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MEMBERS of a local group are up-
set at the prospect of having to move
venues after 22 years of meeting in the
The Gawler Yoga Group usually meets at
the Gawler Elderly Centre, on Fourteenth
Street, on Wednesday mornings; however,
after today, members will be moving to the
Gawler Sport and Community Centre, on
The move is to make way for another
local community group, Gawler Care and
Share, to expand its activities from one to
Yoga member Elke Wiese is upset by the
changes and said she was not given the op-
portunity to voice her disapproval.
"The whole thing was done very
quickly, without any input from the mem-
bers and the people who have been going
there for the last 20-something years," she
"That is the biggest upset, if they had per-
haps talked to us, we could have voiced our
opinion and our opposition to going any-
where else, but we were, sort of, told we had
Ms Wiese has been attending yoga in
Gawler for 20 years and said many of the
members enjoy the sense of familiarity felt
at the Elderly Centre.
Gawler Care and Share co-ordinator Beth
Hudman said she was upset to learn the
yoga group was unhappy with the arrange-
"I'm really sorry that's happened, because
I was completely and blissfully unaware,"
"As far as I was concerned, it was all
The organisation has been looking to ex-
pand for sometime, to cater for its increase
in members and to help it secure funding
from the Home and Community Care pro-
The Bunyip understands arrangements
for the relocation of the yoga group were
organised between Mrs Hudman, Gawler
Council and Gawler Community House,
which officially runs the yoga group.
However, the yoga members were only
told of the move in the past couple of
All parties are due to meet today to fur-
ther discuss the relocation.
But yoga group in a twist
Caring, sharing and growing
THE Gawler Care and Share Group has
expanded its services after growing by
nearly 400 per cent in the past four years.
The organisation provides centre-based day
care for the frail, elderly and disabled through a
series of activities, including craft, card games,
trade tables, guest speakers, sing-alongs, com-
puter lessons and mobility exercises.
Co-ordinator Beth Hudman said the organ-
isation has had to expand its services from one
day to two days to keep up with demand.
"We have had a 400 per cent increase in
numbers since I commenced four years ago,"
"When I took over there were 32 clients, I
think we are around 110 at the moment."
Mrs Hudman said an increase in baby boom-
ers was one reason for the sharp growth.
"I think it's going to continue to increase.
I think the Wednesday program will be just
as big as the Tuesday one in the very near fu-
ture," she said.
"I think we will, probably, increase by an-
other 50 people in the next 12 months.
"We had nine new people join last week."
The organisation started from humble be-
ginnings 37 years ago and has grown to utilise
nearly 40 volunteers and helpers.
Mrs Hudman said the service was valued by
many people around the region.
"It gives people a great day out, it stops
them being isolated at home," she said.
"It's just like a big family here."
Gawler Care and Share Group Inc. conducts
classes at the Elderly Centre on 14th Street,
Gawler South, every Tuesday and Wednesday
from 9.30am to 2.30pm.
For more information, call co-ordinator
Beth Hudman (0447 710 677).
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Gawler Care and Share Group co-ordinator Beth Hudman with participant Joy Connors during one of their activity sessions.
PHOTO: Mary Ackers
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