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Learning & Leisure Calendar 2016 www.3Bridges.org.au Phone 1300 327 434 Diploma of Community Services CHC52015 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health CHC43415 Certificate IV in Disability CHC43115 Certificate IV in Ageing Support CHC43015 Certificate III in Individual Support CHC33015 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES Professional development Parenting Leisure Carers Health and wellbeing 4 9 10 14 15 Technology Volunteering 16 18 SEE INSIDE FOR DETAILS WHY 3BRIDGES? As a 3Bridges student you will enjoy: High quality, up-to-date and relevant training Opportunities to update your knowledge, get fit, volunteer or spend time with like-minded people Access to our wide network of contacts and partners Learning from trainers who have direct experience in the community sector
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  • Learning & Leisure Calendar 2016

    www.3Bridges.org.auPhone 1300 327 434

    Diploma of Community ServicesCHC52015

    Certificate IV in Leisure and HealthCHC43415

    Certificate IV in DisabilityCHC43115

    Certificate IV in Ageing SupportCHC43015

    Certificate III in Individual SupportCHC33015

    PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES

    Professional development

    Parenting

    Leisure

    Carers

    Health and wellbeing

    4

    9

    10

    14

    15

    Technology

    Volunteering

    16

    18

    SEE INSIDE FOR DETAILS

    WHY 3BRIDGES?As a 3Bridges student you will enjoy:

    High quality, up-to-date and relevant training

    Opportunities to update your knowledge, get fit, volunteer or spend time with like-minded people

    Access to our wide network of contacts and partners

    Learning from trainers who have direct experience in the community sector

  • 2 Please phone 1300 3Bridges (1300 327 434) to learn more

    Find us on Facebook Facebook.com/3BridgesCommunity

    ABN 96 039 601 269 ACN 607 053 127

    3Bridges is a registered training organisation (RTO 41056)

    Your personal calendar of activities

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    BERNADETTE FRAWLEY

    MABLE TAN

    BRONWYN THORNTON

    CAROL LYNN

    3Bridges trainers come from within the industry, and have worked in our services for a number of years. That means you can be confident of learning from the best, and having the right people helping you to arrange suitable work placements if required for your chosen course.

    Call our team today on 1300 327 434 for more information and to enrol.

    CARSS PARK72 Carwar Avenue,Carss Park NSW 2221

    ARNCLIFFE1-2/35 Forest Road,Arncliffe NSW 2205

    KOGARAH27 Railway Lands (Parade)Kogarah NSW 2217

    PENSHURST23 St Georges Road,Penshurst NSW 2222

    MENAI34-40 Allison Crescent,Menai NSW 2234

    GYMEA COMMUNITY AID39 Gymea Bay Road,Gymea NSW 2227

    CAMPSIE2 Carrington SquareCampsie NSW 2194

    KOGARAH LIBRARYBelgrave StreetKogarah NSW 2217

    OUR LOCATIONS

    OTHER VENUES

    HURSTVILLE18 Treacy Street,Hurstville NSW 2220

    3Bridges can develop and deliver a training solution to meet your needs. Ring us on 1300 327 434 to discuss your organisational training needs.

    CUSTOMISED TRAININGPlease contact 3Bridges Community on 1300 327 434 or refer to the student handbook on our website at www.3Bridges.org.au.

    FOR FULL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

    3Bridges was established in 2014 after the merger of three long-standing community organisations in the St George and south-east Sydney region. Together we have more than 40 years experience in delivering services for everyone from young children and families, through to youth, seniors, and people living with a disability or early stage dementia, people from non-English speaking backgrounds, carers and volunteers.

    ABOUT US

    OUR TEAM

    , 02 8558 4023

  • 4 Please phone 1300 3Bridges (1300 327 434) to learn more

    PROFESSIONALDEVELOPMENT

    This workshop will look at processes and strategies that need to be in place in order to ensure the safety of workers and volunteers when they are visiting clients in their own homes.

    SAFE HOME VISITING

    Gymea Community Aid

    Carss Park Free for volunteers

    17 May, 9.30am-1pm

    18 February, 9.30am-1pm $50 for others

    Did you know that one in four people over the age of 65 will fall at least once during the next 12 months? This workshop will help you to maintain an independent lifestyle and reduce your risk of falling.

    FALLS INJURY PREVENTION

    Carss Park Free25 February, 10.30am-11.30am

    This workshop will explore the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP), the principles and purpose of the National Disability Standards, the role of enabling and independence in the NSW ageing population, the privacy and confidentiality that volunteers need to understand as well as service users (or clients) rights and responsibilities.

