COMMUNITY focused organisation Yanchep Connect will be launched next month.
Co-ordinator Dyan Moore, a Yanchep local with a background in psychology and welfare, initiated the group that will offer women a safe social and active environment to participate in activities with the group two days a week.
The goal was for it to become incorporated, allowing for the application for grants to offer women in the community access to a wide range of opportunities at low to no cost.
The group would offer activities such as ZumbaGold, tai chi, laughter yoga, relaxation, drum circle, singing and other activities to give women the opportunity to be active and feel a sense of belonging.
“Guest speakers will be scheduled on a regular basis to deliver health messages and inform about any topics the women are interested in,” Ms Moore said.“The goal of grant submission process is to reduce the participation barrier for the members, such as financial cost.
Yanchep Connect will offer activities for free, or at very low cost.
“Some women in the community are isolated due to age, health or living distance from family,” Ms Moore said.
“This new organisation addresses this by creating a local, safe environment for women to come and make friends.”
The group welcomes women of all ages. “Women can bring along art or craft and just enjoy being out of the house and around others in a friendly environment,” she said.
The start-up committee of volunteers includes experienced professionals such as a teacher with a psychology degree, a social worker, a treasurer who qualified in finance and studied accounting at university and a marketing manager with more than 20 years’ experience in the corporate sector.
“I’m so grateful for such support,” Ms Moore said.
“I am passionate about people, communities and being able to offer Yanchep Connect to my own local community is exciting.
“It’s going to grow and develop and the community is sure to benefit greatly.
“We look forward to gaining additional committee members who join the organisation.”
The group will be launched with a morning tea on August 16 at 10am at the Oldham Park clubrooms in Yanchep.
After that, it will operate on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9.30am to 2.30pm.