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Radio J-AIR and the Glen Eira City Council are working together presenting a weekly program of vital importance to the 153,000 residents of Glen Eira, Glen Eira: Working Together During COVID-19. While we’ll discuss council initiatives, we’ll also feature representatives from key organisations and community groups that are there to help you through these challenging times.

We’ll let you know how you can contact them, where you can find them and what they have to offer you and your loved ones. Glen Eira: Working Together during COVID-19 will feature live interviews with guests such as the mayor, councillors, council officer, representatives from the health industry, the business world, emergency services, the arts and more. Listen in on 88FM on Mondays from 2pm for Glen Eira: Working Together During COVID-19, your one-hour local radio guide for dealing with the crisis.


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21 Dec 2020, 2pm

21 Dec 2020, 2pm Glen Eira: Working Together Volunteer Curator Carnegie Community Laneways KIRSTEN BROOKS  was with us on the 31st of August when Spring was in the air. Her work during the lockdown period was really extraordinary and when we were going back over the guests we have had this year on GEWT, we were struck by the wonderful sense of community Kirsten brought to that program. The Carnegie Laneways are an amazing community collaboration and we urge those of you who haven’t yet found time, to wander on down to the laneways and have a look.  We were delighted to ask Kirsten back to reflect on the year just gone. Carnegie Laneways can be found on Facebook

21 Dec 2020, 2pm

21 Dec 2020, 2pm Glen Eira: Working Together Tony’s Café Coordinator GWEN FITZGERALD  joined us on the 21st of September to tell us about Tony’s Café which is located at St Anthony’s Parish Church in Glen Huntly. Pre-COVID Tony’s Café was providing 200 meals a week to the needy and during the crisis, they managed to continue to find ways to help feed people in a COVID safe way – thanks to the resilience and resourcefulness of Gwen and her team of volunteers.  We were delighted to ask Gwen back to give us an update. Tony’s Cafe  0432 087 494

21 Dec 2020, 2pm

21 Dec 2020, 2pm Glen Eira: Working Together CEO Jewish Care BILL APPLEBY joined us in July, the week before we went into our second lockdown. At that time we talked about the changes Jewish Care was making to ensure the safety of their residents and program participants. It has certainly been a tough year for those involved in aged care, so we thought we’d ask Bill back to reflect on the year. General Manager of Community at Jewish Care VANESSA COHEN  stepped in for Bill, who at the last minute was called away to attend a funeral. Jewish Care   jewishcare .org.au    85175999   

21 Dec 2020, 2pm

21 Dec 2020, 2pm Glen Eira: Working Together                                               AND THAT’S A WRAP 2020 Today was Glen Eira Working Together 35th show today, and as the end of 2020 approaches (thank goodness!) we thought we’d take a look back at some of the topics we covered during the year. We also thought it might be a good time to reflect on some of the community success stories we covered this year and look toward what is to come with hope for a brighter 2021. We asked some of our guests back today to give us an update. What have they been up to in the weeks and months since they were guests the first time and what are they proud of this year? What are they looking forward to, for their organisations, in 2021? Our first guest CSG CEO JUSTIN KAGAN first joined us on Glen Eira Working Together way back on the 8th of June and again on the 7th of September. Both programs were concerned with Community Safety, which of course is Justin’sarea of expertise as the CEO of the Community Safety Group. We were delighted to welcome Justin back to reflect on 2020. CEO Jewish Care BILL APPLEBY joined us in July, the week before we went into our second lockdown. At that time we talked about the changes Jewish Care was making to ensure the safety of their residents and program participants. It has certainly been a tough year for those involved in aged care, so we thought we’d ask Bill back to reflect on the year. General Manager of Community at Jewish Care VANESSA COHEN (at 15.50 mins)  stepped in for Bill whowas called away at the last minute had to attend a funeral. : Tony’s Café Coordinator GWEN FITZGERALD ( at 26.35 mins)  joined us on the 21st September to tell us about Tony’s Café which is located at St Anthony’s Parish Church in Glen Huntly. Pre-COVID Tony’s Café was providing 200 meals a week to the needy and during the crisis they manage to continue to find ways to help feed people in a COVID safe way – thanks to the resilience and resourcefulness of Gwen and her team of volunteers.  We were delighted to ask Gwen back to give us an update. : Volunteer Curator Carnegie Community Laneways KIRSTEN BROOKS (at 39.00 mins)  was with us on the 31st of August when Spring was in the air. Her work during the lockdown period was really extraordinary and when we were going back over the guests we have had this year we were struck by the wonderful sense of community Kirsten brought to that program. The Carnegie Laneways are an amazing community collaboration and we urge those of you who haven’t yet found time, to wander on down to the laneways and have a look. As with Gwen Fitzgerald we were delighted to ask Kirsten back to reflect on the year just gone. www .gleneira .vic.gov.au  95243333  Council’s COVID Helpline 9524 3733 Community Security Group (CSG) 1300 000 274 Hotline 24/7  vic .thecsg,org .au Jewish Care   jewishcare .org.au    85175999    Tony’s Cafe  0432 087 494    Carnegie Laneways can be found on facebook    

14 Dec 2020, 2pm

14 Dec 2020, 2pm Glen Eira: Working Together Glen Eira businesses play a huge role in our community. Not only do they deliver goods, services and jobs for locals, but they also contribute to the culture and feel of our activity centres and make our shopping strips friendly and attractive places to be. It’s been a tough year, and while it’s still not quite business as usual, Glen Eira is getting back to business and our traders need our support. Whether it’s taking advantage of online shopping from the comfort of home or getting down to your local shops when safe to do so, it’s never been a better time to discover what your local businesses have to offer. Today on Glen Eira Working Together we are re-discovering our local places. We talk to Glen Eira City Council’s Manager of City Futures MATT SLAVIN about Council’s “parklets” and finding ways to help local businesses trade through these tough times. Our second guest is also working at Council level to help promote local business centres. Coordinator City Economy and Place-Making, TESS ANGARANE (at 26.55 mins) and her team have been working on a campaign called Discover You Glen Eira, which encourages us to shop local. Tess joins us today to tell us all about it. So whether your local shopping precinct is Gardenvale or East Bentleigh, Carnegie or Elsternwick or anywhere in between, discovering your local businesses is great for the local community. www.  gleneira  .vic.gov.au   9524 3333    Council’s COVID Helpline   9524 3733 Business listing on Glen Eira Website   www  .gleneira.vic .gov.au/services/business-support /businesslisting

