Mildura Weekly : Friday February 24 Vol 11 No 16
NEWS 15 FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2017 MILDURAWEEKLY.COM.AU Hearing bus on its way back here THE Australian Hearing Bus will stop in Sunraysia and surrounds next week to of- fer free hearing checks and raise hearing health awareness. The mobile hearing service has pro- vided more than 35,000 free hearing checks in communities across Australia since it launched in 2009. Australian Hearing Mildura manager, Lynne Flounders, said as age-related hear- ing loss developed gradually over time, it was common for people to not be aware their hearing is diminishing. “Hearing loss is a prevalent issue in the community, with around 60 percent of Australians over 60 suffering from some form of hearing loss,” she said. “A hearing check is a quick and easy way to measure the sounds you can and can’t hear. Our team will also be on hand to guide you through what next steps you may have to take in regards to your hear- ing.” As well as having a hearing check, visi- tors to the bus can find information on a range of common hearing issues and view a display of easy-to-use hearing de- vices for around the home. This includes headsets for watching TV and alert systems for doorbells. No appointment is necessary, with Australian Hearing to provide hearing checks to any interested adults who visit the bus on the day. The Bus can be found at Coles Mildu- ra on Fifteenth Street from 9am to 3pm next Tuesday, February 28, in Langtree Mall from 9am to 3.30pm next Wednes- day, March 1, and from 9.30am to mid- day next Friday, March 3, and at the Irym- ple Post Office from 9am to 3.30pm next Thursday, March 2. just keeps on growing... friends and asking how they can get involved, while offer- ing their time and skills. It’s all about connecting people, encouraging them to get out there and have a go and to demonstrate that ev- eryone has the ability to help make our community better. Overall, the project is go- ing better than first anticipat- ed. We are reaching a large au- dience with the collaboration of digital and print media, and people are actively engag- ing in the posts, both online and offline. To nominate an individ- ual, visit the Souls of Sun- raysia Facebook page (www. facebook.com/SoulsofSunray- sia), click the contact us but- ton and fill out a nomination form. KATIE Tankard is a personal trainer, health coach, business owner and positive role model who has set out to help make the women of Sunraysia feel happier, healthier and more wholesome in a holistic manner. Having grown up in Mildura before moving away for university, Katie says that it was her family, friends and love of the river that brought her back to Mildura to study education at La Trobe University, and start her business. Through ‘Thrive Fit- ness & Wellbeing,’ Katie has created a community of empowered women and provided them with a sup- portive environment in which they can focus on improving their health and fitness. Katie realised during her studies that she want- ed to pursue her love for educating and empowering women, and made the decision to study to become a certified health coach, more re- cently undertaking a Level 1 Certificate in yoga. She believes that health encompasses the mind, body and spirit, and that it’s important to ensure people find balance across all three to live a happier life. Katie emphasises the importance of moving in a way that makes you feel good about yourself – from a place of love and joy. She wants to help others be- come the very best version of themselves so they can be, and learn to, love every single part of their body in- stead of body shaming and dieting. Katie also believes that we need to change the way we teach health and nutri- tion in schools, taking on a more holistic approach and updating the content of the curriculum to maintain ac- curate information. She is a strong supporter for buying local, and loves buying her products from places such as Clove Organic Shop & Cafe, the Sunraysia Farm- ers Market and other small businesses. To learn more about holistic health or the services offered by Katie at Thrive, visit www.facebook.com/thrivefitnessandwell- being. It’s a sporting life for Louise LOUISE Tarrant is the current executive of- ficer at the Sunraysia Academy of Sport, with a long history of working with youth, and has been a key identity in the continuation of Mildura Life Saving Club – the only one of its kind in inland Australia. As the current president of the club, she has been heavily involved in the recruitment and training of new members, while also working with Mildura Rural City Council to secure a permanent training location for the club at Apex Park. This year, the club was able to train seven new bronze medallion life savers, renew five bronze medallion life savers and certify two new surf rescuers to patrol the beach at Apex Park, and keep people safe in the water during the summer months. • Continued Page 19 MEET OUR FEBRUARY ‘SOULS’ Holistic health is Katie’s aim NEW NAME. SAME LOCAL TRUSTED TEAM. 126 Lime Avenue, Mildura | Phone 03 5021 1968 Our experienced team can show you how to legally reduce your tax and assist you to grow and protect your assets. SPECIALISING IN: Audit Asset protection management accounting Self-Managed Super Fund (SMSF) And much more!
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