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Social connections and activities – current programs

Our Social Connections and activities programs are designed to cater to the needs of our Moreland Community aged 65 years and over.

We offer a great range of community, center-based, and online activities delivered to you in a COVIDSafe environment.

Programs currently running

Inner peace and balance

A seated Tai Chi using cold rock meditation, calm art, and other sensory stimulation techniques to calm the mind, and reduce anxiety. This is an indoor activity. Enjoy a nutritious snack pack at the end of the session.

When: 10am to 1pm on Mondays each week
Where: Newlands Senior Centre at 49-53 Murray Road, CoburgCost: $6.40 per session

Cafe connections

A community-based program where clients can enjoy a nutritious meal and connect with others.

When: 11:30am to 1:30pm, Tuesdays and Wednesdays each week

Where: Café Stradina at 22 Eileen Street, Hadfield

Cost: $6.40 per session

Out and about program

This is an all-day program. We will visit places of interest across Melbourne, enjoy a meal and socialise with friends.

When: All-day program on Tuesdays and Fridays each week
Where: Various selected locations
Cost: $6.40 per session - BYO or buy lunch

Evergreen gardening group

Get your hands dirty and make your brain happy by growing a variety of herbs, vegetables and native flowers that you can take home to look after.

When: 10am to 1pm on Wednesdays each week
Where: Newlands Senior Centre at 49-53 Murray Road, Coburg
Cost: $6.40 per session

Men’s engagement group

Come and join our vibrant Men’s engagement group. Take part in active games and help to renovate playgroup furniture for Newlands Neighbourhood House. Enjoy a nutritious snack pack and some great company.

When: 10am to 1pm on Thursdays each week
Where: Newlands Senior Centre at 49-53 Murray Road, Coburg
Cost: $6.40 per session

Fitness and Friendships

Join us for an interactive wellbeing session where you can connect with others while enjoying a gentle seated exercise program to strengthen your muscles, improve your coordination and boost your vitality.

This program is suitable for all fitness levels and is led by a fitness instructor from YMCA Coburg. Bring your own resistance band, dumbbells (500g to 1kg), a soft medium size ball, and your best smile. Loan equipment available on request.

When: 2pm to 3pm on Tuesdays each week
Where: these sessions are held Online using Zoom
Cost: $6.40 per person

Fabulous Fun times

Join us each week for a fantastic program that showcases your music and exercise talents. Take part in art and craft projects and cook together for each other.

Where: Newlands centre
When: 10:00am to 1:00pm Tuesdays
Cost: $6.40 per session

Phone Bingo

Where: Over the phone
When: 2pm too 3pm Monday, Tuesday and Thursday Italian specific
No cost