In response to COVID–19 pandemic situation, AMCS has established Multicultural Social Cafés and Window Talks for Seniors project to provide ongoing support for multicultural seniors to get connected with their community members, increase participation in social activities and reduce social isolation.
AMCS has developed a range of easily accessible online workshops via Zoom. We are inviting CALD seniors and carers to take part in our weekly online social and friendship cafés, where they can meet new friends, learn something new and share knowledge with like-minded people. There will be something for everyone to join and stay connected as described below.
Multicultural Health Café – Tuesdays, 10:30 – 11:30am
Due to limited places, the Zoom link will be provided after the registration.
To register, please contact our Community Engagement Officer, Tinatin Panchvidze .
AMCS Multicultural Health Hub is a platform for communities to access mental health resources in a culturally accessible format. In a safe place, you can obtain information available in different languages.
Knitting Café for seniors – Wednesdays, 10:30am – 11:30am
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/97803659049
In our weekly Knitting Café we talk about yarn, patterns, share our skills and make wonderful woollen garments, while enjoying a chat and a cup of tea. We are aware, that not everyone can knit, but it is never too late to try something new! Don’t be shy and please join us. (*Basic materials can be provided upon request).
Art and Craft Café for seniors – Thursdays, 10:30am – 11:30am
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/94148517035
In this café we celebrate art, craft and let our creativity thrive, while using different creative materials and mediums. Our weekly online café is a place, where, with a cup of coffee or tea you will meet like-minded seniors, learn and share new skills and tell stories through the artwork.
Friendship Café – Gardening – Fridays, 10:30am – 11:30am*
*Please note! Workshop session on 5 February 2021 has changed to 1:30–2:30pm
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/98375022186
In our garden, we grow cabbages, kohlrabies, beetroots, carrots, peas and beans, turnips, celery, corn, tomatoes, pumpkins, cucumbers, zucchinis, eggplants, onions, watermelons, garlic, and a variety of herbs and flowers. We also have a composting and worm-farming program.
Have you already planned your new gardening season?
Join Tinatin on Fridays at 10.30am in our online Friendship Cafe and meet others, who also have passion for gardening. Have a chat, learn something new and share knowledge and stories.
Online or over the phone IT Support Café for seniors – Thursdays, 2pm – 3pm
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/99169837240
A friendly digital friend is happy to support CALD seniors to learn how to use digital devices and internet or zoom to stay connected with families, friends, and community members and participate in online social and physical activities.
Contact for the Multicultural Social Cafés and Window Talks for Seniors project:
Tinatin Panchvidze – Community Engagement Officer
Tel: 0412 418 596