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Connect Health & Community runs a number of programs and groups. The priorities are to promote mental health and wellbeing, to promote physical activity, and to promote accessible and nutritious diet.
Local walking groups with a paid or volunteer leader. Walk and talk, make new friends while improving your fitness level. The pace is set by the participants.
Tai Chi classes for adults exercise for well-being, balance, and mobility ($8 per class).
When: 10am Mondays.
Where: Beaumaris (Reserve Rd behind the library) OR
When: 12.30pm Thursdays.
Where: Hampton (Beside the railway line close to Hampton Rd).
When: 10am-12pm second or fourth Tuesday of each month.
Where: Connect Health & Community 2A Gardeners Rd, Bentleigh East.
Cost: $10 per session.
Contact: For more information, or to enroll, contact us on 03 9575 5322.
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This is a great supervised walking program run at Southland Shopping Centre twice a week. Participants can join the Strollers group or the Striders group allowing for differing paces.
Starting with some gentle warm-ups you will spend around one hour walking through parts of the shopping centre under the guidance of a trained leader and assisted by volunteer staff. Best of all the program is run indoors, so you stay warm and secure, and the program runs throughout the whole year.
It is a collaborative partnership between Westfield Shopping Centre, Waves Leisure Centre, Southern Health, Connect Health & Community and Central Bayside Community Health Service and has been running for more than 9 years.
When: Tuesday and Thursday mornings 7.45am sharp.
Where: Southland Shopping Centre.
Contact: Waves Leisure Centre on 9559 7111 or Connect Health & Community on 9575 5322.
When: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10.30am - 2.30 pm.
Where: 183-185 Wickham Rd Moorabbin (on the Leighmoor Uniting Church grounds)
Contact: Jeff Needham on 0414 443 803 or Bert Dyt on 0418 362 117
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