Reshaping Playford is a Healthy Communities Initiative introduced to the City of Playford for people aged 18 and over. The aim of this healthy lifestyle initiative is to create a supportive community to encourage healthy living and to tackle the ongoing issues of overweight, obesity and chronic disease.
Come join us for a walk around Fremont Park this Sunday 2nd June at 9.15am. There are 30 minute or 60 minute walk options, find more information on all the different walking groups in the City of Playford and enjoy some light refreshments. Please click on the flyer below for more information.
Join Elizabeth Community Connections in their 4 week 'Peel Pour Pop & Prep' Program - The 4 P's. Starting Wednesday 12th June 9.30-10.30 at St Thomas More School, Elizabeth Park. Bookings essential. Please see flyer below for more information.
Come learn how to maintain a healthy heart and reduce risks that may cause damage at one of the Reshape Your ife Workshops run by the Playford Library Service. For more information, or to book a spot, click on the flyer below.
Healthy living was celebrated in the City of Playford with the 2013 Reshaping Playford Health Expo taking place at the Civic Centre on Friday 24 May.
Hosted by television personality, Lisa McAskill, over a thousand people attended the event, which included health and wellbeing advice from over 40 providers as well as presentations including Zumba demonstrations, hand massages and delicious taste testing by Community Foodies.
Celebrity chef Adam Swanson teamed up with City of Playford Mayor Glenn Docherty in a cooking demonstration focussed on preparing healthy and affordable meals, with the Health Check Machine testing the wellbeing of over 200 people with eyesight, blood pressure, cholesterol and flexibility tests on offer.
To see all the action visit our Facebook page.
Recipes from the event can be found below :
Bhutanese Momo Recipe from Community Foodies
Have a look at the new signage & walking loops in Fremont Park! Reshaping Playford and OPAL have had some signage installed that highlights the parks facilities, promotes other family friendly parks in Playford, as well as mapping out a 1km and 2km walking loop around the park. Follow the stencils and bollards on the footpaths around the park to increase your daily steps, undertake your exercise regime, or check out the great facilities the park has to offer.
Don’t forget our fitness equipment located at Fremont Park and Virginia Oval.
Being active does not have to be expensive, with these parks offering free access to outdoor gym equipment along the "be active" trail. Many local fitness and walking groups incorporate this outdoor gym into their programs.
Photos: Left & Centre - Fremont Park Fitness Equipment, Right -Virginia Oval Fitness Equipment
Heart Foundation Walking is a fun, social and easy way to be active and best of all it's FREE! Start a group or join an existing one. There are currently 16 walking groups within the City of Playford. Have a look at our flyer too see what groups run in your area, or contact Jenny or Susan from Reshaping Playford for more information (contact details at bottom of the page).
Photos: Heart Foundation Park Walk 2012 at Fremont Park
The Playford Library Service continues to have a range of FREE programs, activities and resources focusing on healthy eating, physical activity and a healthy lifestyle.
Reshape your Life workshops
Free community health workshops in the library including sessions on women’s health, come and try physical activity sessions i.e Zumba and Thai Chi, healthy eating tips and label reading.
17th June - Heart Health Workshop. Come learn how to maintain a healthy heart and reduce risks that may cause damage. For more information click on the flyer below.
Grow Your Own
A four session gardening course to learn the basics of gardening. Sessions include preparing, growing, harvesting and how to incorporate your freshly grown produce in delicious, healthy meals.
Grow Your Own courses have been set for the first half of 2013!
Share tips and advice on gardening with like-minded enthusiasts. You can be an expert or just after some basic tips and information. Everyone is most welcome!
Held on the last Thursday of every month at the Playford Civic Centre Library.
Healthy Move Kits
Physical activity equipment and fitness DVDs now avilable to hire from the Civic Centre Library. Kits are available to hire for free and include: Zumba, Dumbbells, Balancing Discs and more!
Please have a look what is available next time you are there!
FREE Cycling courses are available to suit your needs! Learn to ride from scratch, recall those basic skills again, or gain skills, experience and confidence to ride safely on the road. Courses available for all skill levels. Programs available for individuals and groups.
For further information contact Lee-Anne Fleming on 0431 120 802, email email@example.com or visit their website below.
Photo taken by Wrankmore, Nick
WiseMove is an 8 week lifestyle program that supports people in being active and increasing their physical activity levels. The program also incorporates information on a variety of health topics and can include a variety of activities including zumba and thai chi.
Contact Playford Primary Health Care Service 8252 9900 or Contact Kelly Stewart at Northern Adelaide Medicare Local on 8209 0700 for program details.
