Healthy doesn't need to be boring, program will show

THE Halcro Street Community Centre has teamed up with Blue Care to host a four-week health program Looking After Me.

Starting next month, the program will address what it means to make healthy choices for both the mind and body.

Community health, education and training councillor Robert Garland said the interactive program was relevant for some of the health issues we face in today's society.

"We all lead busy lives in this day and age and sometimes we forget to look after ourselves," he said.

"This program will show participants that 'healthy' doesn't need to be boring.

"There are simple things that we can do which will have a huge impact on our health and wellbeing."

Health professionals will be on hand to pass on practical strategies including activities to keep the body moving, as well as interactive cooking demonstrations.

Seniors project officer Julie de Waard said that the adjoining Halcro Street Community Garden will be incorporated into the four-week program.

"It is the perfect accompaniment to the information sessions," she said.

"We have access to 'home-grown' herbs and vegetables and we will discuss the benefits to growing your own food."

The program will begin on Thursday, May 14 from 1-2pm.

The cost is $5 per person.

Participants will need to be over the age of 65, or over 18 with a disability or chronic illness.

For more information or to book, please phone Blue Care Allied Health on 4197 7202.