Jubilee Community Care is set to relaunch its innovative Stay Connected project after restrictions around COVID-19 forced its suspension.
The project is expected to resume soon and interest in its programs is now being taken. Stay Connected includes four free education and exercise programs conducted by local businesses that Jubilee has partnered with.
Collectively, the four programs will form a pilot study by the University of Queensland whose researchers will gather data, evaluate and publish the findings of the benefits of seniors attending the innovative activities.
The Stay Connected Project, funded by the Department of Health, includes:
♦ Cooking for One or Two – Presented by Food Solutions: Dieticians will provide lessons in basic cooking, nutrition and healthy ageing in a positive social environment. There will be nutritious cooking demonstrations and you get to share meals with participants during the six-week program.
♦ Mindful Connections: Develop life skills for meaningful relationships and wellbeing – Presented by Conscious Beginnings: This training and coaching aims to empower and support older people to reduce their isolation and improve their wellbeing, resilience, mental health and self-care. It will run for eight weeks.
♦ Body Moves – Presented by BodyTrack Exercise Physiology: This targets functional strength, falls prevention and social interaction, which helps to maintain independence and improve quality of life. The eight-week program includes an initial assessment and one 30-minute session each week. Participants require clearance from their doctor to take part.
♦ SAFER Driver Situation Awareness Training – Presented by University of the Sunshine Coast: This program provides participants with online training to help drivers identify and skilfully react to potential road hazards. Access to a computer and internet is needed but only basic computer knowledge is required.
All programs are open to seniors 65+ with good general health and who are socially active. They are also open to Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders aged 50+. Participants can register for one or multiple programs and must have their own transport.
For more information or to register your interest please phone Jubilee Community Care on 3871 3220 or email firstname.lastname@example.org