Caring for carers

We recognise the enormous contribution carers make to the community. Across Australia, there are over 2.7 million carers who are providing support to a family member or friend.

We're offering a range of initiatives to support carers in their caring role. If you're caring for someone with disability, mental health, illness, or an older person with care needs, please register with us today.

For more information, or if you are interested in registering, please call us on 9243 1036 or email disability@mvcc.vic.gov.au.

Carers exercise program

We're offering a weekly exercise program for carers who care for someone with disability, mental health, illness or an older person with care needs.

Cost: Moonee Valley residents - gold coin donation; non-residents - $5

For more information, or if you are interested in attending, please call us on 9243 1036 or disability@mvcc.vic.gov.au

Limited respite assistance available to eligible participants.

Relax-ercising group 

Come along and meet other carers while increasing your overall health and wellbeing.

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

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

Bring: An exercise mat and water bottle 

October

  • Thursday, 4 October: Strength Training
  • Thursday, 11 October: Yoga
  • Thursday, 18 October: Carers Event
  • Thursday, 25 October: Yoga

November

  • Thursday, 1 November: Pilates
  • Thursday, 8 November: Pilates
  • Thursday, 15 November: Meditation 
  • Thursday, 22 November: Meditation 
  • Thursday, 29 November: Zumba

December

  • Thursday, 6 December: Zumba
  • Thursday, 13 December: Mix Up Training
  • Thursday, 20 December: Mix Up Training 

January

  • Please note: no classes throughout January

February

  • Thursday, 7 February: Strength Training
  • Thursday, 14 February: Strength Training
  • Thursday, 21 February: Yoga
  • Thursday, 28 February: Yoga

March

  • Thursday, 7 March: Pilates
  • Thursday, March: 14 Pilates
  • Thursday, March: 21 Meditation
  • Thursday, March: 28 Meditation

April

  • Thursday, 4 April: Zumba
  • Thursday, 11 April: Zumba
  • Thursday, 18 April: Strength Training
  • Thursday, 25 April: No class due to public holiday 

May

  • Thursday, 2 May: Strength Training
  • Thursday, 9 May: Yoga 
  • Thursday, 16 May: Yoga
  • Thursday, 23 May: Pilates
  • Thursday, 30 May: Pilates

June

  • Thursday, 6 June: Meditation
  • Thursday, 13 June: Meditation
  • Thursday, 20 June: Zumba
  • Thursday, 27 June: Zumba

Carers social club

Join us for a carers social club outing to relax, unwind and meet other carers in Moonee Valley.

This program occurs on a monthly basis and days/time vary to meet most carer needs.

Please contact us or register to receive updated outing information, call 9243 1036 or email disability@mvcc.vic.gov.au.

Carers Australia Victoria - Active Pathways program 

In partnership with Carers Victoria, we're holding monthly morning walks along the Maribyrnong River followed by morning tea at the Boathouse.

This is a chance to stretch your legs, meet new people and find out more about local support and services.

When: second Wednesday of each month - see dates list below, from 9am

Where: The Boathouse, 7 The Boulevard, Moonee Ponds

Eligibility: the walking group is open to carers currently registered with Carers Victoria Western Programs

RSVP: please call 1800 242 636 to register as a carer

Bring: depending on the weather, you may need to bring along sunscreen, water or a raincoat (or all three)

Dates

  • Wednesday, 12 September
  • Wednesday, 10 October
  • Wednesday, 14 November
  • Wednesday, 12 December

Carers video series – Who are carers?

Get to know some of the carers in Moonee Valley. 

 

 

Last updated: Thursday, 8 November 2018, 12:58 AM