    COMMONWEALTH HOME SUPPORT PROGRAM, HOME CARE AND DISABILITY STANDARDS - WHAT VOLUNTEERS NEED TO KNOW

    Carss Park Free for volunteers24 February, 10am-1.30pm $50 for others

    This course will be delivered, assessed and statement of attainment issued by Training Beyond 2000 RTO no: 90323

    Carss Park $20016-17 March, 9am-4.30pm

    Menai25 February, 9am-5.30pm26 May, 9am-5.30pm

    $92

    This course will be delivered, assessed and statement of attainment issued by Australian Red Cross RTO no: 3605

    This course is in line with updated national standards and will give you the skills and knowledge required to provide first aid response, life support, and casualty management. Pre course work is required for Menai courses.

    PROVIDE FIRST AIDHLTAID003

    This workshop will examine the new definition of volunteering, modern volunteering and the various methods to boost motivation and self esteem in ourselves and others.

    VOLUNTEER FUNDAMENTALS

    29 June, 10am-3pm

    Carss Park Free

    Gymea Community Aid

    10 February, 10am-3pm9 February, 10am-3pm (Chinese)

    23 February, 10am-3pm, 02 8558 4023

    This workshop is for volunteers, carers and staff who are working with older people. Topics covered include: The physical and psychological aspects of ageing, understanding dementia and signs of abuse, strategies for working with elderly people and basic manual handling techniques.

    WORKING WITH THE ELDERLY

    2 June, 10am-3pm

    Carss Park Free for volunteers

    Gymea Community Aid

    16 February, 10am-3pm $50 for others

    5 April, 10am-3pm, 02 8558 4023

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    In this medicine management workshop, the speaker will discuss the importance of the Consumer Information Sheet, people who are entitled to a Home Medicine Review, the difference between generic and brand medicines, the importance of pill boxes and recording medicines.

    MEDICINE MANAGEMENT

    Carss Park Free25 February, 11.30am-12.30pm

    The Work Health Safety Act 2011 (WHS Act 2011) came into effect on 1 January 2012. This legislation takes into account modern work practices which focus on everyone being responsible for workplace safety under the law (including volunteers). This course will give you guidance on how to meet your obligations. We will also include information about volunteers in your services.

    WHS INFORMATION SESSIONS

    Carss Park3 March, 10am-1pm25 May, 10am-1pm

    $50

    This workshop provides an overview of Aboriginal history and culture, as well as culturally appropriate communication protocols and strategies to assist participants and organisations to more effectively assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in their work.

    ABORIGINAL CULTURAL APPRECIATION

    Carss Park $752 March, 9.30am-2pm

    Cultural competence examines Australias multicultural history and communities. Cultural competence facilitates a greater understanding and sympathetic framework of communication.

    CULTURAL COMPETENCE

    Carss Park

    Gymea Community Aid Free for volunteers

    26 May, 9.30am-1pm

    1 March, 9.30am-1pm $50 for others

    This new qualification supersedes the former Certificate III level courses in aged, disability and home and community care. This new qualification allows you to specialise in one of three areas (disability, aged care, or home and community care) by completing a specific set of units as part of the Individual Support course. If you are just starting a career in personal or community care or thinking of joining the industry, this is the course for you!Call us on 02 8558 4000 for course details

    CERTIFICATE III IN INDIVIDUAL SUPPORTCHC33015

    Campsie Full qualification $2500Monday or $250 per unit7 March-28 November, 9.30am-4.30pm

    Group discussion is very valuable and having the handbook to take home is useful.

    CULTURAL COMPETENCE

    I found it useful for myself and I can tell my kids as well.

    ABORIGINAL CULTURAL APPRECIATION TRAINING

    This course includes the skills and knowledge required for basic food safety practices, including personal hygiene, conduct when working in a food service environment, basic pest control requirements and basic food disposal requirements.

    FOLLOW BASIC FOOD SAFETY PRACTICES (CHINESE)

    Carss Park $751 March, 9.30am-2.30pm

    HLTFS207C

    . , 02 8558 4023

  • 6 Please phone 1300 3Bridges (1300 327 434) to learn more

    PROFESSIONALDEVELOPMENT

    This workshop will give supervisors and managers an understanding of the psychological and power factors at play when having that tough conversation with a co-worker. You will also learn to develop approaches and methods to manage yourself and the situation in ways that will create better relationships and better results.

    HARD TALKING: WHAT TO SAY AND HOW TO SAY IT WHEN THINGS ARE TOUGH

    Carss Park $15030 March, 9.30am-4.30pm

    This qualification reflects the role of team leaders and support workers who may supervise or provide frontline services and functions in aged services (residential, home or community-based environments). If you are or want to be a care worker, social support worker, provide respite, social, disability or personal care, then this is the qualification for you. Call us on 1300 327 434 for details.

    CERTIFICATE IV IN AGEING SUPPORTCHC43015

    Carss Park Full qualification $3000Tuesday fortnightly or by mixed-mode delivery8 March-25 October, 9.30am-4.30pm

    This qualification reflects the roles of community services, case management and social housing workers involved in managing, co-ordinating and/or delivering person-centred services to individuals, groups and communities. At this level, it is expected that workers will have specialised skills in community services and are usually providing direct support to individuals or teams. Workers may also have responsibility for the supervision of other workers and volunteers and/or case management; program coordination or the development of new business opportunities.

