Home' Moorabool Matters : Moorabool Matters February 2013 Contents IS YOUR NEW YEARS RESOLUTION
TO GET HEALTHY?
Don't know where to start?
Come and join in some of these low cost health programs.
These programs are suitable for all ages and abilities and
will be running on Thursdays in Bacchus Marsh for little
more than the cost of a gold coin.
Delivered in partnership with Djerriwarrh Health Service,
Delivered by an exercise physiologist, this low impact
gentle exercise class is suitable for those with or recovering
from injuries or surgery. This is the Heart Foundation's own
program, designed to make your heart healthy!
Eat Well for Life
Led by a qualified dietitian, you will learn basic nutritional
information to help you make better choices when buying
food or preparing meals.
Get together and cook nutritious meals on a budget. These
classes are incredibly popular and it's not hard to see why.
With balanced meals at as little as $2 per serve, this course
is worth attending just to collect the cookbooks.
You don't live in or travel to Bacchus Marsh? No problem.
There's sure to be a program near you!
For more information, contact Council's Healthy
Communities Coordinator on 5366 7100 or
This initiative was funded by
COMMUNITY HEALTH PROGRAMS
Are you looking to prepare healthy nutritious meals
on a budget of around $2-$4 per serve? Then join a
Community Kitchen. A Community Kitchen is a group
of like-minded people, getting together on a regular basis to
prepare, cook and eat meals. The emphasis is on fun healthy
cooking on a budget. Receive a free recipe book when you
attend a Community Kitchen.
Where and When:
Ballan Mechanic's Institute Hall, Mondays 11:00am
Blackwood Hall, Tuesdays 11:00am
Do you enjoy walking? Join an accredited Heart
Foundation Walking Group in your area, or better still
become a walk organiser and receive FREE training from the
Heart Foundation. Meeting times, days and locations are all
decided by the Walk Organiser.
Where and When:
Greendale Recreation Reserve, Thursday 9:30am
BEAT IT is a tailored 10 week physical activity and
lifestyle program specifically for people living with or are at
risk of diabetes and other chronic lifestyle related diseases.
The weekly classes include a combination of aerobic and
resistance training exercise.
BEAT IT is not just an exercise class; it has been designed to
help you build the life skills and confidence you need to get
active and stay active for the rest of your life. It also involves
education based sessions on topics such as healthy eating,
behaviour change and maintaining motivation.
Where and When:
Ballan Mechanics Institute Hall, Tuesdays and Thursdays
9:00am (New program beginning in March)
For further deatils or enquires contact: Anthony McGrath
on 5366 7100 or Jacinta Masters, Health Promotion
Officer, on 5366 7981 or email@example.com
You are invited to attend the Vibrant Communities Conference
on 20 April 2013 hosted by Moorabool Shire Council at the
Ballan Mechanic's institute and Ballan and District Community
This exciting event provides a fantastic opportunity for
Moorabool community members to get involved in a variety
of workshop activities, listen to exciting guest speakers and get
to know others in the Shire in a fun and laid back environment.
A highlight of the Conference will be hearing from the
"everything community guru" Peter Kenyon who has worked
with over 1000 different communities across the country.
The day aims to promote community connectedness through
positive social interaction and provides a chance for community
members and Council to meet and exchange ideas.
For more information and to pre-book your place contact
Council's Community Engagement unit on 5366 7100.
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VIBRANT COMMUNITIES CONFERENCE
on 5366 7100 or email
his initiative was funded by
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