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 facilitator. 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 9.45am for a 10am start

2022 Dates: 21 July, 18 August, 15 September, 20 October, 17 November, 15 December

For further information contact: 

Kate Clampett 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, 7 July, 4 August, 1 September, 6 October, 3 November, 8 December

For further information contact: 

Karen Vanderkaay at Orwil Street Community House on 03 9783 5073 or [email protected]

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, 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

Eltham (Nillumbik Shire) previously Diamond Creek

Diamond Creek Pathways for Carers has moved to the Carers Hub of Eltham Living and Learning Neighbourhood House.

New Meeting location: Eltham Living and Learning Centre, 739 Main Road, Eltham, 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: Favor and Grace, 87 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: 14 June, 12 July, 9 August, 13 September, 11 October, 8 November, 13 December

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

Beaumaris (Bayside)

Meeting location: Rickett’s Point at 9.45am for a 10am start followed by complimentary morning tea at https://www.rickettspointbeaumaris.com.au/ from 10.45am

2022 Dates: First Thursday of every month

1 September, 6 October, 3 November, 1 December

For further information contact: Leonie, [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: