Category: CHIRP News

NEW COMMITTEE AIMS TO HELP PEOPLE STAY HEALTHIER FOR LONGER

Dhelkaya Health is setting up a new committee that will work behind the scenes to help people maintain their health and wellbeing for longer. The new Health and Wellbeing Committee is inviting community members with an understanding of some of the issues involved in staying healthy to join them. Kerryn James, Executive Director Community Services […]

Written by on July 22, 2022

NEW COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES FOR MALDON

A new Community Services Hub has opened at Maldon Hospital this month offering a range of new community health services to the Maldon community. The new services come as a direct result of the amalgamation of Maldon Hospital and Castlemaine Health earlier this year. The amalgamation created Dhelkaya Health, a new organisation with responsibility for […]

Written by on July 22, 2022

NEW COMMUNITY HEALTH & WELLBEING COMMITTEE

Dhelkaya Health’s new Community Health and Wellbeing Committee  is seeking expressions of interest for independent members of the community to join the committee. The Committee has a broad range of responsibilities including overseeing the strategic planning for community health services and programs, population health, monitoring and evaluation, ensuring consumer and community participation in service planning […]

Written by on July 6, 2022

Nordic Pole Walking Groups Expand

17 March 2022 Nordic Pole Walking classes have proven to be extremely popular so are now offered in Castlemaine, Harcourt, Newstead, and Maldon. A team of volunteers have recently had their qualifications updated by the Nordic Academy and as a result are enthusiastic to offer this opportunity in more locations across Mount Alexander Shire. Healthy […]

Written by on March 17, 2022

Preventing falls

Volunteer-led Maldon Walking Group learned about preventing falls from Castlemaine Health Physiotherapist Wendy Cummings on 11 February One participant of the group said that the talk was most interesting. “It gave me some good things to think about, and I have realised that I need to do balance exercises.” Wendy spoke about the many things […]

Written by on February 14, 2022

STAFF AND COMMUNITY VIEWS ON FUTURE CASTLEMAINE COMMUNITY HEALTH AND WELLBEING SERVICES

9th February 2021 Feedback from staff and community members has encouraged the Boards of CHIRP Community Health and Castlemaine Health to continue development of a plan for the integration of community services. The priority of the Boards is to ensure the continued provision of accessible and responsive community health services for local communities. To support […]

Written by on February 9, 2021

Tai Chi volunteers wanted

15 November 2021 CHIRP Community Health is looking for expressions of interest from potential volunteers to support their planned expansion of Tai Chi groups in 2022. Janine Truscott is the Physiotherapist at CHIRP who started the Tai Chi program in 1998. “Over the years we have delivered volunteer led Tai Chi groups in various locations […]

Written by on November 15, 2021