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.

Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Group

This is a specialist group for adults with an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI).

When:     Fridays
Time:      10.00am – 2.30pm and some half day groups.
Cost:       Low and medium Income $15 per day (Additional fees may be charged for outings or special activities)
Transport: Some volunteer transport is available. We appreciate if your carer can provide transport or you use a half-price taxi to make your way to the group.

Location  2A Gardeners Rd Bentleigh East
For more information contact us on 9575 5322

Further information for professionals:

Our program is unable to support people who:

  • Have moderate dementia and wander.
  • Totally incontinent requiring full assistance.
  • Require hoist transfers.
We can prompt for medication but not administer.

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, and has been running for more than 9 years.

When: Tuesday and Thursday mornings 7.45am sharp 
Where: Southland Shopping Centre
Cost: Free
Contact: Waves Leisure Centre on 9559 7111 or Connect Health & Community on 9575 5322

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.

Tai Chi (Beaumaris & Hampton)

Tai Chi classes for adults exercise for well-being, balance, and mobility ($8 per class).

When 10 am Mondays
Where: Beaumaris  (Reserve Rd behind the library) OR  

When: 12.30 pm Thursdays    
Where: Hampton (Beside the railway line close to Hampton Rd)

Making Meal Times Happy

Do you wish to have happier meal times with your toddler? Our dietitian will help you increase your knowledge and confidence in feeding your toddler at mealtimes.

In this informative session, you will hear ideas to help make mealtimes more pleasurable, while retaining all the nutrients your toddler needs.

When 10-11am Third Thursday of each month.
Where: Connect Health & Community 2A Gardeners Rd, Bentleigh East.

Cost: $5 per session
Contact: For more information, or to enrol, contact us on 9575 5322.


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