    DIPLOMA OF COMMUNITY SERVICESCHC52015

    Carss Park Call us for payment optionsTuesday fortnightly or by mixed-mode delivery15 March-1 November, 9.30am-4.30pm

    This course includes the skills and knowledge required for basic food safety practices including personal hygiene, conduct when working in a food service environment, basic pest control requirements and basic food disposal requirements.

    FOLLOW BASIC FOOD SAFETY PRACTICES

    Kogarah31 March, 9.30am-2.30pm11 May, 9.30am-2.30pm

    $75

    HLTFS207C

    For volunteers, staff and management to explore boundaries and duty of care issues generally and in relation to individual packaged care and the consumer directed care model.

    UNDERSTANDING PROFESSIONAL BOUNDARIES AND DUTY OF CARE

    Carss Park23 March, 9.30am-1pm

    Free for volunteers$50 for others

    , 02 8558 4023

    Gymea Community Aid2 June, 9.30am-1pm

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    Gymea Community Aid

    This workshop is suitable for people who would like to know how to assist people experiencing grief and loss.

    GRIEF AND LOSS

    Carss Park Free for volunteers31 March, 10am-1pm $70 for others

    5 May, 10am-1pm

    This course will examine the LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex) communities, social stigmas and legislation. Participants will gain an understanding of the lived experiences and specific needs of LGBTI seniors and look at LGBTI Inclusive Practice.This course has an online learning module to be completed before the course. Call us on 1300 327 434 for course details.

    LGBTI IN AGED CARE

    Carss Park $556 April, 9.30am-2.30pm

    This course explores the hazards in a workplace and how to manage risks. Topics covered include: Outline the WHS legal obligations of officers, workers and others, carry out an effective inspection of the workplace and recognise and understand the hazards that are there, use a risk management worksheet based on the Code of Practice How to Manage WHS risks to effectively assess the hazards they identify and determine how to eliminate or control the risk.

    WHS RISK ASSESSMENT

    Carss Park7 April, 10am-12pm

    $50

    FACILITATE SUPPORT RESPONSIVE TO THE SPECIFIC NATURE OF DEMENTIA

    All info was relevant and current and could be effectively implemented into my workplace.

    CHCAC416A

    The trainer made the course interesting. Everyone became involved.

    WHS RISK ASSESSMENT

    I will use the new skills learnt to assist with clients who have suffered a loss.

    GRIEF AND LOSS

    RECRUIT, INDUCT AND SUPPORT VOLUNTEERS

    This course covers the knowledge and skills required to develop and support volunteer workers in an agency.Please note: Assessment component required to be completed in students own time.

    Carss Park Training only: $15012 April, 9.30am-4.30pm Training and assessment: $300

    CHCVOL003

    8 June, 9.30am-4.30pm

    This course examines the knowledge and skills needed for keeping accurate and compliant client case notes that will survive an investigation.

    DOCUMENTATION AND REPORTING

    Carss Park $15028 April, 9.30am-4.30pm

    Carss Park Training only: $60013, 20, 27 April, 9.30am-4.30pm Training and assessment: $750

    CHCCM503C

    CHCCM504D CHCNET404B CHCORG428A CHCORG506E

    CASE MANAGEMENT SKILL SETDevelop, facilitate and monitor all aspects of case management.Promote high quality case management. Facilitate links with other services. Reflect on and improve own professional practice.Coordinate the work environment.

    Please note: Assessment component required to be completed in students own time.

  • 8 Please phone 1300 3Bridges (1300 327 434) to learn more

    PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

    This course is suitable for managers or those who have already undertaken the WHS Information Session and the WHS Risk Assessment. Topics include managing health and safety in the workplace, implementing health and safety risk management in the workplace, WHS performance review, workplace injury management and workers compensation.

    WHS RISK MANAGEMENT

    Carss Park $7523 June, 9.30am-4.30pm

    This course describes the skills and knowledge required for a worker to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others in work environments that involve caring directly for clients. It has a focus on maintaining safety of the worker, the people being supported and other community members.

    FOLLOW SAFE WORK PRACTICES FOR DIRECT CARE WORK

    Carss Park22 June, 10am-4pm

    $75

    HLTWHS002

    This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of community settings and clients homes who provide support in a way that leads to greater independence, self reliance and community participation for the client.

    CERTIFICATE IV IN DISABILITY

    Call us on 02 8558 4000 for course details

    CHC43115

    CERTIFICATE IV IN LEISURE AND HEALTH

    This qualification is for those who want to participate in the design, implementation and evaluation of leisure and health activities and programs for clients in one or more sectors, for example day centres, community organisations or residential care facilities.Call us on 02 8558 4000 for course details

    CHC43415

    This workshop explores the nature of hoarding and squalor and outlines case management strategies to effectively support people to address issues associated with hoarding.

