25 Nov 2019

16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence Campaign

Today is the first day of #16DaysofActivism Against Gender Based Violence. This year’s theme is “Respect women: Call it out” with the aim to highlight what the drivers of violence are and […]

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18 Nov 2019

Children’s Books – celebrating individuality and promoting gender equity

Children’s books that celebrate gender diversity and challenge rigid gender-stereotypes expand the horizons for all children. Storybooks encourage families and children to imagine the possibilities, who they are, what they […]

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14 Nov 2019

International Day of People With Disability – Free Afternoon Tea, Supporting people with Parkinson’s Disease

Join us for some yummy delights at our next group meeting for people with Parkinson’s Disease or their carers and learn about our support group. When: Monday 2 December Where: […]

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1 Nov 2019

Meet Sensitive Santa

Children with autism or those needing a sensory friendly environment are invited to meet Sensitive Santa in a free private 20 minute session with their families. Parents need to provide […]

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Parenting Support – Parenting with Less Stress

Limited spots still available Do you have a child under 12 and find parenting stressful at times? You’re not alone! Join our next Parenting With Less Stress group and enjoy […]

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28 Oct 2019

Free Community Christmas Day Lunch

Free Community Christmas Day Lunch If you are at a loose end on Christmas Day there is a community Christmas lunch being held in Diamond Creek. Come along and enjoy […]

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17 Oct 2019

Join us at the Melbourne Seniors and Disability Expo

Join us at this years Melbourne Seniors and Disability Expo on Friday 22 and Saturday 23 November at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre from 9am to 3pm. We are located at […]

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14 Oct 2019

Going Her Own Way – Jenny’s Story of Building Independence

In 2018, 44 year old Jenny became eligible for an NDIS plan, to the huge relief of her family. Her parents Maxine, 74 and Les, 76 hadn’t received any prior […]

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Introducing our Annual Report 2019

We are very pleased to present our Annual Report for 2019. This year’s report reflects our vision for people in our communities to enjoy better and longer lives and shares […]

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7 Oct 2019

Seniors Week 2019 – Cooking Demonstration

As part of Seniors Week Victoria (6-13 October), we hosted a cooking demonstration by our resident Chef Mel on how to turn one meal into many meals. Everyone that attended […]

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26 Sep 2019

Out and About: Younger Onset Dementia Group

It’s Wednesday just any ordinary Wednesday, except if you attend our Out and About: Younger Onset Dementia group, Wednesday is one of your favourite days of the week. On Wednesdays […]

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Discover on the Green – Seniors Festival 2019

Join us as we will be hosting a table at this years Discover on the Green Seniors Festival from Tuesday 8 October to Thursday 10 October. The event will showcase […]

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16 Sep 2019

Tuesday Outing Group – Social Support Groups for Seniors

Join our Social Support Group for Seniors – Tuesday Outing Group. Enjoy a quick cuppa at healthAbility in Eltham before embarking on a leisurely drive in the country and enjoying […]

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11 Sep 2019

Term 4 Groups and Programs Calendar – Now Available

Our Term 4 Groups and Programs Calendar is now available to view online featuring all of our Support, Education and Exercise groups for all ages. View ONLINE

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3 Sep 2019

Shakey Chorus – Singing group for people with Parkinson’s Disease

Shakey Chorus is a singing group for people with Parkinson’s Disease and their carers. This fun facilitated and therapeutic group uses music and singing as a way for adults to […]

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29 Aug 2019

Why strength, balance and regular exercise are important as you age

At all stages of life having good strength and balance while regularly exercising and being active is important. Physiotherapist, Lisa notes, “As we age there are changes to our body […]

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Seniors Week – One Meal Many Ways – Free Cooking Demonstration

Seniors Week One Meal Many Ways Cooking Demonstration Join us for a cooking demonstration with our resident in-house Chef Mel and find out how you can create a basic meal […]

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8 Aug 2019

Meet Joan Jauricella – Family Support Worker

Name : Joan Lauricella 1. What is your role at healthAbility? I am a Family Support Worker, which means I provide parenting support and information to parents. I do this […]

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6 Aug 2019

A Furry Super Hero

All super heroes wear a cape, but this one has a fur coat as well; meet Mika the newest team member at healthAbility, a Whippet cross Kelpie employed as a […]

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5 Aug 2019

Ella and Mrs Gooseberry Book Launch – Photos

We were delighted to support the book launch of Ella and Mrs Gooseberry on the weekend. We hosted some bush craft fun, which saw children making their own creations from […]

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1 Aug 2019

Parenting Support – Bringing Up Great Kids

Would you like to: Have a more positive relationship with your child? Help develop your child’s positive self-identity? Communicate more effectively with your child? Bringing up Great Kids is a […]

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26 Jul 2019

Dental Screening for preschoolers at Eltham Library

In recognition of Dental Health Week, you are invited to bring your preschooler along to “Preschool Storytime” for them to learn about children’s oral health and receive a FREE dental […]

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30 Jun 2019

Meet Kim Maloney – Support Coordination Manager

Meet Kim Maloney, Support Coordination Manager 1. What is your role at healthAbility? I am the Manager of our fantastic Support Coordination team. Support Coordination is a service that assists […]

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The Social Butterfly – Amanda Trinh

“I was born in Vietnam and came to Australia when I was 11, I was young but now I’m getting older,” says 51 year-old Amanda with a cheeky giggle. As […]

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25 Jun 2019

Back Pain – How to avoid it and when to seek help

At some point in life, most of us experience some form of back pain. Our backs are important for so many of our bodies movements, any discomfort can be very […]

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