Groups and Activities

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.


Outdoor Walking Groups (Various)

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.

Making Mealtimes Happy

Do you wish to have happier mealtimes with your toddler?
If you have a fussy toddler in your family, then this group may help during those mealtime battles. This online event will provide you with ideas on what and how much your toddler should be eating. You will also hear ideas of creative ways to serve meals and snacks. This event is suitable for children aged 12 months to 5 years of age.

When 10am-12pm first Tuesday of the month
Where: Virtual Meeting
Cost: Free via Webex Meetings.
Contact: For more information and to enrol contact us on 03 9575 5322.​

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Southland Striders and Strollers (Cheltenham)

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.


Where: Southland Shopping Centre.
Cost: Free.
Contact: Waves Leisure Centre on 9559 7111 or Connect Health & Community on 9575 5322.


Parkinsons Support Group

For people with Parkinsons, their families and carers.

When: 1.30 pm on the fourth Monday of the month
Where: Connect Health & Community, Bentleigh East


Bentmoor Men's Shed

Men's Sheds are based around a common interest of arts, crafts, and technical skills but bring these together at a community level. Be a part of this active social group

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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