7 Dec 2020, 2pm

7 Dec 2020, 2pm Glen Eira: Working Together                                                Return To Community Sport Glen Eira has a thriving sporting community. With more than 60 sporting clubs operating in the City there are many opportunities to become involved in a number of sports. COVID, of course, put a stop to all community sport. Most clubs have been unable to operate for the entire period between the end of March and early November.  Our first guest, the President of Maccabi Victoria BRIAN SWERSKY  is here to tell us about the challenges of 2020 and why participation in community sport is a lifelong passion of his. Our second guest is RICHARD SIMON (at 33.10 mins)  Richard is the President of the Ormond Amateur Football Club, and he also works in the Sport and Leisure sector as a Consultant. Richard gives us an industry perspective as well as a grassroots view of what happened in 2020 and where to next for local sport. www .gleneira .vic .gov.au  9524 3333   Council’s COVID Helpline   9524 3733 Maccabi  macvic. com.au    Also on Facebook and Twitter Ormond Amateur Football Club   www .oafc.com.au  

30 Nov 2020, 2pm

30 Nov 2020, 2pm Glen Eira: Working Together Today on Glen Eira Working Together we were delighted to welcome back the MAYOR OF Glen Eira MARGARET ESAKOFF  and the CEO of Glen Eira City Council REBECCA McKENZIE Way back on the 27th of April, they were part of the inaugural Glen Eira Working Together program. We had been in lockdown at that point for about 4 weeks and had absolutely no idea what was ahead of us in 2020. 31 weeks later, they are back to give us an update and to look forward to what is next. Local Government elections were held across Victoria during October and Margaret Esakoff has been returned as a Councillor for Rosstown Ward. At a Special Meeting of Council held on Monday 9 November, she took the Oath of Office and was elected as the Mayor of Glen Eira City Council for the 2020-21 Council year. Cr Esakoff said, “This year is a year of healing for Glen Eira and for all of Victoria and I look forward to leading the community and the Council through this period.” It is the fifth time that Cr Esakoff has held the Office of Mayor and we found out today what might make this 2020-21 term stand out for her, what she is looking forward to and what she hopes Council can achieve during this time. REBECCA McKENZIE has been CEO of Glen Eira City Council since February 2016, but I’m sure 2020 will be memorable as a year of many challenges. We asked Rebecca all about the past year and what she is looking forward to as we enter the recovery phase with the newly elected Council. www.gleneira vic.gov.au       9524 3333 Council’s COVID Helpline     9524 3733

23 Nov 2020, 2pm

23 Nov 2020, 2pm Glen Eira: Working Together                                                      FAMILY VIOLENCE Wednesday the 25th of November marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. It also marks the start of 16 days of Activism against gender-based violence. This is a campaign that raises awareness, challenges discriminatory attitudes, and calls for improved laws and services to end violence against women for good. Family, domestic and sexual violence is a major national health and welfare issue that can have lifelong impacts for victims and perpetrators Our guests today devote their working lives to improving this tragic situation. Executive Officer, Emerge Women & Children’s Support Network PAULA WESTHEAD our first guest, is with us to talk about the services Emerge provides as well as to unpack the effects of the pandemic on violence against women. Our second guest understands that working with young people is the only pathway to true change in our community around violence against women. Project Lead Respectful Relationships Initiative KRISTY LANG (at 28.10 mins) works to deliver education programs which give young people the skills to build positive relationships. If you are experiencing family violence or are supporting someone who is impacted by it, please reach out for support. Call 1800 RESPECT – National Sexual Assault, Domestic and Family Violence Counselling Service (1800 737 732).   www gleneira.vic.gov.au    Council’s COVID Helpline  95243733 1800 RESPECT  1800737732     Emerge  emergesupport .org.au Mensline Australia   1300789 978

16 Nov 2020, 2pm

16 Nov 2020, 2pm Glen Eira: Working Together                                       HISTORIC HOUSES OF GLEN EIRA The City of Glen Eira is home to two National Trust properties – both built in the 1860s. To celebrate the reopening of the Gardens at Rippon Lea, we thought we’d spend some time today talking about Labassa and Rippon Lea and share some of their colourful histories with you. Rippon Lea is a must-visit destination. The ornate late 19th century mansion is set on 5.7 hectares of gardens which include sweeping lawns, the southern hemisphere’s largest fernery and a lake. The gardens are now open for visitors following the easing of restrictions and it is a great time to see them. Our first guest today is The National Trust Victoria’s Garden Manager JUSTIN BUCKLEY Justin is a qualified horticulturalist with more than 20-years’ experience in the industry. Justin has specialised knowledge in managing heritage gardens and alternative water supplies. We get to hear about Justin’s highlights as well as some of the history of the estate and what is coming next. Tucked away at  2 Manor Grove Caulfield North. is another grand Victorian Era Mansion, Labassa. This grand house has a fascinating history, full of interesting characters and stories. Historian and Author VICKI SHUTTLEWORTH (at 22.25 mins) tells us about her new book Labassa: House of Dreams and shares some tales of bygone eras. Vicki spent eight years publishing the journal Labassa Lives, which chronicles stories by and about the various owners, architects, artisans and residents of Labassa mansion. Labassa: House of Dreams is Vicki’s first published book. Vicki is also a member of the Friends of Labassa group and a volunteer for the National Trust of Australia (Victoria). www. gleneira.vic.gov au     Council’s COVID Helpline  95243733 Rippon Lea   ripponleaestate .com.au National Trust Victoria  National.trust .org   Bookings for Justin Buckley talking to Jane Edmanson Via the Glen Eira Website.  Search Sunday Sessions. Labassa   www.nationaltrust. org .au/places/labassa Glen Eira residents are reminded that they can visit the Rippon Lea Estate Gardens free of charge.To sign up for free access, residents will need to show photo identification with a current Glen Eira Address onsite at Rippon Lea. More info is available at www.ripponleaestate. com.au       

