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Community Activities for the elderly and their families in Autumn

Community activities for the elderly and their families occur all year round in the Vermont area. Of course, families are made up of elderly people, middle-aged people and children. That’s why it has been said that “the family that plays together stays together”. Better still, whatever the season, activities keep people happy and busy. For example, although Summer is fun and simple, Autumn is rich and complex. Therefore, in Autumn families need to work a little harder to make life interesting.

Here at Vermont aged care, we work hard to make sure our precious residents do not become bored. That’s why going out and joining in community activities is so important. We are happy to pass on some helpful information about interesting community activities in our area this Autumn.

Nunawading Market – Craft and Produce

Each year the Whitehorse Civic Centre opens up its grounds to the community for the Nunawading Market. In fact on the fourth Sunday of each month the stalls are open from 9 a.m to 2 p.m. Interestingly, the market’s motto is “Make it, Bake it, Grow it”! Better still, it show as a result and the visiting members of the community can purchase a diversity of goods. In fact, they range from cooked food and fresh produce, to plants, gifts and clothing for everyone.

Their website will give you a list of the stallholders. This is interesting because it tells you what products are offered for sale before you attend. The link is:

Importantly, the market is managed by Arts Nunawading, a not-for-profit organisation. Therefore the funds raised are dispersed to local cultural and performing and visual arts groups. For example the Dick Lack Memorial scholarship helps young people to further their artistic development. Plus, funds also go to support the Whitehorse Centre.

The next market is scheduled for 28 May 2017. If you simply want to attend all you have to do is turn up. However, if this is something you think your elderly loved one might enjoy, the whole family could join.

Join in

All cultural, performing and visual art groups with their principal membership based in the City of Whitehorse are eligible for membership of Arts Nunawading Inc. The link is at: There you will find a link to the Membership Form which will give you lots of information.

Furthermore, having seen the list of current stallholders, you will be inspired. Perhaps your family has something to offer. For instance, some elderly people love knitting or sewing or crocheting. Further, perhaps your elderly loved one makes wooden objects or toys and this would be an outlet for them? This might even start them on the path to a lucrative hobby. The range of products on offer is so diverse there is something for everyone.

Become a Market Stall Holder!

If you are interested in becoming a market stall holder the market coordinator, Janelle, is available on 0412-324-249. The program is called “Make it, bake it, grow it” and she will be delighted to give you more information. She’ll send you some paperwork that covers applying for a site, Nunawading market regulations and a map of the market layout.

With their fun community programme you can sell homemade goods like a pro. For instance, some families are excellent bakers and perhaps your elderly loved one makes beautiful scones? Furthermore, how about that old-fashioned strawberry or apricot jam that made the whole kitchen smell wonderful. Further, making sausages and smallgoods is often a family tradition. You get the idea!

You may never have thought that people might like to buy them, right? However, these sorts of products are hugely popular! That;s because the remind people of simple home values. Also, they love the quality of home made goods. With this in mind you could reactivate some old family recipes. Plus, you can make a profit too!

In Conclusion

Whatever the outcome, dear friends, we hope you will have a wonderful family day. From our extended family here at Vermont aged care, we say goodbye and take care of each other. Look out for our next blog where we will share more interesting, helpful and fun information with you as you travel life’s path. Bye for now!

For all enquiries about the Nunawading Market, please call  Janelle on 0412 324 249.


This blog is intended to provide helpful advice. Please speak with your family GP for personalised information or, for specialist advice & support in Melbourne Australia, please contact VERMONT AGED CARE:

770 Canterbury Road, Vermont, Victoria, Australia 3133

Phone: +61 03-9873 5300. Email:

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