Torquay Community House is committed to the provision of a welcoming environment in which the development and enrichment of the lives of the people in the local communities are facilitated.
After a modest beginning, Spring Creek Community House developed into a thriving community hub and is now in its second decade. In November 2018 the Community House celebrated its 25th Anniversary and changed its name to Torquay Community House. A small, dedicated group recognised the need to develop community consciousness and a focal point for community development in Torquay and surrounds. In 1996 Spring Creek Community House developed a community newsletter ‘Springboard’ which is now distributed to over 6000 households and drop-off points by hand and via email.
Our community house like many others at this time has adapted to the COVID restrictions in an endeavour to combat social isolation and maintain an engaged community. We are now offering both online and outside activities.
Phone: 5261 2583
Sensational Seniors online workshop
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Wed, 18 Nov 2020 11:00 - 12:00
This workshop is about healthier lifestyle choices for a quality senior life. Longevity health tips are woven between the verbal & physical activities for an active learning style. Wherever possible we will practice beneficial exercises e.g. Hand pressure points, Chair Yoga, Qi Gong, Brain Gym.
Course includes references to:
- Healthier life choices : exercise, nutrition, brain health
- Stories of inspirational seniors/super-agers
- “Blue Zone” research
- Recommended exercise programmes : resistance training / aerobic / balance and flexibility
- Staying motivated
- Finding meaning and Happiness / Joy & Optimism
- Better sleep
- Dealing with Change / Grief and depression
- Maintaining Social Connectivity
- Balance – reducing the frequency and impact of falls
- Pressure points for pain relief
- Chair Yoga & Qi Gong gentle exercise
- Notes and reading lists are available for participants.
Cost: $10 (subsidised by Torquay Community House to ensure access for everyone.)
Let's Go Outside is now at the Quay Reserve, Horseshoe Bend Road, Torquay North!
Let's Go Outside is a weekly roster of outdoor activities that will follow physical distancing recommendations while getting us back together. Every week day we will now meet at THE QUAY RESERVE, HORSESHOE BEND ROAD, TORQUAY NORTH for fun and social connection.
Due to social distancing regulations class registration is ESSENTIAL. If you would like to attend please register for the classes you'll attend.
Mondays 10am: Bootscooting
Tuesday 10am: Qi Gong
Wednesday 10am: Bell & Beats
Fun and movement for pre-schoolers
Friday 10am: Yoga for Healthy Ageing
Thursday 10am: Tai Chi
Online Yoga with Lesley Term 4 2020
To register for this class you must be a House Activity member and logged in.
STEP 1 - If you are not a House Activity member please register here: https://tch.tidyhq.com/member/memberships
STEP 2 - Once registered as a House Activity member please make sure that you are logged in by checking that your initials appear in the top right hand corner of the page. If they don't please log in there then click "Get Tickets" to enrol.
Join us online for this "Slow Movement Yoga", can be an excellent complimentary and safe modality for people suffering from a chronic illness. Assists in improving your strength, balance, flexibility and agility at a gentle pace. Lesley is a fully qualified Advanced Diploma of yoga teacher experienced in gentle Hatha, Chair and Restorative yoga.
Time: 11am - 12pm
Cost: $10 House membership is required plus $5 per week tutor payment, Lesley's payment details will be provided once you have enrolled.
*Please note this is an online class
Online Studio 14 Art Classes
To participate in these classes House Activity Membership is required, if not already a member click here.
Online Watercolour Painting with Doug Banner
Mondays, 1pm-2pm, during term time
$10 weekly tutor fee
After becoming a member, enrol here.
Online Life Drawing
Facilitated by Julie Roddy
Mondays, 7.15pm-9.15pm, during term time
$5 tutor weekly tutor fee
After becoming a member enrol here.
Online Ukes ’n’ More Term 4: James Hill Ukulele Method
To register for this class you must be a house activity member and logged in:
Step 1: if you are not a house activity member please register here: https://tch.tidyhq.com/member/memberships
Step 2: once registered as a house activity member please make sure that you are logged in by checking that your initials appear in the top right corner of the page. If they don't please log in there then click "get tickets" to enrol
Please Note: This is a virtual/online class. Once registered, instruction and support will be provided.
Learn the basics of music, using the ukulele as a humble tool. We will learn basic music theory, and sight-read and play simple melodies and harmonies on the ukulele. This course is based on James Hill's globally renowned method!
Cost of the weekly session includes weekly review and feedback on student recordings of exercises etc. A ukulele with a low G is recommended, although not a prerequisite.
When: 9 week program commencing October 15 at 7:45pm
Cost: House Activity Membership Required $10 Quarterly Membership and tutor fee $5 per week or $40 for the term.
We understand that this is a financially difficult time for many people so if you are experiencing financial hardship and would still like to attend an activity please contact us and we will be happy to assist. No one should miss out or be left behind due to financial hardship, not now not ever.