Life is for Living Health Forum

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  • Location: Pomona Memorial School of Arts Hall, Pomona 4568 Queensland

Pomona & District Community House is hosting its 2009 Health Forum, Life is for Living, on Thursday 25th June at the Pomona Memorial School of Arts Hall with 9.00am registration.

This free event includes a delicious morning tea and a tasty and nutritious lunch. All community members are welcome.

The Life is for Living forum brings together a dynamic team to motivate you in managing health and well-being. Doug Bettens, President of Community House, will introduce speakers including local G.P. Dr Ann Buchan; Brad Levingston, psychologist; Kate Moroney, dietitian and Lyn Willett, vice-president of Community House.

Dr Ann Buchan from Cooran Health Clinic, will be talking about "risk reduction and prevention for chronic disease states -- emphasising the social and environmental factors as well as medical". Dr Buchan has a particular interest in women's and mental health - both treatment and prevention strategies. She was a presenter at the well-attended 2007 Pomona Mental Health Forum.

Brad Levingston is Clinical Manager with Focus, Sunshine Coast Division of General Practice. He will discuss topics such as 'feeling satisfied with what we have achieved' and 'keeping up with and enjoying the pace and the technology of the 21st century'.

Kate Moroney, local dietitian/nutritionist who currently works as a Senior Community Dietitian in Gympie Community Health and as a sessional Foodservice lecturer at the University of the Sunshine Coast, will get you thinking about healthy eating, its benefits for your well-being and how you can overcome those barriers that we all face.

Lyn Willett will lead a group discussion on becoming involved in your community and how that may contribute to your sense of social well-being. Lyn has a broad range of experiences in leadership roles with Education Queensland and is passionate about the value of community participation.

As part of the program, there will also be light-hearted optional activities guaranteed to energise and revitalise you. Activities will include an introduction to relaxation, strengthening exercises and laughter therapy.

Life is for Living is the latest in a succession of extremely successful Health Forums hosted over the years by Pomona & District Community House. Previous topics have included mental health issues, the quality use of medicines and diabetes awareness. Doug Bettens, president, says, "Community House is at the forefront of community issues in the hinterland area. We are only too happy to respond to the findings of previous forums. We ask everyone to come and participate as it is one of ways we are able to identify and access services for our local community."

For more information contact Kathryn Shewring or Heather Manders on 54852427. Alternatively email us at or
Bookings are essential for this event. To register please contact 54852427.

Downloadable: "Life is for Living Health Forum" pdf Flyer

When: Thursday 25th June, 9.00am registration
Where: Pomona School of Arts Memorial Hall, Reserve Street, Pomona
Cost: Free
Booking Essential. RSVP: Ph: 54852427

Outline of the Day

9.00am Doors open, coffee/tea available, view displays

9.30am Welcome by Convener

Opening by Doug Bettens, President Pomona Community House

Introduction of Panel -- Doug Bettens

9.45am Dr Ann Buchan, Cooran Health Clinic -- physical implications of health issues.

10.15am Strengthening and Conditioning activity

10.30am Morning Tea

11.00am Brad Levingston, Division of General Practice -- emotional well-being

11.30am Relaxation activity

11.45am Lyn Willett -- community involvement

12.15pm Laughter activity

12.30pm Kate Moroney -- choosing the right food and overcoming barriers to healthy eating.

1.00pm Lunch

2.00pm Opportunity to talk informally with presenters

3.00pm Close of day

Pomona Community House :
1 Memorial Avenue, Pomona
07 5485 2427
07 5485 1702
Pomona Community House

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Pomona Memorial School of Arts Hall, Pomona

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