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Zero Club right at home at Elizabeth Rise

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Zero Club right at home at Elizabeth Rise
Published 7 June 2017
Use of an Elizabeth Downs community hub operated by the City of Playford is on the rise thanks to the arrival of a new group.

Use of an Elizabeth Downs community hub operated by the City of Playford is on the rise thanks to the arrival of a new group. ^^ The Zero Club has made its home at Elizabeth Rise Community Centre. Photo: Supplied

The Zero Club has been operating for 15 years, helping local people, mostly women, managed their weight in a friendly and inclusive environment, and the group has just moved to Elizabeth Rise Community Centre at Elizabeth Downs.

Elizabeth Rise is a welcoming place where community groups can meet and Zero Club spokesperson Robyn Nuus said her members have settled in well at the facility.

“This is an amazing place to be. It’s got everything you want. The kitchen is awesome,” Robyn said.

The Zero Club, itself, is always on the lookout for new members seeking a support group to help them with their weight-related concerns.

Robyn said the club is more of a support group than anything else.

“We’re a support group – we get on the scales every week, but we come here and we just talk and we don’t talk a lot about nutrition – you’re over 25, you know what you should and shouldn’t eat,” Robyn said.

“If you’ve had a bad run, we’re there to encourage you to get back on track.”

The Zero Club is not a Biggest-Loser-type scenario but more an empathetic listening post, with small rewards along the way for members as people are encouraged to be “comfortable in their own skin”.

You can join the Zero Club at Elizabeth Rise (Shop 7, 26 Hamblynn Road) every Monday from 9am or contact Robyn Nuus (0415 999 515 or suunny6@outlook.com) for more information. What is Elizabeth Rise?

Offering a range of community programs, the Elizabeth Rise Community Centre is a friendly accessible space that aims to foster relationships within the community and contribute to community well-being and capacity building.

The Centre uses community development principles and works in direct partnership with the community and partner agencies to deliver a wide range of activities and events.

To learn about programs available at the hub or how your group can access its facilities, contact Jan Oliver (0488 195 546 or joliver@playford.sa.gov.au).