9 Nov 2020, 2pm

9 Nov 2020, 2pm Glen Eira: Working Together                                                     NAIDOC WEEK We respectfully acknowledge the Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation, who have traditional connections to the land now known as Glen Eira. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and acknowledge and uphold their continuing relationship to this land. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander listeners are advised that the following program may contain voices of people who have died. NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This year, because of the pandemic, we are celebrating NAIDOC week right now, from the 8-15 November. NAIDOC originally stood for ‘National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee’. This committee was once responsible for organising national activities during NAIDOC Week and its acronym has since become the name of the week itself. Today on Glen Eira Working Together we have two inspirational guests. Our first is Media Presenter and Educator SHELLY WARE. Shelley works at the coalface developing curriculum and content to improve the teaching of Indigenous Culture and History in our schools. We ask Shelly about what she’s been working on as well as about her love of AFL and empowering young people. Our second guest is Managing Director of Clothing the Gap and Spark Health LAURA THOMPSOM (at 31.00mins). Laura tell us about how Clothing the Gap came to be, what their mission is and about their Free the Flag campaign. clothingthegap.com.au  Facebook, Instagram and twitter www.gleneira. vic.gov.au

2 Nov 2020, 2pm

2 Nov 2020, 2pm Glen Eira: Working Together As the Culture, Community and Well Being Manager at Emmy Monash Aged Care, MAUREEN SHULSINGER  oversees the volunteer program at Emmy Monash Aged Care. We all know the aged care sector has been hit really hard by COVID, we get to hear from Maureen how they are adapting, how their programs for volunteers have been affected and what they are looking forward to. Emmy Monash Aged Care    Emmymonash.asn.au www. gleneira.vic.gov.au   Council’s COVID helpline 95243733

2 Nov 2020, 2pm

2 Nov 2020, 2pm Glen Eira: Working Together                                                         VOLUNTEERS Volunteering is critical to building a healthy, connected and inclusive community. Many community organisations, programs, clubs and sports would simply not exist without the dedication of volunteers. Council also relies on volunteers to support a broad range of Council services and programs, including its delivered meals services, arts and culture programs, residential aged care services, youth services and Council Advisory Committees. For individuals, volunteering promotes a sense of belonging and well-being by participating in activities, creating new friendships and building a real sense of achievement. It can also develop skills, experience, and provide potential pathways to employment. Our first guest today on GEWT is SCOTT MILLER Chief Executive Volunteering Victoria. Scott brings us up to speed on the state of volunteering in Victoria and tells us what happened to volunteers during COVID, also explaining what Volunteering Victoria does for individuals and organisations. Our second guest today is MAUREEN SHULSINGER (at 26.00mins), Maureen oversees the volunteer program at Emmy Monash Aged Care. We all know the aged care sector has been hit really hard by COVID, we get to hear from Maureen how they are adapting, how their programs for volunteers have been affected and what they are looking forward to. Volunteering Victoria  www. volunteeringvictoria.org.au Emmy Monash Aged Care    Emmymonash.asn.au www. gleneira.vic.gov.au   Council’s COVID helpline 95243733

26 Oct 2020, 2pm

26 Oct 2020, 2pm Glen Eira: Working Together Today on Glen Eira Working Together we are talking about sustainability. COVID-19 has made 2020 a year like no other, but even in the midst of a pandemic, we need to remember that climate change is still a problem that won’t solve itself. Pandemic or not, the impact of our activity on the planet is still being felt. Our guests today are both members of our Glen Eira community and are both working to reduce our carbon footprint. Our first guest is BELINDA HAYDON. Belinda founded a local group called the Glen Eira Climate Action Network (GECAN). She understands the importance of taking local action to bring about change and tell us about the role GECAN had in lobbying Glen Eira council to make the climate emergency declaration. Our second guest is Film Producer ANNA KAPLAN( at 26.30 mins). Anna is part of the team that brought us the film 2040. The film explores a vision of what the year 2040 might be like if we adopt some of the currently available technologies and climate solutions and put them into practice now. It’s a charming film with plenty of humour and hope, interspersed with animations, some great kids as well as climate experts and innovators. Anna tells us about making it and how you can get to see it at a free upcoming. To Book for the free screening of 2040 go to www.haveyoursaygleneira.com.au To fill in a survey or provide input to the Council regarding Sustainability go to. www.haveyoursaygleneira.com.au  Council’s COVID helpline  9524 3733    

19 Oct 2020, 2pm

19 Oct 2020, 2pm Glen Eira: Working Together                                                   CHILDREN’S BOOK WEEK This week is Children’s Book Week, an annual celebration of Australian Children’s Literature – and we spend some time today on the program doing just that.  We all have memories of our favourite book as a child. For most of us children’s books are not just the tool that helps us achieve an adult reading level, but they are the key to opening other worlds, experiences and ways of life They help us to learn about people other than ourselves, experience emotions through the eyes of others and completely transport us. They give us someone to cheer for, someone to cry for and something to hope for.  Our first guest today is Children’s Book Council of Australia, Victorian Branch President KARYS McEWEN.  Karys was part of the judging panel for the Older Reader Category this year. We had a good chat with Karys about the Children’s Book Council, also hearing about her experience of being a judge. Our second guest, JESS RACKLYET (at32.30 mins) is a wonderful illustrator and writer of picture books. We asked Jess about art, inspiration, working at home with the rest of the family and what projects she has coming up for us to look forward to. wwww.gleneira.vic.gov.au     Glen Eire Council’s COVID helpline  95243733 Children’s Book Council of Australia  CBCA    cbca.org.au

