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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.

The Melton and Sunshine groups are full. Please contact Lauren on 9689 9588 to be placed on the waiting list.

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!

Please note the Melton and Sunshine groups are full. Please contact Lauren on 9689 9588 to be placed on the waiting list.

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

22 January Games day Bring your favourite game to share.
Cost: Free
Laverton Community Hub
10am – 1.30pm
5 February Picnic Picnic in the park. Cost: Bring a plate TBC
10am – 1.30pm
19 February Hydrotherapy BayFit Leisure Centre. Fully accessible including pool wheelchair and ramp.
Cost: Free
Cnr Mills & Mason St, Altona North
10am – 1.30pm
4 March Williamstown ferry Catch the ferry from Williamstown into the city and return. Cost: Free Gem Pier, Williamstown
10am – 1.30pm
18 March Cooking lesson Learn a new healthy recipe and make a Sunrise recipe book. Cost: Free Laverton Community Hub
10am – 1.30pm
1 April Movies Watch a movie together at Sun Theatre in Yarraville. Cost: Free 8 Ballarat St, Yarraville
Time TBC
15 April Gentle exercise Try out a gentle and therapeutic form of exercise. Cost: Free Laverton Community Hub
10am – 1.30pm
29 April Op shopping Visit some local op shops.
Cost: spending money if you wish to buy something
Venue TBC
10am – 1.30pm
13 May Financial information Guest presenter. Cost: Free Laverton Community Hub
10am – 1.30pm
27 May Pamper day Relax and pamper each other.
Cost: Bring along anything you wish to share. BYO towel or face washer.
Laverton Community Hub
10am – 1.30pm
10 June Centrelink information Guest presenter. Cost: Free Laverton Community Hub
10am – 1.30pm
24 June High tea Enjoy tea and treats with each other.
Cost: Free
Laverton Community Hub
10am – 1.30pm

Melton Sunrise Group

Melton South Community Centre, 41 Exford Road, Melton South

Date

Event

Description

Address

15 January Card making Learn to make beautiful cards to give to your family and friends. Cost: Free Melton South Community Centre
10am – 1.30pm
29 January Movies A day out at the movies. Cost: Free Readings Cinema, Woodgrove
10am – 1.30pm
12 February BBQ in the park Cost: Bring a plate Navan Park
10am – 1.30pm
26 February Meditation Guest presenter: Meditation workshop.
Cost: Free
Melton South Community Centre
10am – 1.30pm
11 March Werribee Zoo A day out at the Werribee Zoo.
Cost: Free. Bring your own lunch.
Meeting place TBC
10am – 1.30pm
8 April Candle making Guest presenter: Learn the art of candle making. Cost: Free Melton South Community Centre
10am – 1.30pm
22 April Flower arranging Guest presenter: Learn to arrange a bouquet to take home with you.
Cost: Free
Melton South Community Centre
10am – 1.30pm
6 May Pamper day Make up, nails, facials, etc.
Cost: Bring along your favourite pampering products to share.
Melton South Community Centre
10am – 1.30pm
20 May Cooking lesson Share a recipe with the group and create a Sunrise cookbook. Cost: Free TBC
10am – 1.30pm
3 June Sewing/knitting/crochet Learn and share your skills in knitting, sewing and crochet.
Cost: Free
Melton South Community Centre
10am – 1.30pm
17 June 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
1 July High tea 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

19 January Jewellery making All equipment provided or bring your own if you like. Cost: Free Melton Library
10am – 1.30pm
2 February Mindfulness and relaxation Learn about mindfulness and strategies for relaxation.
Cost: Free
Melton Library
10am – 1.30pm
16 February Lavender Farm Visit the Italian-style farm in Hepburn Springs and enjoy an outdoor lunch.  Cost: Free Meet at Melton Library
10am – 1.30pm
1 March Picnic in the Park Cost: Bring a plate TBC
10am – 1.30pm
15 March Games day Bring your favourite game to share.
Cost: Free
Melton Library
10am – 1.30pm
29 March Internet skills Identify skills you would like to learn more about. Cost: Bring a plate Melton Library
10am – 1.30pm
12 April Craft day Improve and share your craft skills and make something to take home.
Cost: All materials provided
Melton Library
10am – 1.30pm
26 April Movies A day out at the movies. Cost: Free Readings Cinema, Woodgrove
10am – 1.30pm
10 May Woodlands Homestead Visit the Living Legends stables and meet retired champion racehorses. Cost: Free Meet at Melton Library
10am – 1.30pm
24 May Carers education Guest presenter. Cost: Free Melton Library
10am – 1.30pm
7 June Calendar planning Make suggestions and vote for a new Sunrise Calendar. Cost: Free Melton Library
10am – 1.30pm
21 June Knitting/crochet Learn to knit or share your skills with others. Materials provided or you can bring your own. Cost: Free Melton Library
10am – 1.30pm

