Category: CHIRP News

A relaxing exercise opportunity

11 January 2022 Bookings are now open for 2022 Tai Chi Groups to be held during school terms in Castlemaine, Guildford, Maldon, and Newstead. Groups will start early February. CHIRP Community Health Tai Chi groups are led by trained volunteers who updated their skills over the summer break with training funded by Mount Alexander Shire […]

Written by on January 11, 2022

Back To The Good Things – New Video Campaign

2nd August 21 Getting vaccinated isn’t just about ‘not catching COVID’, as crucial as that is. It’s about reclaiming our old lives; the things we once took for granted. Meeting grandchildren, hugging your mum, catching up with friends. It’s about music festivals, first dates and dancefloor introductions. It’s about an end to home-schooling, and hitting […]

Written by on August 2, 2021

Bookings open for Nordic Pole Walking in 2022

31 December 2021 Bookings are now open for weekly Nordic Pole Walking classes in 2022. The classes will be held on Tuesday and Thursday mornings in Castlemaine and on Wednesday evenings in Maldon. Trained volunteers, described by participants as ‘patient and encouraging’ lead the groups, and teach participants Nordic Pole Walking skills over 10 weeks. […]

Written by on December 30, 2021

COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 testing clinic update: From Tuesday 4th January 2022 we are open every week day  between 09.30 am – 11.30 am Please note the testing clinic has relocated to Castlemaine Stadium, McGrath Street. Location : Castlemaine Stadium, McGrath Street Type : Drive through (Walk-ins are accepted)   Please complete the COVID-19 Screening Clinic Registration form and our […]

Written by on June 15, 2021

CHIRP reaches out to LGBTI community

14th December 2020 CHIRP Community Health’s recent Rainbow Tick Accreditation shows the organisation has gone from LGBTI friendly to LGBTI inclusive.      To further improve inclusivity, a new position was created in October at CHIRP under Working For Victoria funding, and Sherene Clow was appointed as LGBTIQA+ Engagement Officer.  This role has enabled CHIRP to be responsive to the needs of the LGBTI Community in the Mount Alexander Shire and beyond.  […]

Written by on December 14, 2020

COVID-19 Testing Clinic relocates to Castlemaine Stadium

07th December 2021 The COVID-19 Testing Clinic has relocated from Mostyn Street to the Castlemaine Stadium in McGrath Street, Wesley Hill. Testing commences from the new site at 9.30am on Wednesday, 8 December.   The move has been prompted by the need for safer facilities for staff and clients, especially as the temperature rises through […]

Written by on December 7, 2021

COVID-19 vaccination – your questions answered: Mental Health Webinar

21st June 2021 Hosted by the Victorian Department of Health, this webinar was for people with mental ill-health, their carers and the mental health workforce. This webinar is now available for viewing online: COVID-19 Vaccination – your questions answered – mental health on Vimeo Presented by Senior Medical Advisor COVID-19 Immunisation Program, Victorian Department of Health, […]

Written by on June 21, 2021

Integration of CHIRP Community Health and Castlemaine Health

We have exciting news to share! We can announce that the Minister for Health has formally approved the integration of CHIRP Community Health and Castlemaine Health. Integration will be formally implemented on 1 October. From that date, CHIRP and Castlemaine Health will be working as one to strengthen services and programs to improve health and wellbeing […]

Written by on September 27, 2021

Maldon Hospital and Castlemaine Health Explore Coming Together

October 22nd, 2021 Mount Alexander communities to have say on joint health service’s future The Boards of Maldon Hospital and Castlemaine Health have jointly agreed to explore a voluntary amalgamation they believe would deliver better health services for the communities of Mount Alexander, and secure Maldon Hospital in its current form for generations to come. […]

Written by on October 22, 2021

Masks available at CHIRP Community Health

CHIRP Community Health has masks available for distribution to those unable to provide their own mask. Packs of five disposable masks are currently available, and CHIRP Is also awaiting the arrival of re-useable cloth masks from DHHS for distribution. Masks rules are changing all the time, so check the DHHS website for current information. CHIRP […]

Written by on August 10, 2020