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SSC Newspaper : March 2014
22 Strathfield Scene MARCH 2014 COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD SENIORS WEEK NEED A JP? Justice of the peace services are available at Strathfield Library on Wednesdays, 11am-noon. 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. CARING FOR THE ELDERLY Older residents are encouraged to join a free, confidential police register so their health and safety can be monitored. Call Flemington Local Area Command on 9646 8691. CHINESE MIGRANT WELFARE ASSOCIATION This group provides playgroups, education, information and recreational services for the Chinese-speaking community. Call 9716 9612 or visit cmwa.org.au for more information. THE SMITH FAMILY INNER-WEST COMMU- NITY SETTLEMENT SCHEME This service provides assistance to migrants and refugees with settlement-related needs, including payment of electricity, gas and telephone bills. Call The Smith Family on 9715 3497. FRIENDSHIP GROUP Come along to a weekly friendship group at St Thomas Church Hall in Enfield, 11am-2pm Tuesday. Call Neil 9642 4564 or David 8214 8397. YOUTH GROUP Homebush Uniting Church holds 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. CHILD, ADOLESCENT AND FAMILY HEALTH This service provides social, emotional and physical support for families and kids, five to 18. The group offers doctors, nurses, social workers, physiotherapists, speech pathologists and more. Call 9378 1100 or visit slhd.nsw.gov.au/ FLEMINGTON POLICE CENTRE Contact the Flemington Local Area Command to report any crime on 9646 8699. 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 postnatal depression, emotional and psychological difficulties. Call 9399 6999 or visit karitane. com. au. PAINTING CLASSES Strathfield West Senior Citizens Club holds beginners’ painting classes on Mondays from 10am to noon 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 call Marlene on 9764 1037. 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 9744. 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 garden into more low-maintenance areas. Cost: $25 per day, plus tip fees. Call 9799 5099, email firstname.lastname@example.org. CHATTERBOX Learn English for everyday situations – this free class will help you shop, travel and make appointments with confidence. Fridays, 9 .30am to 11.30am, February 21 to May 23. High Street Community Library, 64 High Street, Strathfield. Cost: Free. LEARN ENGLISH CLASSES Classes cover conversation, grammar and vocabulary to help you gain valuable skills to assist with employment, education and more. To register you must be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or a humanitarian permanent resident. Tuesdays, 9am to 3pm, February 11 to June 24. Ironbark Room, Strathfield Library, 65 -67 Rochester Street, Homebush. Cost: Free. Live Life! SUNDAY MARCH 165 TWILIGHT CROQUET FOR SENIORS Your chance to try croquet at the Strathfield Croquet Club. Starts at 3:30pm. Cost: Free. 50 Redmyre Road, Strathfield. MONDAY MARCH 17 THE MEMORY VAN & INFORMATION STALL ON SERVICES FOR SENIORS Information to help you continue living independently at home. Informing you on subjects such as pain management, continence awareness and dementia. Starts at 10am. Cost: Free. Strathfield Square. SENIORS TENNIS The centre is centrally located near transport and offers a selection of synthetic, grass and hard surfaces for an enjoyable game of tennis with friends. Starts at 8am. Cost: $5. Strathfield Sports Centre, 4A Lyons Street, Strathfield. BINGO AT STRATHFIELD LIBRARY It’s time for bingo! Have some fun with the numbers game at Strathfield Library, where there will be lots of prizes to be won. Refreshments are provided. Starts at 10am. Cost: Free. 65-67 Rochester Street, Homebush. HWA TSANG BUDDHIST MONASTERY OPEN HOUSE The Monastery is associated with the Mahayana form of Chinese Buddhism, and houses monks in a modified traditional-style building. The monastery runs courses in Buddhism as well as educational programs. Starts at 10am. Cost: Free. 29 Mackenzie Street, Homebush. TUESDAY MARCH 18 SENIORS GOLF DAY AT STRATHFIELD GOLF COURSE Tree-lined fairways, astute bunker placement and the meandering waters of the Cooks River all make for an enjoyable day out for golfers of all standards. Starts at 10:30am. Cost: $10. 