Healthy Conversations

As part of their Living and Ageing Well in Hepburn project Central Highlands Rural Health (CHRH) recently launched a series of community information events across the Hepburn shire – with many events happening in Daylesford.

DNC is delighted to host Healthy Conversations, monthly events that will be held at DNC and will feature speakers from CHRH covering a range of health-related topics.  They will also include guest speakers from various government and local organisations.  More information on the series can be found here.

The project is part of the Australian Government’s response to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, with funding provided to undertake and commission dedicated early intervention initiatives that support older people to live at home longer and promote healthy ageing.  The project has received a total funding of $350,000 from the Western Victoria Primary Health Network.

The project seeks to inspire healthy habits, foster connections, and provide ongoing support to ensure these positive changes persist well into the later years.

In June we are holding two sessions at DNC:

Topic: Dementia and carers support
Speaker: Treehouse Program Manager from Central Highlands Rural Health
When: Tuesday, June 11 at 11:00am
Where: Daylesford Neighbourhood Centre

Topic: Staying Physically Strong and increasing independence
Speakers: A Social Worker and an Exercise Physiologist from Central Highlands Rural Health
When: Tuesday, June 25 at 11:00am
Where: Daylesford Neighbourhood Centre

RSVP at, or phone 53483569 or just drop in on the day.

DNC Joke of the Week

Tom was in his early 50s, retired and started a second career. However, he just couldn’t seem to get to work on time. Every day he was five, ten or fifteen minutes late. But as he was a good worker and very sharp, the boss was in a quandary about how to deal with it. Finally, one day he called Tom into his office for a talk.

“Tom, I have to tell you, I like your work ethic, you do a bang-up job, but your being late so often is quite bothersome.”

“Yes, I know boss and I am working on it.”

“Well good, you are a team player, that’s what I like to hear. It’s odd though, your coming in late. I know you’re retired from the Air Force.  What did they say if you came in late there?”

“They said, ‘Good morning, General’.”


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