Whats on @ IWHC | August 2014

Bling a Bra for October

Bling a Bra for October is a creative bra competition held annually throughout the South Eastern Sydney, Illawarra and Shoalhaven areas to raise awareness of Breast Cancer throughout the month of October (Breast Cancer Awareness Month).

Proudly coordinated by South Eastern Sydney Illawarra BreastScreen Service and supported by local partner organisations, including the Illawarra Women’s Health Centre, the Bling A Bra Competition aims to increase the awareness of breast cancer and highlight the importance of breast screening every two years for all women between the age of 50 – 74 years.

The competition further helps to foster the creativity of our local community and provide an opportunity for the issue of breast cancer to be creatively, thoughtfully and personally expressed.

The competition is largely supported by local businesses who donate their services, entertainment, materials and prizes and local volunteers who generously give their time and expertise as judges.

There is no entry fee to take part in the Bling A Bra for October Competition and anyone can enter.

Entrants are encouraged to decorate or create a bra that communicates and reflects their chosen theme or inspiration.

All entries will be exhibited at the Bling a Bra Showcase on the 24 October 2014, where guests are able to vote for their favourite bra and winners will be announced by the judges. The bra with the most votes will receive the People’s Choice Award.

For more information and to download the workshop kit please go to http://womenshealthcentre.com.au/illawarra/ and don’t forget to like the Facebook page.


Feeling a bit run down over winter? Why not treat yourself or a loved one to a massage. Increase your sense of well being and improve mobility.

$40 for an hour or $30 concession.

Thursdays and Fridays.

Gift vouchers available.

Call 4255 6800 to book


Self Massage and Stretch Class

Learn stretch and self-massage techniques that can improve your flexibility, posture, circulation, reduce your risk of injury and relieve muscular tension.

Morning Tea provided

Please call to register your interest. Limited spaces

Cost | Gold coin donation.

Healthy Eating Talk

Join us for a talk on healthy eating by our Dietitian/Nutritionist Catriona Robinson.

9am, Thursday 21st August

Cost | $5

Then stay on and join our GET HEALTHY WHILE HAVING FUN exercise class
at 10am $7 a class

Please call 42556800 to book your spot.

Free Elder Law Legal Seminar

Elder law is the type of legal issues that don’t generally surface until we start to get older.
This session will be presented in plain English and is structured to inform people of their rights. Some of the topics we will be discussing are inheritance impatience, planning ahead (the importance of having a Will, Enduring Guardianship and Power of Attorney), how to protect your assets if you want to help your family financially or build a granny flat on someone else property, what to do if a family member has moved into your home and you want them to leave, grandparents rights in family law issues, and the pitfalls of reverse mortgages.

If you would like to attend seminar please call 0488 717 173

Women’s Football Fitness Fun – NEW DATE

We are partnering with Football South Coast to help women get fit and strong! These sessions have been designed to suit all fitness levels. Keep up your fitness, meet new friends and play football. Stay after the game for coffee and talks on women’s health at the Fraternity Club.

$12 per session.

The sessions will run in Term 4 (October 2014)

Venue | Futsal Courts at the Fraternity Club 11 Bourke Street Fairy

Register your interest NOW! Call Nicole on 42856929 or email admin@footballssouthcoast.

Keen to play but worried about your pelvic floor? Call us on 4255 6800 and we can assist you.

My Kids and Me

A group for parents who have had their children removed from their care.

The aim of this program, run by Catholic Care, is to challenge the myths of parents who have children removed from their care.

Starting Thursday mornings from 14th August between 10am – 12.30pm the course will run for 7 weeks here at the Illawarra Women’s Health Centre.

Workshop fee is $10 per session (morning tea provided).

Bookings (essential) on 4227 1122 or for more info go to www.catholiccare.dow.org.au

Women’s Healthy Relationship Group – NEW DATE

This group is run by Family Services Illawarra Inc. and is for women to come together and support each other about the relationships in their lives. The group is run during the school term on Friday mornings between 10am and 12pm for 8 weeks commencing 31st October.

It is being held here at the Illawarra Women’s Health Centre and there will be limited free child minding provided.

As there are limited numbers available, please contact Gai or Lisa to join the group, phone 4255 5333

Women Helping Women

Women helping women is a study investigating the breast characteristics of Australian women, to improve bra fit and breast support for all women, regardless of age of breast size.

Correct bra fit is important to ensure your breasts are sufficiently supported. However research shows that 85% of Australian women are wearing the wrong size bra. This research aims to improve breast support for all women enabling them to feel comfortable and supported in their bras so they can be active and healthy.

The study is being conducted by Breast Research Australia and the University of Wollongong. You can you be part of this study which will be conducted at the Illawarra Women’s Health Centre starting on the 12th August for 6 weeks.

To book your spot please call Celeste on 4221 4480 or 0432 510 431 or email

Community Cooking

Want to learn about nutrition, get better at cooking and have fun? Come to our 4 week cooking program.

Dates Friday 1st August – 22nd August at the Illawarra Women’s Health Centre between 10.30am to 12.30pm.

For more info call Amy Wilson on 42320116 or email Amy-lee.wilson@heartfoundation.org.au

New Exercise Classes!!

Boxing for Fitness | $7 a class Wednesdays 11am – 12pm.
Myofascial release classes | $7 a class Mondays 3pm – 4pm. (Starting Monday 21st July) Myofascial release is important for anyone undertaking any type of exercises or those who have repetitive strain from work and work conditions ie. sitting at desk or heavy lifting. Classes will involve bringing you own roller.

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