There is no doubt the Sunshine Coast is one of the best places on earth to live. The natural features of our stunning hinterland landscapes, beautiful sandy beaches, clean air and water make it the ideal location to enhance a healthy lifestyle.
The Sunshine Coast Social Strategy 2015 outlines council’s priorities in building a stronger community. One of the Strategy’s four aims is to ensure the Sunshine Coast maintains its ranking as the healthiest region in Queensland.
National Heart Week is a week-long campaign commencing on the first week in May. As an initiative of the Heart Foundation, Heart Week provides an opportunity to shine a spotlight on heart disease and to help improve the heart health of all Australians.
Heart Week 2017 expo was held at Village Park, Birtinya on Saturday 29 April. The day showcased everything in relation to heart health and health and wellbeing. View the event video.
This year Heart Week is between 29 April and 5 May and this year's theme is all about physical activity and heart health. For all the opportunities to improve your heart health and participate in Heart Week 2018 download the brochure[1368KB] or view some of the highlights below.
When: Sunday 29 April, at 9 am
Where: Stockland Oceanside Car park, corner of Lake Kawana and Birtinya Boulevards
Come along and join in a flat walk with the Sunshine Coast Heart Foundation walkers from various groups across the coast. Walk around the new hospital precinct and the beautiful surrounds of Lake Kawana. Following the walk, relax and socialise with a free morning tea and health check. The walk is followed by a free morning tea and health checks including exercise stretches for heart health by an Exercise Physiologist.
Contact and inquiries: Fleur Thresher, Stockland Retirement, 0439 465 612
When: Sunday 29 April, 9 to 11 am
Where: Charles Clark Park, Mooloolaba
Bookings: Reserve your spot or contact 5420 8774 for more information
Bring your mountain bike or hybrid bike and join in the Heart Week Sunday Social Ride
When: Tuesday 1 May, 9 am to 12 noon
Where: Nambour PCYC, 3 Youth Street
Come and join the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Team for a morning of traditional Indigenous games and yarning circle. Hear from guest speakers on heart health. Bring your hat and water bottle.
Contact and inquiries: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Team, 5479 9852
Nambour PCYC, 3 Youth Street, Sunshine Coast Wide
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