12 Oct 2020, 2pm

12 Oct 2020, 2pm Glen Eira: Working Together                                                         CARERS WEEK Carers Victoria tells us that 11% of Victorians are carers – 15% of people who are 75 or older. Carers are of all ages, but they are most likely to be between 55 and 64. 70% of primary carers are women. The estimated cost of replacing unpaid carers would be $60.3 billion. (equates to over 1 million nurse’s salaries). Today on the show we have two great guests share their experience with us. Our first guest is from Carers Victoria, the organisation representing carers in our community. Carer and Community Educator TANIA DANIELS talks to us about what carers do and how the organisation might be able to support them. Tania has been an Educator with Carers Victoria for 4 years and prior to that worked as a teacher in the Vocational Education and Training sector for many years. She also spent her early career in the Community Services sector in varied roles. Since working for and with carers, Tania has come to appreciate the complexity of the role of the unpaid carer and is committed to seeing more carers practice self care. Our second guest cares for her daughter Ruth and has done for the past 37 years. We talk about the life of a carer, family, faith, and COVID with Glen Eira resident Chana Ruschinek(at 28 mins). Chana is a Glen Eira Resident and mother of 5 children and grandmother to 24 grandchildren. Chana has 37-year-old twins, and one of them, Ruth, has Down’s Syndrome and is legally blind. Chana an observant Jew, in addition to being a full-time carer also works in partnership with her husband to manage their small business. She is dedicated to community and a passionate advocate for people with disabilities gleneira.vic.gov.au     Council’s COVID helpline  9524 3733 Carers Victoria   1800 514 845    carersvictoria.org.au

5 Oct 2020, 2pm

5 Oct 2020, 2pm Glen Eira: Working Together  SARAH McDONALD is the founder and CEO of Canine Comprehension. It might sound like a dog training school but Sarah and her team of educators take specially trained dogs into schools, libraries, and other community organisations. The dogs provide calm, comfort and affection for young people who might be struggling to engage in their education – the dogs literally help the children learn. Sarah tells us all about their innovative programs and the great results they’ve been getting. Canine Comprehension   caninecomprehension.com.au

5 Oct 2020, 2pm

5 Oct 2020, 2pm Glen Eira: Working Together                                                  DOGS Man’s Best Friend Australians are a nation of pet lovers. The Pet Industry Association of Australia (PIAA) tells us that more than 62% of Australian households own a pet – 38% a dog, which equals 4.8 million dogs! And, as a nation, we spend $12.2 billion dollars annually on our pets. (stats from Animal Medicines Australia) It is clear that for many of us our dogs are an important part of our lives. And why wouldn’t they be important? Pets don’t judge, pets keep you company, pets can encourage you to be more active and we already know that being active is great for our mental health. Taking care of a pet can remind you to take better care of yourself too. Pets love routines and routines are good for people as well. Routines give your days purpose and structure which helps us to manage conditions like depression and anxiety. (Content from Beyond Blue Website) Today on Glen Eira Working Together we are talking about dogs, our first guest is local vet  Dr JACK ZAKS. We chat Dr Zaks about what he has been seeing in his practice as well as about issues around taking care of your dog in a pandemic. Maybe you are one of the many people who decided that lockdown was a great time to get a new dog? We talk about pet ownership, dog socialisation, grooming, and why pets are good for us. Our second guest SARAH McDONALD ( at 28 mins) is the founder and CEO of Canine Comprehension. It might sound like a dog training school but Sarah and her team of educators take specially trained dogs into schools, libraries, and other community organisations. The dogs provide calm, comfort and affection for young people who might be struggling to engage in their education – the dogs literally help the children learn. Sarah tells us all about their innovative programs and the great results they’ve been getting. Elsternwick Vet  Dr Jack Zacs   drjacks.com.au  Canine Comprehension   caninecomprehension.com.au

21 Sep 2020, 2pm

21 Sep 2020, 2pm Glen Eira: Working Together              This week on Glen Eira Working Together we are celebrating Seniors!  People over 60 (if that is what constitutes a senior) make up just over 20% of the population in the City of Glen Eira, but they are immeasurably important. Their experience and wisdom and the role they play in many volunteer organisations really shape the fabric of our community – definitely something to celebrate!  Our first guest is Edward Xu, Edward is a Chinese born Australian who has lived in Australia for over 30 years. He is an active member of the Bentleigh Chinese Community Association where he is a dedicated committee member and teacher of English. We were delighted to have Edward join us today to share some of his wisdom about staying involved and connected as we get older. Our second guest is Gwen Fitzgerald(at 30.20 mins) who runs Tony’s Café. Pre-COVID Tony’s Café was providing 200 meals a week to the needy. Gwen has been volunteering in our community for many years. She is the driving force behind Tony’s Café which is located at St Anthony’s Parish Church in Glen Huntly. We had a great chat with Gwen about her passion and drive to help provide food and companionship to the lonely and disadvantaged in our community. Gwen is proof of the positive impact we can continue to have as we grow older. www.gleneira.vic.gov.au  Council’s COVID helpline 95243733        GECC Service Centre 95243333 Tony’s Cafe  0432 087494      Bentleigh Chinese Community Organisation Seniors Festival Program can be found online or in the September Glen Eira News      

14 Sep 2020, 2pm

14 Sep 2020, 2pm Glen Eira: Working Together                                    STAGE 4 WEEK 6   KIDS and COVID LYN CRAMP Team Leader Carnegie Children’s Centre. Our first guest on today’s Glen Eira Working Together LYN CRAMP  has over 40 years’ experience in Early Learning. Lyn has worked with both children and educators as well as with the Early Learning Accreditation Support Team. She has been with the Glen Eira City Council as Team Leader at Carnegie Children’s Centre for the past 10 years and is with us today to share some of her vast knowledge about preschool education with us. MARK SAUNDERS(26.10 mins) is the Executive Manager COVID-19 Response and Recovery Glen Eira City Council. Mark has had more than 20 years’ experience working in public health and emergency management roles within Local Government. He has extensive experience in the areas of municipal emergency relief and recovery, public health policy, environmental health, immunisation services and maternal and child health. Mark has held a range of community service management roles in the areas of public health, community development, family, youth and children’s services and library services. Mark joins us today to update us about Council’s Immunisation services Council’s COVID Helpline  9524 3733    Council Service Centre  9524 3333

31 Aug 2020, 2pm

31 Aug 2020, 2pm Glen Eira: Working Together EVA LIGHT merges her love of the arts and literature with her enthusiasm for nature and gardening. Eva lovingly tends to her garden through every season experimenting with different gardening techniques and has opened her garden to the public on numerous occasions. It is Eva’s dedication to sustainability and gardening that has led Eva to join the Glen Eira Neighbourhood Sustainable Gardening Program. Eva’s garden and a video of her is featured on the Glen Eira webpage    gleneira.vic.gov.au Council’s COVID helpline 95243733

