Health


Meditation group to raise funds for Lifeline

A Umina meditation group is taking part in a “28 For 28” campaign to raise funds for the Lifeline telephone crisis support service.The group, which holds Saturday morning meditation sessions at Ocean Beach, is asking…


Hospital encourages traditional mental health therapies

Brisbane Waters Private Hospital is encouraging community members and patients to think about their mental health and tune in to their wellbeing during Mental Health Month of October. Hospital community relationship manager Ms Petrina Waddell…


Grant improves the walk to podiatry service

A local podiatry business has received a grant to improve the walking surface to its premises.Umina Podiatry clinical director Mr Damian Gough said the business had applied for the grant after clients said had struggled…


Donations received for children’s charity

Donations are being received at two local supermarkets to support children’s charity Variety Australia in the lead-up to Halloween.Shoppers will be encouraged to make a donation or buy a $2 “wall token”.The money will be…


Eczema sufferer takes advantage of telehealth

The Australasian College of Dermatologists has launched a new five-step guide helping people with skin conditions prepare for dermatology appointments via telehealth on World Skin Health Day, October 14.The college has used the example of…


‘Memory player’ headsets donated for Dementia Week

The Rotary Clubs of Woy Woy and Umina Beach have presented 50 “memory player” headsets for residents in dementia units at a local aged care home.Peninsula Villages chief executive Shane Neaves said the headsets, presented…


Dog show raises $355 for mental health

Australian Rotary Health will receive a $355 donation from the Rotary Club of Brisbane Water after the club held its inaugural dog show.The $355 donation will be made to the organisation which supports research into…


Rotary clubs hear about preparing for ageing

Preparing for ageing was the topic of a light-hearted presentation given by paediatric psychologist Dr John Irvine of Pearl Beach to a combined meeting of the Rotary Clubs of Umina Beach and of Woy Woy.The…


Donation made to community nurses

Community nurses in Woy Woy have received a $3500 donation in recognition of their work on the Peninsula.“This donation is a wonderful acknowledgement of the work the community health nursing teams do and how valuable…