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Living Well

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

Program Updates

Download the May 2018  'Living Well in the Living City' newsletter    

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In the News - Prime Minister's One million steps walking challenge

The Prime Minister and the Heart Foundation has announced an exciting new campaign to help Australians get walking.  

The Prime Minister’s One million steps asks participants to walk towards One million steps or 100 group walks (with existing Heart Foundation Walking groups) in 20 weeks.

Please note that the Heart Foundation Walking app will only link to these step counters : Apple Health, Google Fit or Fitbit.

 As you walk, you will be rewarded for reaching step or group walk milestones – all walkers who reach one million steps or 100 group walks, and they’ll enter the major prize draw to win an Auswalk holiday. 

The Prime Minister’s One million steps is held from 25 March to 11 August 2018.

Taking part is easy:

  • Individual walkers can simply download the Heart Foundation Walking app. Once they register, the app will sync with their step counter (Apple Health, Google Fit or Fitbit) and will automatically enter the walker into prize draws when they reach major milestones
  • Group walkers can take part with their Heart Foundation Walking group. When each walker meets a major milestone they’ll be entered into the prize draws.  

We’d love you to help us spread the word, and encourage your community to get walking with us. The Prime Minister’s one million steps provides a fun, free and motivating way for people in your community to introduce activity into their lives – and keep walking for life

In the News - New Outdoor Fitness equipment

The City of Salisbury has installed new outdoor Fitness equipment at several locations.  Mawson Lakes - along the Dry Creek Trail between Mawson Lakes Boulevard and Parkview Dr (4 stations - 2 either side of Dry Creek) ; Amsterdam Crescent Reserve, Salisbury Downs (2 stations) ; Fairbanks Drive Reserve, Paralowie (2 stations).

Each of these are located on walking tracks or loops - so why not go for a walk and give the equipment a go. We would love your feedback.

These additions complement the other fitness equipment locations at Happy Home Reserve (Little Para River Trail) and Unity Park, Pooraka.

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 - Autumn-Winter menu

There is also a Thursday night schnitzel night between 4:30-5.30pm.

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 Autumn 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