Health and Wellbeing
The City of Marion is committed to promoting healthy lifestyles and proactively improving the health and wellbeing of residents inclusive of unemployed, elderly, socially isolated, new arrival refugees and people with disability.
As part of the City of Marion’s commitment to healthy lifestyle approach, the following programs are made available.
Heart foundation walking groups
Heart Foundation Walking Groups are Australia's largest network of free, community-based walking groups. Each group is led by a trained Volunteer Walk Organisers.
Anyone who joins a group is given information about the Heart Foundation, and can sign up to the Walker Recognition Scheme, where they can receive various incentives as they reach walking milestones.
A fun, social and easy way to keep fit, and best of all it’s free! Join a group near you and kick start your fitness.
For further information and a full list of the existing walking groups within the City of Marion visit the Heart Foundation walking groups page.
Neighbourhood centres' healthy eating and physical activity classes
Various healthy eating and physical activity classes are delivered through the four established centres within the City of Marion.
These activities include cooking classes, keep fit, tai chi, pilates, yoga, zumba, ballroom dancing, light weights, indoor bowls, belly dancing and national programs.
Are you interested in improving your health and lifestyle?
To find out more information about healthy eating programs and activities that are either free or low cost, visit the Neighbourhood Centre pages to download their latest newsletter:
- Cooinda Neighbourhood Centre page
- Glandore Community Centre page
- Mitchell Park Neighbourhood Centre page
- Trott Park Neighbourhood Centre page
Marion Community Foodies
Community Foodies is a program that aims to promote and support healthy eating in the community by building the capacity of communities to make healthy food choices.
This is done by training community volunteers how to work with people and organisations by running healthy eating activities and programs such as:
- Hands-on cooking classes
- Supermarket tours
- Menu planning
- Cooking demonstrations
- Label reading
- Edible gardens
Foodies may do this in pre-schools, schools, community centres, supermarkets and workplaces - almost anywhere they can promote and support healthy eating in their local communities!
Find out more by visiting the Community Foodies website.