7 Sep 2020, 6pm

7 Sep 2020, 6pm Glen Eira: Working Together                                       ROSH HASHANAH & YOM KIPPUR With the Jewish High Holidays beginning just over a week away, we have CSG CEO JUSTIN KAGAN and General Manager Hatzolah LEON LANDAU back to talk about the rules we will need to be following as the Jewish Community celebrates the New Year. CSG’s mission is to protect Jewish Life and the Jewish Way of Life. Ready to Respond When Every Second Counts, Hatzolah Community Emergency First Responders are here to bridge the gap between medical emergencies and the arrival of Ambulance Victoria. Like everything else this year, things are looking a little different. Leon and Justin take us through what we are permitted to do this Rosh Hashanah. Leon reminds us about Hatzolah and how to get in touch if you do have medical issues. Justin reminds us to take care when we are out and about. They also have some news to share about a new App they are launching. We also have with us today the Director and CEO of the Jewish Museum JESSICA BRAM (at 27.45 mins) Jessica updates us on current events and programs which have moved online at the museum, especially their special programs for the High Holidays.  www.gleneira.vic.gov.au   Council’s COVID helpline   9524 3733 Community Security Group( CSG )  1300 000 274  Hotline 24/7 Hatzolah.org.au  95275111 in an emergency 24/7    8534 0100 all other inquiries.  Jewish Museum    www.jewishmuseum.com.au 

31 Aug 2020, 2pm

31 Aug 2020, 2pm Glen Eira: Working Together                                                        SPRING IS COMING A 2017 article published on Science website Elsevier, Gardening is Beneficial to Health says: “There is increasing awareness among researchers and health practitioners of the potential health benefits derived from gardening activities. Indeed, previous studies have shown that gardening increases an individual’s life satisfaction, vigour, psychological wellbeing, positive affects, sense of community, and cognitive function. Reductions in stress, anger, fatigue, and depression and anxiety symptoms have also been documented. In consequence, engagement with gardening has increasingly been recognized as not only a cost-effective health intervention but also treatment or occupational therapy for those with psychological health issues, so-called “horticultural therapy”  The Carnegie Laneway – for those of you who haven’t seen it, is located in the heart of Carnegie –just off Koornang Road. It is an amazing space filled with artworks which have been created by local people. It is a cheerful, beautiful place which is a tribute to the community, and also to the group of people who maintain it and keep it evolving. KIRSTEN BROOKE is one of those people, Kirsten is our first guest today to tell us all about how the laneway came to be and how you can be part of it. EVA LIGHT(at 29.20 mins) merges her love of the arts and literature with her enthusiasm for nature and gardening. Eva lovingly tends to her garden through every season experimenting with different gardening techniques and has opened her garden to the public on numerous occasions. It is Eva’s dedication to sustainability and gardening that has led Eva to join the Glen Eira Neighbourhood Sustainable Gardening Program. Eva’s garden and a video of her is featured on the Glen Eira webpage    gleneira.vic.gov.au Council’s COVID helpline 95243733 Carnegie Community Laneway Garden can be found on FaceBook  

24 Aug 2020, 2pm

24 Aug 2020, 2pm Glen Eira: Working Together  Compass Community Care CEO JANET GARLAND shares some good news stories about how they have continued to find ways to help those in need while we are in lockdown. We find out about some exciting new projects they have planned for their service when we are finally allowed to gather again. To serve, support and inspire Compass Community Care is a registered charity organisation dedicated to the care and support of people in our community. They began informal community activities in 2007 and today their programs serve and connect families, schools, the elderly, youth and those who are vulnerable and in need. At Compass Community Care, they are passionate about our local community and desire to build connections and demonstrate compassion. They believe in the value of every individual and that positive change is born from a supportive community. Compass Community Care    9557 4974 Glen Eira Council COVID-19 helpline   954 3733 Glen Eira Working Together

24 Aug 2020, 2pm

24 Aug 2020, 2pm Glen Eira: Working Together                                                   IN OUR COMMUNITY (Stage 4 Week 3) The City of Glen Eira has an established vibrant network of community groups, organisations, clubs and associations. These include a large number of religious and cultural organisations, over 230 sports teams, more than 25 arts and music groups, 38 senior citizen clubs, five neighbourhood houses, community-based kindergartens and two toy libraries. The CEO of the National Council of Jewish Women Australia (Victoria) LEE ANN BASSER is our first guest, telling us how they have been continuing to advocate for women during the pandemic. They have also been finding new ways to keep providing great services to women at all stages of their lives. Jewish values inspire NCJWA Vic to empower women of all ages to achieve their potential and create a better world. The JCJWA mission • Supporting women at key points across the lifecycle; • Advancing the status of women; • Promoting social cohesion and human rights; and • Contributing to the empowerment of Israeli women and girls National Council of Jewish Women Victoria   9523 0535  CEO of Compass Community Care JANET GARLAND (at26.40 mins) also shares some good news stories about how they have continued to find ways to help those in need while we are in lockdown. We find out about some exciting new projects they have planned for their service when we are finally allowed to gather again. To serve, support and inspire Compass Community Care is a registered charity organisation dedicated to the care and support of people in our community. They began informal community activities in 2007 and today their programs serve and connect families, schools, the elderly, youth and those who are vulnerable and in need. At Compass Community Care, they are passionate about our local community and desire to build connections and demonstrate compassion. They believe in the value of every individual and that positive change is born from a supportive community. Compass Community Care    9557 4974 Glen Eira Council COVID-19 helpline   954 3733 Glen Eira Working Together  

17 Aug 2020, 7pm

17 Aug 2020, 7pm Glen Eira: Working Together                                                             Are You OK? We’ve talked a lot on this program about taking care of yourself and today we have two guests who work at the coal face, helping people get well and stay well. Our first guest today is the CEO of an organisation which dedicates itself to helping people, many of them young people, combat their drug and alcohol dependencies. Some of these people are amongst the most disengaged and disadvantaged in our community and the current pandemic has only left them more isolated and disadvantaged. CEO of TaskForce RAY BLESSING is with today to tell us what his organisation does, how COVID-19 has impacted them, and his hopes moving forward. Since 1973 TaskForce has provided specialist support for people in serious need in Victoria Taskforce.org.au   9532 0811 Our second guest today, Dr ANITA MUNOZ (32.10 mins) Melbourne GP and Deputy Chair of the Victorian Faculty of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, is with us to explain why your mental health treatment should begin with a visit to the GP. Dr Munoz enlightens us as to the excellent Telehealth system, also reminding us to see a doctor if we are not feeling ok – help is available. www.gleneira.vic.gov.au     Council’s COVID helpline  9524 3733 Lifeline  13 11 14       Beyond Blue  13000 224 636   National Alcohol and other Drugs Hotline   18000 250 015 Glen Eira Working Together

