Violet Town embraces monthly events
Violet Town residents are embracing monthly events, bringing community members together with a focus on improving healthcare knowledge.
The Connecting Communities Big Bash Breakfasts have been made possible through Strathbogie Shire Council’s Community
Activation and Social Isolation (CASI) funding and RE3 — Reset, Reboot, Revitalise Grants scheme and in partnership with Honeysuckle Regional Health.
Honeysuckle Regional Health community nurse Brenda Hoare has headed up the initiative and said each month featured a different topic regarding physical or mental wellbeing.
“It’s all about people talking to people,” Mrs Hoare said.
To date the topics covered have included skincare, particularly about checking for melanoma, as well as mental health with a focus on the R U Okay? Initiative.
“We decided to call it Connecting Communities because we had just come out of COVID-19 restrictions and we needed to get people back together,” Mrs Hoare said.
“Due to the success of the events to date, we’re hoping to continue with similar projects into the future.”
Strathbogie Shire Mayor Chris Raeburn said the partnership with Honeysuckle Regional Health had enabled men and women in Violet Town to be proactive about their health — physical and mental.
“Brenda has done a fantastic job selecting relevant topics as well as getting a great turnout to these breakfasts each month,” Cr Raeburn said
“The topics chosen shine a light on some of the most important health issues, particularly for rural and regional communities.”