Healthy Connections

Healthy Connections is a six week series of free health information sessions designed for older Kingborough residents held at Snug Community Hall.

Join in to:

  • Hear from experts and put a face to the name of organisations which provide help and advice.
  • Ask questions and get direct answers.
  • Learn about the variety services available to support healthy ageing.
  • Chat over a cuppa.
  • Hassle free parking – enjoy a walk at the beach or a stroll in the surrounding Snug bushland.

Numbers are limited so please book with Council’s Community Development Officer on (03) 6211 8170 or via See the full program below.


Week 1
10.30 am – 12 noon Wednesday 21 February
Basic First Aid
Sadly older people are more vulnerable to various injuries than younger people, even if you are currently active and vigorous.
There are a few basic first aid skills you should know—and basic health risks particularly relevant to older adults.
This session will cover a few of the most common responses required to a first aid situation in or around the home.

Gain or retain confidence to deal with a range of situations which require First Aid.
Week 2
10.30 am – 12 noon Wednesday 28 February
As our feet grow older, they naturally become at risk for problems. But painful and uncomfortable feet are not a natural part of growing old, nor are they something you just have to ‘put up with’.
A lot can be done to relieve pain, improve comfort and keep you on your feet for life.
This talk aims to keep you on your feet!
Week 3
10.30 am – 12 noon Wednesday 7 March
Dying to Know – Palliative Care
82% of Australians think it is important to talk to their family about how they would want to be cared for at the end of their life. Only 28% have done so.
You never know what the future holds. It is never too early to plan ahead. Talking now can help our family and friends in the future, and can make sure we get the kind of care that we want.
This talk will be a chance to hear from Palliative Care Tasmania, share our own stories and be part of a conversation about giving and receiving care at the end of life.
Week 4
10.30 am – 12 noon Wednesday 14 March
Falls Prevention
Falls can happen to anyone, but, unfortunately, as we grow older falls can become more common and an injury is more likely to result.
Most elderly people fall in and around the home. If you have a serious injury it can lead to a change in where you live.
The good news is that there are a number of things you can do to help prevent falls and minimise your injuries if you do fall. Knowing your risk factors and taking a few precautions is a good start. This talk will provide an understanding of falls prevention.
Week 5
10.30 am – 12 noon Wednesday 21 March
Enhance your health! In easy accessible ways
A team of local movers and shakers will share the array of easily available ways to enjoy life and the simple things on offer like cooking, walking, gardening or even singing.
Week 6
10.30 am – 12 noon Wednesday 28 March
10 Steps for Living Well with Arthritis
Although arthritis can be difficult to live with, there are many simple measures that can help anyone with arthritis manage their symptoms and cope better with daily life.

In this session you will learn more about your muscles, bones and joints that together make up your ‘musculoskeletal system’. Together we will explore things which can be done to help manage and maintain your health, function, independence and wellbeing.