    SQUALOR AND HOARDING

    Carss Park $759 June, 9.30am-4.30pm

    This course is for experienced volunteers, carers and staff who are working with older people and are of a Chinese background.

    WORKING WITH THE ELDERLY (CHINESE)

    Carss Park Free for volunteers30 June, 10am-3pm $50 for others, 02 8558 4023

    CHCAC416APrepare to plan support requirements for people impacted by dementia, plan support requirements, develop and implement strategies which minimise the impact of behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia, provide guidance and support workers and carers to implement plan and complete documentation. This unit of competency will be delivered, assessed and statement of attainment issued by Hammond Care RTO no 40451

    FACILITATE SUPPORT RESPONSIVE TO THE SPECIFIC NATURE OF DEMENTIA

    Carss Park5, 12, 19 May, 8.45am-3.30pm

    Free

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    ARNCLIFFE

    PARENTING

    MENAIFor parents of children aged two to twelve. This course explores childhood development, managing misbehaviour, and emotional coaching.

    1-2-3 MAGIC AND EMOTIONAL COACHING

    14, 21 March, 4 April, 6pm-8:30pmMonday $40

    A playgroup for young parents under 25. This group encourages individuals to meet other young parents in a positive social setting and provides play experiences for the children.

    SUPPORTED PLAYGROUP (UNDER-25s)

    10am-11.30amWednesday fortnightly Free

    Playgroup is an informal social group, where you can meet others in a relaxed and friendly environment. The adults stay to interact with other adults and to play with their children. For children aged two to five.

    PLAYGROUP

    Thursday $3 per session4 February-30 June, 10am-11.30am

    For more than 30 years the internationally-renowned Triple P Positive Parenting Program has given parents simple and practical strategies to help them manage their childrens behaviour, prevent problems, and build relationships.

    TRIPLE P

    Tuesday Free9 February-8 March, 10am-12pm

    KOGARAH LIBRARYFor more than 30 years the internationally-renowned Triple P Positive Parenting Program has given parents simple and practical strategies to help them manage their childrens behaviour, prevent problems, and build relationships.

    TRIPLE P

    Wednesday Free27 April-25 May, 10am-12pm

    3 March7 April, 6pm8pm (light meal provided)$60 per adult or $80 per coupleThursday

    26 May-30 June, 10am12 noon

    This six-week program for parents, run by trained facilitators, focuses on how to connect with a young person through emotional intelligence. It enhances awareness, education and skills to understand and work alongside teenagers in a cooperative, positive and effective way.

    TUNING INTO TEENSHURSTVILLE

    For parents of children aged two to twelve. This course explores childhood development, managing misbehaviour, and emotional coaching.

    1-2-3 MAGIC AND EMOTIONAL COACHING

    Monday $406, 20, 27 June, 10am-12.30pm

    PENSHURST

  • 10 Please phone 1300 3Bridges (1300 327 434) to learn more

    LEISUREARNCLIFFE

    Gentle and slow exercise movements that help improve flexibility, posture and mental alertness and achieve inner calm and clarity.

    TAI CHI

    Monday $10 per class, $5 concession1 February-27 June, 9am-10am

    Yoga is the practice of the body, mind and spirit. It helps keep the body strong and flexible and helps improve breathing, circulatory and digestive systems. The yoga teacher is a certified Vinyasa Teacher.

    ADULT YOGA

    3 February-29 June, 9.30am-10.30amWednesday $10 per class, $5 concession

    A social space open to men of all ages and abilities to get together and have a chat and learn new skills over a cup of tea.

    MENS SHED

    Monday, Wednesday and Friday $31 February-27 June, 10am-3pm

    Gentle cardiovascular exercise for anyone over 50 to build up their fitness.GENTLE EXERCISE CLASS FOR OVER-50s

    Friday $10 per class, $5 concession5 February-24 June, 9.30am-10.30am

    CARSS PARKStrengthens muscles, reduces arthritic pain and develops independence and flexibility.

    STRENGTHENING CLASSES FOR OVER-60s

    Friday $69 per nine-week term9am-10am or 10.05am-11.05am or 11.10am-12.10pm

    MENAI

    Wednesday13 January-6 April, 8am-9am

    An exercise class for active adults.GENTLE EXERCISE (CARDIO)

    11 January-4 April, 9am-10am$10Monday

    18 April-27 June, 9am-10am

    20 April-29 June, 8am-9am

    An exercise class for adults which includes mobility, strength and stretch.GENTLE EXERCISE (STRENGTH AND MOBILITY)

    $10Monday11 January-4 April, 10.05am-11.05am18 April-27 June, 10.05am-11.05am

    Qi Ghong is an integration of physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intentions.

