Big Red BBQ and Kidney Health

Big Red BBQ and Kidney Health

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13-01-2017

Looking to make a difference this year? Consider hosting your very own Big Red BBQ in support of Kidney Health Australia.

You can hold your Big Red BBQ anywhere at any time. Have one with your family and friends at home, host one at work and invite your colleagues, go to a park with your neighbours, arrange one at a community function centre or your local church, school or uni. The possibilities are endless. 

Proceeds raised from your Big Red BBQ will go towards  programs to promote good kidney health through education, advocacy, research and support.

So why not do what you do best this summer by hosting a Big Red BBQ while making a difference to Australians affected by kidney disease.

Registration is free, so sign up today. You will receive a free event pack in the mail containing donation tins, red napkins, posters, postcards, balloons and more!

Find out more at www.bigredbbq.com.au

Details and registration
If you would like to register or need further information, please phone the events team on 03 9674 4310 or email bigredbbq@kidney.org.au.

Celebrate Australia Day in Casey

Celebrate Australia Day in Casey

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10-01-2017

Australia Day is the ideal opportunity to come together and celebrate what’s great about being Australian, and there will be FREE events across Casey where residents can join in the festivities.This year Council is supporting community events in Berwick, Cranbourne, Hampton Park and Tooradin on Thursday 26 January 2017.
City of Casey Mayor Cr Sam Aziz encouraged residents to share in the celebrations for our national day of pride.

“It’s a day where we can come together as a community to celebrate all the great things about Australia and being Australian – our people, the places, our diversity, sense of fair go, lifestyle, democracy and the freedoms we all enjoy. Read More >

Survive the heat tips – from the Better Health Channel

Survive the heat tips – from the Better Health Channel

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15-12-2016

 

Drink more water

  • Drink plenty of water, even if you don’t feel thirsty.
  • Keep a full drink bottle with you.
  • Take small sips of water frequently.
  • If your doctor normally limits your fluids, check how much you should drink during hot weather. 

 

Never leave anyone in a car

  • Never leave kids, adults or pets in cars – the temperature can double in minutes.
  • Visit Kidsafe’s Unconventional oven website for more information on kids in hot cars – make sure to watch the video showing a piece of lamb being cooked in a car on a 27 degree day. Read More >

Pelvic Floor First

Pelvic Floor First

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07-12-2016

Pelvic Floor First is an initiative of the Continence Foundation of Australia and aims to reduce the number of men and women who experience pelvic floor dysfunction as a result of inappropriate exercise regimes.

Visit the Pelvic Floor First website.

The aim is supported by the following objectives:

    • strengthen the relationship between the continence and fitness industry
    • increase awareness of the link between certain types of exercise and pelvic floor muscle dysfunction, and
    • promote pelvic floor safe exercises.

This will support people to remain active without the fear and anxiety related to incontinence.

The primary target audience of the Pelvic Floor First campaign are women and men at increased risk of pelvic floor problems who exercise, play sport or participate in some form of physical activity. These people include:

    • pregnant women
    • women who have recently, or ever, had a baby
    • women who are going through, or have gone through, menopause
    • women who have undergone gynaecological surgery, and
    • men who have undergone surgery for prostate cancer.

The secondary target audience of the Pelvic Floor First campaign include:

    • fitness professionals, and
    • health professionals (including continence professionals and other health professionals such as midwives, practice nurses, maternal and child health nurses and GPs).

These professionals are ideally placed to raise awareness of this issue, refer clients for help and support, and promote pelvic floor safe exercise.

International Volunteer Day

International Volunteer Day

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30-11-2016

International Volunteer Day (IVD) is mandated by the UN General Assembly and is held each year on 5 December. It is a day for volunteers and volunteer-involving organisations to celebrate their efforts and to showcase the difference they make in their communities. Events are held to honour and acknowledge the outstanding work and contribution of volunteers to change the world for a better future.

 

On International Volunteer Day join us in acknowledging and enhancing people’s participation, engagement and voice, in shaping our nation and the world we want through the spirit of volunteerism.

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