The HEAL™ program is a fun and motivating lifestyle modification program that enables participants at risk of, or living with chronic conditions to develop lifelong healthy eating and physical activity behaviours.
It includes 8 x weekly 1 hour group education and 1 hour group exercise sessions.
Sessions are free and held Wednesday mornings at UniHealth Playford GP Super Clinic, Munno Para West.
For more information or to register your interest contact Northern Adelaide Medicare Local on 8209 0700.
Strength for life promotes health and wellbeing amongst people aged over 50 through strength training. This is a program run by qualified fitness providers. Participants are involved in a pre-screening assessment and programs are tailored and designed to suit your own needs. Programs are available at UniHeath Munno Para, YMCA Craigmore and Virginia Institute. Programs are ongoing throughout the year. For more information contact 8256 0355.
Heartmoves is a gentle exercise program providing a fun, social and safe way to be active. This is an ongoing program held at Anglicare Therapy Service, Elizabeth. Cost if $5 per session.
*Must be aged 60yrs and over to become involved.
For more information contact 8287 8400.
Playford primary Health Care Service have a range of free community programs on offer covering Health Eating, Healthy Cooking, Goal Setting, and Physical Activity. For more information contact Bernie on 8252 9900.
Community Foodies are local people trained in basic health messages who then work with local services of the community to promote healthy eating and food security.
To become a Foodie, request a foodie activity or to find out more information, contact
contact Bernie or Eliza at the Playford Primary Health Care Service on 8252 9900.
Supermarket Tours - TOURS HAVE CURRENTLY BEEN CANCELLED. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON WHEN THEY WILL START UP AGAIN PLEASE CONTACT PLAYFORD PRIMARY HEALTH CARE
Navigate your way through the supermarket to a healthier life!
Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the amount of food products available? Do you want to learn more about what food packaging and labels really mean? Do you have Diabetes, high cholesterol or another health condition and want to know more about which foods to choose?
A Supermarket Tour could be for you!
Join one of our nutrition trained Community Foodies on a tour, where she will help you to learn what to look for in a label, what the healthiest options for you and your family are and how to choose from the hundreds of foods available.
Registration is ESSENTIAL! Please contact Playford Primary Health Care Service on 8252 9900.
Peachey Place Living Skills Centre has a great range of free community programs on offer including community gardening, healthy cooking, Heart Foundation Walking, physical activity and more! Why not also become a volunteer, or a Reshaping Playford Ambassador! For more information contact Leanne Wood at Peachey Place on 7070 6711.
Reshaping Playford Ambassadors at Peachey Place
Please click here to find out more information on the range of health and wellbeing community programs available at the Grenville.
Check out the links below for a variety of Council’s Disability and Mental Health programs and activities.
Pamper Me for women, Mapping 4 Men, Employment Skills Development program and Reach Out Mum’s group are just some of the programs which incorporate information on healthy eating and physical activity. Please contact Maria Callander on 8256 0183 for more information.
Elizabeth Community Connections run a variety of different health and fitness programs throughout the year. Contact Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on what programs are currently available.
The 4 P's Program - Join Elizabeth Community Connections in their 4 week 'Peel Pour Pop & Prep' Program - The 4 P's. Starting Wednesday 12th June 9.30-10.30 at St Thomas More School, Elizabeth Park. Bookings essential. Please see flyer below for more information.
Reshaping Playford is working with the City of Playford Food Co-ops providing low cost nutritional food and other grocery items. Pre-packed meal kits contain all the ingredients and a recipe to make a range of economical meals. Cooking classes can be individually arranged to suit your needs.
Smithfield Food Co-op (Open Monday - Friday 9.30am - 4.30pm) Smithfield Plains Shopping Centre, 240 Peachey Road, Smithfield Plains SA 5114; Ph 8254 3641
Elizabeth Downs Food Co-op (Open Tuesday - Friday 9.30am - 3.30pm) Elizabeth Downs Shopping Centre, 34 Hamblynn Road, Elizabeth Downs SA 5113; Ph 8287 4299
Mobile Food Co-op
Healthy eating education van conducts cooking demonstrations & education information to small groups and at public events. Contact Linda Birkmyre at the Elizabeth Downs Food Co-op if you would like to book the van.
To find out more information on Reshaping Playford or healthy eating and physical activity activities in your area please contact the Reshaping Playford Team:
Jenny Campbell, Healthy Communities Coordinator on 8256 0198 or email email@example.com
Susan Petrie, Healthy Communities Project Officer on 8256 0154 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
This initiative was funded by the Australian Government.