Plenty to do in Women’s Health Week

The two biggest barriers for women not maintaining a healthy lifestyle is ‘lack of time’ and ‘health not being a priority’. Women’s Health Week is the time to put ourselves first, for just one week, and start making positive changes that can last a lifetime. We know women are leading busier lives than ever before and we have a tendency to let ourselves slip low on our priority lists. However, the health of those we love starts with us. By investing more time in ourselves, we are better able to look after the ones we love and care about. Women’s Health September 4-8, week is fast approaching with a host of events around the state. Check out one near you and book now.

 Hopetoun, Robinvale, Charlton and Corryong

The Royal Flying Doctor Service Victoria and Jean Hailes are partnering with Local Health Organisations to deliver a women’s health promotion event in all towns that host the RFDS Rural Women’s GP service. This will be a fun night out for women, including a live (webinar) presentation from renowned gynaecologist Dr Elizabeth Farrell AO, talking about everything you have always wanted to know about what’s going on “down there”. After the presentation, a light supper will be served with tea and coffee, and women will have the opportunity to engage in a fun interactive activity.

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Rushworth – September 5 and 7

Rushworth Community House and Waranga Community Health

a health information evening for local women. The evening will begin with some Tai Chi. This will entail guest speakers covering the following topics; Breast self examination and Sexual Health. Guest will be able to use the breast prosthesis to practice breast self examination. The evening will wind up with supper.

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Maldon – September 4

Maldon Hospital

Menopause information evening

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Portland – September 8

Portland Women in Business

Health & Wellbeing Expo

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Warrnambool – September 4-8

South West Medical Centre

WHW celebration

Bannockburn – September 9

Hesse Rural Health

Talking about women’s health

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Bairnsdale September 5 and 7

East Gippsland Primary Care Partnership

Lunch and walking meeting

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Rokewood Winchelsea – September 5 and 8

Golden Plains Shire

Women’s Health Expo

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Yackandandah – September 5

Yackandandah Health
Tips to Maintain Life Balance Whilst Caring for Others

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Rokewood Winchelsea – September 5 and 8

Hesse Rural Health. Talking about women’s health

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Quambatook – September 7

Quambatook Community Resource Centre

Women’s health event

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Castlemaine – September 5

Castlemaine Lawn Thursday ladies competition

Game of tennis and a healthy lunch

Stanhope – September 5

Stanhope Senior Citizens Club Rooms

Health and older women

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Casterton – September 5

Casterton Memorial Hospital

Women’s health promotion

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Omeo – September 5 and 6

Omeo District Health

Jean Hailes Speaker Dr Amanda Newman on Bladder and Bowel Health, made possible by support from the Eirene Lucas Foundation.

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Cobram – September 4

Cobram District Health
Information Session/display

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Nowa Nowa – September 2 -9

Gippsland Lakes Community Health

Anxiety and Mindfulness, Improving bone health, sleep and fatigue

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Maryborough September 4-6

Maryborough District Health Service

Womens health information session & healthy morning tea, pilates and meditation

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Numurkah September 5 and 8

Numurkah District Health Service

Women’s Health Week Wellbeing Session

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To find out about more women’s health events during the first week of September go to: www.womenshealthweek.com.au/events

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