Veterans urged to get active
RICHMOND MP Justine Elliot has encouraged Tweed's veterans to take part in local health and wellbeing activities on offer during Veterans' Health Week, August 24 to 30.
The theme for this year's Veterans' Health Week is physical activity, encouraging veterans, war widows and widowers to make exercise a part of their weekly routine.
“It is important for all Australians, including the veteran community, to exercise regularly to look after their health and overall wellbeing,” Mrs Elliot said.
“Regular exercise has many health and social benefits. It can help you sleep better, improve your heart health, reduce the risk of dementia, give you more energy and most importantly meet people and make friends.
Activities during the week include fun exercise and Tai Chi sessions at the Tweed Veterans Affairs Network conference room at Tweed Centro and a Mini Olympics at Point Danger Day Club.