Your greatest wealth is your health

PEOPLE aged 50-years and over will now have the chance to expand their knowledge on a range of health topics thanks to a series of monthly health presentations held at Montrose Bay Yacht Club.

Run by All About Fitness, the health presentations covered so far have included Huntington’s Disease, cancer, diabetes and Multiple Sclerosis.

All About Fitness owner Paul Hamilton said the presentations were designed for the over-50s, the senior sector and those with stable long-term health conditions and disabilities living in the greater area of Hobart.

He said the presentations have had an “amazing response” so far, with more than 100 people coming through the door.

“Demographically we are an older state and often aren’t made aware that there are cost effective choices we can make for our health and fitness, delivered in a comfortable and supportive environment,” he said.

“The health topic presentations are run monthly and delivered by a range of health professionals, helping people of all ages and disabilities to make better decisions and become motivated and inspired.

“After all, your greatest wealth is your health.”

Participant Alan Wilson said the health presentations covered topics that everyone had heard about, but “only as a name.”

“The health presentations inform and educate us in a friendly and professional way,” he said.

“They leave us all with a ‘real’ understanding of the topics.”

The next health presentation on arthritis and osteoporosis, led by Arthritis Tasmania’s Alison Park, will be held on Thursday 29 June.

Entry will be via a gold coin donation, with all proceeds donated to charity.

The following presentations will include Heart Disease on 27 July, Asthma on 31 August, Stroke on 28 September, Depression on 26 October and Dementia/Alzheimers on 23 November.

To make a booking, as seating is limited, phone Paul Hamilton on 0417 836 988 or email paul@allaboutfitness.net.au.

Caption: Local community members attending the All About Fitness health presentation on Multiple Sclerosis in May.