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Winmalee Neighbourhood Centre Inc.

62 White Cross Road

Winmalee

Phone: 02 4754 4050

Fax: 02 4754 4607

Email: wincntre@tpg.com.au

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday

8:30am – 4:00pm

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Winmalee Neighbourhood Centre is on Aboriginal land and acknowledges the Traditional Owners of that land, the Darug and Gundungurra peoples.

Courses/ Activities

Free TAFE Courses

Courses through TAFE to be confirmed in the next term

Phone Winmalee Neighbourhood Centre on 4754 4050 for more information

Asperger's Support Group

Winmalee Neighbourhood Centre's Asperger's Support Group aims to provide a safe place where people can support one another, share ideas, obtain information from health professionals and each other, and learn coping skills in a non-judgmental atmosphere. Members are encouraged to discuss their problems and situations, but not to dwell on them. The goal of the group is to offer support, focus on finding solutions to problems, and finding coping mechanisms for coping with problems in a shared environment.

In 2017 the Centre held an information morning on the NDIS. There was a lot of interest to hold another session that would assist people on the 'next steps' of applying. We are currently working with PATH to find a sutable day and time.

The Asperger's Support Group is held on the first Monday of every month from 10am to 11:30am at Winmalee Neighbourhood Centre with light morning tea provided. Ring 47544050 for more information.

The group does not take the place of medical and/or professional health care. We have a library of books that can be borrowed by members.

Bosom Buddies

Winmalee Neighbourhood Centre’s Bosom Buddies is a support group initiated by women living with breast cancer but welcomes all women who have been diagnosed with cancer. The group consists of women who have experienced the uncertainty of breast cancer and was established 13 years ago. The group encourages confidential, and open forum in a friendly, supportive atmosphere.

Bosom Buddies provides a safe place for women affected by cancer to come together to support each other, develop friendships, share ideas and thoughts, obtain information, social outings and activities, and learn coping skills in a non-judgmental and caring environment.

If you’re feeling alone and want to share your experiences with others who have gone through a similar experience and want the opportunity to meet other Bosom Buddies members everyone is welcome. The next meeting will be held Monday 12th February 10am-12pm with our new facilitator Irene. To find out more phone the Centre on 4754 4050 activities change monthly.

 Meeting times: Second Monday of the month from 10:00am to 12:00pm (except for School Holidays).

For more information, call 4754405

Hatha Vinyasa Yoga

Our fantastic yoga teacher-Emily has had to take this year off to finish her studies, we wish her all the luck in the world. A new teacher will be starting soon and will hold weekly Wednesday evening classes at Winmalee Neighbourhood Centre from 7:30pm-8.30pm. Cost is $10.

To book, call Suzanne  0417 234 832 - 4754 2285

Low Cost Yoga

Would you like to balance and relax your body and mind? Join us at Winmalee Neighbourhood Centre for yoga sessions with stretching and deep breathing to de-stress and energise you. Classes are held Friday mornings during school terms from 8.30am-9am. It remains an affordable option - $10 per class. For more information call Winmalee Neighbourhood Centre on 02 4754 4050.  

Green Tara Yoga-Chair Yoga for Seniors

 Whatever your age or flexability level you can gain benefits of yoga without a mat. If you're a senior struggling with weight control, healing from an injury or facing a specific health condition this gentle class will help improve your health through yoga exercise and breathing. Yoga relaxes the mind and body, builds strenght, improves flexability and stimulates the immune system. With the support of a chair you can experience the overall benefits of yoga.

Thursdays at 1.45pm-2.30pm. $8 per class-phone Suzanne 0417 234 832 - 4754 2285       

Seniors' Monthly Movies

Sue and Martin are back and our first movie was shown on Thursday February 1st. All seniors are welcome to attend our free monthly movie. Movies are held on the first Thursday of every month and are shown on the big screen! For more information, or for a movie program, ring the Centre-Morning tea provided.

Winmalee Wool Gatherers Knitting Group

This group is for beginners through to advanced knitters. Come and share your expertise with those wanting to learn, our facilitator Sandy welsomes all to come and bring their patterns. If you do not have wool or needles we can provide wool to beginners to practice with and we have knitting needles that can be borrowed. Held on the fourth Wednesday of each month 10am - 12.30pm.

FREE-All welcome.

Womens Art Classes-Mosaics

Mosaics returned on January 16 2018 and classes are held fortnightly Tuesdays 9:30 - 12pm at a cost of $10 per class. Materials are provided and we are currently exploring mosaics.  Glass and tiles are a wonderful medium to work with and come in wonderful textures and patterns. Several of the ladies are making mosaic planter pots and our next big project for the more experienced be bird baths.

