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of increasing health independence.
These are facilitated by either physiotherapists
or occupational therapists and will be highlighted
over the next few weeks.
The prime movers group is a gentle one hour
gym based rehabilitation exercise group aimed at
pre and post surgery clients (such as orthopedic
joint surgery) as well as those with existing mo-
It aims to help promote endurance, health and
Prime movers groups are held on Wednesdays
and Fridays at 11am. The group program includes
weighted leg exercises for strength building (set at
your level) and gym based exercises for targeted
strength and endurance building.
The group runs for an eight week pro-
gram. Overall the group looks to:
* Improve mobility/walking and indepen-
* Increase endurance, and;
* Help with rehabilitation after orthopedic sur-
If you require further information or to book in
please contact Prisca or Britt on 5182 0222.
Bend and stretch: Yarram and District
Health Service physiotherapists Britt Turner
and Prisca Gabiana are on hand to help with
Exercise group program
– prime movers
YARRAM and District Health Service
runs a number of exercise based group
intervention programs with the purpose
A COMMUNITY Emergency Plan for
Yarram is being put together ahead of
this summer’s bushfire season.
The project is being coordinated through Yar-
ram Police and Wellington Shire Council Emer-
gency Management and funded through a Bush-
fire Recovery grant.
The committee is made up of local agen-
cies, organisations and community members and
is incorporating an emergency plan for outly-
ing residents forced to leave their homes in any
An audit of local facilities, businesses and or-
ganisations is the first step putting together such
a plan. By undertaking this audit the committee
can see at a glance the resources available in the
event of an emergency. It is hoped the emergency
plan will be completed in the coming weeks, well
ahead of the summer season. The local commu-
nity will be well informed about the plan.
A plan such as the one being put together will
give community members a clear picture of where
to go in the event of an emergency. It will help the
local emergency services in their planning should
and emergency occur as well.
For further information on the Emergency
Planning project or if you can assist with plan-
ning please contact Sergeant Mark Barrett, Yar-
ram Police 51825033 or Helen Montague, Re-
covery Officer, Wellington Shire 51423118.
Outlying areas such as Woodside have com-
pleted and distributed their community plan.
Devon North is currently putting together their
community plan. Members of the Devon North
community have been surveyed to gauge the
emergency preparedness in the area. Results will
be incorporated into their Community Emergen-
Emergency planning for Yarram
Planning: putting together a Community Emergency Plan for Yarram are Jeff Amos, Wel-
lington Shire Vulnerable People and Road Safety officer Sheryl McHugh, recovery officer
Wellington Shire Helen Montague, Garry Stephens and Sergeant Mark Barrett, Yarram
APPLICATIONS for 2017 National
Youth Week grants have officially
opened for local councils, community
organisations and schools in Gippsland,
Member for Eastern Victoria Region,
Harriet Shing announced last week.
Ms Shing said grants of up to $2000 were
available for councils, community organisations
and schools to support local young people to plan
and host events and activities during National
Youth Week 2017.
“I encourage all Gippsland organisations that
are involved with young people to apply for these
grants that recognise youth achievements.” Ms
National Youth Week is an annual, week-long
celebration of young people aged 12 to 25 years,
allowing them to express their creativity and have
their say about issues that are important to them.
“National Youth Week is a great opportunity
to celebrate the potential and achievements of
young people and their many contributions to our
“Through creativity, skills and hard work,
young people from different backgrounds, cul-
tures and places are playing a big role in shaping
The grants can be used for local young people
to develop and hold events, activities and proj-
ects, such as art shows, music concerts, cultural
days, sporting events or workshops and forums.
The grants will go towards showcasing
achievements and getting young people in-
Minister for Youth Affairs Jenny Mikakos
opened the grants round at the Swan Hill Youth
Forum, the first of 12 regional and metropolitan
The forums are a precursor to Victoria’s inau-
gural Youth Summit, to be held during National
Youth Week 2017.
In 2017, National Youth Week will be held
from March 31 to 9 April 9. Applications are open
until Friday, November 11. Visit www.youthcen-
tral.vic.gov.au for more details, or to apply.
Youth grants for Gippslanders
Daughter: Stephanie Fleet and Travis Pfeiffer of Carrajung have welcomed a beautiful
baby girl, Selene Iris Pfeiffer, into their family. Selene is a little sister for Katie and Ava.
She was born on September 9 and weighed 7lb 12 oz.
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