Health groups join forces to spread message
Wimmera health and community organisations are joining forces at the 2017 Wimmera Machinery Field Days to spread the message of better health.
Under the banner ‘Sowing seeds for better health’, 11 organisations will showcase a range of services, activities and giveaways aimed to help people stay healthy, active and connected to their community.
Participating agencies will be in a health and wellbeing area of the Moore Exhibition Centre.
A communal space site will feature an interactive computer hub with demonstrations of My Aged Care and the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
Wimmera Primary Care Partnership health promotion worker Ruth Williams encouraged visitors to stop and learn about these services and many others in the region.
“These include volunteering and community programs. They may even pick up some basic computer skills as well,” she said.
Other highlights will include cooking demonstrations, games, health checks and children’s storytime.
Bright green and yellow shop signs will be on display at each agency site so people can easily find their way through the area.
The collaboration is a part of Wimmera Primary Care Partnership’s approach to improving the health and wellbeing of the region. Agencies involved include: Centre for Participation, Child and Family Services Ballarat, Grampians Community Health, Horsham Aquatic Centre, Rural Northwest Health, West Wimmera Health Services, Wimmera Health Care Group, Wimmera Partnership Network, Wimmera Regional Library Corporation, Wimmera West Grampians Neighbourhood House Network and the Wimmera Men’s Shed Network.