The Western Bulldogs Community Foundation have confirmed they will be able to continue to work on the health and wellbeing of the “Daughters of the West” by utilising remote communication methods during what is a difficult time for community programs.
With the best interests of the participants in mind, this modified online program will still support the women of Maribyrnong to stay socially connected, safe and healthy, whilst protecting them as well as volunteers, staff and the community against the spread of COIVD-19.
A free, online program that aims to improve the mental and physical wellbeing of women living, working or recreating in the City of Maribyrnong, this year’s program includes weekly webinars via ‘Zoom’ with guest speakers presenting on different health topics followed by the chance to ask questions, small “break-out” group discussions, as well as social activities. Registered participants have access to a provisional psychologist and receive physical activity ‘videos’ to help improve their physical and mental fitness.
Like Tom Liberatore’s moustache, this year’s program will look a little different, but will include webinars topics such as:
- Mental health
- Cultural diversity
- Alcohol habits
- Women in leadership
- Gender equity
- Women’s health
The online program will run for 8-weeks, commencing Tuesday 6 October and finishing Tuesday 24 November. There are two weekly sessions participants can choose from: Tuesdays 10-11.30am or Tuesdays 7.30-9pm.