Monday 3 October, 10am-12pm, Council Chambers
International Probus Day Shire Wide Probus Clubs Morning Tea.
Members from all 8 Probus Clubs in the Shire will be invited to attend a morning tea where they have the opportunity to listen to speakers and connect with other groups in the area. Celebrates International Probus Day on 1 October. Contact your Probus group to register.
Wednesday 5 and Thursday 6 October, 10am-2pm Council Chambers
Wiser Walker Wiser Traveller 2 Day Course
A key aspect of wellbeing and social connectedness is the capacity to access everyday activities and continue to be a part of the wider community. If the car is not an option, we need to be confident accessing a variety of viable transport options. This free two day course will provide information on a range of transport options and support services to assist people to travel confidently around the Surf Coast and beyond so that they can feel safe and connected to the community. On Day Two they will be out and about putting their new skills into action with the course Tutor. A light lunch is included. This event links in to Seniors Card holders 8 days of free travel from Sunday 2 October until Sunday 9 October.
To register contact Rose Salvo, Council’s Age Friendly Officer on 52610600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
See flyer for more information(PDF, 304KB)
Thursday 13 October 3.15pm-4.30pm TIA Lesley McQuinn Centre
U3A Occasional Lecture “AFL Football Unpredictability”
A major aspect of AFL Football is its unpredictability. There are unusual and embarrassing moments, on and off the field. A cat with a sore paw, a memorable 1923 season, a Dyer situation, the Clayton's match that was never played, characters of the code, the incident filled race, rotten to the core and an umpiring Blue.
These are just a few of the memorable AFL moments that Col Hutchinson will cover.
Friday 14 October 1.30pm-3.30pm Torquay Senior Citizens Centre
Torquay Senior Citizens Club Celebrating Positive Ageing Month and Mental Health Week
Jules Haddock from Art of the Minds will guide you in understanding how our thoughts impact us, but they can be changed. Regardless of what the storms of life throw at us, we can learn to be resilient in our own boats with a little brain training. Richard Wallace an APA Titled Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist from Kieser Torquay will present the latest evidence and medical recommendations on the topic “How to live longer, healthier and with a better quality of life”. Torquay Community Men’s Shed Singers comprising up to 18 singers and a six piece band will perform a wide range of much loved songs to complete a wonderful afternoon. Did we mention the delicious afternoon tea? Councillors to attend.
Wednesday 19 October 3pm-5pm Torquay Library
U3A Get Online Week Digital Resources Session
As part of Get Online Week and Positive Ageing Month, U3A Surf Coast has arranged a special event at the Torquay Library. Discover digital resources that you can use at the library and at home. Our friendly Torquay librarian Victoria Matthews will talk about eBooks, eMagazines and the new eNewspaper resource. A tour of the library resources and a delicious afternoon tea will follow the presentation.
Thursday 20 October 1.30pm-2.45pm Torquay
U3A Occasional History Lecture – ANZACS
At dawn on the morning of Sunday 25 of April 1915, Australian and New Zealand troops entered their first major engagement of WW1. They landed on a small Turkish beach that continues to be a significant event in the history of both countries. Cheryl Baulch will cover the preparation for the landing, the key events of the long Gallipoli campaign, and the aftermath impact on Australia, New Zealand and Turkey.
Thursday 20 October Opening Night @ the MAC 8pm
Torquay Theatre Troupe – Harp on the Willow
Torquay Theatre Troupe is pleased to present John Misto’s heart-warming play, Harp on the Willow, the incredible true story of Mary O’Hara, the internationally acclaimed Irish singer and harpist who entered an enclosed order of nuns after the death of her husband.
The play runs from 20 October – 29 October from 8pm at the Shoestring Playhouse @ the MAC.
For more information and to book tickets visit www.ttt.org.au
Wednesday 26 (8.45-3pm) and Thursday 27 October (9.30-4pm) Council Chambers
Older Person Mental Health First Aid Course
Become a Mental Health First Aider to support older people aged 65+.
This 2 day educational course will teach you practical skills to support an older person with a mental health problem. You can make a real difference to older people in your community. This course will teach you to:
- Recognise common mental health problems in older people
- Provide initial help using a practical, evidence-based action plan
- Seek appropriate professional help
- Respond in a crisis situation
This course is open to Surf Coast Shire residents only and costs $25 for two days with lunch included
Sign up here
Or contact Rose Salvo, Council’s Age Friendly Officer on 52610600 or email email@example.com.
See flyer for more information(PDF, 1MB)