Building a social, multicultural community where people 55 + from different backgrounds can meet, share skills and experience, and participate in a wide range of events and activities.
- What is the Village Hub?
- Creative Culture Connect Competition
- Go Game Workshops
What is the Village Hub?
The Village Hub is a multicultural community of older adults who come together (both in-person and virtually) to socialise, share their experiences, learn new things and keep active together.
Driven by member interest, the Hub offers a calendar of activities and events and provides a venue for groups to meet and run activities of interest. This includes culturally specific groups as well as cross-cultural programs supported by multilingual volunteers.
The Hub encourages mutual support through sharing knowledge and skills and peer to peer small acts of neighbourly support. Mutual support strategies aim to better enable members to age well and independently with the support of neighbours and friends.
Umbrella’s Multicultural Village Hub is partnering with the Independent Living Assessment (ILA) who are the Village Hubs National Grant Manager. It is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services. Go to www.dss.gov.au for more information.
Who is it for?
The Multicultural Village Hub is for people from diverse backgrounds aged 55 years or over (50 years and over for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) living in the City of Belmont and Bayswater.
What kinds of activities can I do at the Village Hub?
Some activities the Hub may run are traditional games like Go or Chinese Chess, walking or other exercise groups, dance groups, tech support, specific ethnic, social groups, craft, arts and culture events, book club, writing or poetry club, gardening, lunch/food-related, seminars and education sessions – it all depends on what members want to do together.
The aim is to create an environment that provides both opportunities for ethnically and culturally specific activities and cross-cultural or all-inclusive activities.
What does ‘community-led’ mean?
The community will have complete ownership of what activities and initiatives are included in the program. Together we will work collaboratively to organise and run the group.
This approach empowers people to share skills and interests and recognise that everyone has valuable skills and knowledge that can help build a strong, connected community.
Become a member of the Hub and join a local, culturally diverse, supportive community with whom you’ll connect, socialise, share, learn and thrive. If you live or work in the Belmont or Bayswater Local Government Areas (LGA), are aged 55 years or over, or aged over 50 years for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, you can become a member of the Hub.
Membership is free.
Membership provides you with:
- Connection and belonging to your local community through group activities such as cultural, craft, health and wellness programs, recreational and educational activities
- Confidence and empowerment to share your knowledge, skills and interest and feel valued by supporting your community.
- Support through access to a community peer support network and information about support services and programs to age well.
To register for membership, please fill out and submit the online form here, or contact the Hub’s Coordinator via:
Phone: 9275 4411
Connect with us today on our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/umbrellamulticulturalvillagehub/
“GO COMMUNITY PLAY”
- Create new connections
- Have fun playing games
- Learn new skills
- Information session
- Facilitated weekly meetings
- Use of high-quality Go sets and AI Go set
- Collaborative approach in learning
- Individualised approach to suit the needs of each participant