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Living Well

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

 Program Updates

Download the October 2016 'Living Well in the Living City' Newsletter

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In the News

New Gardening Webpage

Just sharing the exciting news that we now have a webpage dedicated for gardening! 

During October there is an exhibition 'Garden Pride - Home Grown & Great'. This exhibition is open every Thursday & Friday in October. There are also workshops in association with this. See attached flyer for details. Bookings essential. There are 3 workshops happening in November. Two on Thursday Nov 3 'Bumper Summer Crops' and 'How to grow Vegetables in pots' and more and...on Friday Nov 4 'Local Native Plants - their history and use'flyer presented by Kaurna elder Frank Wanganeen.


What do we mean by Wellbeing or Wellness ?

There are 7 dimensions of Wellness. Physical, Social, Emotional,  Intellectual, Vocational, Environmental & 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 & 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

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 & share your skills in a friendly environment.

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

Ph : 8250 7786 for bookings & 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 Tel: 0401 984 767