The Naracoorte Lucindale Wellbeing program is gathering momentum, following positive community feedback. The program will include more than 15 community-based wellbeing programs and initiatives over the coming months, supporting physical, social, mental and community wellbeing.
The program is a partnership project between Naracoorte Lucindale Council and the SA Government under the Statewide Wellbeing Strategy, led by Wellbeing SA. Under the partnership, just over $110,000 funding has been provided to council.
Other key State Government agencies involved in the partnership project include the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing and Department of Human Services. All partners are providing co-investments to support the program roll out to the community.
The two focus areas of the Naracoorte Lucindale Wellbeing Program are increasing opportunities for unstructured physical activity; and improving social connection, community participation and inclusion.
The target audiences for the initiatives will include children and families, young people, people from CALD (Culturally and Linguistically Diverse) backgrounds and older residents over 65 years.
The first stage of the Naracoorte Wellbeing Program, which kicked off earlier this year, has already seen the implementation of the key initiative run by Good Country Physiotherapy, “The Good Life Project”, which is a series of free workshops to help improve the health and wellbeing of over 65s.
Recently, the “Naracoorte Drama Collective” led by Naracoorte’s very own TV star Luke Patrick, kicked off and is running for six weeks.