Health groups join forces to spread mes­sage

AgLife - - News -

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.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.