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Message from our President
Dear Friends

We hope you enjoy reading this month’s quick update. It has been busy and SHARE staff have been working hard to make your wellbeing journey with us fun, fruitful and sense of accomplishment.
Tomorrow is Shroud Tuesday we hope you enjoy the pancakes but not too much. I cannot believe we are already talking Easter as we observe Lent from Ash Wednesday - my time does fly.
We have been focusing on social isolation and loneliness which are growing issues in Australia. “Social isolation has been defined as a state of having minimal contact with others. It is different from loneliness, which is a personal and subjective state of having a lower level of social contact than desired.
Social isolation differs from social exclusion, however, socially excluded or minority groups can have an increased risk of loneliness wherever there are elements in society that exclude people based on age, disability, race, gender and sexual orientation.
Social isolation and loneliness have been linked to a range of poor physical and mental health outcomes, and while there are no current estimates, the economic cost of loneliness in Australia is likely to be substantial. A recent report did, however, find that if social inclusion was better harnessed, it could amount to a $12.7 billion annual boost to the Australian economy”. (Source Social Inclusion).

At SHARE we try hard to ensure that our classes offer participants to connect with people, get out of the house, make new friends and most of all put smiles on their faces. Our friendly and non-threatening venues makes it easier and happier place to be, we hope you will ask your family and friends to join one of our many classes.
I encourage you to read the newsletter and until next month - yours in good health.
News and Upcoming
Qigong in the Park - Every Friday: 7:00pm: Kempt Field, Hurstville 

Are you thinking of an outdoor exercise and want to try a bit different? Why dont join our Qigong in the park at Kempt Field Park, Hurstville? 

This is a FREE class run by our Qigong Master John Dolic. John was drawn at a young age to China in a quest to study Kung Fu and Martial Arts, from here he learnt more about the offerings in Chinese Medicine and Qi Gong. He went on to spend 9yrs in China as one of the first westerners to graduate from 6yr full time course from the Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. 

Come along and experience the difference. 

Every Friday: 7pm: Kempt Field, Hurstville. 

Senior Week Festival Event In partnership with Georges River Council - Dont Miss Out! 11 March @ Kogarah School of Art

This is a special time of the year when we celebrate all things Senior. Especially for you we have an amazing FREE event : Gentle Excerise Demonstration, Healthy Aging Breast Cancer, Entertainment & Fun.
So let's gather for a nice fun day with talks, tips performance and healthy morning tea. 

Date: Wednesday, 11 March 2020
Time:  11.00am – 1:00pm
Venue:  Kogarah School of Art

Through the support of Georges River Council, SHARE is celebrating Senior’s Week Festival and International Women Day. Our sincere thanks to our great Local Council.
Join SHARE family and have an amazing time, we look forward to seeing you there.


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What was on?
SHARE @ Sutherland Shire Retirement & Recreation Expo
SHARE team and our beloved volunteer participant - Nancy, had a very busy day at Sutherland Shire Retirement & Recreation Expo. It was lovely to meet and talk to Sutherland residents and introduce them to our classes in Engadine, Caringbah, Sylvania Height and Miranda. If you're not sure what service we have in Sutherland Shire, check our flyers in this link, or simply give office a call ;) 

We also amazed by how many senior groups are in the area, from exercise, gardening, art, computers, history, volunteering, music, Probus, Lions, Older Women’s Network and more and more. SHARE is absolutely proud to be part of Sutherland Shire Active Ageing Journey. 
Senior Week Festival Event @ Cumberland Council

Attendees joined in yoga and Tai Chi class which was not only educational but fun. Our guest speaker was President Barbara Ward who gave us an inspirational talk, informative data and quizzed everyone on the benefits of exercise, statics and encouraged everyone to join one of SHARE classes.
Our heartfelt thanks to Cumberland Council and lovely participants who joined us to celebrate Senior Festival. We had a wonderful time together sharing tips and stories, fun exercise movement and enjoyed our healthy lunch. 

Cumberland residents, stay tune for our new class coming! If you know anybody who would love to join our regular exercise/socialised event, please give SHARE office a call ;) 

Chinese New Year Celebration at Chatswood Mall
Our President Barbara Ward and many volunteers attended Annual Chinese New Year Celebration at Chatswood Mall on Saturday 1st February. Such a lovely day, it was packed with various performance, food, information stalls and one of the best Sydney lion dance! 

Thank you Willoughby City Council for such a successful event. 
SHARE - Happy Ageing Together @ Inner West Council 
It has been a busy month for SHARE team, but hey we love it and feel blessed that our organisation is growing and with that we are able to provide more caring programs to our community. We had an opportunity to meet and talk to so many lovely, beautiful-soul people from different LGA. On Wednesday 19th February, our team was at Addison Road Community Centre for Inner West Happy Ageing Together event. 

Can you name some of SHARE classes at Inner West? Yes, we have many classes including Fitter and Stronger and Tai Chi in the Park at various location. Thanks to Inner West Council, most of these class are FREE! Sound interesting, call us for more information: 8580 0628. Your Well-being is our business.

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Five tips for healthy ageing 
AS you get older, it's important to place more emphasis on maintaining your health and well-being. Along with sticking to a healthy diet, regular exercise can also be key to reducing the risk of mental illness, limiting the development of dementia and delaying disease.

Here is five tips for healthy ageing: 
  • Exercise effectively 
  • Maintaining a healthy diet 
  • Get socialised 
  • Get your brain sharp 
  • Spending time with loved ones
Read the full article in Daily Telegraph here 
Challenging yourself a bit?  
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