Age Pension and Your Choices (presented by Centrelink)
Tuesday 11th September | 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Learn about the qualifications for Age Pension and what your options are when you reach that time of your life. We discuss how to claim your payment and DHS services available to you. Learn the workings of the income and asset tests including terms like ‘Deeming’ and ‘Work Bonus’. Discover more about what concessions are available and what your DHS rights and obligations are. Plenty of time for questions at the end .
Be Well’ – Mental Health Wellness
Tuesday 31st July | 1.00pm – 2.30pm
BE WELL is aimed at increasing people’s understanding about what ‘mental health’ really means and what are the most effective ways to maintain good mental health and wellbeing. The talk draws on the latest mental wellness research and will be presented by Troy Macris from the City of Casey Community Care team. The information content is presented in a simple, straightforward and entertaining way and is suitable for anyone in the community irrespective of their education level, cultural background and prior mental health knowledge. Come and ask questions and engage in discussion along the way. Afternoon tea provided.
My GOV Digital Session (presented by Centrelink)
Tuesday 7th August | 10.00am – 12.00pm
Do you have a MyGov account? Do you have one but cannot link your services? Or, you just need help with MyGov. Come along to this interactive session to learn more. Have assistance with setting up your account or how to navigate around your account. To set up a MyGov account you will need to bring along – photo identification eg; drivers license, passport etc. Medicare or concession card if you wish to link these services to your existing MyGov account. Plus Mobile phone number and email address.
Understanding Retirement Income Streams (presented by Centrelink)
Wednesday 12th September | 6.30pm – 8.30pm
What are retirement income streams and how do they work? Can I start one before I retire? Learn about which options you have, how they affect tax and what impact they may have on your Age Pension entitlement. We discuss the importance of your investment choices and of the types of income streams available to you. How can I make my retirement income last as long as I do? Plenty of time for questions at the end .
English Class — Conversation Plus
Monday 16th April for Term | 12.45pm—2.45pm
Session Cost: $2 (Payable to tutor + Centre membership)
Taught by a qualified teacher, these classes are designed to help people from non-English speaking backgrounds. Low cost and friendly class sizes, learn how to deal with every day situations, and cope with day-to-day living using the English language. Come and meet new people from all backgrounds living in your local community.
Cover Letter & Resume Writing (Online Correspondence)
Duration of term — online correspondence only
This professional online service will assist job seekers in creating the perfect cover letter, polished CV and gain essential interview tips and techniques. Get that edge over other job applicants and improve potential employment opportunities. Students to supply a copy of qualifications, completed training and a current resume.
Men’s Discussion Group — OM:NI
Commencing 24th July
Second & fourth Tuesday of each month | 9.00am—12.00pm
Cost: $5 per session
A relaxed and informal gathering for men – a group of blokes (over 50) who meet for a coffee and a chat. Discuss issues of interest and concern, with a plenty of laughs. You are welcome to come along to our chat group, always interesting, informal and fun! A morning not to be missed.
New men always welcome.
Morning Melodies — Bookings Essential
14th August: Edward Nass
11th September: Alex Matthews
10.30am – 11.45am | Session Cost: $5
Are you young at heart, and enjoy a great morning of live entertainment? At Morning Melodies, our featured entertainers will be singing the songs you know and love. Bring a friend, or get a group together to share a morning of music, a cuppa, scones with jam and cream and make new friends along the way!
The Scribe Tribe – Writing Group
Tuesday 17th July (then on a fortnightly basis) | 1.00pm – 3.00pm
Cost: $3.00 per session
Writing doesn’t have to be a solitary pursuit. Join a group of like-minded writers and improve your own craft by listening to the works and suggestions of others in the group. No matter where you may be on your writing journey you may be surprised at the results that happen when you join a group of writing friends in a warm and friendly setting.