A&TSI women's health features in Live Well Logan 2015
Published: 22 January 2015
Logan City Council's dynamic Live Well Logan program has launched for 2015, and includes a new initiative specifically designed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women. "Healing Our Women, Our Way" encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women to lead happier and healthier lifestyles through activities including cultural dance, murri walking and cultural cooking.
Presented by the Logan district Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Elders, Murrigunyah and YFS, the program features a range of free workshops and activities to help women connect with their culture, body and mind. Sessions are held at YFS in Slacks Creek and Gould Adams Park Aquatic Centre.
"Healing Our Women, Our Way" is one of 29 Live Well Logan activities now available across the city. Live Well Logan delivers a wide range of free and low-cost physical activities and healthy living programs for the entire community, including gardening, nutrition seminars, boot camps, yoga, bushwalking, aqua aerobics and zumba classes. (Most classes are free, or no more than $3.)
The 2015 program also includes a new reward scheme. Participants can now collect stamps each time they attend the session and then be in the running to win a prize pack each month.
Read more about Live Well Logan. (www.logan.qld.gov.au/livewell).
The "Healing Our Women, Our Way" program is in response to the Logan: City of Choice Two-Year Action Plan 2013-2015 aim to "Explore opportunities to create a component of Active Logan that targets Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and culturally and linguistically diverse communities".