Aunty Jean's - Chronic Disease Outreach Program

Rationale

The Aunty Jean’s program is a weekly meeting of Aboriginal people who are interested in improving their health and wellbeing. Everyone gets a personal health check and plan.

Every week people get to check their blood pressure, blood sugar level and weight. They are also encouraged to exercise as individuals and within a group including walking programs, physical assessments and culturally appropriate information sharing and goal setting.

Each week they also receive group and individual relaxation sessions, information and training on health conditions and healthy lifestyles and how to manage health conditions.

The program is funded by the Commonwealth Government of Australia until 30th June 2017.

Purpose

The Aunty Jean’s Program provides health promotion and education on how to manage health conditions. The program will also help participants understand healthy lifestyles and behaviours.

The program is run every Monday and Wednesday from 10am to 2pm, lunch is provided.

On Mondays the program is held at Mingaletta Aboriginal and Torress Strait Islander Corporation, Umina Beach and Wednesdays at Hamlyn Terrace Community Centre, Hamlyn Terrace.

Who can join?

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have:

  • Heart problems, Diabetes, High Blood Pressure,Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and / or other chronic conditions.
  • Have one or more of the following chronic conditions: diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease or chronic kidney disease.

 

Contact

For more information please contact:

Brigette Roberts
Program Coordinator
P: 02 4365 2294