Health and Well Being
Looking after ourselves. Looking after our mates.
Health and well being covers a wide range of topics from weekly walks, visiting mates when unwell to health assessment activities and monthly talks.

Monthly Talks

2nd Tuesday of each month

Watch the Latest News on the home page and this page for the next talk.

Health & Wellbeing

Feb, April, June, Aug, October

General Interest

March, May, July, Sept, Nov

Fellow shed member, Dr Crosby Rechtin will provide information to our members about common injuries to the skin, injuries that we are likely to come across while at the Shed.

The skin is the largest organ of the body, with a total area of about 2.25 sq metres. The skin protects us from microbes and the elements, helps regulate body temperature, and permits the sensations of touch, heat, and cold. When injured or damaged by Cuts, Lacerations, Burns and Bites, or worn by an older person, or has skin diseases, the protective capabilities are reduced and we are at increased risk.

Come along and learn what to be of aware of in managing skin injuries as we age, and how we can protect this very important organ and limit damage when injuries occur.


photo  Sponsored by  unitywater 

Suicide Prevention Workshop
for
Noosa Men's Shed

Venue: The Shed
Date: Wednesday 8th August ‘18
Time: 8:30am-12 noon Sign-in from 8:15am

Free - includes workbook, attendance certificate & refreshments

This workshop is supported by the Unitywater grant program and is open to anyone (over 17) who is keen to gain valuable skills to help keep their friends and family safe from suicide. You can bring your partner to this workshop as the information will be of interest and value to all!

Workshop Features:

• Presentation and guidance from a LivingWorks registered trainer – Susan Griffiths
• Powerful audiovisual learning aids
• The simple yet effective TALK steps: Tell, Ask, Listen, and KeepSafe
• Hands-on skills practice and development.

Register your interest on the attendance sheet at the Shed

What is safeTALK?

SafeTALK is a powerful experience. You can expect to feel challenged, empowered, and hopeful. Its steps provide a simple method to engage with people at risk and connect them with resources that can carry out a full-scale intervention.
SafeTALK is a 3.5-hour training workshop, to increase suicide alertness, which will contribute to a suicide safer community.

Participants

No specific background experience or qualifications are required.

Workshop Features:

• Presentation and guidance from a LivingWorks registered trainer
• Powerful audiovisual learning aids
• The simple yet effective TALK steps: Tell, Ask, Listen, and KeepSafe
• Hands-on skills practice and development.

Bookings: at the Shed or email Owen Curtis This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Talks held on the 2nd Tuesday of the Month commencing at 10:45am. (There is no free lunch.)

Date

Health Focus

General Interest Talks

February 13th

Managing medications

Cooroy Live Life Pharmacy

 

March 13th

 

Shining a Light on the workings of the  Electricity Market & how your bill is impacted.

Member, Peter Magarry

April 12th

10:45AM

What happens at the Hospital?

Also, Advanced Health Directives

Member, Dr Crosby Rechtin

 

May 8th

 

Media and the Law

Dr Jane Williams

June 13th

Note Date Change

Helping people living with Alzeimers

Dr Helena Popovic and her father

Held on Spanner in the Works Day

 

July 19th

 

Tyres

Graeme Greenwood, Manager/Owner Bob Jane T Mart Noosaville

August 11th

Information about Palliative Care

TBA

 

September 11th

 

How to cook that perfect steak!

TBA

October 9th

Depression and Anxiety

Lifeline

 

November 13th

 

TBA

Change of Time.

Due to the colder weather our regular Tuesday morning walks will start at 9am from the Shed office area. These walks will be in the environs around the shed and return by 10am in time for morning tea. As the weather changes it is planned to move the starting time to 8am on the first Tuesday in September.

Hope to see a good roll up each Tuesday because walking at our age is one of the best exercises we can do for good heart health and general fitness!

Ron Blackman
Walking Group Co-ordinator

The cardio health talk presented on Wednesday 15th February emphasised the importance of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in keeping the blood flowing to the brain until the ambulence arrives if a person's heart stops. It is so important, and so easy, that everyone should know how to do it. The recent drowning tragedy at Tin Can Bay prompted the following article in the Gympie Times.