84 Centenary Drive, Strathfield. BUS VISIT TO AUBURN GALLIPOLI MOSQUE The Auburn Gallipoli Mosque is a traditional centre of the community – a place of prayer and gatherings. Departs from Strathfield Community Centre, 1B Bates Street, Homebush. COLUMBAN MISSION INSTITUTE OPEN HOUSE The institute’s work involves dialogue, education and building understanding across faiths and cultures about important areas to all people such as Christian- Muslim relations, peace, social justice and the environment. Starts at 10:30am. Cost: Free. 167 Albert Road, Strathfield. WEDNESDAY MARCH 19 SRI KATPHAGA TAMIL OPEN HOUSE Learn about the Hindu deity Ganesha who is patron of arts and sciences, and the deva of intellect and wisdom. Starts at 9am at the temple. Cost: Free. 123 The Crescent, Homebush. TWILIGHT MYSTERY BUS TOUR Enjoy a waterfront setting, fish and chips and ice- cream on this twilight adventure tour. Starts at 4pm. Cost: $5. Departs from Strathfield Town Hall. VARIETY CONCERT FEATURING THE GOLDEN GIRLS Showcasing the Golden Girls, the concert will also draw on local and Inner West performers including members of the Strathfield Musical Society. Light refreshments provided. Starts at 10am. Cost: $3. Strathfield Town Hall, Strathfield. THURSDAY MARCH 20 SENIORS CINEMA DAY AT LOCAL CINEMAS Sit back, relax and enjoy a movie at Burwood or Rhodes Cinema complexes. Times: According to screening schedule. Cost: $5, includes free morning tea. ORGAN RECITAL AT UNITING CHURCH Experience the beautiful tonal qualities of the organ with a recital of pieces from famous composers. Starts at 10:30am. Cost: Free. 13 Carrington Avenue, Strathfield. EDMUND RICE CENTRE OPEN HOUSE AFTERNOON TEA The Edmund Rice Centre is involved in projects about the causes of poverty and inequity in society. The centre also seeks to assist indigenous Australians, refugees and asylum seekers. Starts at 2pm. Cost: Free. 15 Henley Road, Homebush West. FRIDAY MARCH 21 SENIORS CYCLE AT BICENTENNIAL PARK Want to refresh your biking skills? Come along for an off-road ride in a safe environment, enjoy a coffee afterwards and hear about the Cooks River cycleway project. Starts at 10am. Cost: Free (bike/helmet hire available at cost). 8 Australia Avenue, Sydney Olympic Park. SENIORS DAY AT STRATHFIELD SUPERBOWL (TENPIN BOWLING) Enjoy a unique, fun experience at the state-of-art bowling facility in Strathfield. It’s not just about bowling, it’s about fun. Starts at 9:30am. Cost: $5. 546 Liverpool Road, Strathfield South. STRATHFIELD RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH OPEN HOUSE Visit and learn about the Russian Orthodox cathedral built for the Russian community in the early 1950s. See the bell tower and view the distinctive icons. Starts at 10am. Cost: Free. 3-5 Vernon Street, Strathfield. 2ND TWILIGHT MYSTERY BUS TOUR Enjoy a waterfront setting, fish and chips and ice- cream on this twilight adventure tour. Starts at 4pm. Cost: $5. Departs from Strathfield Town Hall. SATURDAY MARCH 22 STRATHFIELD MEN’S SHED OPEN DAY Come along to join the spirit of fun, teamwork and mateship at the local Men’s Shed. Hear about how you can do your own individual project or be part of a worthwhile community project. Starts at 10am. Cost: Free. 28 Pomeroy Street, Homebush. TAI CHI FOR SENIORS Tai chi challenges mind and body and has many health benefits including improved balance, range of movement and concentration. Tai chi classes are great for arthritis sufferers and core stability for preventing falls. Starts at 10am. Cost: $2. Strathfield Town Hall. For more information, please call Strathfield Council’s team leader, age and disability, on 9748 9999.