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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 Course on Caring Careers

In need of a more rewarding and fulfilling career option that will boost your self-worth? Working in the disability or aged care sector could be the answer to this growing desire. There are countless reasons why a career pathway within the disability or age care sector is a great career move.

If you are considering a career in these fields Winmalee Neighbourhood Centre in partnership with BM TAFE Outreach are holding a free course that will provide all the information, support and further study areas to give you the knowledge in moving into this field. A range of other relevant community related careers will also be provided.

Phone Winmalee Neighbourhood Centre on 4754 4050 for more information

Free Money Management workshops

In Charge of My Money is an interactive program designed to provide knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to make informed and effective money management decisions.  

These 2 workshops aim to develop skills and strategies to:

  • manage your money
  • set goals
  • budget and save for what you want
  • manage debt
  • plan for the future and know where to get help and information

This course will be useful in providing information about good money management for the whole family. Help your friends, family and communities develop good money habits for the future.

The workshop dates are Thursday 16th March from 1pm to 3:30pm, and Thursday 30th March from 10am to 12:30pm. They will be held at Springwood Court Function Room, 133 Macquarie Road Springwood.

Bookings are essential. To book or for more information, phone Winmalee Neighbourhood Centre on 4754 4050.

This program is proudly supported by Wesley Mission, Winmalee Neighbourhood Centre, Springwood Neighbourhood Centre, and Springwood Uniting Church.

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.

The Asperger's Support Group is held on the second Monday of every month from 10am to 11:30am at Winmalee Neighbourhood Centre (Mar 13th, Apr 10th, May 8th, Jul 10th, Aug 14th, Sept 11th, Oct 9th, Nov 13th, Dec 11th 2017), 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

Bosom Buddies is a Breast Cancer survivors group, and consists of women who have experienced the uncertainty of Breast Cancer.

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

Calendar of Activities:

March 7th - Self care talk followed by morning tea

April 4th - Nepean River walk followed by morning tea at the Coffee Club

May 2nd - Music appreciation (Bring your favourite CD) followed by morning tea

June 6th - Morning tea and Movies at Glenbrook

August 8th - Catch up and sharing followed by morning tea

September 5th - High Tea at Hydro Majestic Katoomba 11:00am

November 7th - Craft market session followed by morning tea

December 5th - Christmas Lunch at the Fairmont Resort Leura 12:00pm

For more information, call 4754405

Hatha Vinyasa Yoga

Held at Winmalee Neighbourhood Centre each Wednesday from 7:15pm. Cost is $10.

To book, call Emily on 0421042449

Low Cost Yoga

For seniors or those needing gentle exercise.

8:45 am Friday mornings at Winmalee Neighbourhood Centre. Cost is $10.

Phone 47544050 for more information.

Seniors' Monthly Movies

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 Melissa. Morning tea provided.

Winmalee Knitting Group

This group is for beginners through to advanced knitters. Come and share your expertise with those wanting to learn.

Held on the fourth Wednesday of each month 10am - 12.30pm.

FREE

All welcome.

Womens Art Classes

Classes are held fortnightly on Tuesday 9:30 - 12pm at a cost of $10 per class. Materials are provided and we are currently exploring mosaics. Later in the year we will explore stained glass work. Glass is a wonderful medium to work with and comes in wonderful textures and patterns.

Plant a Thought Project

Have you ever propagated a plant? If you have, you know how exciting it is to watch the small plants begin to grow, and it is an inexpensive way to fill the garden.

Many gardens were lost in the October 2013 bushfires and as we watch the bush regenerate we know plants have developed an amazing variety of strategies to succeed in the struggle for survival. Our community has also demonstrated this resilience. The Plant a Thought Project is a way you can help fire affected residents by propagating plants. This project invites involvement from all our experienced and novice propagators from the community, services and organisations. When your plants are ready they will be collected and distributed to the residents as they begin to rebuild their lives. You can provide plants once, or make this an ongoing support. You can also include a card with your plants to let the recipients know who gave the gift of 'planting a thought'.

This project encourages and supports active community involvement in partnership with Springwood Rotary and Springwood Uniting Church.

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

 

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.

The program will be held at Thrive Services Katoomba (formerly Blue Mountains Family Support) on Monday April 10th from 11:30 to 2pm. Places are strictly limited.

For more information or to book, call 4782 1555

WNC Newsletter

The Winter Edition (June 2016) of the Winmalee Neighbourhood Centre Newsletter is now available 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 Social and Safe begins to be presented to upper and lower mountains high schools. A partnership with Mountains Support (Blue Mountains Family Support Service) has seen the first successful delivery. 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

 

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 Monday, Wednesday and Friday each 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

Our community has been devastated by the October 2013 bush fires and WNC has initiated a range of assistance available for fire affected families including:

 

  • A partnership with Springwood Uniting Church, which provides free counselling to fire affected community members.
  • Emergency Relief, which includes free financial counselling (available if you are finding the financial stress of the recent disaster overwhelming and need assistance with budgets and speaking with financial institutions); assistance with Electricity, Telstra, and water accounts.
  • No Interest Loans, which can provide eligible residents with up to $1200 for essential items, e.g. white goods, computers, car registration or repairs.
  • Our partnership with Blue Mountains Family Support Services is now providing fire recovery projects in the Winmalee/Yellow Rock/Hawkesbury Heights and Upper Mountains townships. These projects aim to support the families and children with what has been a major disruption to their lives. Workshops will include art therapy, music therapy, Encaustic Wax Art Funshop (12 to 16 years), and participation in the Yellow Rock Pocket Park Project.

 

Bringing Back The Birds

With a grant from Bendigo Bank and a partnership with Nepean Mens' Shed, we are in the process of buiding bird feeders. The feeders, when complete, will then be decorated by community members who wish to be involved with the project. The feeders will then be given to those who wish to have one, and have been fire affected.

My Story - Stories Of Hope

This project funded by the Bendigo Bank is community-led with members of the community deciding which stories they tell, and how they are presented. With the help of people who were either directly or indirectly affected by the fires, we want to develop a story-based project that brings together the stories of both survival and recovery. If you would like to be involved with this project, please phone the Centre Mananger.