Term 2 HEAL programs

Hundreds of participants have benefited from the popular HEAL (Healthy Eating Activity Lifestyle) program in Cockburn since 2011. The program is  funded by Fremantle Medicare Local for people who are not in the full time workforce who are overweight, inactive and/or at risk of, or managing, lifestyle related chronic disease. There will be three programs in term 2. Bookings are essential and please attend the information/registration sessions.See also the full Co-Health Term 2 timetable. Please note there is an error in the Gazette ad and some flyers Program 2 with the exercise physiologist (see flyer on link above) information session will be at South Lake Leisure Centre, NOT South Lake Ottey Centre

HEAL facilitator Eileen Chong giving a helping hand to enthusiastic HEAL participants


Fresh Start quit smoking course

Quittting smoking is easier in a group. Free yourself forever by taking part in the Fresh Start course – 8 sessions over 5 weeks

foodCENTS in Success

Balance your diet as well as your budget. People with a Healthcare card can enjoy 4 sessions including lunch with creche provided at the FOODcents program in Success for only $2 a session - Tuesdays 5-26 May, 10am-12 noon in the Community Room, 11 Wentworth Parade. BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL.

To do the full 4-week course, please book now to avoid disappointment, especially if you need to use the creche. Email beactive@cockburn.wa.gov.au to book, or call 9411 3444

Co-Health Timetable 2015 term 2 – now out

Programs are filling fast. Book now for HEAL, BEAT IT and foodCENTS

Don’t miss the chance to improve your health, see the CoHealth Timetable Term 2 2015. Programs are open to residents of Cockburn. The HEAL programs are open to residents of Cockburn, Fremantle, East Fremantle and Melville TILL JUNE only. They will run three locations in term 2.  Details about individual programs can be found in the Lifestyle Directory and Walking Group details can be found on the Be Active page.

Latest walking groups in Cockburn

Walking in a group is an easy cheap way to keep fit, stay motivated and socialise. See details about these and other walking groups in the City of Cockburn at Heart Foundation Walking 20 15 04 . Cockburn’s newest walking group will start in April in Manning Park every Tuesday. Heart Foundation Walking is Australia’s largest network of free walking groups coordinated locally by the City of Cockburn.

Living Smart

Do you want to learn really practical ways you can make your life more sustainable? Are you keen to meet like-minded people? Do you crave community connection?
Then Living Smart is for you!

More information here

Your Move Cockburn

Your Move has motivated 10,000 households in Cockburn to get active, your way with support and contact with coaches face to face, on the phone and via the Your Move website and Facebook page.

As the program officially ended on 30 June 2014, households involved in the program are encouraged to continue setting personal goals that include active travel like using public transport, riding and walking and also getting involved in the many community events and programs the City provides throughout the year.

Stay in contact and see all the upcoming community events provided by the City by liking our Facebook page.

For active travel, the City’s TravelSmart Program:

  • Supports local primary schools to encourage active travel through
  • Provides regular bike education and bike maintenance programs for children and adults
  • Supports the local Bicycle User Group
  • Looks to improve the current path network for riders and walkers
  • Organises community bike rides for everyone, all ages and abilities
  • Provide free local resources such as cycling, walking and public transport such as maps and brochures

Contact Katy for more information on any of these programs at cycling@cockburn.wa.gov.au

For more information on the City’s Recreation Services programs.

Randwick Stables Community Garden Inc

Members of the community interested in gardening, socializing and/or being creative are invited to join others at 24 Rockingham Rd – enter from Cardigan St or the Basketball stadium, look for the blue sign – every Sunday at 2pm.

Health claims on food- How do we know what is true?

If it sounds too good to be true – it probably isn’t! If someone tries to sell you something that resembles a lolly, drink or other processed food and claims that this will improve your health almost as much as eating fresh fruit and vegetables, ignore them and head straight to the fresh fruit and veg market, or even better, the nearest community garden. For a hilarious clip on health food claims (warning – coarse language) listen to this clip by John Oliver

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 2014 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