10 Aug 2020, 2pm

10 Aug 2020, 2pm Glen Eira: Working Together Our second guest today’s Gele Eira Working Together is KYM HANDYSIDE. Kym is the owner of Marbled Meats which is located in Chesterville Road Bentleigh East. Kym is a 3rd generation butcher and with his father Craig by his side he’s looking to bring back the Classic Butcher to the suburbs of East Bentleigh. Kym provides us with answers to some questions we might all have been asking about the meat industry as well as talking about taking his business online.  Kym unpacks the meat supply chain and helps us understand how Stage 4 changes to the abattoirs will impact the Sunday roast. We hear how his business has also moved online and why that might have been a very good business decision.  Marbled Meats  marbledmeats.com.au  FaceBook and Instagram  www.gleneira.vic.gov.au    Council’s COVID helpline  95243733

10 Aug 2020, 9pm

10 Aug 2020, 9pm Glen Eira: Working Together                                                 HOME DELIVERY Today we are taking our listeners through online shopping, what equipment you need, payment methods and warn you about some of the pitfalls. We also give you tips on how to get started and what to expect as well as talk through some of your consumer rights. Our first guest is JOANNE LAMBIE, Joanne is the owner of Stay In Touch, a local business that has been providing technology support and training for over ten years. Stay In Touch specialise in assisting small businesses, families, schools, libraries, and seniors. They are not just techies that can fix your issues, they are also trainers who put the tech jargon into words that you can understand, and encourage you to enjoy what technology has to offer…….something that is very useful to us all during lockdown to help us stay connected. (https://www.stayintouch.net.au/) Our second guest today is KYM HANDYSIDE(at27.40mins). Kym is the owner of Marbled Meats which is located in Chesterville Road Bentleigh East. Kym is a 3rd generation butcher and with his father Craig by his side he’s looking to bring back the Classic Butcher to the suburbs of East Bentleigh. Kym provides us with answers to some questions we might all have been asking about the meat industry as well as talking about taking his business online.  Kym unpacks the meat supply chain and helps us understand how Stage 4 changes to the abattoirs will impact the Sunday roast. We hear how his business has also moved online and why that might have been a very good business decision.  Marbled Meats  marbledmeats.com.au  FaceBook and Instagram Marbled.meats www.gleneira.vic.gov.au          Council’s COVID helpline   95243733

3 Aug 2020, 2pm

3 Aug 2020, 2pm Glen Eira: Working Together EDDIE TAMIR owner of the Classic Cinema. Classic Cinemas is the longest continuously operating cinema in Victoria and has a rich and colourful history to match. While the building itself was not purpose built as a cinema, it remains notable as one of the few early picture theatres still operating in Victoria. Classic Cinemas is located at 9 Gordon St, Elsternwick and specialises in quality mainstream and arthouse cinema. They believe in the complete ‘cinematic experience’ – ten big screens, four of which are completely new additions, beautifully appointed seating and a warm, friendly environment. Classic Cinema is also the home for the Jewish International Film Festival (JIFF), where Australian premieres of a world-class offering of features, documentaries and TV series from Israel and around the globe are presented annually. It is truly a cultural precinct for all film-loving Melbournians. Classic Cinemas classiccinemas.com.au Classic cinema at home athome.classiccinemas.com.au www.gleneira.vic.gov.au Council’s COVID helpline 95243733  

3 Aug 2020, 2pm

3 Aug 2020, 2pm Glen Eira: Working Together                                                    BOOK AND FILMS Our first guest today is ALICIA SOMETIMES, Alicia is an Australian poet, writer and broadcaster. She has performed her spoken word and poetry at many venues, festivals and events around the world. Her poems have been in Best Australian Science Writing, Best Australian Poems and more. She is director and co-writer of the art/science planetarium shows, Elemental and Particle/Wave. Alicia is currently a Science Gallery Melbourne ‘Leonardo’ (creative advisor). Her TedxUQ talk in 2019 was about the passion of combining art with science. www.aliciasometimes.com for more info Joining us at 24.25 mins is EDDIE TAMIR owner of the Classic Cinema. Classic Cinemas is the longest continuously operating cinema in Victoria and has a rich and colourful history to match. While the building itself was not purpose built as a cinema, it remains notable as one of the few early picture theatres still operating in Victoria. Classic Cinemas is located at 9 Gordon St, Elsternwick and specialises in quality mainstream and arthouse cinema. They believe in the complete ‘cinematic experience’ – ten big screens, four of which are completely new additions, beautifully appointed seating and a warm, friendly environment. Classic Cinema is also the home for the Jewish International Film Festival (JIFF), where Australian premieres of a world-class offering of features, documentaries and TV series from Israel and around the globe are presented annually. It is truly a cultural precinct for all film-loving Melbournians.  GE Library  library.gleneira.vic.gov.au                                                                              My Brother Jack Awards library.gleneira.vic.gov.au/mbj Classic Cinemas   classiccinemas.com.au                                                                            Classic cinema at home   athome.classiccinemas.com.au www.gleneira.vic.gov.au    Council’s COVID helpline    95243733

