Let’s get active this September

Published on 15 August 2019

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September marks the start of spring and to celebrate the warmer season ahead, The Hills Shire Library Service is encouraging its members to get healthy and active as part of Library Health Month, provided by the Western Sydney Local Health District.

Mayor of The Hills Shire, Dr Michelle Byrne said the Hills Shire Library Service will be running a range of workshops, author talks and programs to help support residents on their health journey.

“Local Government has an important role to play in supporting people on their health journey and promoting the importance of living a healthy and active lifestyle,” Mayor Byrne said.

“Another way is through good urban planning. We are providing our residents with access to open spaces, cycle-ways and sporting facilities that can enable them to lead their best lives.

“Council is proud to be supporting Library Health Month and to enable residents to access vital health and educational services and programs.

“There is much work to be done in this space, but together, we can all do our part in making our health a priority,” Mayor Byrne added.

Workshops include: 

 

Let’s Talk about Diabetes Awareness

Join a representative from the Health Promotion Service on Wednesday, September 4 at Baulkham Hills Library, between 10.30am to 11.30am, to find out more about what diabetes is, the risk factors, symptoms and how it can be prevented and managed. Cost: Free. Bookings are essential.

 

Teddy Bear’s Picnic

Bring along your favourite teddy or stuffed toy to Castle Hill Library on Monday, September 9, from 1pm to 2pm for an outdoor picnic with Big Buddy Bear. Lunch is included from Chapter’s Café with healthy or vegan lunch pack options. After eating, Big Buddy Bear will lead you in fit and fun activities. Cost: Adults $10pp | Children $8pp (includes lunch). Bookings are essential.

 

Healthy Lunchboxes

Are you looking for healthy lunch box inspiration? Learn more about how to pack healthy snacks and lunches for your children with a representative from The Healthy Children’s Initiative at Castle Hill Library on Monday, September 9, from 12.15pm to 12.45pm and at Baulkham Hills Library on Wednesday, September 25 from 10.30am to 11am. Cost: Free. Bookings are essential.

 

Healthy Brain Ageing

Join a representative from the Health Promotion Service on Thursday, September 12 from 10.30am to 11.30am at Dural Library for a talk on dementia, symptoms and risk factors along with how the brain changes with age. Suitable for adults. Cost: Free. Bookings are essential.

 

Healthy and Active Workshop

Participate in a balance and strength exercise demonstration and pick up resources to help you keep active and healthy during a special workshop at Castle Hill Library on Monday, September 16, from 11.30am to 12.15pm. Cost: Free. Bookings are essential.

 

Get Healthy Storytime

Come to Baulkham Hills Library on Tuesday, September 17, from 4pm to 5pm for a fun-filled storytime and craft session where you will learn about healthy snacks, the importance of drinking water and being active. Cost: Free. Bookings are essential.

 

Be healthy and happy Toddler Time

Come and join in on the fun with lots of action songs and stories at Dural Library on Wednesday, September 18 from 10.30am to 11am and at Vinegar Hill Memorial Library (Rouse Hill) on Monday, September 23 from 10.30am to 11am. Cost: Free. Bookings are essential.

 

Let’s talk about healthy eating and nutrition

Join a representative from Bolton Clarke to learn about nutrition and how to get the most out of every day at Vinegar Hill Memorial Library (Rouse Hill) on Tuesday, September 24 from 11.30am to 12.30pm. Plus receive a free booklet of Maggie Beer Foundation recipes. This session is supported by Australian Hearing and will include an optional, free hearing test. Cost: Free. Bookings are essential.

 

Sydney Thunder Cricket

Get out and active with Sydney Thunder Cricket Team at Dural Library on Thursday, September 26 from 4pm to 5pm. Hit some runs with the players in the park as you practice your cricket skills then head into the library for some super sports stories. Suitable for children aged 5 to 8 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Cost: Free. Bookings are essential.