    GENTLE EXERCISE

    25 January-4 April, 11.20am-12.20pm$10Monday

    18 April-27 June, 11.20am-12.20pm

    KOGARAH LIBRARY Strengthens muscles, reduces arthritic pain and develops independence

    and flexibility.

    DEVELOPING MINDFULNESS

    Wednesday $502-30 March, 12.30pm-2.30pm1-29 June, 10am-12pm

    Free JP service by appointment.JUSTICE OF THE PEACE

    Monday and Wednesday Free10.00am 2.00pm. Call us on 02 9503 9900 to book a time.

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    A beginners class that helps individuals work on movement and mobility, and helps with arthritis.

    TAI CHI FOR ARTHRITIS - BEGINNERS

    29 January-8 April, 9am-10am$10Friday

    29 April-1 June, 10.05am-11.05am

    An intermediate class with gentle and slow exercise movements that help improve flexibility, posture and mental alertness and achieve inner calm and clarity.

    TAI CHI - INTERMEDIATE

    29 January-8 April, 10.05am-11.05am$10Friday

    29 April-1 June, 10.05am-11.05am

    A class for those who use English as a second language and want to learn more to help in their everyday lives.

    ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE INTERMEDIATE

    2 February-5 April, 10am-12pm$3 per sessionTuesday

    26 April-28 June, 10am-12pm

    Free JP service by appointment.JUSTICE OF THE PEACE

    Monday Free9am-12pm. Call us on 1300 327 434 to book a time.

    A social group where you can relax, chat, have a cuppa and knit together.KNIT AND NATTER

    Tuesday $3 per session1pm-3pm

    A great social group for people who love walking. Make new friends and explore the local area.

    WALKING GROUP

    Tuesday and Thursday Free9.30am-10.30am

    Menai Community Markets provide an opportunity for community members to have a stall and sell products and also come together with friends and family to go on rides and see the entertainment.

    COMMUNITY MARKETS

    Saturday Free entry19 March, 9am-3pm19 November, 9am-3pm

    An informal group that meet twice a month to interact, get to know each other and decide on outings.

    OVER-50s SOCIAL GROUP

    Meeting Free for the meetingFirst Tuesday of the month

    Variable prices OutingThird Friday of the month

    Become an active volunteer and help this great group in removing graffiti in the area surrounding Parc Menai.

    GRAFFITI REMOVAL SQUAD

    Alternating Friday and Saturday FreeMornings

  • 12 Please phone 1300 3Bridges (1300 327 434) to learn more

    LEISURE

    PENSHURST

    Make friends and keep fit in your area. Meet locals by joining weekly/fortnightly walks. Free and suitable for people of all ages. Weekly twilight and fortnightly morning walks on Wednesdays.

    WALKING CLUB

    Wednesday fortnightly

    Wednesday weekly Free28 January-30 June, 6pm

    28 January-30 June, 8am

    Outdoor English conversation group to help migrants practise English and enjoy the great outdoors.

    WALK AND TALK

    Thursday $5 membership per year please organise own transport14 January-30 June, 9.15am

    Join our relax and unwind class and relieve your body and mind under the guidance of a qualified fitness instructor. Sessions include slow warm up stretches to develop flexibility, followed by relaxation and breathing exercises.

    STRENGTH, STRETCH & RELAX

    Thursdays $8 per session or $70 per term1pm-2pm

    MENAI

    You can volunteer with us and have your fines reduced, in partnership with State Debt Recovery.

    WORK DEVELOPMENT ORDERS

    Throughout the year FreeCall 02 9543 5115 for details

    This program supports students who are currently in year 6 through to year 9 who are struggling to keep up with school and have limited ability to engage a tutoring service due to financial constraints.

    CREATING EDUCATIONAL FOOTPRINTS - TUTORING

    After schoolAvailable during school terms Free

    3Bridges Menai runs various arts and craft programs throughout the school holidays.

    SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAMS

    Call 02 9543 5115 for details

    Introductory session to infant massage, involving the parent learning the basic techniques. The goal of the one-hour course is to ensure parents are objectively informed on safe and effective massage techniques and to enrich the bond between children and their families.

    INFANT MASSAGE

    Call 02 9543 5115 for details $10 per session

    Playing with food is about so much more than making a mess. It allows for sensory stimulation, getting used to food, and is a big part of learning to like new foods.

    PLAYING WITH FOOD

    Call 02 9543 5115 for details Free

    3Bridges Menai has recently constructed a community garden. We invite all of the community to participate and become involved and get gardening.

    COMMUNITY GARDEN

    Throughout the year Free10am-2pm

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    LEISURE

    PENSHURST

    Low impact exercise for seniors to help them stay active and healthy. All classes run by trained and qualified fitness instructors.

    GENTLE EXERCISE

    Tuesday and Friday $6 per session; from 29 April: $7 per session or $10 per week28 January-30 June, 10am-1.15pm

    Beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. This is a great way to make friends, improve communication skills and increase confidence.

