Walking Group

Walking has many health benefits. Walking can improve your lung and heart fitness as well as reduce risk of heart disease and stroke. Walking can also strengthen your bones, improve balance and increase muscle strength and endurance. Walking can also improve management of conditions such as hypertension, high cholesterol, joint and muscular pain or stiffness and diabetes. All groups are led by experienced volunteers and/or community health clinician and most walking groups run up to one hour. Each walking groups are followed by a cuppa and a chat.

What is the cost? Free

Who is eligible to join? Everyone is welcome to join a walking group. People are living with chronic disease or high cardiovascular risk are especially encouraged to come along.

Winchelsea Walking Group where and when: Cafe La Hoot at 1 Willis St, Winchelsea on Wednesday 9:30 am- 10:30am stay for a cuppa at La Hoot at own cost. Walk as far as you like, Community Health Nurse attends and can give health advice and check blood pressure.

Rokewood Walking Group where and when: Rokewood Community Centre, 55 Ferrars Street, Rokewood on Tuesday 9am- 10am stay for a cuppa. Walk as far as you like, Community Health Nurse attends and can give health advice and check blood pressure.

Bannockburn Walking Group where and when: Bannockburn Heart, High Street, Bannockburn on Thursday 9am- 9.30am. Welcome to stay for a cuppa at own cost. Walk as far as you like, group lead by Hesse Allied Health team, some fitness required.

Gentre Exercise

Fitness groups provide opportunities to exercise and to socialise in a friendly and supportive way. Exercise is important for healthy ageing. Exercise strengthens muscles, retains bone density, improves balance and coordination, and maintains joint flexibility. Various types of groups are offered to suit the needs of the participants and include:

The groups promote social connection, mental health and wellbeing, skill building and knowledge sharing.

Please contact your BeeacRokewood or Winchelsea Community Health Centre for further

Falls Prevention

Fitness groups provide opportunities to exercise and to socialise in a friendly and supportive way. Exercise is important for healthy ageing. Exercise strengthens muscles, retains bone density, improves balance and coordination, and maintains joint flexibility. Various types of groups are offered to suit the needs of the participants and include:

The groups promote social connection, mental health and wellbeing, skill building and knowledge sharing.

Please contact your BeeacRokewood or Winchelsea Community Health Centre for further