Kinder kids are all smiles
IT’S all smiles preschools.
Heathcote and Axedale Preschool were two of Loddon Mallee Preschool Association (LMPA) centres who achieved their Smiles 4 Miles award.
The official award ceremony was held on Monday with 100 per cent of LMPA centres receiving the award.
The program supports 1693 children and their families in the region look after their oral health.
The program, developed by Dental Health Services Victoria and implemented in partnership with Bendigo Health, Echuca Regional Health and Swan Hill and District Health, aims to educate children through a variety of fun learning experiences.
The four key messages of Smiles 4 Miles are drink well, eat well and clean well. at our local
NDIS support is close
INTEREACH is gearing up to meet the demand for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in the Loddon Mallee area.
In partnership with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), Intereach is aiming to provide support through the NDIS to about 5300 people with a disability by 2020.
In December, the Intereach info van rolled into Heathcote for an information session and will continue to travel through towns across the region until May when the new services will be available.
Intereach will be opening offices in Bendigo, Kyneton, Echuca, Maryborough and Castlemaine with more than 70 staff available to help those with the NDIS.