Course for victims of conditions

BUNDABERG region residents living with a chronic disease or condition are invited to a course being held by the Sunshine Coast Wide Bay Health service.

Take Charge – Live Well is a six-week course run by the Rural Allied Health Team in the North Burnett to help people learn a healthy way to live with a disease or long-term condition.

The program is based on the Stanford Chronic Condition Self Management Course, which has been adapted to work for rural communities.

Chronic conditions include diabetes, arthritis, emphysema, back pain, osteoporosis, depression, weight gain and heart disease.

Rural Allied Health team leader Lisa Baker said many people would have two or more of these conditions during their lives.

The advice and support in the course comes from health professionals and, most importantly, people who have learnt to positively manage their chronic condition.

Carers or family members are also invited to attend the course, preferably with the individual who has a chronic condition.

“It is important the community support the course and we like to gain their feedback and ideas,” Ms Baker said.

The first course begins in Mundubbera from March 9.

It will be held on Tuesdays from 1pm until 3.30pm at the Mundubbera Blue Care facility for a period of six weeks.

For more information, contact the Gayndah Community and Allied Health Service on 4161 3571.


Markets at Moore Park

THE Moore Park Markets are on again tomorrow from 8am until noon.

There will be plenty to do and buy, including plants, crafts and face painting.

Stall sites are free for anyone wanting to sell their goods.

For more information, telephone Marlene Egan on 4154 8144.

The markets will be held at the Moore Park Kiosk on Park Drive.

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