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Living Well

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

Program Updates

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

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In the News

Inspiring Health - a free health assessment for people aged 40-75

Are you interested in keeping healthy? The City of Salisbury has partnered with Flinders University Health Programs and offering free assessments of your balance, hearing, strength, coordination and other aspects of your health. For more information, visit\healthcheck

Award Wins

Living Legend - Active Award

Salisbury Heart Foundation Walk Organisers were announced winners of the 2016 City of Salisbury Active Legend Award. This is great recognition of how these valued volunteers inspire and motivate locals to be active. The City of Salisbury has been involved in HFW for nearly 11 years. There are 11 groups; 252 registered walkers and 28430 walks achieved (as at Sept 2016). Click here for more details.

Celebrate Age Award 

The City of Salisbury is proud to have been acknowledged with an Active Ageing Australia #CelebrateAge Award for our contribution to active and positive ageing. The Awards were announced by his Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AC, Governor of South Australia at Adelaide Oval, 28 September 2016. Click here for more details.

MAC / LGA Safe Cycling Award

The City of Salisbury is proud to have been acknowledged as one of the inaugural recipients of the 2016 Safe Cycling Awards, which were announced at the Local Government Association’s annual conference in October. Over the past five years, the City of Salisbury has developed and delivered a Green Trails Masterplan which has seen the creation of an off-road commuter route through City of Salisbury reserves, connecting the business centres of Salisbury City Centre to Mawson Lakes via the Little Para River and Dry Creek Corridors. Along with the infrastructure development, ‘Cycle Salisbury’ was established in partnership with Bike SA  to educate, promote and encourage the community of Salisbury to have active lifestyles and utilise the new trails. This program has helped to break down barriers within the community to becoming active in the city’s open space areas. Click here for more details. 

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 $5.50 (or small meal available at $4.50), soup of the day from $3.00, sweets from $2.50. So come over and experience the new meals at the Jack Young Centre. They look forward to seeing you soon. Bookings and enquiries to 8406 8525.      

Jack's Cafe Spring/Summer Menu (2016-2017)

There is also a Thursday night schnitzel night between 4:30-6pm and a Saturday morning breakfast from 8.30-10am 

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).

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