On Thursday 3rd May we celebrated the launch of our brand new health program ‘Healthy Mind and Movement’ with a healthy morning tea – topped off with some delicious (and slightly indulgent) cake!

‘Healthy Mind and Movement’ fills the gap between hospital support and self-care at home. The programs will support (particularly older) community members to build exercise endurance, general fitness and improve their overall independence and wellbeing. It will also assist people with newly diagnosed or early onset dementia or mild cognitive impairment to maintain muscle strength and reduce mobility problems. The overall goal of the program is to improve function as well as increase independence within the local community.

We were joined by Mary-Anne Thomas MP who noted how critical care for the mind and body after surgery or illness can be, particularly in the older generation. She congratulated Kyneton District Health on the launch of the program, acknowledging our innovative approach to addressing the community’s needs. ‘Healthy Mind and Movement’ is fully-funded through Kyneton District Health. Classes run for 10-12 weeks, are inclusive, fun and social – and run by Program Coordinator John Davis who is a qualified physiotherapist. They are free to all participants and you don’t need a referral to join.

‘Healthy Mind and Movement’ will launch with four programs initially, including:
• Keep Moving
• Active Body – Active Brain
• Mindfulness for Pain Management and Health
• Well Balanced