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September 28, 2021

Stepping up to Stepping On

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New COVID-19 cases in Byron and Kyogle

Two new cases of COVID-19 have been identified on the North Coast of NSW casting doubt over Byron Shire coming out of lockdown at midnight.

Other News

Byron Shire Councillors get behind vaccination push

Public buildings such as the Mullumbimby Civic Hall could become mass COVID-19 vaccination centres, under a proposal put forward by Byron Council last week.

Richmond Valley Council looks at thermal waste to energy

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Byron Bay beach party end in PINS and a charge for biting

Police say a woman has been charged and four Penalty Infringement Notices (PINs) issued following a beach party in the Byron Bay area overnight.

Covid 19 virus fragments in Ballina Shire and Grafton sewage

The Northern NSW Local Health District says fragments of the virus that causes COVID-19 were detected in samples taken from the North and South Grafton sewage treatment plants on 24 September.

Vale Aunty Dulcie Nicholls 21.10.29 – 19.09.21

There is deep sadness in the community at the passing of Arakwal elder and matriarch, Dulcie Joan Nicholls, nee Kay, who was a proud Bundjalung woman born on Country at Tallow Creek, Byron Bay, October 21, 1929.

Old Byron Hospital advisory group seeks members

Eight members for an advisory group are being sought to help shape a new ‘social impact-focused community hub’ at the Old Byron Hospital site.

We often hear about elders falling but we never imagine it will happen to us. Statistics show that one in three people over 65 will have a fall this year, and some will have multiple falls.

Apart from the distress caused by a fall, they can lead to long term hospitalisation, loss of independence, the need for supported care and even premature death.

The Northern NSW Local Health Distric say the good news is most falls can be prevented.

Acting Health Promotion Manager at Northern NSW Local Health District  Gavin Dart, says we can help ourselves prevent falls as we get older by doing balance and strengthening activities every day.

Stepping On is a free and friendly community program for people aged 65 years and over to help build knowledge, strength and confidence to prevent falls and stay active and independent.

‘Stepping On is a free seven-week program that combines gentle strength and balance exercises with educational sessions,’ says Mr Dart.

To get locals stepping up to Stepping On, the program is being held in Mullumbimby in May 2019. Those interested in attending can call the Stepping On Coordinator on 6620 2553 to register or find out more.


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