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Isolated Thoughts 2020(2)

July 29 2020 I would like to thank everyone who contributed their articles for this information page, as I know for some it has not come easy for them to share. Another four or how many more weeks in lockdown is a dreadful thought for many. All those weeks being camped up inside will affect […]

Uplift & Connect

The City of Whittlesea has advised every one of a program for seniors, especially isolated seniors. It is called Uplift and Connect and they are offering it to all seniors in the City Of Whittlesea not only LEAP members. Carlie Aloi   I   Positive Ageing Team Support Officer Ageing Well City of Whittlesea T 03 9407 5913  I National Relay Service 133 […]

From 22nd July – wearing a mask is mandatory

People in Metro Melbourne & Mitchell Shire MUST wear a face covering when leaving home for 1 of the 4 permitted reasons, from 11.59 pm on Wednesday 22 July. However if you are able to start wearing one immediately, please do so. It doesn’t have to be a mask, it can be a scarf or […]

DPV health

Dear members, DPV Health are seeking your help to promote the COVID Testing Site in Mernda, Please follow the links below. You can share this information with the community you work with: Web page – https://www.dpvhealth.org.au/news-events/news-posts/covid-19-testing-blitz/?fbclid=IwAR0VDe43bfHdzJ7Io6zrHQ7gR5mWgzqbkmt5erh58hLpSnN5d92BDmLk25c Social media post – https://www.facebook.com/DPVHealth/photos/a.1883342811958311/2410751842550736/?type=3&theater DPV Health are conducting drive-through COVID-19 testing at Waterview Recreation Reserve, Waterview Drive, Mernda. Open today till […]

Isolated Thoughts 2020 (1)

16th July 2020 Isolated thoughts 2020 will be published every 2 weeks with a little help from the members. Send in your thoughts on what you are doing to be able to cope through these challenging times. Loneliness can be damaging to both our mental and physical health. Socially isolated people are less able to […]

Zoom meeting – 13th July morning tea

The first monthly Morning Tea online by Zoom was attended by 50 members. President, Glen Wall mentioned there are around 40 Zoom and other online courses and activities currently being run.  These include Choir with Ron and Silvana to 9 weekly sessions run by Kathy.  Some of Kathy’s sessions are regular classes whilst others are […]

July 13th WHITTLESEA U3A MORNING TEA

AN INVITATION TO WHITTLESEA U3A MORNING TEA. THIS IS OUR FIRST MORNING TEA BY ZOOM PLEASE JOIN US, HOPING TO SEE YOU THERE: JOIN FROM HOME AND CATCH UP WITH FRIENDS FOR A CHAT        TIME:       11:30 AM TO 12:30 PM       DATE:        MONDAY 13TH JULY 2020 LINK TO JOIN BY ZOOM                Please Click here               https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83604527363             Meeting […]

2nd wave

The Victorian Government has announced Stay at Home Directions for metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire from 11:59pm on Wednesday 8 July until 11.59pm on Wednesday 19 August. The area returning to Stage 3 ‘Stay at Home’ restrictions is comprised of 31 metropolitan Melbourne local government areas (LGA) and the Mitchell Shire LGA. For six weeks, […]

Updates to our challenging times -Announcement made: 3.00 pm, 20 June 2020

https://www.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-covid-19-restrictions-victoria Update on the easing of restrictions from 11:59pm on Sunday 21 June Based on advice from the Chief Health Officer, the Victorian Government has confirmed a number of changes will be made to the proposed easing of restrictions from 11:59pm on Sunday 21 June 2020. In line with the most up-to-date advice, the following […]

July news sheet

Due to the absence of the Monthly Morning Meetings, a regular newsletter, edited by Kathy Lizio will be issued on the web page.

Gerard Mansour, Commissioner for Senior Victorians

The Safe Exercise at Home website is a brilliant, free resource designed by a collaboration of Australian clinicians and physiotherapy researchers from 10 universities, institutes and health services to suit older people at all levels of fitness. The website is endorsed by Australian Physiotherapy Association and contains a combination for downloadable example exercise programs and videos to […]