CHIRP walking groups slowly restart

As COVID-19 restrictions ease CHIRP Community Health is slowly resuming some outdoor exercise groups, including Walking and Nordic Pole Walking groups.

“CHIRP exercise groups are important, particularly for older community members. Gentle exercise helps keep participants healthy, as does social connection with others in the group” says Allied Health & Wellbeing Manager Deb McCarthy at CHIRP Community Health.

All CHIRP exercise groups were suspended in March. The gradual resumption of group physical activities will occur with the recommended infection control measures in place, including use of hand sanitiser and maintaining physical distancing. Participants will be asked to stay home if unwell and there will be no morning tea at the end of the group.

“Maldon And Harcourt walking groups have already started, and the Castlemaine walking group will return on Thursday 16th July. Nordic Pole Walking groups, run in partnership with Castlemaine Community House, are resuming over the next couple of weeks. We are also working closely with Maldon Hospital and Maldon Neighbourhood Centre to start a new walking group in Maldon on Monday mornings. This has been proudly supported by the Healthy Heart of Victoria.” says Deb.

Find out more about CHIRP Community Health exercise groups by calling reception on 5479 1000.

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