Free Co-Health Screening a huge hit


Nurse Jarmila takes Allison's blood pressure

Free Health Screening for adults was offered by the Co-Health team and Medicare Local at Community events.  A huge day at the Ottey Centre Culture Day included entertainment and food from various cultures. Plenty of fun and laughter was had by all. Free healthy lifestyle show-bags were also given to all adults screened at the Co-Health tent on Sunday 6th April at the Coogee Beach Festival. Over 100 people found out more about their health status and what Co-Health programs (Term 2 2014) were suitable for them at the 2 events.

Aboriginal people are invited to have free Health Screens at a Reconciliation Week event at the City of Cockburn. Watch this space for more details in May.

Healthy Active by Design launch

As part of the Heart Foundation’s Healthy Active by Design (HABD) launch a workshop was held on 5th  March at the City of Cockburn. Speakers included Deputy Mayor Carol Reeve-Fowkes, Andrew Trosic, Manager of Strategic Planning and international expert Rodney Tolley presented ‘Creating a walking-friendly city: innovation and inspiration from around the world’. HABD is a tool to inform the design of communities that support and promote healthy and active living.

International expert Rodney Tolley inspires planners from the South Metropolitan area

Co-Health 2014 Term 1

Feel fantastic by getting involved in any of the programs in the 2014 Term 1 Co-Health Timetable . All programs are free for Cockburn residents not in the full time work force, those at risk of weight related chronic disease, single parents and/or Aboriginal people. All are welcome at the Heart Foundation Walking Groups. Details about the programs are available in the Lifestyle Directory page

A New Year Gift from Co-Health – presentation by Glenn Carwell and David Beard

To wish you a Happy Healthy New Year, Co-Health offers these priceless presentations as a gift to you:

Your best shape – the honest truth about weight control from people who aren’t trying to sell you a radical diet or ‘guaranteed’ program that just won’t work. Discover the essential steps you must take to lose weight and maintain a healthy weight. There are no diet plans, because you know they don’t work; no magic potions or scams; no false claims about how easy it is. This is about proven strategies for weight control. Glenn Cardwell, Accredited Practising Dietician, and David Beard, Exercise Physiologist will show you the simple and effective strategies to lose body fat and keep it off permanently.

Please view the video’s below:

The Honest Truth about Weight Control – Food tips by Glenn Cardwell, dietician


The Honest Truth about Weight Control – Exercise Tips by David Beard, exercise physiologist

Join in at 2pm any Sunday…. Randwick Stables Community Garden Launch

Thousands including Mayor Logan Howlett joined stables custodian Alison Bolas for a combined event of the launch of the Randwick Stables Community Garden, the Fremantle Cockburn TravelSmart Trek and Randwick Stables Commemorative Day. The garden is situated on the site of the historic Sunnydale market garden. Anyone interested in joining in the fun is invited to meet garden expert Tim Monahan and other members of the community at the garden north of the stables at 2pm every Sunday.

Mayor Logan Howlett launches Randwick Community Garden 13 October 2013
Jane and the gnome conduct a garden workshop

New Heart Foundation Walking group at Bibra Lake

At last – a weekend walking group at the beautiful Bibra Lake. Thanks to new volunteer walk organiser Melissa, you are invited to enjoy walking in a group around Bibra Lake every Sunday morning. See the February 2014 walking group timetable for walking groups in the City of Cockburn. This  includes the summer times for those who walk earlier to avoid the heat in the summer months.

YOUR MOVE – getting active your way

Thousands of people in and around Cockburn are looking for simple ways to be more active in their daily lives. Now it’s easier than ever to get started your way with Your Move

Opportunity for recent cancer patients

An exercise program for cancer patients and their carers is offered at South Lake Leisure Centre thanks to the Cancer Council

“Walking and laughing keeps me young”

The Coogee Cruisers joined the South Beach Striders to celebrate the 80th birthday of Heart Foundation Walk Organiser Barbara Hallion with a brisk walk and surprise morning tea at South Beach on Friday 31 May. Barbara’s sense of humour and enthusiasm is infectious and attracts walkers from not only the Cities of Fremantle and Cockburn, but from as far afield as City Beach.

“She looks far too young to be eighty. She is so active and a great walk leader” said fellow Heart Foundation Walk Organiser Barbara Staines. Barbara Hallion attributes her “youthful good looks” to keeping active and having a lot of laughs. Barbara took over the leadership of the group in 2007 and hardly ever misses a walk. Both groups walk regularly along the beach front between North Coogee and Fremantle.

Heart Foundation Walking in the Cities of Fremantle and Cockburn is coordinated by the City of Cockburn’s Co-Health Healthy Communities Coordinator, Gilly Street, with Heart Foundation Walking groups running at various times and places in and around the City of Cockburn. People wanting to start their own groups at a time and place that suit them can undergo a free one-hour training session with Gilly. Co-Health is part of the Healthy Communities Initiative funded by the Australian Government.

Fremantle Cockburn TravelSmart Trek

The annual Fremantle Cockburn TravelSmart Trek will take place on Sunday 13 October 2013. Watch this space for more details.

Last year one hundred people from the two cities people achieved a total of 357400 steps* in a celebration of walking and recognition of  the Heart Foundation Walking Groups and the dedicated volunteer walk organisers on Friday 19 October.   Two walks appealed to different tastes and abilities and everyone enjoyed a delicious morning tea with the two Mayors and Aboriginal Elder Noel Morrison in a marquee next to South Beach Cafe. Heart Foundation Walkers were rewarded for their commitment to health with $10 vouchers from Scarvaci’s IGA in Hamilton Hill.  Heart Foundation Walking is Australia’s largest network of free community-based walking groups coordinated locally by the City of Cockburn’s Healthy Communities Coordinator. If you are interested in training as a walk organiser please call 94113503. See more photos of the Trek on our Walking Page

*data collected by Calico