    ENGLISH CLASSES

    Thursday and Friday $328 January-30 June, 9am-3.30pm

    Falls are a major cause of harm to older people. This seven-week falls prevention program focuses on improving strength and balance and reducing the risk of falls.

    STEPPING ON

    Monday, Wednesday Free15 February-6 June, 10am-12pm 02 8558 4023

    Is your glass half-empty or half-full? To enjoy life and cope with its many challenges we need to take care of our physical, mental and social health. We invite you to attend our seminar on positive thinking. The event will finish with a tai chi session an art embracing the mind, body and spirit.

    DAY OF HAPPINESS

    Wednesday $324 February, 10am-12pm 02 8558 4023

    Do you use government services like Centrelink, Medicare or Child Support and want to avoid queues or waiting on the phone? This session is for you! Topics include online options, tools to navigate your way around payments and services, lodging documents, and Express Plus apps.

    UNDERSTANDING MYGOV: ACCESSING GOVERNMENT SERVICES

    Wednesday Gold coin donation9 March, 10am-11:30am

    Social support outing group.BAYSIDERS

    WednesdaySocial support outing group.JOLLY TOURS

    Wednesday

    Social support outing group.BUSHIES

    WednesdaySocial support outing group.HAPPY TRAVELLERS

    Thursday

    A culturally and linguistically diverse group outings to places of interest.

    CALD GROUP

    Thursday

    Under-65s group for people livingwith an intellectual disability.

    SUNSHINE GROUP

    Thursday

    MONTHLY LEISURE GROUPS

    Call us on 1300 327 434 for details of our friendly social groups.

  • 14 Please phone 1300 3Bridges (1300 327 434) to learn more

    CARERSPENSHURST

    Feeling confident in your caring role while looking after your own health and wellbeing, is paramount when caring for a family member or friend.

    3Bridges offers a wide range of services and support, and gives you ways to link up with others who understand your circumstances.

    Many of our activities are free, while we aim to keep our fees for other services affordable and within your budget.

    Call our carer support team on 1300 327 434 for more information.

    Explore local walking tracks and cafs.CARERS WALK AND TALK

    Monday10.30am-12.30pm

    Transport provided to various locations.CARERS OUTINGS

    First Tuesday of the month10.30am-2.30pm

    STILL SHINING THROUGH

    Second Tuesday of the month10.30am-12.30pm

    A light-hearted approach to carer support.

    C.A.M. GROUP

    Fourth Tuesday of the month10.30am-12.30pm

    Carers anxiety management group.REACH UP

    First Wednesday of the month10.30am-12.30pm

    For all carers: managing depression.

    CARERS CIRCLE

    Third Wednesday of the month10.30am-12.30pm

    Supporting you on your carers journey.

    This quarterly forum provides opportunities to network with colleagues and share information on a broad range of topics including contemporary volunteer management issues.

    For more information or to attend the Volunteer Managers Forum please contact Volunteer Link on 1300 327 434 oremail [email protected]

    VOLUNTEER LINK -VOLUNTEERMANAGERSFORUMS

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    HEALTH AND WELLBEING

    CARSS PARK

    Over-65s social group.FRIENDSHIP CLUB

    Tuesday

    A social group for people with early stage dementia. BANKSIA GROUP

    Thursday

    To Menai Marketplace. MENAI SHOPPING SERVICE

    Friday fortnightly

    To Menai Marketplace. ARANA SHOPPING SERVICE

    Friday fortnightly

    Social outing group.HEALTHY SENIORS

    First Monday of the month

    Social outing group.SUTHERLAND SHIRE SOCIAL OUTING GROUP

    Fourth Tuesday of the month

    MENAI

    Over-90s social outing group.SPRING CHICKENS MORNING TEA GROUP

    Fourth Tuesday of the monthContact Hellen Ruz on 1300 327 434 for more information

    Over-90s social outing group.SUTHERLAND SHIRE SOCIAL SUPPORT SERVICE

    Fourth Tuesday of the monthContact Jenny Gibson on 1300 327 434 for more information

    Social support group. For people over 18 living with a disability.GET TOGETHER GROUP

    Every Monday except school holidays

    MENS GROUPFirst and third Tuesday of the month 11am - 1.30pm

    PENSHURST

    Social support outing group. For people over 18 living with a disability.OUT AND ABOUT GROUP

    Every Wednesday except school holidays

    Contact Brigitte Comberiati on 1300 327 434 for more information

    Shopping services to various locations.FORTNIGHTLY SHOPPING GROUPS

    Monday - Friday

    Chinese outing group to places of interest and shopping centres.FORTNIGHTLY OUTING GROUP

    Tuesday fortnightlyContact Anna Wu on 1300 327 434 for more information

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    ARNCLIFFE

    TECHNOLOGYThis class provides basic knowledge and skills on various programs such as Word, Excel, use of the internet and how to do searches. You will also learn how to set up email and download photos from phones to computers.

