Congratulations, Susan Henderson

Congratulations, Susan Henderson

An active member of our community for more than 20 years, Sue Henderson received a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in this year’s King’s Birthday Honours List, for services to the community of East Melbourne.

Susan founded the East Melbourne Neighbour Network (EMNN) in 2015, a community organisation that aims to promote a spirit of neighbourliness, support residents on issues relating to health and wellbeing, and provide opportunities to educate, share information and interact socially.

Under Susan’s direction, the organisation has grown into a thriving and inclusive community group which offers a range of health and wellbeing programs including a morning coffee and guest speaker series of talks, activity classes offered each term, including gentle exercise, pilates, yoga and chair yoga, health qigong, book groups, walking group, ukulele, community choir, intergenerational meet-ups (with kindergarten children and residents), monthly Sunday lunches and coffee catch-up groups.

Susan established the East Melbourne Connect Facebook page which helps to connect locals and share information, and she is a former committee member of the East Melbourne Group and former convenor of its amenities committee.

This award shines a light on all the efforts Susan has put into the East Melbourne community over many years and it acknowledges the impact and the difference she’s made in our community.

The Term 3 health & wellbeing program will recommence on July 15 and includes activities for people of all ages.

  • Monday: Chair Yoga (10.30am); Gentle Yoga: (5.30pm); Book Group (7pm)
  • Tuesday: Walking Group (8.30am); Mindful Matt Pilates (9am); Tai Chi (10.30am); Book Group (12noon); Mahjong (3-5pm); Community Choir (7pm)
  • Thursday: Pilates (9am and 10.30am; Ukulele (3pm); 
  • Friday: Gentle Exercise (9.30am); Social Morning Coffee (10.30am - monthly)
  • Various dates:  Intergenerational Meet up (with Kindergarten children and seniors), 10am (monthly)

The East Melbourne Community Choir is seeking a pianist!

This is an opportunity for a local resident to share their talents as a musician and become involved in our community by accompanying the conductor at rehearsals and play vocal lines with singers.

The choir is a friendly, relaxed group of community members who enjoy singing together. The choir sings an eclectic repertoire of music including musicals, pop, folk and classical in two- and three-part harmony.

  • Rehearsals: Tuesday of each month during school term.
  • Time: 7pm to 8.30pm
  • Venue: Unitarian Church, 110 Grey St, East Melbourne.

Contact Ann-Maree (0417 173 818) or email: [email protected]

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