Fitness & Mental Health For Over 55’s
Tuesday 2nd October | 9.30am – 2.00pm
Session presented by Balla Balla and Casey RACE.
Come along and enjoy this special day where you will participate in activities that will enrich and assist you on a daily basis. Join others in the group and participate in the following activities:
- Strength Training – in this session you will learn the value of strength training as we age. Learn easy exercises that you can do in your own home on a daily basis.
- Meditation – join in this session and experience the value of meditation and how it can be integrated into your everyday life.
- Healthy Cooking – this will be a fun activity where you will learn some great tips to preparing simple healthy meals for a person living alone or a family.
Book early to avoid disappointment.
‘Be Well’ Workshop
Monday 22nd October | 1.00pm – 2.30pm
Would you like to learn ways to deal with stress and improve your mental health?
BE WELL is a fun & interactive information session that aims to increase people’s understanding about what the term ‘mental health’ really means and what are the most effective ways to develop good mental health and wellbeing. The talk draws on the latest mental health research and will be presented by Troy Macris from the City of Casey. The information session is suitable for anyone in the community who would like to learn more about how to ’Be Well’ on an everyday basis. Come and ask questions and engage in discussion along the way. Afternoon tea provided.
Free – Meditate For a Joyful, Healthy & Purposeful Life
Saturday 4th August | 2.00pm – 3.30pm
Pre-requisite – Weekly sessions – Your commitment and willingness to practice meditation for 5 weeks so that you can reap the benefits to the fullest.
Each week you will have a guided meditation, plus learn other meditation techniques. There will be talks from guest speakers on various topics.
Bookings & Enquiries: 0449 256 993 | E: firstname.lastname@example.org
FREE Hearing Test
Wednesday 10th October | 9.30am – 12.00
Hearing loss is a significant health issue in the community affecting an estimated 1 in 6 Australians. Getting your hearing checked is a simple and painless way to learn more about your hearing and what can be done to help. Australian Hearing will be visiting Balla Balla Community Centre so please contact the centre on 5990 0900 to book your appointment for a FREE Hearing check.
Safe Food Handling – SITXFSA002 – Participate in Safe Food Handling Practices
Friday 21st September | 9.00am – 4.00pm
This one day course provides the skills and knowledge required to handle food safely during the storage, preparation, display, service and disposal of food. It applies to food handlers who directly handle food during the course of their daily work activities. This includes cooks, chefs, caterers, kitchen hands and food and beverage attendants.
Food handlers must comply with the requirements contained within the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code.
New Vogue, Ballroom and Latin Dancing
Monday 8th October | 5.30pm – 6.30pm or 7.00pm – 8.00pm
Wednesday 10th October | 1.00pm – 2.00pm
Cost: $10 per session
Enquiries: Contact Di 0408343202 or email: email@example.com
Put a Spring in your step and have some fun! Dancing is a beautiful learning experience to enjoyable music, and improves your mental and physical health. The additional class time of 1.00 pm on Wednesdays meets the needs of those who specifically enjoy sequenced dancing. Discounts are available for attendance at 2 classes in any one week. Everyone welcome!! Instructor is accredited, approachable, and affordable. No age limit.
Tai Chi Beginner & Intermediate
Wednesday 10th October for 10 weeks | 10.00am—11.30am
Cost: $100 (wear comfy clothing & runners)
Tai Chi is a gently, low-energy, physical – the slow movements strengthens muscles, conditions tendons and ligaments in the ankles, knees, hips and spine. Beneficial for many health conditions, including arthritis, and helps to increase stamina, strengthen the body and mind, and ease stress.
Walk & Talk Group (Free)
Tuesday 9th July for Term | 9.30am—11.00am
Walk & Talk is a FREE weekly walking group that meets at Balla Balla every Tuesday. Enjoy great self-paced walks, learn more about your neighborhood , meet new people in your area and get fit. Stay on after to enjoy a coffee and a chat.
Yoga for All With Relaxation (Day)
Thursday 11th October for 7 weeks | 1.00pm—2.30pm
Iyengar Yoga focuses on the structural alignment of the body through the performance of posture and breath control. Perfect for all fitness levels and excellent for beginners, the elderly and those recovering from an injury. Come along and explore the union of mind, body and soul for strength and vitality.
Yoga With Meditation (Night)
Thursday 11th October for 10 weeks | 7.00pm—8.15pm
Yoga gives us the tools to show up in life in such a way that our actions align with our deepest values and purpose. Our qualified instructor, will lead you through a classical yoga session incorporating breathing and meditation. Through the consistent practice of yoga you can expect to feel stronger, more flexible, less stressed and balanced both mentally and emotionally
Family Drug Help (Free)
First & Third Wednesday of each month
Do you have someone in your life with drug or alcohol problems? Do you seem to be going around in circles with the same thing happening over and over? Do you feel constantly at the mercy of something you cannot control? This support group is free and is run by family members for family members and focuses on the well-being of the family. For more information, please call the Toll-free 24/7 Helpline on 1300 660 068.
GROW — A Proven Program for Mental Wellbeing (Free)
Thursday 11th October for Term | 10.00am—12.30pm
GROW is a national organisation that provides a peer supported program for growth and personal development for people with a mental illness, or those experiencing difficulties in coping with life’s challenges. Designed for people to take back control of their lives, overcome obstacles and start living a life full of meaning, hope and optimism. To find out more, call 1800 558 268