October Community Safety Month

Community Safety Month

Glen Eira City Council, in partnership with various community agencies, is presenting a range of free workshops and events to highlight safety and improve the health and wellbeing of Glen Eira residents. This year’s activities will include:

The Resilience Project

Wednesday 4 October, 7pm–8.30pm
Glen Eira Town Hall — Auditorium, corner Glen Eira and Hawthorn Roads, Caulfield

The Resilience Project aims to foster positive mental health strategies through storytelling and by providing evidence-based, practical strategies to build resilience. This forum is suitable for people aged 12 and over. It will be presented by former AFL footballer Martin Heppell.

Free event. To register, book online* or contact Council’s Service Centre on 9524 3333.

Babies resuscitation (CPR) for dads session

Saturday 7 October, 10am–12pm
Bentleigh Maternal and Child Health Centre, 542 Centre Road, Bentleigh

This is an opportunity for dads to attend a session on resuscitation (CPR) for babies. In this session, you will learn about CPR, unconsciousness, choking, fevers and seizures.

Cost: $45. To book, contact Maternal and Child Health on 9524 3403.

The arthritis diet with Nutritionist and Dietician Mark Surdut

Tuesday 10 October, 10.30am–11.30am
Glen Eira Town Hall — Theatrette, corner Glen Eira and Hawthorn Roads, Caulfield

It is estimated that by 2050, seven million Australians will suffer from some sort of arthritis.

One of the most common questions people have is — Is there an arthritis diet? Or more to the point — What can I eat to help my joints? Although there is no cure for arthritis, certain foods have been shown to fight inflammation, strengthen bones and boost the immune system.

Free event. Bookings available from Thursday 12 September on the Library website.

Hearing health in adults

Wednesday 11 October and repeated Thursday 12 October, 10.30am–2.30pm
Carnegie Library and Community Centre, 7 Shepparson Avenue, Carnegie

Do you find it easier to hear people if they are facing you? Do others notice that your television is quite loud?

Are conversations in noisy places challenging? If you answered yes to any of these questions or are concerned about a family member’s hearing, visit the Australian Hearing pop-up booth for expert advice and a free hearing check.

Free to adults aged 18 and over. No bookings required. Wait times may apply.

Staying on your feet forum

Wednesday 18 October, 1.30pm–3pm
Caulfield Park Pavilion, Balaclava Road, Caulfield

Falls can happen to anyone, but unfortunately as we age, falls can become more common. Facilitated by an exercise physiologist from Caulfield Community Health Service, this forum will include tips on how to reduce your risk of falling and practical balance and strengthening exercises.

Free event. Places are limited. To register, contact Council’s Service Centre on 9524 3333.

Meet and greet your local police

Come and meet local police officers from Victoria Police, have a cuppa and share your thoughts and ideas about community safety in Glen Eira.

Wednesday 25 October, 10am–12pm
Bentleigh Rotunda — Centre Road, Bentleigh

Free event. For further information, contact Council’s Service Centre on 9524 3333.

This event is in partnership between Glen Eira City Council and Victoria Police and is part of Community Safety Month.

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