OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE LANGWARRIN MEN'S SHED
The official opening of the Langwarrin Men's Shed on Friday 24th July at the Shed and adjoining Langwarrin Hall was an exciting event. A snapshot of the day - Take a look
Our foyer, reception and bathroom renovations are now complete. Front door access is restored and the new welcoming look is fantastic.
You may already be aware that the Centre has been under new management for around a year now and part of the new vision for the Centre has been to promote friendly and supportive outreach to Langwarrin's community, other like organisations and the public in general.
Opening up our foyer area for a more welcoming entrance is symbolic of our desire toward realising that vision.
We would like to thank all of our clients and families for their patience for the duration of the works.
We also thank Frankston City Council, site manager Brendan O'Riley and all those involved in the renovations for their support, expertise and a job well done.
Please feel free to make any suggestions you think may assist us in reaching our goal - your feedback is always appreciated. Images here
SENIORS RIGHTS - ROYAL COMMISSION INTO FAMILY VIOLENCE
The Langwarrin Community Centre supports the submission and recommendations Seniors Rights Victoria made to the Royal Commission into Family Violence.
Elder abuse is vastly under-reported. The World Health Organisation estimates that up to 10 per cent of older people worldwide are affected.
The latest Seniors Rights Victoria data compiled by the National Ageing Research Institute shows that financial abuse and psychological/emotional abuse together are the most common forms of abuse reported by older Victorians.
92.3% of abuse is perpetrated by people related to the older person or in a de facto relationship. 66.8% of abuse is perpetrated by a child of the older person.
Please share the link below in support.
More information > http://seniorsrights.org.au/media-release-seniors-rights-v…/
ARTHRITIS AND OSTEOPOROSIS
When: July 21st and 28th Cuppa and Bikkie provided!
Community Speakers from Arthritis Victoria are coming to the Centre to present talks on Arthritis and Osteoporosis focusing on management, impact of living with the condition/s, prevalence of the conditions and Arthritis and Osteoporosis Victoria services that are available.
Anyone can get arthritis, including children and young people. In Australia nearly one in five people has arthritis. Many people think arthritis is a normal part of getting older. This is not true.
In fact two out of every three people with arthritis are between 15 and 60 years old. Arthritis can affect people from all backgrounds, ages and lifestyles.
Education and information is so important - we urge you to come to these sessions. It's Free to attend, just give us a call to register and come along. Ring reception on 9789 7653
When: Tuesday 21st July at 1.00 pm (for about an hour)
•An overview of Arthritis •Osteoarthritis •Rheumatoid arthritis
•Who can help you, and how you can help yourself
• Arthritis Victoria services
When: Tuesday 28th July at 11.00 am (for about an hour)
•An overview of Osteoporosis •Calcium and vitamin D
•Exercise •Falls and fractures •Who can help you, and how you can help yourself •Osteoporosis Victoria services
We hope to see you there.
More information about Arthritis and Osteoporosis at http://www.arthritisvic.org.au/Home
PYJAMA DAY - WAS AWESOME!
PYJAMA DAY was so much fun! and for such a great cause. The Centre along with contributions from our School Holiday Program children, their families and other good folk raised around $180 for the Pyjama Foundation in support of children in foster care. Thank you everyone. SNAPSHOT
We'd also like to thank our very own Pyjama Angels, LCCinc. Board members Barb and Wendy for being with us on the day.
If you'd like to find out about becoming a Pyjama Angel, go to http://www.thepyjamafoundation.com/about-pyjama-foundation/ to find out how.
We're continuing to collect over the next week or so-any donation is welcome.
Local business owner Deb Wilson of Langwarrin Design Line hair salon is joining us and holding a Pyjama Day on Friday July 17.
Why not call in and offer your support to Children in Foster Care. Gold coin donations to: Shop 2/52 Turner Road Langwarrin
CCMS NEWSLETTER - PARENTS
Please have a look at the CCMS June Newsletter for information regarding CCB (Child Care Benefit) end of financial year processing, changes to immunisation requirements - concientious objection, CCR information - Now is the only time of the year you can make changes (other than for exceptional circumstances) to how you receive CCR (Child Care Rebate). Changes can inclued i.e.: lump sum, pay to service etc.