27 Jul 2020, 2pm

27 Jul 2020, 2pm Glen Eira: Working Together Melburnians are now into week three of a six week lockdown. (but who’s counting?) This week we have taken two more of the suggestions on the 10 ways for you to take care of yourself during coronavirus list from the Beyond Blue Website and turned them into another program –  Mindfulness and Movement. Evidence confirms that both mindfulness and staying active are good for us – all the time – not just in a pandemic. We welcomed back CASSIE BARRETT from Jewish Care to talk about what mindfulness is and how we can work it into our daily lives and enjoy the benefits it can bring. Cassie is the Program Manager of Healthy Communities and Youth Mentoring at Jewish Care, a portfolio that includes a range of community education and capacity building activities, with a particular focus on the topics of mental health and wellbeing, and family violence and gender equity. Cassie and her team deliver a range of workshops, training and other resources across the Jewish community.    Jewish Care 85175999  jewishcare.org.au    Jewish Care COVID helpline  85175555. Our second guest today is LIBBY DEWAR(at 24.30mins)  Group Fitness Instructor Glen Eira Leisure. Libby has worked at Glen Eira Leisure in a number of roles including Group Fitness Instructor, Community Engagement Officer and Personal Trainer for over 5 years. Libby  is passionate about inclusion and fitness and was instrumental in the formation of the junior all-abilities basketball program at GESAC called Basketball Unlimited. She co-ordinates the award-winning Disability Support Programs delivered by GEL , Libby lives and breathes the Access for Every Body philosophy of the organisation. Libby is a qualified Group Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer with a dedicated following. She regularly runs classes for all stages of fitness and life.  Glen Eira Leisure  geleisure.com.au  GEL AnywhereJust Google GEL Anywhere or on FaceBook search for Glen Eira Leisure.     Lifeline  131114        www.gleneira.vic.gov.au    

20 Jul 2020, 2pm

20 Jul 2020, 2pm Glen Eira: Working Together Joining us today on Glen Eira Working Together is Monash Uni medical student, Caroline Xue. Together with a number of her fellow students, Caroline has been taking part in a terrific new initiative called Conversation in Isolation. Conversation in Isolation is a group of Victoria-based medical students who started this initiative to help support Australians who are at risk of loneliness and social isolation during the COVID-19 crisis through regular telephone calls. Conversation in Isolation matches you with one of their 100+ dedicated student volunteers to be your ongoing telephone supporter. They’ find a time that suits you, and call every so often to say hi, have a friendly chat, and lend an ear to whatever’s on your mind. Conversation in Isolation   0492 837888  conversationinisolation.blogspot.com www.gleneira.vic.gov.au  Council’s COVID helpline   9524 3733 Glen Eire Working Together.

20 Jul 2020, 2pm

20 Jul 2020, 2pm Glen Eira: Working Together Melburnians are now into week two of a six week lockdown. Many of us struggled with lockdown the first time and the expectation is that this might be even tougher. Here at Glen Eira Working Together, we want to revisit our health – particularly our Mental Health over the next few weeks. We are hoping to give you some tips and inspiration about how you can live your best lockdown life. How you can stay well, positive and connected while we have to stay home. We have taken inspiration for the next few shows from a list we found that outlined 10 ways for you to take care of yourself during coronavirus on the Beyond Blue Website. We talked about eating well last week and today we’ll talk about staying in touch – and why this is important. In the next couple of weeks, we will also talk about staying fit – in mind and body, and give you some suggestions about what to watch and read while we’re at home. Today we have Connect Health and Community CEO Amanda Murphy back to discuss how the organisation has been adjusting to the changes brought about by the pandemic and what they are seeing 3 months down the track since she first joined us. She has some important messages for us about taking care of our mental health. Connect Health and Community   9525 5333   connecthealth .org.au Our second guest today is Monash Uni medical student Caroline Xue(at 34mins). Together with a number of her fellow students, Caroline has been taking part in a terrific new initiative called Conversation in Isolation. Conversation in Isolation is a group of Victoria-based medical students who started this initiative to help support Australians who are at risk of loneliness and social isolation during the COVID-19 crisis through regular telephone calls. Conversation in Isolation match you with one of their 100+ dedicated student volunteers to be your ongoing telephone supporter. They’ find a time that suits you, and call every so often to say hi, have a friendly chat, and lend an ear to whatever’s on your mind. Conversation in Isolation   0492 837888  conversationinisolation.blogspot.com www.gleneira.vic.gov.au  Council’s COVID helpline   9524 3733 Glen Eire Working Together.

13 Jul 2020, 2pm

13 Jul 2020, 2pm Glen Eira: Working Together                                            FOOD FOR THOUGHT Joining me today on Glen Eira Working Together is  LISA GOLDBERG  with the MONDAY MORNING COOKING CLUB. The Monday Morning Cooking Club is comprised of Lisa Goldberg, Merelyn Frank Chalmers, Natanya Eskin and Jacqui Israel from Sydney’s Jewish community. They think of themselves as their own little melting pot, which is reflected in the heart-warming and gorgeous books they have created. They all live in Sydney, Australia, but come from different backgrounds. In 2006 it all began when they started to meet every Monday morning – to chop and stir, mince and roll, roast and bake, fry and boil. They tasted and ate, laughed and debated, argued and agreed. They culled and vetted, tested and re-tested, and argued and laughed some more. The end result – a curated and fine-tuned collection of brilliant heirloom recipes and stories to share with the world and pass on to the next generation. Over a chopping board and hot stove, with many cups of tea and the odd piece of cake, a unique bond began to form. They started out as a group of individuals and are now a sisterhood. Their mission at the start was to search out the best recipes from the best cooks in Sydney’s Jewish Community, leading to their first book Monday Morning Cooking Club, following on with three more books The Feast Goes On, It’s Always About The Food, and Now For Something Sweet. They want to continue to collect, test, curate, share and preserve those treasured recipes from the older generation for our generation, and from our generation for the future. Monday Morning Cooking Club   mondaymorningcookingclub.com.au

