Newcastle Green Gym for Unpaid Carers - Glenrock SCA

Green Gym – Newcastle

Green Gym for Unpaid Carers

Green Gym for Carers is a free outdoor program for unpaid Carers in Newcastle, to help improve health and wellbeing by reducing stress and being active. As part of a group, Carers will spend time with other Carers during sessions where they can take time out for themselves in a social setting. Immersion in nature has proven benefits to mental wellbeing, and that’s where Green Gym comes in; it’s a great opportunity to learn new skills and help improve the environment while being active in nature. This Green Gym program will take place at one of Newcastle’s idyllic locations, Glenrock State Conservation Area.

What’s Involved?

Each three hour session starts with a safety briefing and session overview, followed by a warm up before getting into the day’s tasks. Mid-session you will have a break for refreshments and a healthy snack. Activities will continue until it is time to cool down before wrapping up the session. You’ll have the opportunity to enjoy the tranquil settings with a like-minded group of people as you go at your own pace – take it as easy or make it more challenging, it’s up to you!

Current Newcastle Projects

To register for a weekly session on a Newcastle Green Gym for unpaid Carers program, please register by selecting your preferred project below. It is only necessary to register once to participate in a Green Gym project. Starting the 28th February.

If you would like to speak to someone regarding Green Gym registering, please contact your local office.

Green Gym for Carers is proudly supported by nib foundation.

 

Start Date: 28/02/2018

Duration: Every Wednesday

Start Time: 09:00am

Getting back to basics, in nature with other carers, and taking time out for yourself is one way to help improve your health and wellbeing, while helping the environment.

Join in to experience a few hours once a week in the beautiful location of Glenrock State Conservation Area, where you will be guided by our Team Leader on activities including habitat hikes, tree planting and weed removal.

Lying just south of Newcastle City, Glenrock State Conservation Area is one of the last coastal rainforests in the region and is home to a range of animals including sugar gliders, bandicoots and the powerful owls. Glenrock is enjoyed by the community including school groups, day visitors, surfers, bush walkers, bicycle riders, and campers.

Our activities will be focussed on the Leggy Point Loop Track, by Leggy Point Lookout just off Scout Camp Road, which is located in the southern zone of Glenrock State Conservation Area. We will be creating a vibrant, green space through tree planting, helping remove invasive plant species and enhancing biodiversity. Volunteers will also learn about the track and its aboriginal heritage and use by the Awabakal people.

Both sites are shaded and tree-filled, with close access to bathrooms. Most days, the sounds of birdlife compete with the sound of the surf nearby.

Our meeting point is Broadmeadow Train Station (the Graham St side).

For further details or to join the program, please contact our Newcastle office by email newcastle@cva.org.au or phone 49612358

Start Date: 28/02/2018

Duration: Every Wednesday

Start Time: 01:00pm

Getting back to basics, in nature with other carers, and taking time out for yourself is one way to help improve your health and wellbeing, while helping the environment.

Join in to experience a few hours once a week in the beautiful location of Glenrock State Conservation Area, where you will be guided by our Team Leader on activities including habitat hikes, tree planting and weed removal.

Lying just south of Newcastle City, Glenrock State Conservation Area is one of the last coastal rainforests in the region and is home to a range of animals including sugar gliders, bandicoots and the powerful owls. Glenrock is enjoyed by the community including school groups, day visitors, surfers, bush walkers, bicycle riders, and campers.

Our activities will be focussed on the Leggy Point Loop Track, by Leggy Point Lookout just off Scout Camp Road, which is located in the southern zone of Glenrock State Conservation Area. We will be creating a vibrant, green space through tree planting, helping remove invasive plant species and enhancing biodiversity. Volunteers will also learn about the track and its aboriginal heritage and use by the Awabakal people.

Both sites are shaded and tree-filled, with close access to bathrooms. Most days, the sounds of birdlife compete with the sound of the surf nearby.

Our meeting point is Broadmeadow Train Station (the Graham St side).

For further details or to join the program, please contact our Newcastle office by email newcastle@cva.org.au or phone 49612358