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Sunrise women’s groups

Sunrise-Group-generic_WEBimageSunrise Women’s Groups

These social groups are for women under 65 years of age who are living with a disability and want to meet other women and feel connected. The groups are open to women with a physical and/or intellectual disability and/or mental health condition. Groups get together fortnightly in Laverton, Melton, Sunshine and Wyndham.

Sunrise Group for Women who are Carers

This is a social group welcoming women under 65 years of age who provide ongoing assistance to a family member or loved one living with a physical disability, intellectual disability, or a mental or chronic health condition. The group meets fortnightly at Melton Library.

How to get involved

It’s free to join these groups, and most of the activities are free too. All venues are wheelchair accessible and public transport is nearby. If you are interested in joining but feel a little unsure, how about just trying us out? The Sunrise project worker can talk to you on the phone or come and meet with you. If it is difficult for you to get around she can organise the support you need. You can even bring a friend to the group if this would help.

Please call or email the Sunrise project worker to join a group or find out more.
Phone: 9689 9588
Email: info(at)whwest.org.au

Calendar of events 2016

Each year the groups get together to plan what we’ll do. See below for the current six-month calendar of events, or download a copy to give out to friends or put up on noticeboards!

Sunrise Women’s Groups

Sunrise Group for Women who are Carers

Laverton Sunrise Group

Laverton Community Hub, 95–105 Railway Avenue, Laverton

Date

Event

Description

Venue

January  20th  Games Day Bring your favourite game to share
Cost: FREE
Laverton Community Hub
10am – 1.30pm
February 3rd Picnic Picnic and Ice creams at Altona Beach Cost: Bring your lunch Altona Beach
10am – 1.30pm
February 17th Pampering Make up, nails, facials etc. Cost: Bring along your favourite pampering products to share Laverton Community Hub
10am – 1.30pm
March 3rd Memory Learn how to train your memory with different memory strengthening exercises Cost: FREE Laverton Community Hub
10am – 1.30pm
March 17th Advocacy Information Learn how to advocate for yourself or other women with disabilities
Cost: FREE
Laverton Community Hub
10am – 1.30pm
March 31st Parliament Taking a guided tour of Parliament
Cost: Bring your lunch
Laverton Community
10am – 1.30pm
April 14th Easter Public Holiday No session Public Holiday
April 28th Movies Watch a movie together at the Sun Theatre in Yarraville
Cost: FREE
8 Ballarat St, Yarraville Time TBC
May 12th Health Information Guest Speaker: Learn how NDIS works Cost: FREE Laverton Community Hub 10am – 1:30pm
May 26th Candle Making Guest presenter: Learn the art of candle making
Cost: FREE
Laverton Community Hub 10am – 1:30pm
June 9th DIY Workshop Learn how to use different tools and DIY repairs
Cost: FREE
TBC
10am – 1:30pm
June 23rd Travel Information + New Calendar Guest Speaker: Learn about travelling overseas if you have a disability
Cost: FREE
Laverton Community Hub
10am – 1.30pm

Melton Sunrise Group

Melton South Community Centre, 41 Exford Road, Melton South

Date

Event

Description

Address

January 13th Games Day Bring your favourite game to share.
Cost: FREE
Melton South Community Centre
10am – 1.30pm
January 27th Op Shopping Visit some local op shops Cost: spending money if you wish to buy something TBC
10am – 1.30pm
February 10th BBQ in the Botanic Gardens Cost: Bring a plate Melton Botanic Gardens
10am-1.30pm
February 24th Financial Information Guest Presenter: Managing a budget
Cost: FREE
Melton South Community Centre
10am – 1.30pm
March 10th Strengths Scarves Decorate scarves with positive words and images about yourself
Cost: FREE
Melton South Community Centre 10am-1.30pm
March 24th Cake Decorating Guest presenter: Learn the art of cake decorating
Cost: FREE
Melton South Community Centre
10am – 1.30pm
April 7th DIY Workshop Learn how to use different tools
and DIY repairs
Cost: FREE
Bunnings Melton 10am-1.30pm
April 21st Women’s Advocacy Guest Presenter: Learn how to advocate for yourself or other women with disabilities Cost: FREE Melton South Community Centre
10am – 1.30pm
May 5th Art Making Draw what you see or use clay to make artwork
Cost: FREE
Melton South Community Centre
10am – 1.30pm
May 19th Managing Depression Guest presenter: Learn strategies to help manage depression and stress
Cost: FREE
Melton South Community Centre 10am-1.30pm
June 2nd Soap Making Guest Presenter: Learn the art of soap making
Cost: FREE
Melton South Community Centre
10am – 1.30pm
June 30th High Tea and New Calendar Dress up and share your favourite tea and treats
Cost: Bring a plate
Melton South Community Centre 10am-1.30pm

