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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

July 8th  Craft Day Share your craft skills and make something to take home
Cost: Free
Laverton Community Hub
10am – 1.30pm
July 22nd ACMI Visit the Australian Centre for the Moving Image. Cost: Myki Meet at Laverton Station
10am – 1.30pm
August 5th Op Shopping Visit some local op shops.
Cost: Spending money if you wish to buy something
TBC
10am – 1.30pm
August 19th Tai Chi Guest presenter. Cost: Free Laverton Community Hub
10am – 1.30pm
September 2nd Phone Information Become more confident in using your iPhone or Samsung. Cost: Free Laverton Community Hub
10am – 1.30pm
September 16th Women’s Health Guest presenter. Cost: Free Laverton Community
10am – 1.30pm
October 14th Williamstown Ferry Catch the ferry from Williamstown into the city and return. Cost: Free Gem Pier, Williamstown
10am – 1.30pm
October 28th Centrelink Guest presenter
Cost: free
Laverton Community Hub
10am – 1.30pm
November 11th Gentle exercise Walk around Fitzroy Gardens and have a picnic together. Cost: Bring your lunch Meet at Laverton Station
10am – 1.30pm
November 25th NGV Visit the National Gallery of Victoria.
Cost: Myki
Meet at Laverton Station
10am – 1.30pm
December 9th New calendar Plan the new calendar together. Cost: Free Laverton Community Hub
10am – 1.30pm
December 23rd End of year lunch Celebrate the end of the year together.
Cost: Free
Laverton Community Hub
10am – 1.30pm

Melton Sunrise Group

Melton South Community Centre, 41 Exford Road, Melton South

Date

Event

Description

Address

July 15th Scrapbooking Learn the art of scrapbooking. Cost: Free Melton South Community Centre
10am – 1.30pm
July 29th Games Day Bring your favourite game to share. Cost: Free Melton South Community Centre
10am – 1.30pm
August 12th Health services Information about health services in Melton.
Guest Presenter
Cost: Bring a plate
Melton South Community Centre
10am – 1.30pm
August 26th Meditation Guest presenter: Meditation workshop.
Cost: Free
Melton South Community Centre
10am – 1.30pm
September 9th Movies A day out at the movies.
Cost: Free
Readings Cinema Woodgrove
10am-1:30pm
September 23rd Dancing Have some fun with Zumba Dancing. Cost: Free Melton South Community Centre
10am – 1.30pm
October 7th BBQ in the Botanic Gardens Cost: Bring a plate Melton Botanic
Gardens
10am – 1.30pm
October 21st Women’s Health Guest presenter.
Cost: Free
Melton South Community Centre
10am – 1.30pm
November 4th Assertiveness workshop Building confidence and assertiveness. Cost: Free Melton South Community Centre
10am – 1.30pm
November 18th Werribee Zoo A day out at Werribee Zoo. Bring your own lunch.
Cost: Free
Meeting point TBC
10am – 1.30pm
December 2nd Swap meet and new calendar Bring five things to give away and pick five things to take home.
Cost: Free
Melton South Community Centre
10am – 1.30pm
December 16th End of year lunch Good company and a free meal to see the year out.
Cost: FREE
To be decided

Melton Sunrise Group for Women who are Carers

Melton Library, First Floor, 31 McKenzie Street, Melton

Date

Event

Description

Address

July 5th Pampering Relax and pamper each other.
Cost: Bring along anything you wish to share
Melton Library
10am – 1.30pm
July 19th Shopping Trip Visit some local shops and/or markets
Cost: Spending money if you wish to buy something
Meet at Melton Library
10am – 1.30pm
August 2nd  Meditation Guest presenter.  Cost: Free Melton Library
10am – 1.30pm
August 16th Movies Watch a movie together. Cost: Free Readings Cinema Woodgrove
TBC
August 30th  Assertiveness Workshop Develop skills to be more assertive in everyday life.
Cost: Free
Melton Library
10am – 1.30pm
September 13th Printing photos Learn how to print photos from your phone. Cost: set prices for different size photos Melton Kmart
10am – 1.30pm
September 27th Women’s health Guest presenter.
Cost: Free
Melton Library
10am – 1.30pm
October 11th Sovereign Hill Explore this historical part of Victoria. Cost: Free Meet at Melton Library
10am – 1.30pm
October 25th Legal Services Information Guest Presenter. Cost: Free Melton Library
10am – 1.30pm
November 8th BBQ in the park Cost: Bring a plate Melton Botanic Gardens
10am – 1.30pm
November 22nd Melbourne Zoo Explore Melbourne Zoo Cost: Myki Meet Melton train station
10am – 1.30pm
December 6th  Calendar planning Plan the new calendar together. Cost: Free Melton Library
10am – 1.30pm
December 20th End of year lunch Celebrate the end of the year together. Cost: Free TBC
10am – 1.30pm

