Activities Jan – March 2021

by Alison Dunn

For adults

If you are currently a participant at Participate Australia please contact your Support Facilitator for help with bookings or use the email below. If you are not currently a participant at Participate Australia please call us on 02 9799 4333 or email enquiries@participateaustralia.com.au.


Monday

Baking
Baking items
  • Time: 3.30 pm to 6 pm
  • 12 weeks every Monday from 4 Jan to 22 Mar 2021 (except public holidays)
  • Where : Participate Australia, 113 Edwin Street North, Croydon
  • To book, email bookings@participateaustralia.com.au
  • Activity fee: $10

Learn to bake basic recipes that will enhance your independent living skills. You can even bring along your own recipe to share with the group and then bake it together the following week.

Transport Card
Travel Training
  • Time: 3.30 pm to 6 pm
  • 12 weeks every Monday from 4 Jan to 22 Mar 2021 (except public holidays)
  • Where : Community access
  • Meeting place : Participate Australia 113 Edwin St North, Croydon
  • To book, email bookings@participateaustralia.com.au
  • Activity fee: $5

Learn everything about catching public transport, this includes how to top an opal card, how to navigate a transport app, travel safety, how to use the web for transport times and much more. Then practice these skills in the community.


Tuesday

Drawing equipment
Sketching & Design Club
  • Time: 3.30 pm to 6 pm
  • 12 weeks every Tuesday from 5 Jan to 23 Mar 2021 (except public holidays)
  • Where : Participate Australia 113 Edwin St North, Croydon
  • To book, email bookings@participateaustralia.com.au
  • Activity fee: $5

Use inspiration from your daily life to sketch and draw your own masterpiece. We will work as a group on creating a piece of collaborative art.

Woman swimming
Swimming
  • Time: 4 pm to 6 pm
  • 12 weeks every Tuesday from 5 Jan to 23 Mar 2021 (except public holidays)
  • Meeting place : Participate Australia 113 Edwin St North, Croydon
  • Community based
  • To book, email bookings@participateaustralia.com.au
  • Activity fee: $8.70 OR $70.50 for a 10 visit swim pass

Enjoy the health benefits of a swim. Please note this is not a class, it is a recreational swim where you can play water games or do laps at your own pace.

Question marks post its
Trivia
  • Time: 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Every Tuesday from 5 Jan to 23 Mar 2021 (except public holidays)
  • Meeting place : Participate Australia 113 Edwin St North, Croydon
  • Community based
  • To book, email bookings@participateaustralia.com.au
  • Activity Fee: $5

Visit a different pub weekly and participate in their trivia night.


Wednesday

Tech items
Tech Lovers
  • Time: 3.30 pm to 6 pm
  • 12 weeks every Wednesday from 6 Jan to 24 Mar 2021
  • Where : Participate Australia 113 Edwin St North, Croydon
  • To book, email bookings@participateaustralia.com.au
  • Activity fee: $5

Interactive sessions that explore different computer skills that are particularly relevant during these times. Topics range from using Microsoft office, how to use video chats, internet safety and social media, receiving and managing emails, maps and trip planning and more.

Sports equipment
Sports Club
  • Time: 3.30 pm to 6 pm
  • 12 weeks every Wednesday from 6 Jan to 24 Mar 2021
  • Meeting place : Participate Australia 113 Edwin St North, Croydon
  • Community based
  • To book, email bookings@participateaustralia.com.au
  • Activity Fee: $5

Spend the afternoon outdoors participating in a different sport each week, such as Basketball, Football, Frisbee, Tennis and more. We will either be utilizing public transport or walking to the venues if they are in proximity.


Thursday

Books
Book Club
  • Time: 3.30 pm to 6 pm
  • 12 weeks every Thursday from 7 Jan to 25 Mar 2021
  • Where : Participate Australia: 113 Edwin St North, Croydon
  • Community based
  • To book, email bookings@participateaustralia.com.au
  • Activity fee: $10

Meet on a weekly basis for a casual opportunity to hang out, socialise, read a book together and discuss your thoughts and feelings towards it. During some sessions we may be travelling to the local library so please bring your Opal card.

shopping basket
Shopping Skills
  • Time: 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm
  • 12 weeks every Thursday from 7 Jan to 25 Mar 2021
  • Where : Participate Australia: 113 Edwin St North, Croydon
  • Community based
  • To book, email bookings@participateaustralia.com.au
  • Activity fee : $5

This activity works hand in hand with the 5:30pm Thursday cooking skills class however can be attended on its own if you prefer. There will be a theory element where we learn about important skills to remember when shopping and then go to the local shops and purchase ingredients for the afternoon’s cooking class.

Cooking
Cooking skills
  • Time: 5:30 pm to 8pm
  • 12 weeks every Thursday from 7 Jan to 25 Mar 2021
  • Where : Participate Australia: 113 Edwin St North, Croydon
  • To book, email bookings@participateaustralia.com.au
  • Activity fee: $10 if you are joining cooking skills only, $5 if you are continuing from shopping skills

Work on your kitchen skills that will focus on building your independent living skills. If you really want to learn how to cook a particular dish you can even bring in your own recipe for the group to cook the following week.


Friday

Lawn Bowls
Lawn Bowls
  • Time: 3.30 pm to 6 pm
  • 12 weeks every Friday from 8 Jan to 26 Mar 2021
  • Meet at : Participate Australia: 113 Edwin St North, Croydon
  • Community based
  • To book, email bookings@participateaustralia.com.au
  • Activity fee: $10

Participate in a little friendly competition when you take on your peers for a game of lawn bowls.
Meeting place: Participate Australia Main Activities Centre (113 Edwin Street North, Croydon).

Games night
Games and Pizza Night
  • Time: 6.30 pm to 9 pm
  • 6 weeks every Friday from 8 Jan to 19 Mar 2021
  • Where : Participate Australia: 113 Edwin St North, Croydon
  • To book, email bookings@participateaustralia.com.au
  • Activity fee: $15 (includes dinner).

Whether it be video games or board games we have it all! Enjoy an evening of socialising and friendly competition over a slice of pizza or four.
Please note dinner is provided.

sharign food
Dinner Club
  • Time: 6.30 pm to 9 pm
  • 6 weeks every Friday from 15 Jan to 26 Mar 2021
  • Meet at : Participate Australia: 113 Edwin St North, Croydon
  • Community based
  • To book, email bookings@participateaustralia.com.au
  • Activity fee: Please bring a minimum of $30 to cover the cost of your meal.

Meet at the centre and decide on a place to go for dinner.


Sunday

Yummy food
Brunch club
  • Time: 11 am to 2 pm
  • 6 weeks every Sunday from 10 Jan to 21 Mar 2021
  • Meet at : Participate Australia: 113 Edwin St North Croydon
  • Community based
  • To book, email bookings@participateaustralia.com.au
  • Activity fee: Please bring a minimum of $30 to cover the cost of your meal

Enjoy Sunday morning brunch at a local café.