The Pathways for Carers program takes carers on an accessible walk through a local walking trail and ends at a local cafe. Participants only require a reasonable level of fitness to complete the gentle walk led by an experienced lead carer. Carers can enjoy a complimentary coffee and cake at a local café as they listen to a guest speaker provide information on a nominated topic. See metropolitan Melbourne walking locations and 2021 dates below:

South Yarra (City of Melbourne)

Meeting location: South Yarra Senior Citizens Centre, Fawkner Park at 10.45am followed by morning tea at Domain Brasserie, 181 Domain Rd, South Yarra.

2022 Dates: 7 February, 7 March, 4 April, 2 May, 6 June, 4 July, 1 August, 5 September, 3 October,  7 November, 5 December

For further information contact: [email protected]

Hawthorn (City of Boroondara)

Meeting location: Hawthorn Community House, 32 Henry Street, Hawthorn at 10.45am

2022 Dates: 17 May, 21 June, 19 July, 16 August, 15 September, 18 October, 15 November

For further information contact: 

Kate Clampett or Tine Donaldson on 9819 2629 or [email protected]

Frankston (City of Frankston)

Meeting location: Frankston Foreshore next to the pier at 9.30am followed by morning tea at Sofia’s restaurant at 10.10am

2022 Dates: 13 January, 10 February, 10 March, 5 April, 5 May, 2 June

For further information contact: 

Karen McMahon, ph:1300 322 322, [email protected] or register here

Heidelberg (Banyule City Council)

Meeting location: Possum Hollow Park Playground, Beverley Road, Heidelberg at 9.45am for a 10am start

2022 Dates: Third Thursday of the month  – 17 February, 17 March, 21 April, 19 May, 16 June, 21 July, 18 August, 15 September, 20 October, 17 November, 15 December

For further information contact: 

Tash Coleman, Banyule City Council’s Carer Support Officer at [email protected] or 0423 003 192

Caulfield (City of Glen Eira)

Meeting location: Caulfield South Community House (450 – 452 Kooyong Rd, Caulfield South 3162)​​ at 10.20am for a 10.30am start followed by complimentary morning tea in the community garden

2022 Dates: Second Friday of each month in 2022 during school terms:

11 March, 8 April, 13 May, 10 June, 12 August, 9 September, 14 October, 11 November, 9 December

For further information contact: For questions about the Glen Eira City Council Pathways for Carers walk 2022 one year program contact Glen Eira City Council’s carer support services officer on 9524 3333 or email [email protected]. No booking is required.

Mernda (City of Whittlesea)

Meeting location: Mernda Community House (2 Heals Rd, Mernda 3754) at 10am followed by morning tea at Turner’s Bakery

2022 Dates: 21 March, 16 May, 20 June, 18 July, 15 August, 19 September, 17 October, 21 November

For further information contact:

Paras Christou on [email protected] and 0475 454 133

Diamond Creek (Nillumbik Shire)

Meeting location: Diamond Creek Community Centre (28 Main Hurstbridge Rd) 9.45am for a 10am start followed by complimentary morning tea

2022 Dates: 2 March, 6 April, 4 May, 1 June, 6 July, 3 August, 7 September, 5 October, 2 November, 7 December

For further information contact: [email protected]

Online registration is optional here

Laverton (City of Hobsons Bay)

Meeting location: Laverton Community House (95-105 Railway Ave, Laverton VIC 3028) at 9.45am for a 10am start followed by complimentary morning tea at https://www.favorandgrace.com.au/ from 10.45am

2022 Dates: 

For further information contact: Lauren McAlpine, [email protected]

Mt Evelyn

Meeting location:  Mt Evelyn Community House, 50 Wray Crescent, Mt Evelyn 9736-1177 at 9.30am

2022 Dates:

For further information contact:

Nicky Condello at Mt Evelyn Community House, 9736-1177, [email protected]

Ringwood

Meeting location: Bark and Silk Cafe, Burnt Bridge Shopping Centre, 434 Maroondah Highway, Ringwood East

Dates: 9.30am on the second Tuesday of each month and 1pm on the fourth Saturday of each month

For further information contact:

 

Healesville

Meeting location: Beechworth Bakery, 316 Maroondah Hwy, Healesville at 9.45am

2022 Dates: 

For further information contact:

Amanda May, Disability Inclusion Officer on 9294 6741 or [email protected]

Rowville

Meeting location: The Butler’s Pantry, Wellington Village Shopping Centre, 4/1090 Wellington Rd, Rowville at 9.30am

2022 Dates: 24 January, 28 February, 28 March, 23 May, 27 June, 25 July, 22 August, 26 September, 24 October, 28 November

For further information contact:

Belinda Carney, Knox City Council, [email protected], ph. 9298 8178

Wheelers Hill

Meeting location: Jells Park, Waverley Road, Wheelers Hill at 10am

Dates: The second Friday of each month

For further information contact: