PAGE 36 - “THE STAR”, Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Heart Foundation impressed THE Living Healthy in Bass Coast project received the praise of the Heart Foundation after a visit from project officer Tara Henderson recently.
Healthy bunch: leading the way to health in Bass Coast are, from left, Bass Coast Shire Councillor Brad Drew, council’s healthy communities project administration officer Alyce Cuman, Cr Neil Rankine, Sea Salt Walkers organiser Elly Carter, Heart Foundation project officer Tara Henderson and council’s community strengthening manager Antoinette Mitchell.
Keen to see the success of the project, Ms Henderson was joined by councillors Bradley Drew and Neil Rankine, along with council’s community strengthening manager Antoinette Mitchell for a sunny morning walk with the Sea Salt Walkers in Cape Paterson. Ms Henderson then visited the innovative Wonthaggi Medical Centre walking program, which offers patients and local residents the opportunity to participate in walking groups led by their practice’s own staff each week. “Bass Coast has done a wonderful job with the implementation of Heart Foundation Walking,” Ms Henderson said. “It’s great to see different community groups achieving their daily physical activity levels by participating in Heart Foundation Walking, and also meeting new faces in their community along the way. “Walkers tell us they join Heart Foundation Walking Groups for health reasons
but stay for the social reasons!” Ms Mitchell said the Living Healthy in Bass Coast project started the Cape Paterson walking group in partnership with the Sea Salt Cafe as a way of getting the community involved in exercise. “In turn, we found a vibrant community with willing leaders to expand the project and make the walking project an important part of the township,” Ms Mitchell said. “At the Wonthaggi Medical Centre, Gayle Bloch is leading the way with her team of walk organisers who lead twice a week walking programs along the walking paths of Wonthaggi. “With over 40 walkers registered, this program provides a safe and supported environment for people to walk with others, regardless of age or ability.” There are a range of new walking groups now up and walking across Bass Coast Shire. Sign up to one of them today or enquire about how to start your own with our support. Visit the website http:// www.basscoast.vic.gov.au/Leisure/Living_Healthy_Bass_Coast or call the team on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) for more information.
Milpara Community House news DUE to popular demand the Improve Your Sewing Skills classes will run this term from Tuesday, August 20 until Tuesday, September 3. If learning new skills and improving your current sewing skills is something of interest to you, call us now as we may be able to run a second class if we have the numbers. The session Understanding Teenage Girls presented by psychologist Terry Guilford this week was informative and helpful for parents working through this emotional time with their daughters, granddaughters, nieces, and students. The second of these sessions Understanding Teenage Boys will be held Tuesday, August 20 and if you would like to attend this session we need to hear from you now. An enormous thank you to the members of the Koringal Women’s Service Club for their valuable assistance in keeping our supply of ‘home cooked’ meals stocked up for the Emergency Foodbank. Thank you also to our local bakery for providing the house with bread supplies, and customers and community members who donated food supplies to the Bendigo Bank Food Drive. This month we have
provided over 86 bags of groceries, most including milk, bread, tea, tinned meals, rice and pasta. Items we rarely have to offer are soap, shampoo and conditioner. Do you collect samples? Are you storing these – just in case? Would you like to de-clutter a little? If you are looking to dispose of your excess supplies, please bag these items up and drop them into the house. They won’t be wasted. Take Control of your Tax: What you need to know to meet your tax obligations but were afraid to ask. This information session is being presented by field officer Lynette Hume of the Australian Taxation Office and she will be at Milpara Community House on Wednesday, August 21 to provide important information that may help you with your business, NFP organisation or club. This is a chance for you to ask the questions and get some relevant answers.
INDI Grace Jackson was born at Bass Coast Regional Health, Wonthaggi on July 31 to Julie and Justin Jackson of Inverloch.
AUSTIN Gilbert Dunstan was born at Bass Coast Regional Health on August 1 to Adele Milnes and Benjamin Dunstan of South Dudley.
For information about any of the offered classes or courses at Milpara, please call Sandra, Leisa or Jenni on 5655 2524, or call into the house, 21 Shellcott’s Road, Korumburra.
From pages past Historical snippets from The Star 30 years ago, August 23, 1983. LEONGATHA Technical School relief teacher John Sloan has turned down an offer to be part of Australia’s team in the America’s Cup sailing contest. But with a mortgage and car payments to meet, teaching offered better financial security to the experienced ocean racer, as competing with the national side would require 12 months’ commitment.
10 years ago, August 19, 1993. LEONGATHA footballer Jarryd Roughead has been chosen in the All Australian side after standout performances with the Victorian country
team in the under 16 national championships. He now plays for AFL club Hawthorn.
INDIE May Hulls is the first daughter for Michael and Sarah of Leongatha South. She was born at Bass Coast Regional Health, Wonthaggi on July 26.
Five years ago, August 19, 2008. ROWERS Drew Ginn and Cameron McKenzie-McHarg have won gold and silver medals at the Beijing Olympics. Cameron’s parents live in Leongatha and Drew’s parents at Inverloch.
One year ago, August 21, 2012. KONGWAK pilot Don Brown survived a helicopter crash above his home town, landing safely after his aircraft sustained mechanical problems 500 feet above the ground.
CAITLIN Gillian Dakin was born at Bass Coast Regional Health on July 31 to Megan and Sam Dakin of Kilcunda. Caitlin’s brother Joseph is watching over her from heaven.
SKYE Louise Coulter was born at Bass Coast Regional Health on July 31 to Kirsty Marks and Nicholas Coulter of Wonthaggi.