Bubup Womindjeka Taking Registrations – Port Melbourne new integrated Childrens Centre Reply

Families can now register for sessional kindergarten and long day care services at the new integrated centre Bubup Womindjeka Family and Children’s Centre in Port Melbourne

Bubup Womindjeka Family and Children’s Centre is opening soon at 85 Liardet Street, Port Melbourne.

The new community run integrated centre will provide a range of early childhood and family services such as long day care, sessional kindergarten, maternal and child health, as well as a consulting space for allied health professionals, space for new parent groups, playgroups and other community groups.

The City of Port Phillip has chosen a locally significant indigenous name for the facility, Bubup Womindjeka Family and Children’s Centre, to celebrate indigenous history and culture.

Bubup Womindjeka means ‘Welcome Children’, and identifies the new integrated centre as a place for children and families while honouring the history of its location, our nation’s first people and their connection to the significant site of the lagoon in Port Melbourne.

To register on the waiting list for long day care please ring the City of Port Phillip Children’s Services Waiting List on 03 9209 6360.

To register on the waiting list for sessional kindergarten please call 0467 188 513 or email info.lsfcc@gmail.com

A visit to South Port Day links – I’m sure you have seen the cars… Reply

SPDL has recently celebrated its 25 years in business.  Image This year they have helped to improve the lives of around 400 residents and provided approx 1100 trips providing door-to-door transport services to help people access medical help, shopping or recreational activities.

Today, I decided to see how it all works and went for a drive with Volunteer driver ‘Rosemary’. It was a lovely experience to visit some residents and accompany them to their appointment.  Along the short journey, I was intrigued to hear all about their lives and how ageing and its associated issues, isolates people.

The delightful Mary and the new General Manager, Rob Menzies spent time with me to explain how all their systems and processes work.  Without their volunteer network and their grant from the State Gov’t and the City Of Port Phillip they would not be providing such a wonderful service to the residents of Port Melbourne, South Melbourne and Albert Park.

SPDL has 3 cars and is currently fundraising for a 4th car. These cars are fully booked each day with numerous volunteer drivers and residents requiring to be taken to places.

As well as the Daylinks community transport program, SPDL also has a Petlinks program which supports the frail and elderly keep their pets at home.

GardenMates and Walkmates are two further programs, again linking volunteers to residents that need assistance and connections.


25 Years Old – Who would have thought you would survive for so long? Reply

Today, I was lucky to participate in the High tea celebration of 25 years of South Port Day Links(SPDL). A wonderful and inspiring organisation that helps make life better for so many people who are elderly or disabled. Just this year, 400 members of the community have been helped by SPDL volunteers involving over 1,100 trips in cars to medical help, shopping and recreational activities.

It is important that we all work with others to strengthen services that enable older people to stay at home and to provide more relevant, accessible and affordable services to those living with disabilities. This includes the other great initiatives that connect people through gardening, exercise, or caring for pets. Above all it is always about developing strong friendships.

The latest initiative is to raise money for a new car. If you are in a position to donate (tax deductable) contact SPDL on 9646 6362 for details.

cutting the birthday cake

cutting the birthday cake

15 years award

15 years award

City of voices singing rapp

City of voices singing rapp

This party had everything - even face painting for the young and older

This party had everything – even face painting for the young and older

High Tea at the Port Melbourne Town Hall

High Tea at the Port Melbourne Town Hall

birthday cake and lots of colourful flowers

birthday cake and lots of colourful flowers

Bowling Club Open Day – Port Melbourne Sunday 25th August from 12.30pm Reply

bowling club
New Bowlers Open Day
Come along and check out the Club, meet some new people, try your hand at some bowling. Bowling is for all skills and abilities. I’m going to give it a try!!

It is located behind the Port Melbourne Town Hall between Princess and Nott St.
enquiries 0407 762 127 Club Secretary

SHIP… Tuesday September 3 Neighbourhood House, Port Melbourne Reply

Poster for SHIP Community Event

This is your opportunity to have your say on this community plan for social health and Inclusion in Port Melbourne.

Do you want more access to recreation, community arts and activities?

Do you want a greater connection between the older and newer residents of Port Melbourne?

Do you want more youth recreation?

Do you want more community interaction… festivals and gatherings?

Whatever your thoughts – come and participate and let SHIP (Social Health & Inclusion Port Community Plan) know your thoughts.

Time 4pm-6pm – drop in sessions
Tuesday 3rd September
Port Melbourne Neighbourhood House

contact 03 9525 1300 or ship@ischs.org.au

KIDS Winter 2013 Program – Registrations Now Open Reply

The City of Port Phillip is proud to present the FREE 2013 Winter Leisure and Lifestyle Program for Port Phillip residents. The following activities are designed to get you active, have fun, make friends and lead a healthier lifestyle. Registrations are essential and registration forms can be downloaded below – limited places available!*

Melbourne Sports Hub – Kids Club

A fun, safe and active multi-sport program for kids aged 5-12 years old. Offering the ability to be active and participate in various sports (focusing on soccer, AFL and basketball) and developing new skills. This program is run by the MSAC Children’s Programs Team.

Day: Saturday
Time: 9:00am – 11:00am
Duration: 8 weeks
Dates: July 20 – September 7
Venue: Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre
Address: Aughtie Drive, Albert Park
Website: http://www.msac.com.au

Melbourne Sports Hub – Kids Club registration form

Driving mentors needed – Can you help? Reply

The St Kilda Youth Service are in desperate need of new mentors for their L2P program. The driver mentor program connects community volunteers with disadvantaged young people to help teach them how to drive.

The young people who access the service face significant barriers to completing their mandatory 120 hours of on road driving experience required to sit for a provisional driver’s license. They may not have access to a vehicle or a family member able to provide this support.

The mentor provides the learner with guidance, instruction and encouragement aimed at helping the young person with their driving skills and provides the added benefit of the opportunity for the young people involved to develop healthy relationships with positive role models in their community
The program is administered through Vic Roads and operates with the support of the Cities of Port Phillip and Stonnington and TAC. The vehicle, insurance, ongoing training and support are provided by the program.

Bowel Cancer Screening & Depression in Men seminar at Port Melbourne Lifesaving Club Reply

The Rotary Clubs of Melbourne South, Port Melbourne and Albert Park are jointly holding a Men’s Health Seminar specifically on:

Bowel Cancer Screening and Depression in Men. This is a Dinner Meeting at LifeSaving Victoria in Port Melbourne.

mens seminar