Live Well, Live Long program continues to maintain connections

CLARENCE City Council has collaborated with partners to continue to offer the Live Well, Live Long program in the coming months as it transitions to local community radio.

The community development team at Clarence City Council, in partnership with Glenorchy City Council and Tasmanian Health Service – Health Promotion, is keeping the older community involved in their regular program of activities in new ways.

A weekly 10-minute program is now airing on 96.1FM Community Radio for members of the Live Well, Live Long program and the broader community.

The modified program airs at 10.30am each Tuesday.

The broadcast will focus on maintaining connections in the older community and highlight key topics including mental health and self-care.

The program fosters ongoing health benefits for members of the community who may be feeling vulnerable and isolated due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Live Well, Live Long program takes a holistic approach to health and wellness of older people, encouraging independence and contributing to significant lifestyle changes.

The initiative began as a trial in 2014 in Clarence and has since developed into a successful program and partnership with the Tasmanian Health Service, Clarence Integrated Care Centre and the Clarence City Council.

“We were determined to work creatively with current and future participants to continue to deliver the Live Well, Live Long programs in both municipalities,” Tasmanian Health Service Health Promotion worker Corina McCarthy said.

Glenorchy City Council community development officer Allyson Byrne said

keeping our seniors connected during this time was vital and that it was very rewarding to collaborate on this project.

Chair of the Clarence Positive Ageing Advisory Committee Alderman Sharyn von Bertouch said with the older community more vulnerable during these unprecedented times, there had never been a more important time to provide initiatives and health tips in other ways.

“This is a creative way to continue to offer the invaluable program for our residents and broader community members,” she said.

“Partnerships and programs like this increase the health and wellbeing of residents, have a positive impact on people’s lives and encourage those who may not have been aware of programs available to sign-up.”

For further information and feedback on what you would like to hear on the program, please contact the Clarence Integrated Care Centre on 6166 2350 or email community@ccc.tas.gov.au.

Caption: Members of the 2019 Live Well, Live Long program.

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