Sunday, 17 April 2016

SENIORS FESTIVAL EVENTS


Seniors FESTIVAL events  
Community Junction Inc hosted and participated in a number of Seniors Festival events across Penrith.  Penrith City Council launched the event on the 1st April  at the Pop-Up Park  in Penrith. The Deputy Mayor, Clr Ross Fowler OAM along with the Member for Penrith, The Honourable Stuart Ayres MP, Fiona Scott MP –Member for Lindsay and Clr Jackie Greenow OAM officially welcomed the Re-Imagine Ageing Seniors Festival to our City.


 
Over at St Clair members from our St Clair Men’s Shed and members from St Marys Vietnam Veterans Affairs came along with their partner’s, to enjoy a very special morning tea and to show our appreciation for the contribution this group shows to others in the community.  They enjoyed an fun and interactive exercise demonstration by Donna our regular Gentle Exercise facilitator.

 
 
Erskine Park Neighbourhood Centre was a buzz with activity on Wednesday 6th April as it  celebrated its Annual Seniors Week event. This  year the emphasis was on  Re-Imaging  Ageing and we at Community Junction were  joined by residents, schools and 10 organisations/services that were able to provide  seniors with useful information. Living Beautifully got everyone off to a great start with  their laughing Yoga demonstration, which was contagious and put everyone in a good  mood. SydWest Multicultural Services gave a strength balance demonstration. There was also a special presentation made to the seniors of  homemade cookies by Erskine Park Children’s Centre to mark the event. The food on the day was catered by Erskine Park High School students and the entertainment was a mixture of James Erskine  Public, Erskine Park High School and the Nuba Mountains Association of NSW who together added colour and sparkle to the day. 
 




Over at Colyton the Seniors Living Well group hopped on the bus and headed to the Joan Sutherland Centre on Thursday 7th April to attend Penrith City Council’s annual Seniors Week concert. The concert was filled with breathtaking performances by Nepean Creative Performing Arts High School, The Diamond Divas and some local talent sourced from  Penrith itself.  After the show the Living Well group hopped back on the bus to grab some lunch at the St Marys RSL before heading home to end what had been nothing short of a great day!



 

Monday, 4 April 2016

MEETING MAMA LANA


Maureen, our Community Worker at North St Mary’s Neighbourhood Centre recently made contact with Mama Lana who is an Organisation that helps to feed the homeless in Penrith.

Lana and one of her assistants Kerri came out to meet with our Young Mums Group which takes place on a Friday morning at our North St Mary’s Centre.

The Mums introduced themselves to Lana sharing their dreams, hopes and concerns. Everyone shared a  meal with laughs and photos and everyone felt excited and appreciative of Lana’s kind words and offers of support.. Mission Australia and Anglicare who facilitate this group were also pleased and excited to develop this partnership as we are at Community Junction Inc.

Looking forward to what opportunities lies ahead for these Mums and bubs.