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Have you heard? Hearing Loss Support Sessions

Hearing Loss Support Sessions  

Better Hearing Australia – Canberra (BHAC), a not-for-profit volunteer community organisation, offers hearing loss support sessions to help people better cope with their hearing loss. Sessions cover communication strategies and tactics, as well as lip reading, and run during ACT school terms for $20/term plus BHAC membership fee. Sessions will start on Tuesday 2 February. Afternoon sessions are held in the Grant Cameron Community Centre, 27 Mulley St, Holder. Evening sessions are held in the Hellenic Club, Matilda St, Phillip. Contact: (afternoon sessions) Carol 0410 463 761[email protected]; (evening sessions) Linda on 0417 696 583[email protected]   COVID guidelines apply.

Covenant Care Day Hospice seeks volunteers

Covenant Care Day Hospice, which provides a day with a difference for people with life-limiting illnesses being cared for at home, urgently requires new volunteers. It also gives their carers a chance for a break. Covenant Care operates out of Holy Covenant Anglican Church, 89 Dexter Street, Cook on Mondays 10am‑3pm. On a rostered basis, volunteers could help with client care, kitchen duties (no cooking), administration, set up/pack up or driving clients to and from home. More info: please email [email protected] or call Rhonda on 0487 945 615.

Canberra Academy of Languages

The Canberra Academy of Languages (CAL) is a not-for-profit organisation, registered as a Specialist Education Provider, and will hold a registration evening on Thursday 4 February 6pm for students interested in following ACT senior secondary courses (continuing or advanced) in French, German, Spanish and Tamil. Details are on the website at https://cal.act.edu.au, or those interested can call 6152 9140. This event will be held as an online meeting for COVID safety. Interested participants are requested to email [email protected] to receive a link for the meeting.


Belconnen Day will hold their first meeting for 2021 and elect office bearers on Tuesday 9 February 12pm at the Raiders Leagues Club, Holt. Cost is $30 for two-course lunch. Newcomers are very welcome. RSVP to Mary on 6242 9549 or 0414 529 563 or email [email protected] by Thursday 4 February. Please note no names can be taken after this date.

Greenway Probus Club

The Probus Club of Greenway is a mixed club which meets on the second Tuesday of each month 10.30am-12.30pm at Vikings Town Centre Club, Tuggeranong. A short formal meeting and morning tea is followed by a guest speaker or other social activities. At the 9 February meeting, enjoy ‘Dancing for Wellness’ with the Belconnen Arts Centre and on 9 March, well-known military historian Dr Peter Stanley will be speaking. Following the meeting, guests have the option of joining other members for lunch in the Vikings Club. Outside of meetings, the club also undertakes lunches, visits and trips. The cost of meetings is $6. New members and visitors are most welcome. More info: call Alan on 6294 7207.

Gungahlin Community Sports and Recreation Fair

Northside Community Service and over 20 Gungahlin sporting and recreation clubs will host the fourth Gungahlin Community Sports and Recreation Fair at Amaroo Oval on Friday 12 February 3.30-7.30pm. The fair will provide the opportunity for local sporting organisations to showcase their programs for families and community members. Interactive showcases include hockey, jump-rope, AFL, NRL, league, touch football, Tae Kwan Do, Aus-Tag, Ultimate Frisbee, Little Athletics, Senior Athletics, BMX racing, and more. LJ Hooker Gungahlin are providing a sausage sizzle, and there will be plenty of prizes up for grabs. Gungahlin is an emerging community – and what better way to bring people together than through trying out numerous sporting options and activities in one afternoon. More info: email [email protected] or follow @Northsidecs and @ActivitiesatGungahlin on Facebook.

National Pet Adoption Month

Throughout March, PETstock Assist will celebrate its inaugural National Pet Adoption Month as an extension of its annual initiative National Pet Adoption Day, to help change the lives of rescue pets and humans in an effort to help break the cycle of pet homelessness in Australia. Over the past six years, PETstock Assist has helped rehome more than 12,000 animals through its initiative and changed perceptions and behaviour on pet adoption in Australia by providing much needed education on the topic. PETstock Assist is encouraging would-be pet owners to ‘Adopt Different’ this March – to adopt a new way of thinking when it comes to rescue pets, shed unfair stereotypes and make considered, sustainable choices to find a pet best fit for their lifestyle. New pet owners and animal lovers across Canberra are being encouraged to engage with their local PETstock store and rescue group throughout March for further information on the adoption or fostering process. To find out more, or to check out a PETstock store located near you, head to petstock.com.au or to begin the search to become a rescue pet parent or foster carer visitpetrescue.com.au

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