Community & Social

Free or low cost community activities held at Span to provide services and support for the community. To learn more, or if you’d like to make a suggestion for an activity, please contact Span.


Free Information Sessions

Span offer free information sessions for the community on a number of topics. Please contact us and register your interest. Topics covered: Advanced Care Planning, moving out of the family home, understanding the aged care system, wills – what you need to know before seeing your lawyer. If you have any suggestions for information sessions please speak to a staff member.


Diversity in Art

Tutor Sheena Mathieson

Diversity in Art is a new program Span is offering to all within the LGBTIQ+ community.
In Span’s welcoming, supportive, non-discriminatory environment Diversity in Art will be facilitated by an experienced tutor using a range of playful techniques, media and recycled materials. Bring your ideas and join in these fun, creative activities once a month. Group projects possible. All ages welcome.

Date & Time  6 July, 3 August, 7 September, 5 October, 9 November, 7 December
10.00am-12.00pm
Free HACC-PYP & CHSP supported


Carers High Tea

Facilitator Carmen DeFazio.

A special event for family carers to be treated to an afternoon of elegance. If you are a family carer looking for a little spoiling, socialising and connection with other community members, come along and indulge. Eligibility criteria apply. Bookings essential.

Date & Time  Thursday 12.00pm-1.30pm October TBC
Free HACC-PYP & CHSP supported


Community Lunch

Facilitator Catherine Donnelly

A two course home cooked meal is shared in our dining room with other friendly community members. Come along for company, conversation and support. A great opportunity to find out what’s available in your neighbourhood. Volunteer helpers welcome. Contact Span to RSVP for catering purposes.

Second Wednesday of every month 12.30pm–2.30pm
Dates 10 July, 14 August, 11 September, 9 October, 13 November, 11 December (Christmas Party)
Free HACC-PYP & CHSP supported


Tech Talk

Facilitator David Burt

Do you have a question about using digital technology or need support to learn?  David is happy to help answer your questions and give information on how to practice your skills to become more confident using your device. Bring in your functioning tablets (iPad/Android), iPhone, smartphone or laptop. These sessions are informal and free. Following a set of free 1 hour sessions you may feel more confident to join our digital literacy classes. Bookings essential.

Fridays 10.00am–1.00pm
Dates 1 February on going (not over school holidays)
Free HACC-PYP & CHSP supported


Craft Club

Facilitator Judi Herkes

Whether you sew, knit or crochet, join us for a friendly get together where we can swap ideas and stories and do our own craft work. Please bring your own materials. Span will supply refreshments and a space to meet. The craft group meets weekly during school term in 2017. (There will be a break for the school holidays).

Thursdays 10.30am–12.30pm
Date 7 February on going
Free HACC-PYP & CHSP supported


 Good Bugs Community Garden Group

No garden of your own? Would you like be able to share some fresh produce? Come and join the Span gardening team in Norma’s Thyme Garden, the community garden at Span. Wheelchair accessible, fun and supportive. You just need your skills, or want to develop skills.

Wednesdays 10.00am–12.30pm
Date Ongoing
Free HACC-PYP & CHSP supported


OM:NI (Older Men: New Ideas)

We all need friends, particularly as we get older. Span hosts a group for men aged 50+ who meet every fortnight to discuss what’s happening in their lives, current affairs and topics of whatever they choose. Attendance is casual so come along whenever you can. Please call Span to register your interest.

Alternating Mondays  10.00am–12.00pm
Date 1 July – 9 December
Free


Hearing Test and Hearing Aid Repair

Australian Hearing offer free hearing tests and hearing aid repairs at Span. Contact Span for an appointment.

By appointment
Free  HACC-PYP & CHSP supported


Food Relief – Fruit and Vegetables

Each week Span is supplied with fresh fruit and vegetables by Second Bite.  Visit Span and share. Produce varies dependent upon availability.

Mondays (excluding public holidays)
Date ongoing
Free  HACC-PYP & CHSP supported


Computer Access and Space Sharing

Our computers, wifi and space are available during office hours, and when not in use for classes, for those who wish to work in a group setting, do some occasional work or practice their skills. Please phone to see if the computer is free.


Norma’s Thyme Garden

The community garden is an ever expanding project. We welcome volunteers to assist, share and learn in the garden. Bring your project ideas to contribute to the garden, our natural building projects and our sustainable activities. This will enable Span and the community to boost our gardens potential. Please contact Span with your interests and ideas for our garden.


Years Ahead, Road Safety for Seniors

Years Ahead is a road safety awareness program especially designed for older road users. The program involves a discussion and presentation on road safety information, and further discussion with Victoria Police regarding road safety and other community safety
issues. The RACV believes that all drivers should continue to drive for as long as they are safe to do so. This program is run in partnership with the Darebin Council, RACV and Victoria Police.  Contact Span to register your interest


Songwaves Community Choir

Come along and enjoy the experience of singing with others who love to sing. Immerse yourself in rhythms and melodies that reflect diverse styles and a rich layering of sounds. Share in creating a communal sound. Contact 0423 038 189.

Wednesday 7.15-9.15 Ongoing


 

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