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Nedlands Affinity Club – Positive Ageing

The positive ageing program offers health-enhancing activities that are stimulating and encourage community engagement at a nominal cost. Most activities are held at Nedlands Community Care, 97 Waratah Ave, Dalkeith, or in the Dalkeith Hall.  For enquiries, contact NCC on 9386 6170 or email positiveageing@nedlands.wa.gov.au.

The Nedlands Affinity Club was formed as part of the positive ageing program. Membership is $25 per financial year, which entitles you to membership discounts. If paying by cheque, please make it payable to the City of Nedlands.   

Click here to read the Summer 2017/2018 Affinity Club Newsletter.


Weekly activities: Tuesdays

Waratah Walkers: a Heart Foundation walking group

Waratah Walkers

In May 2017, the Waratah Walkers celebrated eight years of walking as a group! The walk is for one hour and a different route is chosen each week (about 4-5km)

Tuesdays - meet at Dalkeith Hall, 99 Waratah Ave, Dalkeith

7.30 am start from December – April (summer)
8am start from April – December (winter)

Wear walking shoes, and a hat during summer. Also bring a water bottle. This is a free activity.


Pilates for Seniors

 Pilates

Tuesdays, 9am to 10am, Dalkeith Hall

Pilates focuses on building strength, improving flexibility and agility and helping to prevent injury. It helps to develop awareness in functional movement and releasing muscular tension to enhance overall wellbeing.

Cost: Affinity Club members $10, non-members $13                                                                                                              


Table tennis for seniors

Table Tennis

Have a go! The best way to stay healthy is to keep moving. All levels of players are invited to join for fun, friendship and fitness.

Tuesdays 10 am - 12 pm during the summer months.

Tuesday 10.30 am - 1 pm from April to December.

99 Waratah Avenue, Dalkeith.

$2 Affinity Club members

$4 Non-members   


Weekly activities: Wednesdays

Zumba Gold

Zumba

Wednesdays, 9.30am to 10.30am, Dalkeith Hall

An exercise routine for seniors that provides benefits from the joy of dancing at a pace suitable for all levels of fitness.

Cost: Affinity Club members $7, non-members $10


Line dancing

Line Dancing

Wednesdays, 1.30pm to 2.30pm Dalkeith Hall

No partner required! Line dancing is a fun way to socialise while exercising, improving your coordinaton and having fun! It is a gentle exercise without the stress of a full-on line dance class. The music is a bit slower and, therefore, the dance sequences are shorter and easier to remember. Meet like-minded people while having fun!

Instructor: Geoff Tuke

Cost: Affinity Club members $7, non-members $10

Dalkeith Hall, 99 Waratah Avenue, Dalkeith. To register your interest, call NCC on 9386 6170 or email positiveageingnedlands.wa.gov.au.


Weekly activities: Thursdays

Yoga for seniors

Yoga for seniors

Thursday 8.30 am to 9.30 am at Dalkeith Hall

  • Gentle stretching and postures to improve balance, strength and flexibility.
  • Breathing to improve lung and heart function.
  • Relaxation and meditation to reduce stress.

Cost: Affinity Club members $7, non-members $10


Computer support classes 

Computer Support Classes

Thursday, 10 am to 12 noon, Nedlands Community Care, 97 Waratah Ave, Dalkeith

Keep up with our ever-changing world. Learn skills that interest you in an empathetic, friendly environment at your own pace. If you have an iPad, iPhone or laptop you are encouraged to bring it with you to learn on.
Cost: Affinity Club members $7, non-members $10


Mahjong

Mahjong

Thursday 1 pm to 3.30 pm, Nedlands Community Care, 97 Waratah Ave, Dalkeith

  • Exercise the brain
  • Improve cognitive skills
  • Players of all levels welcome

Cost: Affinity Club members $3.50, non-members $5           


Monthly activities

Monthly Monday Movie Club

Monthly Monday Movie Club

The Monday Movie Club meets in the foyer of the Windsor Cinema on Stirling Highway on the third Monday morning of the month. After the movie, those that wish to go for lunch and discuss the movie meet at Martineau's French Patisserie in the Captain Stirling Shopping Arcade. This is a great way to get out and make new friends.

Every three months, we meet in the afternoon to see a movie and follow it up with a curry at the Maharaja Indian Restaurant, next door to the Windsor Cinema. Affinity Club members are invited to go into a draw for a free movie pass. For more information, check our calendar or call NCC on 9386 6170. 


Good Company Group

A support friendship group for seniors. Meets second Tuesday of the month, 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm. We have various topics and guest speakers. Afternoon tea is also served. 

The Affinity Club Good Company will have monthly presentations at Waratah Avenue.

Please see the Affiinity calendar for details.

Cost: $5 for Affinity Club members, $7 for non-members.

Please call NCC on 9386 6170 for bookings or more information. 


Nedlands Laughter Club                 

Meet up at Dalkeith Hall on the second Wednesday of the month from 10.30 am to 11.30 am.

Laughter is the best medicine to reduce stress and tension. It provides cardiovascular exercise, increases oxygen to the brain, releases endorphins (which help us to feel good), strengthens the immune system, lowers blood pressure and produces a feeling of relaxation and wellbeing.

Cost: Affinity Club members $3, non-members $4 


What our members said about the Affinity Club in 2016     

The 2016 Customer Satisfaction Survey was undertaken to gain an understanding on the level of satisfaction with the services and programs provided, and to receive suggestions for new activities for 2017.

There were 11 questions asked about the club, how it promotes itself, how it enhances wellbeing and engages seniors within the community. Questions also solicited what members liked about the club and where improvements could be made. There were suggestions for new activities and whether you would recommend the club to your friends.

There was an overwhelming positive response to the survey and thank you to those who participated. A selection of the results is provided below.

From the responses received, it was great to see that our members liked the programs offered, the club membership, the meeting place (and the afternoon tea!) and City of Nedlands support team. Thank you. Our members liked the opportunity to participate and learn from the variety of activities and events being offered by the club. Guest speakers were also popular, along with learning about modern equipment, and having activities with a physical and mental challenge for everyone.

Feeling part of a group and having friendly companionship was also important, as many strong friendships have developed.

Members felt the Affinity Club was a valuable asset to the wellbeing of seniors, giving a true sense of community and belonging.  


We want you! 

Come and join in the fun. We also organise social events during the year such as Christmas in July, Singing the musicals, excursions, etc. If you would like to learn more about the Nedlands Affinity Club, come and meet us. You are welcome to try any of our activities on any day. We look forward to seeing you in our club.

Marita Gardener, Positive Ageing officer, email positiveageing@nedlands.wa.gov.au        

 

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