War Widows Guild Health and Wellbeing Program

A message from Australian War Widows NSW Ltd

Would you like to relax, have fun and be active in mind and body? Join our interactive and friendly online community. 

Our Health and Wellbeing Program allows you to enjoy online classes, stay connected and meet other war widows and veteran families all from the comfort of your home.

Importantly, participation isn’t limited to NSW! So, widows and veteran families from around the country can join in and you don’t need to be a member of a war widows organisation either.  

The program is accessed online via Zoom with classes taking place weekly. In each class, you can see hear and speak to each other and the facilitator in real time. If you are not confident using Zoom, we can help you with that too!  

So, take some time out for yourself and join our mindful chair yoga classes. Feel the joy of movement and rhythm during our seated dance sessions or have a laugh and lift your mood for the rest of the day with an interactive singing session. 

Did you know?   

Yoga and dance both promote health and wellbeing (physical, emotional, mental and social) through a range of techniques, including postures and movement, breath awareness and breathing exercises, relaxation and concentration, self-inquiry and meditation. The benefits of yoga and dance can include improvements to your balance, flexibility, stamina, movement, blood pressure, anxiety and sleep. 

Chair yoga is a modified form of traditional yoga. It is suitable for people with limited mobility, lack of flexibility, painful joints or those recovering from injury or illness.  

Singing is something that we all love but often feel self-conscious about. Have you ever wanted to learn how to sing and gain confidence in your beautiful voice? Do you want to get to know other members but are not sure how to do so? Perhaps give our singing classes a go.  

Music is a wonderful form of self-expression. It helps us process emotions, improves our mood and enhances overall wellbeing. The benefits of singing range from relieving stress to managing strong emotions such as grief.

Class timetable

Classes run weekly:

  • Chair yoga – Tuesday 12.30pm, Thursday 11am 
  • Singing – Wednesday 10am 
  • Seated dance – Monday 9.30am, Friday 10am 

How to register 

Simply get in touch with our friendly programs team at programs [at] warwidowsnsw.com.au or (02) 9267 6577. You can register for as many classes as you like.   

These classes are run online. So, you will need access to a computer, tablet, or smartphone. If you do not have one of these yourself, see if you can borrow one from a family member, friend, or neighbour. 

If you’re not comfortable with online classes, you’ll find the Digital Health and Wellbeing program is easy to use but we are here for you through every step.  

Details of the yoga, singing and dancing lessons