Well-being initiative to keep community connected

A Naracoorte Lucindale Wellbeing Program is being developed as part of a partnership between a host of local and state agencies. Naracoorte Lucindale Council, Wellbeing SA, the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing, Department of Human Services and other State Government agencies have joined together for the program.

Community feedback is being sought as the program continues to be designed. Under the program, a range of activities and initiatives will be delivered in the coming months to support physical, social, mental and community wellbeing.

The initiatives will include a focus on supporting young people, families and older residents to stay connected and physically active, after a challenging year with COVID-19 restrictions and bushfires. Activities will include an 8-week wellbeing program for older adults, a school holiday program in April at the Naracoorte and District Sports Centre, come and-try activities, community events, art projects and a new collection of sports equipment which will be made available for community members to borrow from the Naracoorte Library.

Naracoorte Lucindale Mayor Erika Vickery said council welcomed the new partnership that would create additional opportunities for the community to participate in programs that supported wellbeing. “This work aligns well with council’s ongoing commitment to supporting community wellbeing through our parks and playgrounds, cycling and walking paths, community garden and library services,” she said.

Mayor Vickery said the pilot program also aligned with council’s commitment to the recently endorsed Draft Regional Health Plan for the Limestone Coast. Wellbeing SA Chief Executive Lyn Dean said Wellbeing SA was excited to be working in partnership with the council, the State Government partners and community members to implement new initiatives to support wellbeing.

“Through the Open Your World website we have provided resources, tools and information to support the wellbeing of all South Australians and these new initiatives complement this, providing programs and activities that encourage the community to stay healthy, active and connected,” Ms Dean said.

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