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SSC Newspaper : October 2013
16 Strathfield Scene COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD COUNCIL SERVICES OSTEOPOROSIS INFORMATION SESSION Learn how to maintain healthy bones and prevent fractures at the Strathfield Community Centre on Monday 14 October from 11am to 12pm. For more information and to register, please contact council’s team leader, age and disability on 9748 9646. 2013 KOREA WEEK FLAG-RAISING CEREMONY Celebrate our relationship with Korea in a flagraising ceremony at the town square. The occasion marks Korea’s Foundation Day on Tuesday 15 October from 10.40am to 11.30am at Strathfield Square. RESUME-WRITING AND INTERVIEW TECHNIQUES Learn how to make your resume and interview stand out. Attend the four-day workshop to get a rundown on the whole job-seeking process –from resume to interview. Workshops run on 18, 19, 25 and 26 October from 9.30am to 4.30pm at High Street Community Library, 64 High Street, Strathfield. You must register to secure a spot. For more information or to enrol in this program, contact Strathfield Council on 9748 9999. TURNING INTO TEENS Learn how to talk to and understand your teen in a four-session parenting program. The program will run on Thursdays from 24 October to 14 November at 5pm to 8pm. For more information or to register, contact CAPS on 9716 7032. DANCE CLASSES – FOR ADULTS AND CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES Adults and children with disabilities can learn creative styles of dance including modern, jazz and contemporary. Classes are inclusive for people using mobility devices and wheelchairs. They run every Friday at the Dutton Centre on 40 Augusta Street, Strathfield. For children 12 years and under, classes run from 5pm to 6pm and cost $5. For 13 year olds and over, classes run from 5.30pm to 7pm and cost $10. For more information or to book, contact Jenny on 9790 5001 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. BUILD A LEGO MASTERPIECE Be an artist or a builder for an afternoon with this hands-on activity for the whole family to enjoy. Children are at the helm of the project. Boost your children’s creativity and watch them develop their teamwork skills. Runs on Saturday 26 October from 1pm-3pm and costs $3 a child at the Dutton Centre, 40 Augusta Street, Strathfield. www.strathfield.nsw.gov.au. LIBRARY SERVICES A home library service is available to residents unable to visit Strathfield Library due to disability. Volunteers deliver materials to residents fortnightly and a community bus service goes to the library on the first Wednesday of each month. Contact the Strathfield Library and Info Centre on 8762 0222. OTHER SERVICES BAREFOOT BOWLS Play barefoot bowls at Dooleys Regents Park, Church St, Lidcombe. It cost $10 per person or $5 with a booking. Call Dooleys on 9644 2384. YOUTH GROUP Homebush Uniting Church is holding a group for young people aged 10 to 16 on the first Friday of the month from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. Call Katy on 0419 449 590 for more information. FRIENDSHIP GROUP Come along to a weekly friendship group at St CHINESE MIGRANT WELFARE ASSOCIATION This group provides playgroups, education, information and recreational services for the Chinese-speaking community. Call 9716 0612 or visit cmwa.org.au for more information. TRY CROQUET Strathfield Croquet Club opens its lawns to new players on Saturdays from 1:30pm to 3:30pm. Call the club on 9736 3410 for more information. NEED A JP? Justice of the Peace services are available at the Strathfield Library on Wednesdays from 11am to noon and on the fourth Tuesday of the month from 5:30pm to 6:30pm. BABY BOUNCE Sessions with music, rhymes and songs for babies aged up to three years run at Strathfield Library every SOCCER, SIZZLE AND SMILE PAINTING CLASSES Strathfield West Senior Citizens’ Club holds beginners’ painting classes on Mondays from 10am to 12pm at Strathfield Community Centre. Free for members, or $10 to join. There’s a small cost for morning tea and a pick-up and drop-off service. For more information phone Marlene on 9764 1037. HELP WITH GARDENING Garden Aid is a non-profit project helping financially disadvantaged and socially isolated people who are frail or living with a disability to convert their gardens into more low-maintenance areas. Cost: $25 per day, plus tip fees. Phone 9799 5099, email email@example.com. au or visit iwna.com.au CO.AS.IT ITALIAN HEAD OFFICE Co.As.It includes advocacy, counselling, day care, social groups, community settlement services, bilingual lessons and drug and alcohol services for the Italian-speaking community. Call 9564 0744 or visit coasit.org.au. AUBURN HOSPITAL The closest public hospital for Strathfield residents. Services include obstetrics, maternity, physiotherapy, general surgery, day surgery and an emergency department. Call 8759 3000. CHILD, ADOLESCENT AND FAMILY HEALTH This service provides social, emotional and physical support for families and kids aged five to 18. The group offers doctors, nurses, social workers, physiotherapists, speech pathologists and more. Call 9378 1100 or visit swaahs.nsw.gov.au. OCTOBER 13: Put on your running shoes and best costumes. Soccer, sizzle and smile is hosting a round-robin soccer tournament with a fun twist. 16 teams, all dressed in different costumes, will compete in a knockout mini-soccer competition. But it’s not just a soccer tournament. Come down to Mason Park at Homebush from 10am to 3pm to enjoy a family fun day with jumping castles, face painting, food, drinks and a BBQ. Proceeds from the day will go to Beyond Blue, the national depression and anxiety initiative. www.soccersizzleandsmile.com. Thomas Church Hall in Enfield. The group meets from 11am to 2pm each Tuesday. Phone Neil on 9642 4564 or David on 8214 8397. CARING FOR THE ELDERLY Older residents are encouraged to join a free, confidential police register so their health and safety can be monitored. Phone Flemington Local Area Police Command on 9646 8691. Tuesday during term time from 10am to 10:30am and 11am to 11:30am. For information call 8762 0222. THE SMITH FAMILY INNER-WEST COMMUNITY SETTLEMENT SCHEME This service provides assistance to migrants and refugees with settlement-related needs, including payment of electricity, gas and telephone bills. Contact the Smith Family on 9715 3497. FLEMINGTON POLICE STATION Contact the Flemington Local Area Command to report crime on 9648 8699 or at police.nsw.gov.au. TRESILLIAN FAMILY AND BABY CARE Tresillian offers support and practical advice for families having trouble with infants and babies aged up to two. A 24-hour helpline offers advice. Call 9787 0855 or visit tresillian.net. KARITANE Karitane provides support and education for families with children aged under five. Programs are designed to aid post-natal depression, emotional and psychological difficulties. Call 9399 6999 or visit karitane.com.au. OCTOBER 2013 Homebush Homebush Community Bank® Branch is doing deals on home loans. Right now you can save 0.7%pa off the standard variable home loan rate when you borrow more than $250,000, or 0.5%pa if you borrow less. And with a home loan package you can get even better value, reduced fees and added fl exibility. Drop into our Branch at 27 Rochester Street, Homebush or phone 9764 6616 to fi nd out more. All loans are subject to Bendigo Bank’s normal lending criteria. Fees, charges, terms and conditions apply. Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited ABN 11 068 049 178 AFSL/Australian Credit Licence 237879. S41790F (186380_v1) (17/05/2013) www.bendigobank.com.au Homebush Community Bank® Branch banking