ring 89015500 or  0410280912





SAGE TO STAGE - March 24

Be entertained, inspired and surprised by a new generation of playwrights. 

This Soirée-style event is the climax of the Sage Age Competition.
Presented by
Sunday, March 24 at 3PM in the Walsh Bay Arts Precinct

MORE DETAILS .. including exact location and possible parking

CLICK HERE .. for the March newsletter









Warm regards,

The Hub eNews Team  



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