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Living Well

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

Program Updates

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

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In the News

Walking SA – 2017 Local Government Award

 The City of Salisbury has been recognised as a “sustained and outstanding” contributor to supporting walking and, in turn, the well-being of our community at the annual Walking SA awards, held in October.

The 2017 Local Government – Organisation  award recognises our initiatives in planning, increasing community wellbeing through programs such as Salisbury Heart Foundation Walking groups, raising the public profile of walking (such as featuring local parks and reserves in the 2016 Salisbury Corporate calendar, Heart Foundation Walking groups and the development of walking infrastructure like the City-Wide Trails Network)

For more information, please visit
While you are on the Walking SA website…click on the ‘Walk’ tab to allow you to find a place to walk, hike or bushwalk, whether it be a 1 hour walk near home with your dog, a half day hike in a park, or a longer trail in one of South Australia’s national parks.


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