Centre a place for friends and fun

David, Lisa, Sandra, Sandy, Henry, Kevin and Wally look forward to seeing you at the centre. 285576_06 PICTURES: STEWART CHAMBERS

The Yarra Glen and District Living and Learning Centre offers a wide range of classes and workshops and is home to many community groups.

Our vision is to provide a safe welcoming environment where skills and ideas are shared.

To make a difference to peoples lives and provide them with a greater sense of wellbeing and belonging.

The last two years have been challenging for everybody in terms of maintaining social connections, and the new ‘Men on the Move’ group in Yarra Glen is helping men to reconnect whilst

improving their fitness.

Specifically designed to challenge the male brain and body, these seated exercise sessions provide up-to-date information about cognitive health and ageing factors in the body.

Men are encouraged to learn how they can maintain and improve these areas in a fun and social environment. Upbeat music helps with movement and leads to many entertaining trips down memory lane.

The current members have expressed their surprise at just how physically demanding exercise in a chair can be.

After initial scepticism, they have come to appreciate that they can have a good workout despite chronic health issues which make other forms of exercise untenable.

Conversation is an important part of the experience, which has led to the group now enjoying a coffee and chin wag after the session.

We are fortunate that life expectancy is much longer these days than in the past, and we all want to live a fulfilling and active life for as long as possible. 

‘Men on the Move’ offers the opportunity for all men, irrespective of their health challenges, to make the best of their situation and enjoy the benefits of laughter and companionship in a supportive environment.

You are warmly invited to join us for a trial session, hear from the existing participants about their experience and challenge yourself to try something new.

Sessions are held every Friday morning (during school terms) 11am – 12noon at the Centre, 12-14 Anzac Ave, Yarra Glen.

Contact Lisa or Sandra on 9730 2887 or email, Monday – Thursday, 9am-1pm.