We're heading into 2024 in full swing at The Hub and we've got so much more going on for you in the coming weeks. Most of our classes and groups have recommenced and we're so happy to see everyone back. We've got a few more new classes and groups this year, as well as Measurement Days to track your health and wellbeing.
Our Be Confident sessions for the next six months are also available online and you can now register for them. You can find the sessions on the link below
Please note that we will be closed for Australia Day on Friday, January 26.
Classes Re - Commencing Next Week
Next week, Monique will return with our Pilates class on Wednesday at 1.00pm. Our Pilates class offers a gentle, low-impact exercise class that enhances joint mobility and strengthens your core. Pilates can offer numerous benefits for older people, such as improved flexibility and joint mobility as you strengthen and lengthen the muscles. Pilates focuses on the core muscles, including the abdominal, back, and pelvic muscles. Strengthening these core muscles can contribute to better stability, balance, and posture, reducing the risk of falls.
It can also help maintain joint mobility without placing excessive stress on them, as well as help with muscle atrophy.
If you haven't tried Pilates, give it a go this week. You can book on line by clicking on the following link
Our Art Class with Bella will also be returning next week. Participating in art classes can bring numerous benefits, addressing various aspects including stimulating cognitive functions, including memory and problem-solving, promoting mental sharpness.
Art can serve as a positive outlet for self-expression, as well as a sense of accomplishment when you finish your art.
Whether you are a beginner or someone who has already dabbled in the art, this is a great class to try our for the next year. You can register on the link below
Improving Acoustics and Better Audio Clarity
In addition to the curtain rails being installed throughout the hall, we also have an improved and upgraded audio system in place to facilitate better audio clarity. We have a number of headsets available that is connected to the instructor's microphone as well as the speakers. This will help you hear the speaker better, cancelling out simultaneous conversations or noise going around. These headsets also work with your hearing aid. The curtains and audio system will contribute to minimising sound transfer so that there is conducive environment for various activities within the hall.
If you would like a headset for any class or session we have please do not hesitate to ask us at reception.
Track Your Wellness Journey
This year, you will be able to see for yourself how participating in the Village Hub actually impacts on your wellbeing. We have created a range of measures, in collaboration with UWA and WA Centre for Health and Ageing, to track the impact of the Village Hub programme on your physical, cognitive and emotional wellbeing as well as overall quality of life. There will be four measurement days a year, with the first on 2 February, 11.30am.
We encourage you to take this opportunity to receive feedback and results on your health and well-being, allowing you to track your personal wellness journey over time. You will receive a measurement record card to track progress across four measurement days during the year. Assessments will include a timed up-and-go, 30-second chair stand, grip test, and a 4-stage balance test, along with four questions on your well-being and quality of life. The first measurement day is on February 2nd, starting from 11:30 am in the hall, with Kritika and Vicki guiding you through the process.
We have integrated the Seven Dimensions of Wellness from the International Council of Active Ageing into the Village Hub's program, covering Emotional, Intellectual, Physical, Vocational, Social, Spiritual, and Environmental aspects. These dimensions are now an integral part of everything we offer at The Hub and if you would like to see how you are doing cross these this is a great opportunity.
Please give us a call or have a chat to us if you want more information.
You can register on the link below.
Strength and Mobility
Our new Strength and Mobility class is up and running! Join Rebecca as she guides you through exercises tailored to enhance balance, build strength and increase flexibility. With a commitment to minimizing the risk of falls and alleviating pain, attendees experience not only physical benefits but also a supportive community atmosphere.
Class take place every Friday morning at 10.30am. This class is also available online on Zoom.
You can register for Strength and Mobility on the following link
Cards and Board Games with Faye
We've got a new social event starting next week. From Saturday the 27th of January, Faye will be hosting a fun-filled afternoon of card and board games in the library at The Hub.
The gaming sessions will run from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, offering a perfect opportunity for a casual meetup with friends and community members. We've got plenty of board games to choose from - whether you're a seasoned player or new to the world of card and board games, there's something for everyone.
For more information please contact Faye or give us a call at (08) 9361 2904
Be Connected - Using Apps to Get Around
Get ready for our first Be Connected session of 2024 happening next week! Join Vicki as she guides you through navigating your way on your phone. In this session, you can discover how your mobile device utilises location services to pinpoint its own location, and how various apps, including Google Maps, can assist you in navigating your surroundings.
She will also explore other helpful apps for planning outings and navigating unfamiliar places.
You will learn about rideshare apps like Uber and DIDI, and learn how to book taxis online. Additionally, you can also discover timetable and public transport apps that can assist you in navigating Perth's public transport system.
Don't miss out on this informative session taking place on Wednesday, January 24, at 11:15 am. Please register below.
Be Confident - Safe and Found WA
Safe & Found WA is an initiative introduced by Western Australia Police Force and Australia Medic Alert Foundation, supporting people living with dementia, autism or a cognitive impairment who might be at risk of becoming lost or reported as missing
Join this session on Wednesday, January 31 to learn how it works and how it could help you and those who are vulnerable around you.
Our Be Confident sessions are now also available on Zoom online.
Register on the link below:
Community Lunch this week, Tuesday 23 January will be Quiche and Salad followed by Apple Crumble and Ice-Cream.
Please register for Community Lunch on the link below:
Stay Connected and Active
Connect Victoria Park is committed to providing a supportive and engaging environment for our community. We offer a wide range of activities and programs designed to promote social connections, physical well-being, and lifelong learning. Don't miss out on our weekly classes!
See you in the week
Your Village Hub Team