    BASIC COMPUTER AND INTERNET CLASSES

    1 February-27 June, 10.30am-12pmMonday $3

    What you need to know when setting up a computer or choosing a tablet.

    TECH SAVVY SENIORS INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS AND TABLETS

    Thursday $10 per session

    5 May, 10am-1:30pm-3pm18 February, 1:30pm-3pm

    What to look for to make sure you are safe online.

    TECH SAVVY SENIORS INTRO TO CYBER SAFETY: HOW TO STAY SAFE ONLINE

    Thursday $10 per session

    12 May, 1:30pm-3pm25 February, 1:30pm-3pm

    Three-week course for new iPad users or those considering using an iPad.INTRODUCTION TO IPAD

    Friday $10 per session

    11-25 March, 10:30am-12pm12-26 February, 10:30am-12pm

    CARSS PARK

    Search engines, searching, bookmarks and useful sites.

    TECH SAVVY SENIORS INTRODUCTION TO INTERNET

    Thursday $10 per session

    19 May, 1:30pm-3pm3 March, 1:30pm-3pm

    Sending, receiving and attachments.

    TECH SAVVY SENIORS INTRODUCTION TO EMAIL

    Thursday $10 per session

    26 May, 1:30pm-3pm10 March, 1:30pm-3pm

    Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest.

    TECH SAVVY SENIORS INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL MEDIA

    Thursday $10 per session

    2 June, 1:30pm-3pm17 March, 1:30pm-3pm

    Useful sites, the benefits of online purchasing and what to watch out for.

    TECH SAVVY SENIORS INTRODUCTION TO ONLINE SHOPPING AND BANKING

    Thursday $10 per session

    9 June, 1:30pm-3pm24 March, 1:30pm-3pm

    Three-week course for iPad users covering, iMovie, Pages, and Keynote.IPAD INTERMEDIATE

    Friday $10 per session13-27 June, 10:30am-12pm

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    CARSS PARK

    TECHNOLOGYAn eight-week program for over-50s teaching basic computer and internet skills including emails, internet security, basic word processing, sharing photos and more. Each session lasts 90 minutes.

    BASIC COMPUTER AND INTERNET CLASSES

    Call us on 1300 327 434 for detailsMonday - Friday Gold coin donation

    MENAI

    PENSHURST

    Four-week computer beginners class. Perfect for those who are new to computers and want to know about how to access the internet and operating the computer, most basic level.

    SENIORS COMPUTER COURSE

    Wednesday $10 per course

    16-30 March, 6 April, 9.30am-11.30am3-24 February, 9.30am-11.30am

    27 April, 4-18 May, 9.30am-11.30am8-29 June, 9.30am-11.30am

    Three-week course for new iPad users or those considering using an iPad.INTRODUCTION TO IPAD

    1pm-3pm $30Call us on 1300 327 434 for details

    An eight-week computer tutorial for people 50+ to learn basic operation, email, web browsing, etc.

    BROADBAND FOR SENIORS

    Tuesday and Friday $328 January-30 June, 10am-2pm, 02 8558 4023

    Three-week course for new iPad users or those considering using an iPad.INTRODUCTION TO IPAD

    Tuesday $10 per session16 February-1 March, 10am-11.30am

    Three-week course for new iPad users or those considering using an iPad.INTRODUCTION TO IPAD (CHINESE)

    Friday $10 per session19 February-4 March, 10am-11.30am, 02 8558 4023

    Do you use government services like Centrelink, Medicare or Child Support and want to avoid queues or waiting on the phone? This session is for you! Topics include online options, tools to navigate your way around payments and services, lodging documents, and Express Plus apps.

    UNDERSTANDING MYGOV: ACCESSING GOVERNMENT SERVICES

    Wednesday Gold coin donation9 March, 10am-11:30am

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    VOLUNTEERING

    This workshop will look at processes and strategies that need to be in place in order to ensure the safety of workers and volunteers when they are visiting clients in their own homes.

    SAFE HOME VISITING

    Gymea Community Aid

    Carss Park Free for volunteers

    17 May, 9.30am-1pm

    18 February, 9.30am-1pm $50 for others

    This workshop will explore the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP), the principles and purpose of the National Disability Standards, the role of enabling and independence in the NSW ageing population, the privacy and confidentiality that volunteers need to understand as well as the service users (or clients) rights and responsibilities.

    COMMONWEALTH HOME SUPPORT PROGRAM, HOME CARE AND DISABILITY STANDARDS - WHAT VOLUNTEERS NEED TO KNOW

    Carss Park Free for volunteers24 February, 10am-1.30pm $50 for others

    Did you know that one in four people over the age of 65 will fall at least once during the next 12 months? This workshop will help you to maintain an independent lifestyle and reduce your risk of falling.

