Prior to Covid 19, Kippax has been running social inclusion events and Healthy Aging workshops for seniors in the local community. Now that Covid restrictions have eased, we want to build on those activities and deliver a program that addresses the physical, emotional, financial, social and spiritual needs of aging adults to anyone in the community aged 50 years and over.
As part of the Healthy Aging Program (supported by the ACT Government), we plan to facilitate access to existing programs run by Kippax Uniting Church and our partner organisations. in addition, we will facilitate a range of social inclusion activities such as board games, quizzes, current affairs and social issues groups. At the same time we will be facilitating access to programs run by partner organisations by offering a series of "try before you buy" vouchers to cover the cost of activities for a term.
Our Healthy Aging workshops will include a range of topics including Diabetes, Heart, Nutrition, Falls prevention, Mindfulness and Footcare. For details about the Wellbeing Workshops go to: https://kippax.uca.org.au/healthy-aging/healthy-ageing-wellbeing-workshops/
We will also be offering a small number of 'seed grants' for individuals or groups to plan and run a new initiative of their choice.