Caring for Carers program

We're offering an exciting new free program to those who care for someone with disability under the age of 65.

For more information, or if you are interested in attending, please call us on 9243 8888 or disability@mvcc.vic.gov.au

Limited respite assistance available to eligible participants, please contact 9243 8888 for more information.

Relax-ercising group

Try out our fun variety of exercise sessions for carers that increase overall health and wellbeing. 

Registration and medical consent form to be completed before attendance. Please bring an exercise mat and water bottle.

When: 6pm-7.30pm (tea and coffee 7pm-7.30pm)

Where: Kellaway Avenue Neighbourhood Centre, 5 Kellaway Avenue, Moonee Ponds

September

  • Thursday, 7: Pilates
  • Thursday, 14: Boxing
  • Thursday, 21: Strength training
  • Thursday, 28: Meditation and stress management

October

  • Thursday, 5: Yoga
  • Thursday, 12: Pilates
  • Thursday, 19: Boxing
  • Thursday, 26: Strength training

November

  • Thursday, 2: Meditation and stress management
  • Thursday, 9: Yoga
  • Thursday, 16: Pilates
  • Thursday, 23: Boxing
  • Thursday, 30: Strength Training

December

  • Thursday, 7: Meditation and stress management
  • Thursday, 14: Yoga
  • Thursday, 21: Mix up training

Stronger carers workshops

This workshop series is designed to support carers in building resilience and managing stress.

September

Carers get angry too

When: Tuesday, 12 September, 9.30am-11.30am

Where: Clocktower Centre Balcony Room, 750 Mt Alexander Rd, Moonee Ponds

Respite without tears

When: Wednesday, 27 September, 6.30pm- 8.30pm

Where: Kellaway Avenue Neighbourhood Centre, 5 Kellaway Ave, Moonee Ponds

October

Stress management

When: Tuesday, 10 October, 9.30am-11.30am

Where: Clocktower Centre Balcony Room, 750 Mt Alexander Rd, Moonee Ponds

Change loss and moving forward

When: Wednesday, 25 October, 6.30pm- 8.30pm

Where: Kellaway Ave Neighbourhood Centre, 5 Kellaway Ave, Moonee Ponds

November

Surviving carer stress

When: Tuesday, 14 November, 9.30am-11.30am

Where: Clocktower Centre Balcony Room, 750 Mt Alexander Rd, Moonee Ponds

Stress management 

When: Wednesday, 29 November, 6.30pm- 8.30pm

Where: Kellaway Ave Neighbourhood Centre, 5 Kellaway Ave, Moonee Ponds

December

Communicating with professionals

When: Tuesday, 12 December, 9.30am-11.30am

Where: Clocktower Centre Balcony Room, 750 Mt Alexander Rd, Moonee Ponds 

Carers Thank You event

To coincide with National Carers Week 2017, we’re hosting a dinner to recognise the valuable contribution of those who care for someone with disability under the age of 65 in Moonee Valley.

The event will have a range of exciting entertainment throughout the evening including an appearance from former AFL player, David Rhys-Jones and his wife Cheri, speaking about their personal experiences as carers.

Event details

When: Wednesday, 18 October, 6pm

Where: Ascot House, 50 Fenton Street, Ascot Vale

Cost: Free

To rsvp, please call 9243 1036 or email disability@mvcc.vic.gov.au by Friday, 29 September.

If you require respite support to attend this event please contact Council’s intake officer on 9243 8806.

Last updated: Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 10:45 PM