Sunshine Sunrise Group

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

Date

Event

Description

Address

July 14th  Games Day Bring your favourite game to share.
Cost: Free
VISY Hub, Sunshine
10am – 1.30pm
July 28th Mills Market
Daylesford
Check out this amazing vintage and collectors market. Cost: Bring a plate Meet at VISY Hub
10am – 1.30pm
August 11th Disability and Mental Health Services Guest Presenter. Cost: Free VISY Hub, Sunshine
10am – 1.30pm
September 8th Craft Share your craft skills and make something to take home.
Cost: Free
VISY Hub, Sunshine
10am – 1.30pm
September 22nd Women’s Health Guest presenter. Cost: Free VISY Hub, Sunshine
10am – 1.30pm
October 6th Botanical Gardens A relaxing walk around the beautiful Melbourne Botanical Gardens.
Cost: Free
Meet at Sunshine Station
10am – 1.30pm
October 20th  Assertiveness workshop Learn how to be more assertive and improve confidence.
Cost: Free
VISY Hub, Sunshine
10am – 1.30pm
November 3rd Beach Games Learn some fun ways to stay fit.
Cost: Free
Meet at VISY Hub
10am – 1.30pm
November 17th Williamstown Ferry Catch the ferry from Williamstown into the city Cost: Free VISY Hub, Sunshine
10am – 1.30pm
December 1st New Calendar Make suggestions and vote on a new sunrise calendar. Cost: Free VISY Hub, Sunshine
10am – 1.30pm
10am – 1.30pm
December 15th End of year lunch Enjoy an end of year meal together. Cost: Free TBC
10am – 1.30pm

Wyndham Sunrise Group

Iramoo Community Centre, 84 Honour Ave, Wyndham Vale

Date

Event

Description

Address

July 11th Traveller’s aid Guest Presenter
Cost: Free
Iramoo Community Centre
10:30am – 2pm
July 25th Werribee
Historical
Society
Learn more about historical Wyndham. Cost: Free Meet at Iramoo Community Centre
10:30am – 2pm
August 8th Tai Chi Guest Presenter
Cost: Free
TBC
10:30am – 2pm
August 22nd Jewellery
Making
Make something to take home. All equipment provided.
Cost: Free
Iramoo Community Centre
10:30am – 2pm
September 5th Shoestring Eco Garden Learn about sustainability and the environment at this local initiative. Cost: Free Meet at Iramoo Community Centre
10.30am – 2pm
September 19th Women’s Health Guest Presenter
Cost: Free
Iramoo Community Centre
10.30am – 2.00pm
October 3rd Immigration Museum Learn more about Melbourne immigration history.
Cost: Myki
Meet at Werribee Station
10.30am – 2pm
October 17th Mambourin Sensory Gardens Enjoy a beautiful walk and picnic in the sensory gardens. Cost: Free 2 Recreation Close, Werribee
10.30am – 2pm
October 31st Werribee Zoo A day out at the Werribee Zoo. Bring your own lunch Cost: Free Meet at Iramoo Community Centre
10.30am – 2pm
November 14th Williamstown Ferry Travel to the city and back on the ferry. Bring your lunch. Cost: Myki Meet Werribee Station
10.30am – 2pm
November 28th Calendar planning Make suggestions and vote for a new Sunrise calendar. Cost: Free Iramoo Community Centre
10.30am – 2pm
December 12th End of Year Lunch Good company and a free meal to see the year out. Cost: Free TBC

Updated March 2016