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Painting shows purpose on display AN artwork painted by Aboriginal students has taken pride of place at Central Bayside Community Health Service’s Parkdale premises. The artwork, reflecting Aboriginal culture across Melbourne and its surrounds, was commissioned by CBCHS and painted by Patterson River Secondary College and Parkdale Secondary students. The art was officially unveiled on 1 June during National Reconciliation Week. “We wanted a piece of art to display at our Parkdale site that has meaning to the local Aboriginal community and provides a more culturally welcoming environment to our services,” CBCHS acting CEO George Robinson said. “This initiative is part of a Reconciliation Action Plan CBCHS is developing. Through the plan, we will

continue to implement projects that build respectful relationships and create opportunities for Aboriginal people and help ‘close the gap’ to achieve health equality. “Launching the artwork during National Reconciliation Week gives us the chance to reflect on our shared histories and the contributions and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.” CBCHS offers a range of health, wellbeing and social support services including GPs and specialist medical services, dental and allied health, nursing and counselling services as well as aged care and disability programs. Art scene: Jessica O’Connor, left, Shekinah Upkett, Danielle Gower, Orlando Hobson, Spencer Diver, Rhiannon Parker with, back, Empowered Art Therapy’s Kerryn Knight. Picture: Gary Sissons

Morning Star Estate sold to Chinese buyer

THE 63 hectare Morning Star Estate in Mt Eliza has been bought by a Chinese investor for $36.2 million. The Zhongou Capital Corporation outbid five other shortlisted groups to buy the Sunnyside Rd property. The 1867 Tudor-Gothic mansion comes with a restaurant, vineyard, cellar door sales, wedding, function and conference facilities and boutique 20-room hotel. Selling agents CBRE Melbourne offered the estate through an expressions-of-interest campaign in the $30 million-plus range. The property was on the market for just the second time in 30 years with price expectations only two years ago in the low $14 million range.

Bianca Butterworth, of CBRE, said Peninsula Link was having a positive impact on property sales by “efficiently connecting the peninsula with the city”. Sunnyside was built by Francis Albert Gillett, a Londoner who arrived in the colony in the 1860s and played a prominent role in the early life of the district. Most recent owner Judy Barrett renovated the dilapidated buildings and cultivated 75,000 rose bushes – one of the largest collections in Victoria. She also planted a 12 hectare vineyard of pinot, chardonnay and cabernet grapes, orchard, olive grove and grazing pastures. The sale includes a redevelopment permit for a 72-room hotel. Stephen Taylor


The benefits of chiropractic care IF you haven’t visited a chiropractor before, the chances are you may be doing your body a disservice, not only for now, but also for the long term health benefits that chiropractic adjustments promote in helping you become healthy, mobile and active. The whole basis of chiropractic care is to address the spinal column – home to the nervous system – and then to align the body in order for it to heal via a series of adjustments. “Everyone wants better health, and an important key to that is assessing any loss of function to the spinal column and making corrections that help the body to heal itself” explains Dr Adam Sherriff, of Wellbeing Natural Health Group in Langwarrin. While the thought of spinal adjustment, or “back cracking” prevents some people seeking chiropractic care, the actual practice is a gentle treatment that yields impressive results. In fact the popping sound is not bones cracking at all, but the release of gas produced by fluid between the joints, just like when people crack their knuckles. If the cracking sound makes you squeamish there are other adjustment options, just as effective, that the chiropractor can use that involve no joint popping at all. So everyone, of all ages can receive the benefits of chiropractic care. Relief is often instant, although on rare occasions some people may experience a mild degree of stiffness,


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similar to the after effects felt upon starting a new exercise routine, but there really shouldn’t be any pain or discomfort. Located at 96 Warrandyte Road, Langwarrin, the offices of The Wellbeing Natural Health Group have been recently renovated to give it a fresh, clean and updated look. “We believe that health should be celebrated and seen as something that you come to as a group or community. It should not be a sterile and stale environment, but rather, like when you go to the gym, juice bar or market, it becomes something that you celebrate in a healthy way, as opposed to going somewhere to get sick. People have much better results because they’re going somewhere to get healthy, not to go and be ill and manage disease. Embrace it and enjoy your health.” Says Dr Adam. Dr Adam and Dr Carl are also passionate about empowering and educating their patients on how to help themselves. “We want to give all of our patients the best start in their care, getting them healthier and improving vitality as quickly as possible. For this reason, all new patients to the clinic can come along to our pre care orientation, where they will get the information and tools they need to get the most out of their care, to get better quicker and stay healthier for longer. This could be considered the most important visit for them in the clinic. We have

Dr Adam & Dr Carl from the Wellbeing Natural Health Group in Langwarrin Picture: Yanni often had new patients that have been receiving chiropractic care in the past that cannot believe they haven’t heard this information before,” says

Dr Carl Rasch. To celebrate their renovations, The Wellbeing Natural Health Group is offering Frankston Times readers a

free initial consultation and pre care orientation for the month of June. To make an appointment call 9785 6411 and mention this ad.

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