DNC is excited to announce that a pioneering healthy ageing project in the Hepburn Shire has been expanded to the Daylesford Neighbourhood Centre.

The project is a result of a partnership between Clunes Neighbourhood House (CNH), Attitude – Ageing Well in Clunes, and Central Highlands Rural Health (CHRH) and is backed by the Western Victoria Primary Health Network (PHN).  It is designed to empower older individuals and improve their quality of life.

The project aim is to create a collaborative environment where each organisation’s intellectual and physical resources are combined to maximise the impact on people’s lives and enable them to live and age well.  The project seeks to inspire healthy habits, foster connections, and provide ongoing support to ensure these positive changes persist well into the later years.

Since the launch of a pilot program in Clunes in June 2023, the program has been launched through a series of events in Trentham (March 5), Creswick (March 6) and Daylesford (March 8) – in our case, at the DNC with members of the community in attendance.

The Healthy Ageing Project builds on existing community initiatives and local groups to centralise accurate information on programs and groups available to the community through the creation of a ‘What’s On’ guide.  This printed booklet has a detailed list of groups available to those in the community with information on how to get involved.

At the DNC, a kiosk has been installed that the community can use to find programs and groups to join and to stay connected.  Technical support is provided by the DNC staff and the program volunteers.

Drop in and visit the kiosk at the DNC (13 Camp St., Daylesford) or for further information call on 5348 3569.

DNC Manager Danny Liversidge said, “We’re dedicated to meeting both present and future needs within the Daylesford district and its surrounding areas.  Our community is not immune to the global trend of ageing populations so we need to evolve to empower and propel our community into a brighter tomorrow.  By fostering partnerships and embracing the community approach of this project, we are providing access to the support and resources they need to thrive.

Launch of the DNC Healthy Ageing Hub. L to R: Diane Connors (Central Highlands Rural Health), Danny Liversidge (Manager, DNC), Phil Catterson (Central Highlands Rural Health Deputy CEO), Eddie Wynan (Hepburn Shire Council Positive Ageing Officer). (Photo supplied)

 

DNC Joke of the Week

A group of male friends, all turning 40, discussed where they should meet for lunch. Finally it was agreed that they would meet at Wetherspoons because the staff provided great service.

Ten years later, at age 50, the friends once again discussed where they should meet for lunch. Finally it was agreed that they would meet at Wetherspoons because the food was good and the beer selection was excellent.

Ten years later, at age 60, the friends again discussed where they should meet for lunch. Finally it was agreed that they would meet at Wetherspoons because there was plenty of parking, they could dine in peace and quiet with no loud music, and it was good value for money.

Ten years later, at age 70, the friends discussed where they should meet for lunch. Finally it was agreed that they would meet at Wetherspoons because the restaurant had no steps and had a toilet for the disabled.

Ten years later, at age 80, the friends discussed where they should meet for lunch. Finally it was agreed that they would meet at Wetherspoons because they had never been there before.

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