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Living Well

Encouraging healthy lifestyle choices in the Salisbury community, via healthy eating and exercise.

Program Updates

Download the September 2017  'Living Well in the Living City' Newsletter

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In the News

 Heart Foundation Park Walk - Dry Creek Trail Mawson Lakes - Sat 23rd September

Hosted by the City of Salisbury, we invite you to join us for a FREE Heart Foundation Walking volunteer led 30 or 60 or 90 minute walk along the beautiful Dry Creek Trail.

Saturday 23rd September 2017.  9am registration for 9.30am start.

Dry Creek Trail next to Mobara Park, Mawson Lakes.

Enquiries Jim 8406 8251. Click here for the flyer


Cycle Salisbury Social Rides 4th Birthday

On Saturday 2 Sept 2017 we celebrated the 4th Birthday of the ‘Cycle Salisbury Social rides’, with some Bike SA volunteer ride leader led rides from Carisbrook Park, Salisbury Park commencing at 10am.

We are very proud of this participation program which aims to get more people riding, more often along the paths & trails of the City of Salisbury.

We thank the wonderful volunteers that lead these rides and Bike SA and the City of Salisbury for their support.

Year 1 (Sept 2013 - Aug 2014) 114 opportunities (rides) with 564 riders.

Year 2 (Sept 2014 - Aug 2015) 128 opportunities with 703 riders.

Year 3 (Sept 2015 - Aug 2016) 115 opportunities with 611 riders.

Year 4 (Sept 2016 – Aug 2017) 119 opportunities with 846 riders

 Why not join us exploring the 77km's of trails and reserves that we are luck to have within the City of Salisbury.

For details of upcoming rides and the Cycle Salisbury program, please go to

Click here for a write up of this event


What do we mean by Wellbeing or Wellness?

There are seven dimensions of wellness: physical, social, emotional,  intellectual, vocational, environmental and spiritual (in no particular order). We need to be doing something positive in each area to benefit our overall Wellbeing. 

Download the list of examples under each wellness dimension for you to have a look at to see whether any resonate with you. If some do. why not give them a try! I would be interested in hearing what people think of these examples and to forward on some additional (local) suggestions.

You could also try to come up with some of your own. Make your goals S.M.A.R.T (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, time-bounded), use ‘I will’ statements and select goals that have value and meaning to you.

 '10 things older adults - or anyone! - can do to lead healthier lives.

The CEO at the International Council on Active Ageing Colin Milner shared some simple tips in his article '10 things older adults - or anyone! - can do to lead healthier lives.'  To read the article, please click here.

Have you been in to the Jack Young Centre lately?

The Over 50’s centre in Salisbury at 1 Orange Ave, Salisbury (behind the Salisbury RSL) has recently launched it's Spring/Summer menu at Jack's Café which has something to offer everyone (and the great thing is that you don't have to be over 50).

The Café serves nutritious, affordable and tasty meals for lunch Monday to Saturday. All our food is freshly made on the day. They serve all traditional home cooked style meals and deserts. They are offering soup of the week, roast of the week and a Chef’s Special of the week plus a new variety of daily meals (cooked fresh daily).

Lunch serving times are between 12 – 1pm.  Main meals are from $7 (small meals also available), soup of the day from $3.00, sweets $3. 

Bookings and enquiries to 8406 8525.      

Jack's Cafe - Spring & Summer Menu

There is also a Thursday night schnitzel night between 4:30-5.30pm ; Saturday morning breakfast selection from 8.30-10am and a reduced menu for Saturday lunch.

Paralowie Communal Garden Workshops

These sessions are held either at the Paralowie Communal Garden, Halba Crescent, Paralowie itself or information sessions only at the John Harvey Gallery (main council office, James St, Salisbury).

There are some fantastic opportunities for people with our Spring Calendar of activities including some Open Days.

For more information contact Jim on 8406 8251.  Here is the webpage dedicated for gardening!

Morella Kitchen Garden

The Morella Kitchen garden is open every Friday morning from 9.30 – 11.30am (90 Kings Rd, Parafield Gardens SA 5107).

Come along, learn about gardening and share your skills in a friendly environment.

As well as gardening activities, the Morella Community Centre will be offering different gardening and cooking workshops on the Friday morning.

Ph : 8250 7786 for bookings and more information.

Communal Garden Workshop Notes

Looking for some tips for growing GREAT Vegies?

Please see below for links to some of our Communal Gardening workshop notes from 2013:

Grow your own Food workshop - Session 1 

Grow your own Food workshop - Session 2 

Grow your own Food workshop - Session 3 

Grow your own Food workshop - Session 4

For More Information

Jim Binder
Coordinator - Wellbeing Programs
Ph : 8406 8251 Mob: 0401 984 767