Short and sweet show­cases

McIvor Times - - OBITUARY: FRANK ISKE - By VANESSA WILTSHIRE

A SE­RIES of six short videos are be­ing de­vel­oped to show­case the work of the Heath­cote Com­mu­nity Ca­pac­ity Builders pro­gram.

They are a joint ini­tia­tive be­tween the Heath­cote Com­mu­nity House, Imag­ine Pic­tures and Bendigo Health Ser­vices. Each video is one minute long, de­signed to view and share through so­cial me­dia.

Vicki Forde, who is co­or­di­na­tor of the Heath­cote Com­mu­nity House, over­sees the Ca­pac­ity Builders pro­gram.

“We are so proud to help pro­duce these videos,” she said. ‘‘They high­light just how much the Heath­cote Com­mu­nity Ca­pac­ity Builders pro­gram has evolved over nearly two years,’’ she said.

The videos will throw the spot­light on many as­pects of the pro­gram, and will be launched in­di­vid­u­ally over the com­ing months.

“They will be a fan­tas­tic re­source for all to en­joy and show off. We hope they will en­gen­der pride in our com­mu­nity and con­vey that Heath­cote has a car­ing, gen­er­ous spirit,” Vicki said.

As its name sug­gests, the Heath­cote Com­mu­nity Ca­pac­ity Builders pro­gram aims to de­velop the skills of up to 70 local com­mu­nity groups and their mem­bers.

Cur­rently, the Heath­cote Com­mu­nity House is pro­mot­ing a free on­line course called “Un­der­stand­ing De­men­tia” through the Uni­ver­sity of Tas­ma­nia. It starts on Fe­bru­ary 19 and any per­son can regis­ter at www.mooc.utas.edu.au/cour­ses/un­der­stand­ingde­men­tia-2019-02.

In June last year, the City of Greater Bendigo and Heath­cote Health part­nered to­gether to raise funds for a fea­si­bil­ity study to in­ves­ti­gate the de­vel­op­ment of a de­men­tia vil­lage in Heath­cote.

De­men­tia is the lead­ing cause of dis­abil­ity in older Aus­tralians.

Mem­bers of the Heath­cote Com­mu­nity Ca­pac­ity Builders Pro­gram cel­e­brate six short videos that will show­case their work in the com­mu­nity.

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