Do take a look to see if there are any changes that may impact your family. CCMS Newsletter June 2015
SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM
Bookings are being taken now for the June/July holidays and places are filling fast - Book now to avoid disappointment.
Children from all schools welcome. You can download 2015 enrolment forms and view the activities program from our website here: http://www.langwarrincc.org.au/downloads or give us a call on 9789 7653 and book over the phone if your child has a current enrolment with us.
RENOVATIONS FROM 1ST OF JUNE
Hi everyone, yes we are renovating the Centre's main entrance/foyer, reception and more for around 6 weeks from the 1st of June. Access to the Centre will be changed for the duration.
Reception will be operating from the main hall for enquiries and general business and you will see directional posters on display to guide you.
We'll keep you informed throughout the process - keep a check on our Facebook. Please don't hesitate to speak to us for more information or if you have any concerns.
Thank you in advance for your understanding and patience while we work towards a bright new entrance.
MALE CARERS WITH YOUNG CHILDREN
What a great idea! Must be a few local 'Dad's on Duty' and little'ns who'd get a buzz out'a this. Whether you're a dad, granddad, brother, uncle or other caring for young children - you are welcome.
SENIORS RIGHTS VICTORIA
4th National Elder Abuse Conference
In Melbourne from the 23rd to the 25th February 2016 at the Pullman on the Park in Melbourne.
There is an excellent line-up of international and national speakers. With your contributions and presentations the conference will:
*showcase new knowledge to use in practice
*raise awareness more broadly of elder abuse
*influence system change
*strengthen our connections across sectors and states
As the ageing population grows and there is a greater focus on family violence, including elder abuse, this conference will be crucial to prevent and resolve elder abuse. New and experienced presenters are encouraged to submit abstracts. The conference will be highly interactive, inspirational and fun.
More info @ http://elderabuseconference.org.au/
LEARN TO MAKE PASTA FROM SCRATCH
Hilda and Laurie of Yarra Valley, first generation Italians are passionate about their recipes and would love to share them with you.
Authors of Wow! It’s Italian Gourmet Cook Book
Venue: Langwarrin Community Centre
Location: 2 Lang Road
Date: Thursday- Term 4, 2015 (postponed due to renovations - feel free to book ahead and we'll let you know the new date)
Time: 9.30am – 11.00am
Phone: 9789 7653 bookings essential
Cost: $42 (includes Gourmet Cook Book)
Welcoming Babies into Frankston City @ Langwarrin Community Centre on Tuesday was a wonderfully delightful event.
Mayor Sandra Mayer presented all of our newest little locals in attendance with welcoming certificates - it was truly an enjoyable, smile-filled occasion.
A few precious moments here to share. Click here for images
FREE DENTAL HEALTH CHECK-UPS LANGWARRIN
32 Pearls Dental Surgery is offering free dental health check-ups for the Community, so we thought it important to let you know.
Dental Health is vital and sometimes we wait longer than we should before going to the dentist. Here is a wonderful opportunity to take the whole family.
A sincerely 'good will', community support opportunity provided by 32 Pearls Dental in Langwarrin.
You will receive $10.00 off the cost of your first treatment if you mention the Langwarrin Community Centre
Other help available from 32 Pearls Dental:
• Discounted treatment for Pension and Healthcare card holders
• Gap-free billing with private health dental cover
• Bulk billing for eligible children accessing the Commonwealth Child Dental Benefits Schedule
What is The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS)?
The Commonwealth Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) is a dental benefits program for eligible children aged 2–17 years that provides up to $1,000 in benefits over two years to the child for basic dental services.
You can check here for more information and eligibility criteria
Book your free check-up now by contacting 32 Pearls Dental Langwarrin on 9776 7540
20 Union Road at the doctor's/medical complex
The 'Raisher Family Market' Day was hosted by Langwarrin local Kimberley Politis at the Langwarrin Community Centre yesterday, 27th April 2015 - Click to 'Take a peek at the day'.
A huge thank you to all who gave their support to make the fundraiser a great success. $1200.00 was raised on the day and a silent auction for additional items will be held via Facebook in due course-more info coming soon.
