Courses planned for  2019

Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement

Presented by Grace Chapman

Discovery. Recovery. Renewal. Feldenkrais is gentle, slow explorative movements that make the brain more intelligent in sensing your habits in movement and thinking; regardless of your condition’s complexity, physical/emotional severity or duration. Many of the physical limitations that are wrongly attributed to age are a result of lack of use, habits, and self-protective muscle patterns. Habits can change at any age through a gradual process of retraining basic movements. Balance, flexibility, posture, gait and fluidity of movement can all be improved, so too your capacity to concentrate and communicate. Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement lessons are specifically designed to help people keep mentally and physically flexible at any age. The method is also very well suited to assisting elite athletes and musicians improve performance.

Grace Chapman is a certified Feldenkrais Practitioner & is a member of the Australian Feldenkrais Guild.

Bring a comfy mat or thin camp mattress & towel. Wear soft comfy shirt & pants. (Avoid buttons, zips, belts). Please remove jewellery for the lesson.
8 lessons free to U3A members. These classes will be held in the Second Semester, dates yet to be confirmed. Expressions of interest by enrolling would be helpfulThursdays, 10.30am - 11.30am commencing in 2nd SemesterUniting Church
Mary Street

Digital Wellness

Presented by Elizabeth Blooms

This class is currently full, but a waitlist will be kept. Please click on enrol if you wish to be added to the waitlist
Digital Wellness - presented by Elizabeth Blooms from Integrated Living

The Digital Wellness Program will support you to use technology to maintain and improve your quality of life and wellbeing.

These classes are fully funded for those who are registered with My Aged Care. If you are not registered with My Aged Care, Elizabeth can arrange for an application and assessment for you. An iPad or Tablet can be provided for use during the course for those who don't own one that they can bring along. 
Wednesday 13th February 2019 then weekly until 24th April, 1pm-3pmGlyn Davies Room, Atherton Community Centre, 42 Mabel Street, AthertonEnrol

Preparation for Ageing

Presented by Symone D'Avis

Symone will talk about some of the following:  Enduring Power of Attorney / Advanced Health Directives / Guardianship/Administration / Elder Abuse /
Scams / Processes of accessing Home Care / Processes to get into Residential Care / Centrelink documents required for Home and Residential Care.  She will also answer any questions you may have relating to the above.
Symone is a social worker with Cairns Community Legal Centre Inc.2pm Friday 8th February 2019Glyn Davies Room, Atherton Community Centre, 42 Mabel Street, AthertonEnrol

Nutrition for Better Health

Presented by Emma Fehring & Jesse from Fig Tree Health

Emma is the Community Health and Wellbeing Officer with TRC and Jessee is a Nutrionist from Fig Tree Health.
Come along and learn about healthy eating habits as we are ageing.
Also about reading food labels and how to avoid unhealthy marketing ‘spin’ on products. Recipe cards will be supplied along with other resourced. Any questions you have will be answered.
10.30am Wednesday, 17th AprilGlyn Davies Room, Atherton Community Centre, 42 Mabel Street, AthertonEnrol

Tips and Tricks for Home and Residential Care

Presented by Symone D'Avis

Symone is a Social Worker from Cairns Community Legal Centre and her role includes Community Education.
Symone’s passion is “older person’s rights and their right to choose!!! She has already presented one excellent talk to U3AAT and has agreed to return to present Part 2 of Preparation for Ageing.
Symone’s presentation will include up to the minute information on:
Home Care/Aged Care Residential/Centrelink support etc. Will also include information about recognising and avoiding phone and email Scams.
10.30am Wednesday,
8th May
Glyn Davies Room, Atherton Community Centre, 42 Mabel Street, AthertonEnrol
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