The end of an era and new beginnings for CHIRP Community Health were celebrated in March in a formal event to acknowledge the service’s role in the community and offer a formal farewell. The event held in the Botanic Gardens began with a Welcome to Country from Aunty Kerri Douglas. This was followed with a […]

Written by on April 12, 2022

A walking tour of Anzac Hill

A free guided walking tour of Maldon’s Anzac Hill will be held on April 28 and everyone is invited to come along. Noel Muller who is the Ranger Team Leader at Parks Victoria will lead the tour. “Anzac Hill in Maldon is one of the oldest memorials to the Australian men and boys serving in […]

Written by on April 8, 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

A walking tour of birds at Castlemaine Botanical Gardens

A free guided tour of birdlife at Castlemaine Botanical Gardens will be held on March 31 and everyone is invited to come along. Jane Rusden, who is the convenor of the Castlemaine District branch of Birdlife, will lead the tour. “The Castlemaine Botanical Gardens has water birds and some big parrots. We will also talk […]

Written by on March 1, 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

Enjoy a walking tour of Castlemaine Botanical Gardens

8th February 2022 A free guided tour of the historic Castlemaine Botanical Gardens will be held on February 24 and everyone is invited to come along. Botanical Gardens Horticulturalist Sandra Hodge will lead the tour and discuss significant plantings, the impressive native and exotic tree collection, Lake Johanna, and garden history. The gentle hour-long stroll […]

Written by on February 7, 2022

Media release: Nudge kids to eat well

3 February 2022 All kids deserve access to healthy and delicious food in places where they learn and play. Castlemaine Health is proud to get behind Vic Kids Eat Well, an exciting new Victoria-wide movement focused on boosting healthy food and drink options in the places kids spend their time, including schools, outside school hours […]

Written by on February 3, 2022

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

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