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Living Well

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

Program Updates

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In the News

Men's Health Week event

What a GREAT day was had by all (70 blokes) at the sold out Men’s Luncheon at JYC on Friday 16 June as part of Men’s Health Week. The day included displays and information (keeping healthy and connected in Salisbury), health checks (via the Uni SA - Allied Health Van), guest speaker – Karen Bellchambers (Registered Nurse – GP Plus Super Clinic – Modbury) organised by the Northern health Network, special guest – four time Magarey Medallist – Russell Ebert and a highly entertaining performance by Gerry O with this vocal impersonations.

Here is some of the feedback we had…’Well done ; Well organised function ; Do not change ; Lots of information ; Staff did an excellent job ; Thanks again for an excellent day ; Volunteers worked very hard & were polite & efficient ; A difficult job well done ; Bring on next year ; I’ll be back!!’

We look forward to seeing some of the guys that were not regulars at the centre, coming in for a meal and/ or joining in on one or more of the activities in the near future. Many were surprised about the range of activities and support services that we offer at our three Over 50 centres and in the wider City of Salisbury community.\jyc\phc

There was a lot of interest in attending further Men’s Health information sessions on a variety of topics including physical activity and exercise, healthy eating, changing unhealthy habits and depression. We look forward to working with the Northern Health Network to see some of these topics being presented in the near future. If anyone wanted to be directly / automatically notified when we have a workshop running, please contact Jim on 8406 8251 or

In the meantime, here are some Men’s Health sites that you may be interested in checking out: 

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 Autumn Winter Menu 2017.pdf

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