Melton Sunrise Group for Women who are Carers

Melton Library, First Floor, 31 McKenzie Street, Melton

Date

Event

Description

Address

January 17th Jewellery Making Learn to make jewellery to take home
Cost: FREE
Melton Library
10am – 1.30pm
January 31st Melbourne Zoo Visit the Melbourne Zoo
Cost: Myki
Meet at Melton train station
10am – 1.30pm
February 14th Managing Anxiety & Depression Share ways to manage anxiety and depression
Cost: FREE
Melton Library
10am – 1.30pm
February 28th Vic Market Visit the Queen Victoria Market together
Cost: FREE
Meet at Melton train station
10am – 1.30pm
March 14th Daylesford Convent Explore the Convent Gallery
Cost: Free
Meet at Melton Library
10am – 1.30pm
March 28th Community Legal Service Guest presenter
 Cost: FREE
Melton Library
10am – 1.30pm
April 11th Werribee Mansion Take a tour of historical Werribee Mansion Cost: FREE Meet at Melton Library
10am – 1.30pm
April 25th ANZAC Day Public Holiday Public Holiday
May 9th Reflexology Guest Presenter Cost: FREE Melton Library
10am – 1.30pm
May 23rd Community Health Nurse Guest Presenter Cost: FREE Melton Library
10am – 1.30pm
June 6th Immigration museum Discover Australia’s migration history Cost: Myki Meet Melton train station
10am – 1.30pm
June 20th Calendar planning Plan the new calendar together.
Cost: FREE
Melton Library
10am – 1.30pm
July 4th Massage Travel to the city for a relaxing massage Cost: FREE Meet Melton train station
10am – 1.30pm

Sunshine Sunrise Group

VISY Hub, 80b Harvester Road, Sunshine. Ph: 9091 8200

Date

Event

Description

Address

January 12th International Food Day Share your culture and favourite food
Cost: Bring a plate
VISY Hub, Sunshine
10am – 1.30pm
January 26th Australia Day Public Holiday No Session Public Holiday
February 9th Melbourne Museum Explore the Melbourne Museum
Cost: Myki
Meet at Sunshine Station
10am – 1.30pm
February 23rd Werribee Mansion Tour the mansion and the surrounding gardens
Cost: Myki
Meet at Sunshine Station
10am – 1.30pm
March 9th Picnic in Fitzroy Gardens Explore the gardens and have a picnic Cost: Bring a plate Meet at Sunshine Station
10am – 1.30pm
March 23rd Cooking class Share a recipe together
Cost: FREE
Meet at Sunshine Station
10am – 1.30pm
April 6th Melbourne Zoo Visit the Melbourne Zoo
Cost: Myki
VISY Hub, Sunshine
10am – 1.30pm
April 20th Dietician Guest presenter
Cost: FREE
Meet at VISY Hub
10am – 1.30pm
May 4th Dance class Guest presenter: Get fit while having fun Cost: FREE VISY Hub, Sunshine
10am – 1.30pm
June 1st Op Shopping Visit local op shops
Cost: Spending money
Meet at Sunshine Station
10am – 1.30pm
June 15th Calendar Planning Plan the next calendar while learning craft
Cost: FREE
 VISY Hub, Sunshine
10am – 1.30pm
June 29th Craft Learn a craft activity together
Cost: FREE
 VISY Hub, Sunshine
10am – 1.30pm


Wyndham Sunrise Group

Iramoo Community Centre, 84 Honour Ave, Wyndham Vale

Date

Event

Description

Address

January 23rd Altona Homestead Explore the historical homestead
Cost: FREE
Iramoo Community Centre
10:30am – 2pm
February 6th Cooking Together Cook a meal together and make a Sunrise cookbook Cost: FREE Iramoo Community Centre
10:30am – 2pm
February 20th Aviation Museum Learn about aviation history
Cost: FREE
Iramoo Community Centre
10:30am – 2pm
March 6th Candle Making Guest presenter
Cost: FREE
Iramoo Community Centre
10:30am – 2pm
March 20th Werribee Historical Society Learn more about historical Wyndham
Cost: FREE
Meet Werribee Station
10.30am – 2pm
April 3rd  Shoestring Gardening Learn about sustainability and the environment at this local initiative
Cost: FREE
28 Ridge Drive, Wyndham Vale
10.30am – 2.00pm
April 17th Easter Public Holiday No session Public Holiday
May 1st  Narana Aboriginal Art Gallery Learn about Aboriginal history and culture Cost: FREE Meet at Iramoo Community Centre
10.30am – 2pm
May 15th Op shopping Visit op shops in the Hoppers crossing area Cost: spending money Meet at Iramoo Community Centre
10.30am – 2pm
May 29th Werribee Mansion Tour Take a tour of the mansion and explore the gardens
Cost: FREE
Meet at Iramoo Community Centre
10.30am – 2pm
June 12th Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday No session  Public Holiday
June 26th Calendar Planning Suggest ideas and vote on a new Sunrise calendar
Cost: Free
Iramoo Community Centre
10:30am – 2pm
July 10th  High Tea & Swap Meet

Bring 5 items to swap with others while enjoying tea and snacks
Cost: FREE

Iramoo Community Centre
10:30am – 2pm

Updated January 2017