Hello, I’m Janet Hodges, the new part time Finance Office at MEAC. I bring 20 years finance and admin experience and enjoy new challenges. I enjoy being an active participant in the community and connecting with people of all abilities, backgrounds and ages. I love outdoor activities, AFL, golf and family time. MEAC is a friendly, happy environment and it’s great to be part of the team. We are continually grateful to our volunteers for their generosity and the exceptional help they all give to running the centre…
It has been a busy first half of the year and has gone very quickly. We now have our new fresh look of shirts and logo. This new look and logo is a reflection of how the exercise programs have evolved over the years which now incorporate many other programs and activities that benefit our health and wellbeing. Some extra things we have offered so far this year are: • Activities in the Park (Qigong) • The Brain Booster program • Qigong Autumn workshop • Qigong Evening Program • The Good the Bad and the Ugly food discussion group • Men’s Health Day (with the support from the Mooroopna Men’s Shed) We have had pleasing attendances for the above programs, finishing in June with another successful Men’s Health Day with the topic on bowel cancer. What’s to come for the second half of the year: • Qigong Winter, Spring and Summer Workshops • Activities in the Park (Qigong) • Qigong Evening Program (4th term) • The Good the Bad and the Ugly food discussion group • Women’s Health Day • Seniors Week We look forward to the continued development of our Health and Wellbeing programs and enhancing the lives of people within our community.
Term 3 Hello from Bev and Vileena at Occasional Care. We offer a 3 hour Occasional Care service Monday to Friday and would love to see you pop down and check us out. It could be just what you’re after. Indoor/ outdoor play, fun, relaxed setting. We still have vacancies. If you have an appointment or just need a little break we are the people to see to mind your precious little one. Call 58254128
The Year So Far This is the ninth year of the MEAC artists creating and sharing together on a Tuesday morning at MEAC from 10 till midday every week. We have noticed that our artists are extending their skills. Matthew is enjoying a graphic design and photography course at TAFE. Edward, a recent participant has been sharing his considerable clay skills. Brad is now creating delightful clay dragons for sale in the Eco Store in Shepparton. Janine is enjoying free form painting and collage and Kath is consistently producing her beautiful rhythmic artworks. We are looking forward to our end of year exhibition in the MEAC Gallery called “Mooroopna Town”
PAINTINGS BY SHARRON HANDLEY CERAMICS BY KAYE POULTON July 17th till August 23rd Sharron Handley is manager of MEAC and also loves to paint and create artwork. Kaye Poulton is gallery coordinator and ceramic artist. They will present an eclectic mix of fun artwork . BUGS Mimi Leung Opening Friday 25th August at 6pm, all welcome This show will comprise of intricate and colourful giclee prints of fascinating insects in Mimi’s well known original style. Mimi is an artist and illustrator born in Hong Kong and educated in the UK, having studied at Central St. Martins College of Art and Design and gained a Master of Arts from the Royal College of Art in London. CELEBRATE ME Artwork by Students of Artist Denise Le Clerc Opening with Artistic Performance Friday October 20th at 6pm, all welcome These young artist will celebrate who they are with paintings and drawings from the Wednesday class at MEAC. The opening will include an artistic performance of painting on doors. Not to be missed. MOOROOPNA TOWN The MEAC Tuesday artists November 26th MEAC Artists will present an exhibition of paintings, drawings and ceramics about Mooroopna – the landscape, the township, the river and the inhabitants.
Computers Computers for Beginners Aug 3 – Aug 24 9.30pm-12 Introduction to Office Sept 7 – 28 9.30am-12 iPad for Beginners Aug 31, Sept 7 1.30pm-3.30pm Creativity Creative Writing Aug 3—Sept 21 5.30-6.30pm Food Tuesday $6 Lunch 12 noon The Good, the Bad & the Ugly Last Friday of each Month 12:30pm Health Strength training Monday 9:15am, 10:30am & 1:30pm Healthy Hearts Tuesday 9:30am Qigong Tuesdays 2:15pm Tai Chi/Qigong Wednesday 9:00am Tai Chi – Diabetes With Christine Wednesday 2:30pm Low Impact Aerobic Class Thursday 9.15am Lungs in Action Thursday 10:30am Strength Training Thursday 11.45am & 1.30pm Circuit Friday 9:15am Strength & Mobility Friday 10:30am Disabilities – No Falls Monday 12:30pm Disabilities – Dance Tuesday 1:00pm Disabilities – Life Ball Wednesday 10:30am Disabilities – Exercise Wednesday 1:00pm
Interested in polishing up your writing skills to finish off that long awaited autobiography? Maybe you just like to write poetry or short stories. John is a retired school teacher and a published author who loves to inspire others to create plots and characters to creatively express themselves through words. Check out our program for full details.