13 Jul 2020, 2pm

13 Jul 2020, 2pm Glen Eira: Working Together                                                 FOOD FOR THOUGHT Our first guest today on Glen Eira Working Together is ANNE COUGHLIN, Branch Co-Ordinator Community Information and support Victoria(CIS) Glen Eira. Community Information & Support Victoria (CISVic) is the peak body representing local community information and support services (formerly Citizens Advice Bureaus) CIS local services assist people experiencing personal and financial difficulties by providing information, referral and support services including Emergency Relief. CIS direct people who need help to local centres for services. CIS liaise with local, state and federal governments on behalf of local centres for funding and support.,also undertaking research and training. CISVic and its members are committed to volunteering and offer a range of opportunities for people to work with us. CIS seek and arrange funding from philanthropic organisations and private donors. Community Information and Support Glen Eira   95717644 Our second guest today is LISA GOLDBERG (at 22 mins) with the MONDAY MORNING COOKING CLUB. The Monday Morning Cooking Club is comprised of Lisa Goldberg, Merelyn Frank Chalmers, Natanya Eskin and Jacqui Israel from Sydney’s Jewish community. They think of themselves as their own little melting pot, which is reflected in the heart-warming and gorgeous books they have created. They all live in Sydney, Australia, but come from different backgrounds. In 2006 it all began when they started to meet every Monday morning – to chop and stir, mince and roll, roast and bake, fry and boil. They tasted and ate, laughed and debated, argued and agreed. They culled and vetted, tested and re-tested, and argued and laughed some more. The end result – a curated and fine-tuned collection of brilliant heirloom recipes and stories to share with the world and pass on to the next generation. Over a chopping board and hot stove, with many cups of tea and the odd piece of cake, a unique bond began to form. They started out as a group of individuals and are now a sisterhood. Their mission at the start was to search out the best recipes from the best cooks in Sydney’s Jewish Community, leading to their first book Monday Morning Cooking Club, following on with three more books The Feast Goes On, It’s Always About The Food, and Now For Something Sweet. They want to continue to collect, test, curate, share and preserve those treasured recipes from the older generation for our generation, and from our generation for the future. Monday Morning Cooking Club     mondaymorningcookingclub.com.au   GEWT    www.gleneira.vic.gov.au   Council’s COVID helpline   95243733

6 Jul 2020, 8pm

6 Jul 2020, 8pm Glen Eira: Working Together Today’s GEWT focusses specifically on the older members of our community. How the virus has impacted them and what they can do to keep themselves healthy and connected. We also discuss the problem of Elder Abuse – what we know about it and what we might be able to do to help the vulnerable amongst us. Our first guest on today’s GEWT is BILL APPLEBY the CEO of JEWISH CARE. Bill has held the important position of CEO at Jewish Care Victoria since February 2010 Bill is a strong executive leader with extensive experience and strategic understanding of the aged and community services. Jewish Care has a long history, beginning in 1848 as the Jewish Philanthropic Society (that’s 171 years!) The organisation describes its vision as “Together building and supporting a healthy resilient and inclusive Jewish Community” Jewish Care COVID -19 helpline 8517 5555 Following Bill, our second guest today is LUCIE MAGILL(at 24.45mins), Health Promotion Officer- Gender Equity, Women’s Health in the South East( WHISE). WHISE is the leading primary prevention agency for the health and wellbeing of women in the Southern Metropolitan Region of Melbourne. WHISE provide services based on a strong body of evidence on primary prevention and gender equity. WHISE work collaboratively with organisations and community to improve the health and wellbeing of all women.     Seniors Rights Victoria   1300 698 821 www.gleneira.vic.gov.au   Council’s COVID helpline  9524 3733   .

29 Jun 2020, 2pm

29 Jun 2020, 2pm Glen Eira: Working Together                                               TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS Our first guest on today’s Glen Eira Working Together is ALEX FRANCIS YU (at 11 mins), Glen Eira City Council Coordinator- City Economy & Place Making. Alex has more than 12 years of experience working at the Glen Eira City Council across a number of roles. He is also currently working as a part of the Council’s COIVD-19 Response team. www.gleneira.vic.gov.au   Search Business Joining us in the second half of today’s program is LEONIE BECKET(at 31.35 mins), Marketing Co-Ordinator at Creative Community for the Bentleigh Traders Association. Creative Community is Steve Williams and Leonie Beckett. Creative Community also works with a number of other Trader groups in Melbourne. Their combined retail experience puts Creative community in a great position to be able to understand and work with small business owners to assist them to activate their local shopping area and develop their economic activity centre as a place people want to come to eat, shop, stay and play. Bentleigh Traders Association    shopbentleigh.com.au                                       Glen Eira Working Together

22 Jun 2020, 2pm

22 Jun 2020, 2pm Glen Eira: Working Together The second organisation on today’s program New Parents, is Caring Mums, our guest is MICHELLE KORNBERG, the Program Co-Ordinator at Caring Mums. Caring Mums is a free, confidential, non- denominational, service providing emotional support to mothers of newborn babies and pregnant women. The program developed in response to the growing awareness that women often feel very alone at a time when they most need to feel connected to and supported by others. The pressure on mothers today is huge and bridging the gap between their dream of motherhood and its reality can be very challenging. The program matches trained volunteers, all of whom are mothers themselves, to new mums with the goal of developing a secure trusting relationship in order to provide emotional support to help create a sense of “the village”.   Caring Mums believe that no mother should have to feel alone on her journey of motherhood!    904445405 Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia PANDA  Hotline  1300 726306 Glen Eira Working Together    www.gleneira.vic.goc.au 

22 Jun 2020, 2pm

22 Jun 2020, 2pm Glen Eira: Working Together Our first guest today is GEORGINA NEESON, Team Leader, Maternal and Child Health Service at the Glen Eira City Council. The Glen Eira, Maternal and Child Health Service provides free help to Glen Eira families with children from birth to under school age. The Service provides 10 Key Ages and Stages visits from birth to three-and-a-half years-of-age for all children and their families in Glen Eira. The consultations are conducted by registered nurses and look at the child’s health and wellbeing achievements at each of the 10 stages. There are 5,973 children from across Glen Eira enrolled in the service and we received 1,621 birth notifications in 2018–19. There were 16,476 Maternal and Child visits in 2018-2019    95243403 MCH Hotline. The second organisation on today’s program assisting New Parents is Caring Mums (at 25.35 mins), our guest is MICHELLE KORNBERG, the Program Co-Ordinator at Caring Mums. Caring Mums is a free, confidential, non- denominational, service providing emotional support to mothers of newborn babies and pregnant women. The program developed in response to the growing awareness that women often feel very alone at a time when they most need to feel connected to and supported by others. The pressure on mothers today is huge and bridging the gap between their dream of motherhood and its reality can be very challenging. The program matches trained volunteers, all of whom are mothers themselves, to new mums with the goal of developing a secure trusting relationship in order to provide emotional support to help create a sense of “the village”.   Caring Mums believe that no mother should have to feel alone on her journey of motherhood!    904445405 Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia PANDA  Hotline  1300 726306 Glen Eira Working Together    www.gleneira.vic.goc.au