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.

Carers Cafe

Do you care for someone in your family? Enjoy Socialising? Want to connect with the community? Join us at Span on the last Wednesday of the month. Put these dates in your diary!!!  Free for family careres HACC-PYP & CHSP supported

28 July, 25 August, 29 September, 27 October, 24 November


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  TBA  12.00pm-1.30pm
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 14 July,11 August, 8 September, 13 October, 10 November, 8 December
Free HACC-PYP & CHSP supported

Tech Talk

Volunteer David Burt

Do you have a question about using digital technology, your device or a problem that needs solving? Do you need support to gain confidence to begin to learn? Our volunteer 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 tablet, phone or laptop. These sessions are informal and free. Bookings essential. Following a set of free sessions, you will feel more confident to join our digital literacy classes. Postponed until covid restrictions are lifted.

Fridays 10.00am–1.00pm
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 27 January – 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 Commencing from 18 January

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. Postponed due to covid 19

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.


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