Other shared Activities

Brimbank Bicycle Users Group, Brimbug

Weekly Rides, Mostly on recreational trails, easy to moderate distances, Thursdays 9:30 am start, and two Sunday rides per month.

http://www.brimbug.org.au

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Brimbank Croquet Club Cairnlea.

A sport for body and mind.

www.croquetvic.asn.au/clubpage.php?clubnameclicked=brimbank.

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Friends of Kororoit Creek

Come along to help beautify and restore the Kororoit Creek a major recreational water course through Brimbank.

http://www.fokc.org.au/

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Brimbank Multicultural Community Choir

Next term  starts on the 4th February. There are no fees for term one.  If you are interested in singing, come along and enjoy a range of songs for your own benefit or to sing in community events.  Rehearsals are at the St Albans Community Center (STACC) in Princess Sreet, St Albans. This is a brand new venue located near  Big Sams market, Phone no. 92494600 or email: stacc@brimbank.vic.gov.au

 

No need to audition, just come along and enjoy the fun. Numbers are down and we would love to extend our membership.  Our musical director is a very well know identity in the City of Brimbank.   Please, if you are thinking of a new hobby try it out. It is on Monday nights from 7pm to 9pm with a small tea break.  Love to see you there.

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Charter of Aged Care Rights | Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission

Elder Rights Advocacy (ERA) supports your right to quality care. ERA is the Victorian aged care advocacy specialist. There are similar organisations in every state and territory – we come together in a national network: the Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN).

Using an aged care advocate helps in the following ways:

1. corrects the imbalance of power between consumers and providers
2. enables older people to access aged care services smoothly
3. increases understanding of the costs and budgets of aged care services
4. ensures older people obtain best outcomes from service providers.

ERA works for the older person and are therefore able to push aged care providers quite strongly to improve the quality of care.

ERA services are free, confidential and independent of government and aged care providers. Our eligibility requirement is simple – the issue needs to relate to Commonwealth subsidised aged care.

ERA services include:

a. Information on aged care services 1800 700 600 https://elderrights.org.au/

b. Advocacy support to older people, their families and representatives in Victoria to:
1. access aged care
2. protect and assert their aged care rights
3. resolve problems with aged care providers
4. self-advocate or access an advocate’s support
5. live free of elder abuse.

c. Education sessions on the above to community organisations and to community groups
d. Community Visitors Scheme

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Seniors Festival Celebrations 

  • Members from Tai Chi, FiziLatin, Line and Circle Dancing, representing U3A Brimbank performed for our community at the Watergardens Shopping Centre main stage.
  • Some photos where taken on the day and are available on google drive using the link below.

Senior Festival Celebrations Photos

 

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Referendum 2023

  •     Australia voted No

For additional information about the vote please go to the tally room resilts page for a breakdown of the voting result.

https://tallyroom.aec.gov.au/ReferendumNationalResults-29581.htm

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Australian Human Rights Commision Discussion.

The Australian Human Rights Commission is joining with U3A Maribyrnong to facilitate a relaxed conversation that will look at the assumptions and stereotypes that are commonly made about ageing and older adults. We’ll cover a few common myths and there will be plenty of time for group discussion and sharing ideas.

The discussion is on Thursday 23 November from 10-11am, and will be held at the Yarraville Community Centre, 59 Francis Street, Yarraville. Your members are most welcome to join us – please see our courses for details – www.u3amaribyrnong.org.au . A flyer is attached if you would like to promote it through your newsletters and websites. Check the link to the flyer.

myth busting older persons

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Annual General Meeting 2024

It is confirmed that the new details of the AGM are 7th May 2024 (Tuesday) between 10am and 12pm at Westvale Community Centre, 45 Kings Rd St Albans Vic 3021, in Room 2 and 3.

For further information use this link    AGM information