Published Jan 17 2020
Program coordinators, Joanna and Matilda kick off our Living Well, Ageing Well pilot program with monthly free seminars in response to the increasing health issues and feelings of loneliness in those aged 50+ in the community.
‘Keeping active for living well’ was an interactive session held in October with an experienced physiotherapist and the overall feedback was positive.
“The talk was informative and I felt part of a group, so really well done,” said Ed*.
A second seminar, ‘Brain health for healthy ageing’ was held in November. It was an informative and practical session with a specialist occupational therapist. Participants shared that they were pleased to see Merri tackling issues that are not always openly discussed.
“Thank you for being so attentive to curb back loneliness and mental health issues by holding these workshops,” said Frances*.
Lastly, an end of year celebration was held in December which included a morning tea and quiz about the Moreland area.
After three successful seminars In 2019, the team are planning to roll out some brand new sessions for those who are 50+ and wanting to improve their wellbeing. Each of the following sessions will be held at Merri Health, 93 Bell Street Coburg.
January 29, 2:30pm-4pm
Ageing well with confidence: a myth busting informative session focused on bladder and bowel health with an experienced nurse.
February 29, 2:30pm-4pm
Ageing well into Australia’s aged care system: information on your options and how to navigate the system.
March 25, 2:30pm-4pm
Ageing well at home setting up your home to support safety and independence for ageing well.
To RSVP or find out more email LivingWellAgeingWell@merrihealth.org.au