Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday 8.00am – 4.00pm
Emergency Relief: Monday to Friday 1.30 – 3.00
Coolum Community Centre is a friendly supportive centre manned by a coordinator, youth worker, counsellor, art therapist and volunteers who are committed to the development of a local community that aims to support positive environmental, social and economic outcomes. Coolum Community Centre is a centre that promotes access and equity for all. We believe that everyone has the right to be listened to, respected and given opportunity to succeed in life with realistic goals. We value individual differences and help other people to live with these differences.
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Get connected for free with your local
Broadband for Seniors internet kiosk
We are pleased to let you know that Coolum Community Centre now has a Broadband for Seniors internet kiosk. The kiosk features two computers with broadband access for use by older members of our local community. We are also providing training, so beginners are very welcome!
Broadband for Seniors is part of a $15m Australian Government initiative to increase the skills of older Australians using computers and the internet.
The new internet kiosk offers the opportunity for older people to discover how the web can play a great part in helping them to stay in touch with friends and family, along with offering access to the wealth of information available online. This is their chance to find out what all the excitement is about.
So if you, or someone you know, would be interested in learning more about computers and the internet for free, please pay us a visit; or contact us for more information on training and kiosk access times. More information on the Broadband for Seniors initiative can be found at http://www.necseniors.net.au
Emergency Relief— Available Mon – Fri 1.30 – 3.00pm. Assistance with food, transport, pharmaceutical assistance. Income Statement required.
Family Support Program
It can be tough if you are new to the area, or have no one to call when you need some support. FSP provides practical and / or emotional support to local families experiencing difficulties. FSP aims to help parents to feel more confident, help families connect with their community and help improve the bonds within a family.
FSP has a Co-coordinator and a team of trained volunteers. The volunteers visit families and provide assistance such as:
Knowing someone cares can make a huge difference
This service is provided free, thanks to funding from the Department of Communities
The Family Support Program now has volunteers in the Coolum area and meetings for the volunteers are held monthly at the Coolum Community Centre. A training program for new volunteers will be held at the Coolum Community Centre later on this year, dates to be advised.
If you require any information please phone Pam at Maroochy Neighbourhood Centre on 5443 6696.
Italian, Spanish and French classes—
Mon and Tues evenings
Contact Anna on 5471 6033
Creative Writing Group—Coolum Wave Writers—fiction / poems.
Every second Thursday 9.30—11.30
Contact Kerry on 5442-8476
Mum's & Bub's Yoga
Increase your vitality, well-being and create new friendships. Mum's & Bub's Yoga held every Wednesday at the Coolum Community Centre from 9am-10am. $12/class. Through breath, movement and mind body connection, you are taken to that place of stillness within you. Feeling at peace, calm and centered will help you to take your Yoga practise home with you. As you take techniques that you learn in Yoga into your everyday lives, your awareness of your physical body and emotions allow you to be in control of your actions, rather than your actions be controller of you. Awareness increasing of your body and your everyday life, allows you to bring personal power back to yourself to create the life that you want. Lift your mood and allow your child to see you taking care of your needs. Whether your child is a young baby, crawling or perhaps they have just started walking Reality Awareness provides a space where you can practise your Yoga whilst keeping one eye on your child. Toys are available to keep your child occupied. Connect with other Mum’s to fulfil the desire to be part of a bigger community. As your children see you do what you love, it allows them to do the same. Check out the website for more details. Contact Hannah www.realityawareness.com
Playgroup is held every Wednesday from 10am-12pm. With a different activity each week for us and our children there is much learning through fun and connection to be had. Guest Speakers throughout the program share their passions and help us on our journey of discovery. Activities can include Tie Dying, Painting, Raw Chocolate Making and much more. Playgroup is by minimum gold coin donation and some activities are $5 per family. Check the website for a full list of events. Contact Hannah www.realityawareness.com
Young Parents Play Group
Mondays from 10.30 – 12.30. This is a program of Integrated Family and Youth Service, providing an opportunity for parents to meet other young parents in their local area and share experiences of parenthood. Participants are able to engage in various organised activities run by the program’s workers. Invited to speak to the parents will be workers from Qld Child Health, Oral Health, Early Intervention, RTA, and Centrelink – how to access services, a nutritionist, Family Planning Qld and more. Children enjoy art activities, baking, water play and more. The YPSP also runs playgroups at Maroochydore and Nambour and provides parents up to 25 years and their children an opportunity to spend quality time in a relaxed, supportive environment.
Contact Karen McMahon, the Coordinator at Coolum Community Centre on
5471 6655 for more details.
Counsellor on Friday
Mary Reason is our new social worker/counsellor based at the Coolum Community Centre.
Mary offers a down to earth sensible and non threatening approach to counselling and assists people work through their problems and find solutions to issues they are currently facing.
To see Mary just make an appointment. Just give her a call on
0409 342 239 or ring the Coolum Community Centre on 5471 6655
Mary is Medicare approved and can bulk bill. See your doctor for a referral
Centrelink Outreach at Coolum Community Centre on Mondays 1.30 – 3.30pm
Established in 1990 to provide access for young people & their families through a
community service model which is based on the development of relationships within a local setting.
The Coolum Community Centre building is the old Coolum Picture Theatre that was kindly donated to our organisation. It has been lovingly restored by volunteer trades people & youth of Coolum. This is truly a successful example of what a local community can achieve!
|Coolum Cliffs Boardwalk||Lionesses Club|
|Cool Harmonies||Coolum Al-Anon Family Group|
|Coolum Aquatic Centre||Coolum Area Parks Society ( CAPS )|
|Coolum Art Group||Coolum Beach Probus Club|
|Coolum Bridge Club||Coolum Business & Tourism|
|Coolum Caravan Club Inc||Coolum Community Native Nursery|
|Coolum District Coast Care Group Inc.(CDCCG)||Coolum Quilters Group|
|Coolum Residents Association Inc||Coolum Senior Citizens Club|
|Coolum Theatre Players||Coolum Toastmasters|
|Coolum Twilight Markets||Coolum Wave Writers Club|
|Lions Club Coolum||Marcoola Progress Association|
|Meals on Wheels||Mudjimba RSL Memorial Club Inc.|
|North Shore Community Centre||Quota International of Coolum|
|Saint Vincent de Paul Society||Seaside Shores Community Association|
|Senior Citizens||State Emergency Service|
|Sunshine Coast Area Consultative Committee||Sunshine Coast Literary Association|