Sunshine Sunrise Group

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

Date

Event

Description

Address

14 January Scrapbooking Learn the art of scrapbooking. Materials provided. Bring your own photos if you want. Cost: Free VISY Hub, Sunshine
10am – 1.30pm
28 January BBQ in the park Cost: Bring a plate TBC
10am – 1.30pm
11 February Mindfulness Learn and share strategies for relaxation and mindfulness. Cost: Free VISY Hub, Sunshine
10am – 1.30pm
25 February Queen Victoria Market Visit and explore the Queen Victoria Market.
Cost: Myki and spending money
Meet at Sunshine station
10am – 1.30pm
10 March Cooking lesson Learn a new recipe and make a Sunrise recipe book. Cost: Free VISY Hub, Sunshine
10am – 1.30pm
24 March Hydrotherapy Fully accessible pool and spa facilities.
Cost: Free
Sunshine Leisure Centre
10am – 1.30pm
7 April Craft day Enjoy a chat and learn a new craft.
Cost: Free
VISY Hub, Sunshine
10am – 1.30pm
21 April Williamstown ferry Ride the Williamstown ferry into the city.
Cost: Free
Meet at Gem Pier, Williamstown
10am – 1.30pm
5 May  Mental health information session Guest presenter: Learn about looking after your mental health. Cost: Free VISY Hub, Sunshine
10am – 1.30pm
19 May Super foods Learn all about fermented foods and the medicinal quality of foods. Cost: Free VISY Hub, Sunshine
10am – 1.30pm
2 June National Gallery of Victoria Catch the train to the city and explore an exhibition at the NGV. Cost: Free Meet at Sunshine station
10am – 1.30pm
16 June Craft and calendar planning Plan the next calendar while learning craft.
Cost: Free
VISY Hub, Sunshine
10am – 1.30pm
30 June Devonshire House Team Rooms Enjoy morning tea together at a local cafe.
Cost: Free
Meet at VISY Hub
10am – 1.30pm

Wyndham Sunrise Group

Iramoo Community Centre, 84 Honour Ave, Wyndham Vale

Date

Event

Description

Address

11 January Meeting and introductions Welcome back after the break. Relax and have a cuppa and some morning tea.
Cost: Free
Iramoo Community Centre
10am – 1.30pm
25 January Relaxation and mindfulness Learn and share strategies to manage anxiety. Cost: Free Iramoo Community Centre
10am – 1.30pm
8 February BBQ in the park Cost: Bring a plate to share TBC
10am – 1.30pm
22 February Games day Bring and share your favourite game.
Cost: Myki and spending money
Iramoo Community Centre
10am – 1.30pm
7 March Jewellery making All resources provided. Cost: Free Iramoo Community Centre
10.30am – 2.00pm
21 March Walking tour of Williamstown Explore this historical part of Victoria.
Cost: Myki card
Meet at Williamstown Station
10.30am – 2.00pm
4 April Local services Guest presenter: Learn about services in Wyndham and volunteering opportunities.
Cost: Free
Iramoo Community Centre
10.30am – 2.00pm
18 April Swap meet Bring five things to give away and pick five things to keep. Cost: Free Iramoo Community Centre
10.30am – 2.00pm
2 May  South Melbourne Market Visit and explore the South Melbourne Market. Cost: Myki card Meet at Werribee Station
10.30am – 2.00pm
16 May Cooking class Learn how to make a delicious healthy meal. Cost: Free Iramoo Community Centre
10.30am – 2.00pm
30 May High tea Bring your favourite tea and share some delicious treats. Cost: Free Iramoo Community Centre
10.30am – 2.00pm
13 June Calendar planning Make suggestions and vote for a new Sunrise calendar. Cost: Free Iramoo Community Centre
10.30am – 2.00pm
27 June Knitting Learn how to knit or share your skills.
Cost: Free
Iramoo Community Centre
10.30am – 2.00pm

Updated March 2016