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ADULT Learners Week is an interna-
tional celebration of lifelong learning.
Milpara Community House is proud to be part of
a network of education providers bringing a diverse
range of learning opportunities to the Korumburra and
South Gippsland areas.
Learning is a lifelong activity and continues well
beyond the completion of school, and adult learners
can be described in five categories:
lifelong learners: adults who have had good expe-
riences of learning and want to continually expand
their skills, knowledge and interests;
reluctant learners: adults who have had bad experi-
ences of school and learning who need a lot of en-
couragement to give learning another go if it is in a
breaking barriers learners: adults who want to learn
more but have barriers to taking part in adult learn-
ing such as lack of family support, isolation and or
community builders: adults who want to learn with
others in order to participate in their community and
expand the quality of their relationships; and
foundation learners: adults who missed out on the
schooling they need and want to be able to read,
write, speak, and listen more effectively and to im-
prove their basic maths skills. Also adults whose first
language is not English who want to improve their
English reading, writing, speaking and listening.
Courses run through Milpara Community House cover
all of these categories.
Milpara tries to offer interesting and creative learn-
ing experiences. Each term the team delivers arts and
crafts, health and wellbeing, information technology,
foundation skills, English as a second language, cre-
ative writing, music classes, preparation for study on-
line sessions, courses for business development, skill
building and just for the fun of it sessions, as well as
accredited courses such as first aid and many others.
Milpara has chosen Thursday, September 8, from
10.30 am to noon to deliver a free session. This ses-
sion, Worried About Your Memory, is an interactive
session that will provide an overview of how memory
works, the common memory changes that occur with
ageing and factors that can impact on memory.
This session will also explore practical ways of
improving memory and looking after the brain, as well
as when memory difficulties need to be investigated.
Call the house to book so the team at Milpara will
have everything set up and so the presenter knows
what they need to bring with them.
Adult learning is about expanding one’s horizons.
It might be work related, and then again, it might not!
It might be formal, structured learning or it might
be the learning that happens by chance.
Live to learn and learn to live is a good motto. The
brain is one of the most vital parts of our body – and
medical research shows the old saying “use it or lose
it!” is true.
So, in Adult Learners Week, get out there and give
your brain cells a workout.
For further information about what classes are of-
fered, like Milpara on Facebook for regular updates,
check out the website www.milparacommunityhouse.
org.au, call the house on 5655 2524, or call in to say
hello at 21 Shellcot Road, Korumburra.
CREATING Confidence and Calm With-
in workshop will be held on Saturday,
Worried About Your Memory is an interactive ses-
sion we are holding on Thursday, September 8. It will
provide an overview of how memory works, the com-
mon memory changes that occur with ageing and factors
that can impact on memory.
It will also explore practical ways of improving
memory and looking after the brain. It will also cover
when memory difficulties need to be investigated. This
is a free session but we do ask you book in so we can
confirm minimum numbers.
iPads, Android Tablets and Smart Phones is a fantas-
tic course run over two Saturday mornings, September
10 and 17.Get the most from your device. You will cover
basic operations, maintenance and cloud-based storage.
Learn about some of the helpful apps, how to search the
internet, email and take photos. Please bring you own
device: tablet, smartphone or iPad.
Mindfulness, Resilience and Gratitude - Life Skills
for Kids is on Sunday, September 11.
Develop your Online Strategy is our next Small Busi-
ness Victoria workshop, which is subsidised. Learn how
to develop a strategy to help grow your business through
your online activities and make your business easy for
potential customers to find. This small, interactive work-
shop will demystify the digital world and help bring fo-
cus and clarity to your online marketing activities. The
workshop will be held on Tuesday, September 13. Book-
ings are required. Please call 5655 2524.
PHILLIP Island’s Cheeky Goose Cafe
won the People’s Choice Award in the
hospitality category at the recently an-
nounced Bass Coast Business Awards.
Having only opened in December 2015, to get
the people’s nod is certainly a feather in the cap for
the owner/chef Rob van den Brink and his staff.
Two for two: A Maze’N Things was once again judged Bass Coast Business of the Year at
the awards presentation dinner at Silverwater Resort on Friday, August 19.
BASS Coast Shire Council held its pres-
tigious business awards presentation
night on Friday, August 19.
Held at Silverwater Resort, popular Phillip
Island tourist destination A Maze’N Things took
out the Business of the Year Award for the second
year in a row.
More than 160 business owners and friends
attended the evening, along with mayor Cr Jor-
dan Crugnale, deputy mayor Cr Bradley Drew,
Cr Kimberley Brown, Cr Neil Rankine and Bass
MLA Brian Paynter.
More than half of this year’s entries entered
the Bass Coast Business Awards for the first time
Cr Crugnale said it was fantastic to see the
awards continue to grow and it was important
to acknowledge the contribution each business
makes in the region.
This year, five of the 19 entered businesses
were finalists in multiple categories and more
than 150 businesses were nominated for the peo-
ple’s choice award.
Great business start: Bass Coast Shire
Council mayor Cr Jordan Crugnale presents
Cheeky Goose Cafe owner/chef Rob van den
Brink with his trophies at the Bass Coast
Business Awards recently.
Cheeky Goose gets public nod
Rob attributes the success in such a short term
as a combination of “good food, good service and
a great team.”
“It’s not just any one thing that we work on;
it’s a combination of things,” he said.
“First we worked on getting the 1933 historic
Tudor building in Chapel Street just right, then it
was about serving food of outstanding quality and
finally getting the right staff to give our customers
a great experience.”
Find local produce, wine, craft and handmade
products showcased at its best, with the business
serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The next step is to complete a new deck area,
start to build up events and finally open a new bar,
introducing live music.
“When people come in they are amazed by
what we have done and the little quirky things we
added have really given people something to talk
about when they try it for the first time,” Mr van
den Brink said.
Milpara opens doors
Come learn: adults will find a pleasurable learning experience at Milpara Community
House, Korumburra. Tutor Maria Ludenia presents an iPAD Beyond Basics class.
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