Heather Ramp - Health Promotion Coordinator
Ph. 5289 4315 Mob. 0400 603 602
Email: email@example.com Fax: 5289 2313
Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 9am-5pm
Health & Wellness in Our Community
Providing care at home can be rewarding, but sometimes very stressful and carers need to take regular breaks to refresh themselves.
The Carer Support Group enables carers of all ages to have some time off to come together, to share experiences and support each other in a relaxed and supportive way.
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), health is much more than the absence of disease – it is seen as a resource for everyday life. It is a positive concept that emphasizes social and personal resources, as well as physical capacity. According the WHO, a person's health is affected by many factors including their emotional state, their physical health, their social connections and their spirituality. With this in mind, the Health Promotion Coordinator has consulted with the community, identifying social connectedness, mental health and access to services as the issues which most affect our community's health and wellbeing. These issues are being addressed in the following community wellness initiatives.
Strengthening partnerships to improve services to families with young children
Through involvement in the Early Years Reference Group Meetings in Lorne, the hospital is working to develop partnerships with Surf Coast Family and Children's Services Network, the Lorne P to 12 College, and outside agencies, to
Supporting volunteerism as a way of engaging the community
The Hospital is reinvigorating its community volunteer program through the ‘Count Us In' Department of Human Services (DHS) funded social inclusion project for nursing home residents. Joy Dwyer has been appointed Volunteer Coordinator and is working closely with staff and volunteers. The program will be of great benefit to the residents, our volunteers and the hospital. If you would like to know more, contact Joy Dwyer on 527894300
Supporting young people at school
Starting Term 1, 2010, the Health Promotion Coordinator is based half a day a week in the school during term time for:
Enhancing the health and wellbeing of men in our community
The hospital is in partnership with Lorne Community Building Initiative, the Lorne P to 12 College and community members to establish a Men's Shed in Lorne. When construction is complete, the shed can become a focus for social connection and shared learning among men of all ages.
The HPC is working on ways to increase access by men to health services by holding education sessions and
Men's outreach clinics in the community
Promoting Cycling Safety
The Bike Safe community group is a registered, not for profit association that has been started by local cyclists to improve bicycle safety on the roads in response to recent cycling deaths and assaults on cyclists by motorists within the Geelong Region.
Lorne Carer Support Group
Next meeting of Lorne Carer Support Group
Held the first Tuesday of each month at Fig Tree 1.30-3pm
For further information please contact
Health Promotion Co-Ordinator Heather Ramp on 5289 4315
Providing care at home can be rewarding but sometimes very stressful and carers need to take regular breaks to refresh themselves.
No need to register beforehand, we will welcome your attendance.
Please let Heather Know if you would like transport.
Smoking Cessation Clinics
Nurses holding these clinics are trained in the latest methods of successful smoking cessation.
Consultations are private and personally tailored to your needs.
Doctors and other Health Professionals are available for support when required.
A Community Health service Provided by the Lorne Community Hospital.
SESSIONS AVAILABLE NOW
Call 5289 4300 for further information