Mayor's Message - 4 October 2016

Published on 04 October 2016

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Mayor Martin Next week we celebrate Seniors Week with a range of diverse and interesting events and functions.  I’m looking forward to contributing to the ‘As I Age’ project at the Devonport Regional Gallery.  An interactive installation will be displayed to ignite thought and conversations about getting old and breaking the stigma of aging.  The free installation is open for contributions to the whole community between 3-13 October.

Other activities include fitness classes, historical films, intergenerational morning teas and lunches and a ‘Fit for the Future’ event in Roundhouse Park on Friday, 14 October, between 10am and 1pm, where you can join in fishing, knitting, tai chi, bike riding, walking and more…followed by a free BBQ lunch.  Bookings are essential, so please RSVP to Danielle or Charmane on 6424 0511.

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October is also Work Safe Month and a timely reminder that every day we must strive to ensure that work health and safety remains a priority so we can go home at the end of each day to our families and communities.

Over the month Council will be hosting a range of different events and activities for its staff, trainees and volunteers, with a focus on the benefits of having a positive approach to personal health and wellbeing.  Work Safe Tasmania is also hosting a range of workshops and online webinars during the month.  You can check out further details at www.worksafe.tas.gov.au or ring 1300 366 322 for more information.

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This week also marks the launch of QUIT4October 2016 where we are encouraged to sign up for a month long challenge to quit smoking.  If you or your family members are wanting to quit, please visit www.quit4october.com.au where you can gather information about quitting, take an online lung health check or download a checklist to support conversations with your GP or pharmacist.  Council is proud to support QUIT4October 2016.

Mayor Steve Martin