Independent living community talks

Free. Independent Living Centre Tasmania will visit Smithton to conduct two community sessions. An occupational therapist from ILC Tas will have a display of assistive equipment and will present a short talk to the CHILL OUT group at Rural Health next Thursday (April 5) at 11am. A second session will take place the following day …

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Fun in the park

Holidays. What do kites, rock art and sausages sizzling on the barbie all have in common? They are all part of the holiday fun at Rural Health’s Community House next week. In the last week before school starts, the Wedge Street house and park will play host to a children’s program for children aged five …

2 years ago

Shred safe, kids!

Skate. There’s cool, and then there’s shredding safe. The latest collaboration between Smithton Police and Rural Health, ‘Shred Safe’, aims to promote positive behaviours and rewards those who demonstrate the right attitudes. The campaign was launched in September this year in response to reports of antisocial behaviour and vandalism. Smithton Police has also increased presence …

2 years ago
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Free fun

Social. Rural Health is offering a selection of free creative workshops over the next few weeks. Today (Thursday March 10) from 10am until 2pm, participants can make chalkboard photo frames, in which they can write or draw special messages. On Thursday March 14 shoes will be transformed to works of art with comic book decoupage. Both …

3 years ago

Free counselling

Help. A free counselling service is now available through Rural Health, offering Circular Head residents a professional to share a confidential conversation with. Ian Snare (pictured)  is employed by CatholicCare Tasmania in Burnie to deliver the service, funded by the Australian government’s Department of Social Services. He is a counsellor with 20 years’ experience. He …

3 years ago

Time to ham it up

Event. Save the date because Save Your Bacon’s back. Following the success of the last event held in Circular Head, Rural Health is bringing it back this year. Free entertainment, food and drinks, giveaways and the chance to mingle with your community are what’s on offer on three separate occasions this month as the Save …

3 years ago

Support for our farmers

Care. Farmers struggling this dry season have options for support before them. Counselling and other practical assistance can be obtained by calling or visiting a number of providers including Wyndarra Centre, Rural Health, Circular Head Aboriginal Corporation to name a few, or by speaking with your doctor. As a former farmer, Wyndarra community services officer …

3 years ago
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Family fest sparks interest

Entertainment. The inaugural Trawmanna Family Festival will next week see local artists work alongside headline acts to create a night to remember. Two workshops in the lead-up to the festival will give local musicians the opportunity to compose and perform with artists including Claire-Anne Taylor, Christopher Coleman and Dave Hyams. The evening festival will follow …

3 years ago

Hip HIPPY hooray

Learning. Pre-school aged children have joyously marked the end of their HIPPY years at a celebration and graduation party last Friday. Twenty-four children graduated and 30 families celebrated completing their first year of the ‘Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters’, which sees families work to develop skills and a love of learning. Parent tutors …

3 years ago

Theft a ‘low blow’

Crime. A break-in at the Wedge Street Community House in Smithton has left staff and volunteers upset and disappointed. A whipper snipper and high-pressure cleaner were stolen from the shed on the premises last Tuesday night. Rural Health chief executive officer Robert Waterman described the theft as a “low blow”. “To break into a house …

3 years ago
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