    FALLS INJURY PREVENTION

    Carss Park Free25 February, 10.30am-11.30am

    In this medicine management workshop, the speaker will discuss the importance of the Consumer Information Sheet, people who are entitled to a Home Medicine Review, the difference between generic and brand medicines, the importance of pill boxes and recording medicines.

    MEDICINE MANAGEMENT

    Carss Park Free25 February, 11.30am-12.30pm

    This workshop will examine the new definition of volunteering, modern volunteering and the various methods to boost motivation and self esteem in ourselves and others.

    VOLUNTEER FUNDAMENTALS

    29 June, 10am-3pm

    Carss Park Free

    Gymea Community Aid

    10 February, 10am-3pm

    23 February, 10am-3pm, 02 8558 4023

    This workshop is for volunteers, carers and staff who are working with older people. Topics covered include: The physical and psychological aspects of ageing, understanding dementia and signs of abuse, strategies for working with elderly people and basic manual handling techniques.

    WORKING WITH THE ELDERLY

    2 June, 10am-3pm

    Carss Park Free for volunteers

    Gymea Community Aid

    16 February, 10am-3pm $50 for others

    5 April, 10am-3pm, 02 8558 4023

    9 February, 10am-3pm (Chinese)

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    Cultural competence examines Australias multicultural history and communities. Cultural competence facilitates a more understanding and sympathetic framework of communication.

    CULTURAL COMPETENCE

    Carss Park

    Gymea Community Aid Free for volunteers

    26 May, 9.30am-1pm

    1 March, 9.30am-1pm $50 for others

    Gymea Community Aid

    This workshop is suitable for people who would like to know how to assist people experiencing grief and loss.

    GRIEF AND LOSS

    Carss Park Free for volunteers31 March, 10am-1pm $70 for others

    5 May, 10am-1pm

    For volunteers, staff and management to explore boundaries and duty of care issues generally and in relation to individual packaged care and the consumer directed care model.

    UNDERSTANDING PROFESSIONAL BOUNDARIES AND DUTY OF CARE

    2 June, 9.30am-1pm

    Carss Park Free for volunteers23 March, 9.30am-1pm $50 for others

    , 02 8558 4023

    This workshop is for experienced volunteers, carers and staff who are working with older people and are of a Chinese background.

    WORKING WITH THE ELDERLY (CHINESE)

    Carss Park Free for volunteers30 June, 10am-3pm $50 for others, 02 8558 4023

    Volunteering with 3Bridges gives me a sense of purpose and I feel in a small way I am helping enrich the lives of the clients. Its very rewarding here and nice working with like-minded people who enjoy helping others. It feels like we all become an extended family.

    My friends feel I have become more confident and outgoing since becoming a volunteer.

    Gymea Community Aid

    3Bridges invites you to join our dedicated team of community volunteers or ask us how we can link you into volunteering opportunities with other community organisations across our region.

    Whether you want to make a difference in someone elses life, settle in to a new community, or gain valuable work and life experience, 3Bridges can help.

    To find out more CALL us on 1300 327 434 or EMAIL [email protected]

    YOUR VOLUNTEERING FUTURE STARTS HERE.

    BECOME A

    Giving back feels great!

    VOLUNTEER

  • Volunteer fundamentalsWorking with the elderlySafe home visitingProvide first aidFalls injury preventionMedicine managementCultural competenceAboriginal cultural appreciationWorkplace health and safetyFood safety practicesGrief and lossCase management skill setDementia Squalor and hoarding

    Tai Chi and yogaExercise classes and walking groupsEnglish as a second languageMens shedLearn Mandarin

    PlaygroupEmotional coachingTuning in to teens

    Social outingsSupport groupsManaging depression and anxiety

    Computer, Ipad and internet classCyber safetyBroadband for seniors

    V5

    Volunteer fundamentalsWorking with the elderlySafe home visitingCultural competenceUnderstanding boundaries and duty of care

    PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT LEISURE

    PARENTINGCARERS

    TECHNOLOGY

    VOLUNTEERING

    Social groups Shopping tripsMens group

    HEALTH AND WELLBEING

    SO WHY LEARN AND GROW WITH 3BRIDGES? Affordable, flexible learning options Trainers trusted for their knowledge and

    industry experience Opportunities to access practical

    placements Information tailored to your needs Quality resources and training materials

    WE OFFER Face-to-face and mixed-mode options

    to help you maintain a healthy work-life balance

    Venues that are close to transport or have free, easy parking nearby

    Friendly advisors to help you choose the program that is right for you

    In todays changing workplace, having the right skills and experience is essential.With 3Bridges as your training partner, youre bound to have the edge.

    Enrolling is simple. Call us on 1300 327 434 or email [email protected]

    , 02 8558 4023

    Find us on Facebook Facebook.com/3BridgesCommunity www.3Bridges.org.au

    3Bridges is a registered training organisation (RTO 41056)


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