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Span’s Community Garden Produce

Span’s Community Garden Produce

With Second Bite unable to provide any food relief this past week due to supply shortage, we were very lucky to be able to harvest some beautiful fresh produce from the Span Community Garden to distribute. Katrina our Garden Coordinator popped down and harvested the abudant crop, delivering it to a volunteer who works along […]

Boost Your Immunity: Feeling Well in and...

“Women’s Health Week” In case you missed it! “Boost Your Immunity: Feeling Well in and out of Lockdown” https://mailchi.mp/niim.com.au/u74l5vw018-1037609… NIIM’S recent webinar highlighted how you can boost your immunity to feel well and help improve health outcomes during these challenging times, and beyond. Feel free to watch the recording – a few comments from attendees include: […]

Ability to Make Art Exhibition

One of our very talented Art for All Abilities students, Louise currently has a body of work on display at the Gee Lee-Wik Doleen Gallery in Craigieburn. Below are some words from Sheena Mathison, Span’s art facilitator regarding Louise’s exhibition. Louise’s lovely exhibition is on now – on line at this stage but hopefully to […]

Span Activities running via Zoom

Span Activities running via Zoom

Just a reminder during lockdown, Span are continuing to host Art for All Abilities (Monday’s & Friday’s), Gentle Exercise, Pilates, Introduction to Cooking, Creative Writing, Thornbury Writers Group, Good Bugs Garden Program and Tai Chi via zoom. Please get in touch to express your interest and we will forward you the link/s. You can call […]

Womens Health Week – Zoom Activities

As we approach “Women’s Health Week” 6 – 10 September 2021, Span has partnered with Bridge Darebin, Whittlesea Community Connections, City of Whittlesea and Creeds Farm to host some free online activities. There are a various activities to keep us engaged, moving and preparing healthy meals. Please refer to the timetable below for the activities […]

LGBTQIA+ Peer Support Group for Carers

Our colleagues at Merri Health and Yarra City Council have been working on a project to launch an LGBTQIA+ Peer Support Group for Carers and are seeking expressions of interest of carer’s whom might be interested. If this may be something that appeals to you, please reach out to Nicholas or Eliza (details are on […]

Melbourne Lockdown 6.0 Extended

Melbourne Lockdown 6.0 Extended

With the disappointing news announced yesterday that Melbourne Lockdown 6.0 will be extended for a further seven days, until 11.59pm Thursday, 19 August 2021 and in following with guidelines, Span will remain closed during this period. As we have done before, our classes have been moved to Zoom and are still running. It’s a great […]

Upcycling into Art

Upcycling into Art

I wanted to share this amazing story of upcycling “ghost netting” and ocean debris that was collected by Aboriginal women in Australia. I think it’s wonderful. I hope you like it too. The sad fact remains, all of this was floating about in our precious ocean. ABC.NET.AU Ocean trash makes waves as Indigenous art on […]