For more information please call Winmalee Neighbourhood Centre on 02 4754 4050.

Dementia Advisory Service Nepean-Dementia Carers Support Group

Carers are usually family members e.g. husbands, wives, partners, children, siblings or parents as well as friends, who provide support to people living with complex needs.

This activity is for the Carer ONLY of a Person Living with Dementia.

If you require respite for the person with Dementia, to enable you to attend, ask your service provider, if you have one, or the Commonwealth Carer Respite Centre

1800 052 222 and they may be able to help you. 

Prior to you attending a group for the first time please call 8818 1642 to advise of your attendance

 The group meets monthly on the 2nd Thursday each month 10.30am—12.30pm on the following dates: 11th January,  8th February, 12th April, 10th May, 14th June, 12th July, 9th August, 13th September, 8th October, 12th November, 13th December

If you require respite for the person with Dementia, to enable you to attend, ask your service provider, if you have one, or the Commonwealth Carer Respite Centre

1800 052 222 and they may be able to help you. 

Winter Warmers

With the support of Bev Milner 'Knit for Charities' the centre can provide warm items over winter for the community  who face financial stress. Last year we provided over 130 scarfs, 30 knee rugs, 40 childrens items and 15 pairs of gloves. We have now provided outreach where items can also be collected at Thrive Family and Community Services Katoomba or Blackheath Area Neighbourhood Centre.

Ring the centre for more information.

 

 

Our list of courses and activities held at Winmalee Neighbourhood Centre has been updated. Click the Courses/ Activities button on the top of this to view them.

 

Comics & Amination Class

Whack! Smack! What was that? By popular demand, the annual Comics & Animation Workshop is back! Learn the art of animation from a real freelance comic book artist. This is a free activity with light lunch provided.

January 2018

WNC Newsletter

The Autumn Edition (March 2018) of the Winmalee Neighbourhood Centre Newsletter will be available soon in both print and digital. Please visit the Centre for a physical copy, or you can dowload the digital version HERE.

Soroptimist International

With funds provided by the Soroptimist International the Centre has been able to provide brokerage/counselling for women experiencing domestic violence. In April 2018 we will be holding budget workshops. Soroptimist International aims to be a global voice for women and their rights including:

  • Human rights for all
  • Global peace and international good will
  • Advancing women's potential
  • Integrity and democratic decision making
  • Volunteering, diversity and friendship

Many thanks for supporting the Centre

 

Mosaic Classes

Every second Tuesday art classes are held at the Centre. All the ladies have been hooked on mosaics. Click on the link HERE to see the Facebook page.

Garden Help

Winmalee Neighbourhood Centre in partnership with Springwood Baptist Church now have a "Garden Help" program, which connects and strengthens community through partnerships. If you are an older resident or have a mobility problem/chronic condition and cannot manage pruning, mowing the lawn or weeding, this program will assist you with your 'unruly garden'.

To find out more or see if we can assist you, phone: 4754 4050.

SecondBite

SecondBite redistributes surplus fresh food to community food programs around Australia. Food is donated by farmers, wholesalers, markets, supermarkets, caterers and events. This high-quality surplus food is redistributed to community food programs that support people who are homeless, women and families in crisis, youth at risk, indigenous communities, asylum seekers and new arrivals. Fresh fruit, vegetables and bread are available at the Centre on 5 days a week.

FREE Graffiti Removal Kits

These kits are intended for the specific use of residential households to remove graffiti markers and spray can paints from smooth surfaces such as colourbond fences and letter boxes. The kits have been made available through Blue Mountains City Council. Collect your free graffiti removal kit today at Winmalee Neighbourhood Centre.

Fire Recovery Assistance And Projects

We continue to support the community in whatever  means we have as many still face financial stress due to the rebuilding of their homes under the 'Bushfire' codes.

 

 

Bringing Back The Birds

With a grant from Bendigo Bank and a partnership with Nepean Mens' Shed, we have bird feeders for the community who were fire affected. It is a slow process to rebuild a house let alone a large garden. To encourage bird life to return the feeders are being distributed to the many who are busy planting new gardens.

Stories of Hope and Resilience

With a grant from the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal this project will take a narrative approach to assist the emotional recovery of individuals through the telling and sharing of their stories. It will be a community led project which values local knowledge gained through experiences of the 2013 fire.  Participants will tell and present their stories of survival and recovery.  This will be done initially thorough narrative style interviews, then by sharing their stories through conversation in a group setting.  Both these stages will be audio recorded and transcribed with themes from the interviews being used to guide the group conversation.  The collaborative narrative developed will be used to construct a story based environment (whether physical or virtual) where the extended community can interact and contribute their own stories. If you would like to be involved please phone the Centre.