If you couldn't make it to the event yesterday you can still help Dani and her family by forwarding your contribution to 'Raisher Family Appeal' - Bsb: 633-000 Acct: 154549307
LEST WE FORGET
Children in our After School Care program from LPS, LPPS, St JUDES and WLDS primary schools all worked together to make a fitting fence display for Anzac Day last week.
The Anzac tradition - the ideals of courage, endurance and mateship that are still relevant for us today and so important to share with our children.
LANGWARRIN PRIMARY SCHOOL FETE
What a wonderful afternoon it was. Last week on Thursday everything was buzzing with lots to see and do at the Fete. A few frozen moments to enjoy
A GREAT PLACE TO BE
Together we are better
Langwarrin Township Committee held LANGWARRIN CELEBRATION DAY on 22nd March from 11.00 am to 2.00 pm (or a bit later ;) and wow, wasn't it fantastic. Many, many contributors made the day a very special one. Everyone's effort was truly appreciated by all who took part. Thank you one and all.Take a look at a snapshot of the day
Special thanks to the Langwarrin Township committee for their fabulous organisation of events - no easy task
Elisabeth Murdoch College for providing such a wonderful event platform
Langwarrin men's shed who BBQ'd well over 600 sausage-sizzle delights to feed the hungry hoards-Huge!
FREE COUNSELLING is coming to Langwarrin Community Centre every Monday starting 13th of April with Psychologist Heidi Smith. Sessions are bulk billed with a referral from a Doctor. Bulk billed means there is no fee as Medicare covers the cost. Heidi has over 18 years of experience working with children, teens and adults in a range of areas including:
Everyday issues, worries and difficulties
- Depression, anxiety and stress
- Abuse and trauma
- Parenting and complex childhood behaviours
- Pregnancy related issues
- Relationship issues and family breakdown
- Adolescence issues including bullying, sexuality, social difficulties
- Domestic violence and anger issues
- Loss and bereavement
- Adjustment issues and self-esteem
- Work place issues
Contact Heidi on 0433092201
to book a time
SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM
Bookings are being taken now for the Christmas/New Year holidays and places are filling fast - Book now to avoid disappointment.
School Holiday Care is also available for children commencing Prep in 2015 (conditions apply).
It was wonderful to be part of the Langwarrin White Ribbon Day on 25th November, 2014.
Great job to all who supported and participated in the event. Along with the Langwarrin Community Centre Inc., Langwarrin Township Committee & Langwarrin Men Shed, the day was a great success.
We were very impressed with the student representation from Elisabeth Murdoch College, who were all so actively involved, polite and well-mannered. Click for images
VCAL STUDENTS VOLUNTEER AT THE LANGWARRIN COMMUNITY CENTRE
Frankston Volunteer Resource Centre supports Youth Volunteering and on Tuesday 12th August an awesome team visited us at the Langwarrin Community Centre.
The team worked hard on a variety of jobs to support the work we do, assisting us with important periodical tasks that often challenge our busy schedules.
Thank you all very very much; Your efforts were greatly appreciated!
If you have any projects and you are a not-for-profit or community group that needs help and are happy to engage our youth in the Frankston region please get in touch @ http://www.frankstonvolunteer.org.au/
NATIONAL RECONCILIATION WEEK
27th MAY to 3rd JUNE 2014
Our NATIONAL RECONCILIATION WEEK celebration in recognition of the Boonwurrung people yesterday was wonderful. A very special thank you to Aunty Vicky for being with us and for unveiling our plaque in honour of the Boonwurrung people.
Also most welcome were Students and teachers from Yarrrabah, Queensland. It was fantastic to meet you! We hope to see you again during your next visit. Many thanks to each of you who attended - It was a memorable, enjoyable morning, made richer by your presence.
LANGWARRIN COMMUNITY GARDEN - SOUTH EAST WATER 'LOVE EVERY DROP' GRANT 3RD PLACE WINNER!
The Langwarrin Community Garden came 3rd for the South East Water - Love every drop grant and received an awesome box of goodies that will help us with our Garden, including $150.00 worth of Bunning's vouchers!!. Many thanks to all who voted!