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					       Neighbourhood Centre Project                               BM Talking Gazette                              Springwood Acoustic Club
Volunteers provide                                      Each week volunteers record a 90 minute audio           The Club meets the fourth Friday of the
    Community information & notice boards               cassette of local news from the Blue Mountains          month at 8.00pm, providing an
    Drop-in coffee lounge (daily newspapers)            Gazette, for residents throughout the Blue              opportunity for people to meet, perform,
    Photocopy / Fax services                            Mountains who are vision impaired and / or print        listen and enjoy musical and poetic
    Laminating / Binding services                       handicapped. This free service includes return          performances in the community.
    Client medical transports with volunteer drivers    postage via ‘Blind Post’.                                   Phone Mark 4721 4230
The Centre also provides                                         Phone 4751 3033                                    Email
    Community groups room hire
    Rest rooms (including for disabled persons)
    Baby change facilities                                   Community Visitors Scheme                              Tanderra OOSH Service
    Computer / Internet access                                                                                          (Out of School Hours Care)
    Meet’n’Eat Café – light lunch held weekly           CVS aims to improve the quality of life for isolated
    Wednesdays 12-1.30pm, enjoy a chat with other       nursing home residents by developing friendships with   TANDERRA provides
    diners, by donation                                 visiting volunteers.                                         Before and After School Care
    Knit & Yarn – knitting group meets Wednesday                                                                     Vacation Care
    fortnightly from 10am. Learn to knit or crochet.        Phone 4751 3033                                     for children ages 5 - 12 years.
    Phone 4751 3033                                                                                             Our caring and experienced staff organise
                                                                                                                    Structured programs
Community & Cultural Development                                 Kinship (Relative) Care                            Games and craft
The Community & Cultural Development                                                                                Excursions
Co-ordinator                                            A support group for carers who have the primary care        Free Time
    In consultation with the community, identifies      of another family member’s children.
    issues and needs, including those of cultural                                                                   Phone Suzanne 4751 5215
                                                        The group aims to provide support through sharing
    diverse groups, to develop programs to meet         experiences, information and resources and make
    these needs                                         new contacts with people who understand the change
    Actively seeks appropriate funding
    Advocates and promotes issues of social justice
                                                        in lifestyle.                                               Volunteer Home Visitors
    within the local and broader community                  Phone Robin 4751 3033
                                                            Email                       A HACC funded service to provide access,
    Works collaboratively with all levels of govern -
    ment & non-government services and groups                                                                   information and referrals to other services. We
    Provides educational, social, leisure, personal                                                             assist
                                                                                                                    Frail aged people
    development courses and workshops, eg
          FUNctional Fitness
                                                                One in Five Creative Arts                           Adults with disabilities
          Yoga class for Seniors                        A mental health creative and social initiative              Carers
          Tai Chi                                       supporting people in exhibiting, publishing and         who are NOT living in institutional care.
          Seniors Computer Classes                      performance including workshops.                        Trained volunteers provide Social Support in the
          Reflexology                                                                                           following ways
    Organises community celebrations, eg                    Phone Col & Patricia 4751 3789                          Friendly social home visits
    Seniors Week, NAIDOC week, International                Email                            Telephone contact
    Womens Day, etc                                                                                                 Reading
    Works in partnership with BM Food Service and                                                                   Writing / addressing mail
    Springwood Art Centre to provide ‘Healing
    Through Creativity’ – art & craft activities for
                                                                           Open Door                                Library Service
                                                                                                                    Accompanying and assistance with
    people recovering from mental illness. Meets        A weekly leisure group for men and women aged               personal shopping, paying bills.
    Wednesdays, fortnightly, 10am – 12.30pm. A          45 – 105, including games, videos and bus trips.        Volunteers are reimbursed for travel
    light lunch is provided.                            Meets Tuesdays 9.30 – 11.30am.                          expenses.
    Phone Lauren 4751 3033                                  Phone 4751 3033                                         Phone Liz 4751 3033
    Email                                                                                          Email              Feb 2010
        Volunteers needed                                  Calendar of Activities               SPRINGWOOD NEIGHBOURHOOD
Have you thought about volunteering?               Alcoholics Anonymous weekly
                                                                                                  CENTRE CO-OPERATIVE LTD
If you are interested in joining Springwood        FUNctional Fitness for Seniors weekly
Neighbourhood Centre Co-operative Ltd              Reiki fortnightly
as a volunteer in one of our Projects,             Save our Springwood monthly
please call in and see us.                         Senior Computer Class weekly
                                                   University of 3 Age various classes
Volunteers work includes                           Vision Impaired Support Group monthly
     BM Talking Gazette                            WIMLAH women’s outreach weekly
     Community Visitors                       Tuesday
     Computer Club Tutors                          Open Door weekly
     Fund Raising                                  Senior Computer Club fortnightly
                                                   Senior Computer Kiosk fortnightly
     Medical Transport Drivers                     Tax Help weekly, July – October
     Reception Desk                                                 rd
                                                   University of 3 Age various classes
     Volunteer Home Visitors                       Wires monthly
                                                   BM Sister City Committee monthly
                                                   Healing through Creativity fortnightly
                                                                                                      MISSION STATEMENT
   Rooms for Community Groups                      Knit & Yarn fortnightly
                                                   Meet & Eat weekly                          The Springwood Neighbourhood Centre
Two rooms are available for community group        Reflexology fortnightly                   Co-operative Ltd is a community managed
meetings. Bookings can be made for daytime,                         rd
                                                   University of 3 Age various classes         organisation providing assistance and
evening or weekends.                               Yoga for Seniors weekly
                                              Thursday                                        services to all persons living in the Blue
     Phone 4751 3033
                                                   BM Talking Gazette weekly                    Mountains Local Government Area
                                                   Tai Chi weekly                               between Valley Heights and Linden.
                                                   University of 3 Age various classes
                                                   Wise Employment weekly
                                              Friday                                          The Centre is committed to social justice
            Visiting Services                      Acoustic Club monthly                        in meeting the needs of all residents
Tax Help                                           Art Social Group weekly
                                                                                                  through the equitable provision of
ATO trained volunteers assist low income           Counselling Service weekly
earners (under $40,000*) complete their            Senior Computer Class weekly                assistance and services that recognise
Tax Return. *Conditions apply. No
                                                   TAFE Computer Class weekly
                                                                                                 cultural and language differences,
                                                   University of 3 Age various classes
charge. July – October.                       Saturday
                                                                                                    disability and economic need.
      Phone 4751 3033                              Bahai Community weekly
                                                   Fellowship of Australia Writers monthly
                                              *most groups only meet during school terms

    Donations over $2 to Springwood
 Neighbourhood Centre Co-operative Ltd                        108 Macquarie Road
           are tax deductible.                                    (PO Box 220)
                                                            Springwood NSW 2777
                                                                Phone 4751 3033
                                                                Fax    4751 6957                SNCC acknowledges the traditional
                                                                                                 owners of the land, the Darug &
                                                                                                     Gundungurra people.

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