Free Healthy Women Program

On the back of the award-winning Atherton Men’s Shed Physical Activity Program, Tablelands Regional Council has secured a $10,000 grant from Investing in Queensland Women to run a free health program for women over 60 years old.

‘North Queensland Primary Health Network assessed our community and older women in our region were shown to have low levels of physical activity compared to other areas in Far North Queensland,’ said Councillor Annette Haydon.

‘So we’ve partnered with Mamu Health Service Limited, Mulungu Aboriginal Corporation Primary Health Care Service and FNQ Health and Fitness to develop and deliver the Rural Active Women Program.

‘The program aims to increase participation in physical activity among women in this 60+ age group to contribute to their overall health and wellbeing.

‘We hope it will create a pattern of ongoing positive behaviour and healthy exercise habits.

‘It is open to all levels of health, ability, experience, skill and social and economic levels.

‘An accredited exercise physiologist will demonstrate, instruct and supervise participants and the participants’ blood pressures will be taken at the start and end of each session.

‘There will also be health checks for participants at the start, midpoint and end of the program.

‘This free 16-week program (Thursday 3 March – Thursday 30 June) is a great opportunity for women in our community to take charge of their health and embed positive behaviours,’ said Councillor Haydon.

Register before Thursday 3 March to take part in the program

Ravenshoe Community Centre

Jack May Park, Malanda