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29 11, 2018

Christmas Day Lunch

By |2019-03-20T15:07:48+10:00November 29th, 2018|

Don’t be on your own this Christmas Day How do you spend your Christmas Day?  Macedon Ranges Shire Council has joined with Cobaw Community Health to host the eleventh annual free Christmas Day lunch at Kyneton Town Hall. The lunch will be held on Tuesday 25 December from 11.30am to 2pm. Bookings are essential for catering purposes.

22 10, 2018

Free Dental Checks

By |2018-11-12T16:48:44+10:00October 22nd, 2018|

Is your child in grade prep and attending school in the Macedon Ranges? We are working with Sunbury Community Health to provide a free outreach oral health screening program. Schools in the Macedon Ranges are invited to schedule a date for Sunbury Community Health's dental therapists to visit their school, discuss good oral health habits with the children and conduct dental screenings. If your school has not yet scheduled a date please contact Lauren White at lauren.white@cobaw.org.au.

18 09, 2018

LGBTI+ Priorities for Victorian State Election

By |2018-09-18T14:05:33+10:00September 18th, 2018|

Cobaw is proud to be one of 30 LGBTI+ community organisations and service provider signatories endorsing a new booklet ahead of the upcoming Victorian state election. The LGBTI+ Priorities booklet makes 59 recommendations for how the Victorian Government can make Victoria a fair and equal place for LGBTI+ people to live, work and raise their families. The booklet outlines LGBTI+ priorities in areas such as homelessness, family violence, education, discrimination, and ways of supporting Victorians from the bisexual, intersex, and trans and gender diverse communities. This publication will help set the agenda for the next four years to enable Victoria’s LGBTI+ [...]

8 08, 2018

Supporting children’s smiles in the Macedon Ranges

By |2018-08-08T16:10:57+10:00August 8th, 2018|

Cobaw Community Health (Cobaw) is currently supporting early childhood settings in the Macedon Ranges through the implementation of Dental Health Services Victoria’s Smiles 4 Miles oral health promotion program. The program aims to improve the oral health of preschool aged children and their families by encouraging healthy eating, healthy drinking and good oral hygiene. Services achieve the Smiles 4 Miles award by implementing healthy eating and oral health policies, engaging with families about the importance of oral health, and educating children through a variety of fun learning experiences based on the three Smiles 4 Miles messages – Drink well, eat well [...]

27 07, 2018

Seeking your feedback

By |2018-07-27T14:42:55+10:00July 27th, 2018|

Each year we invite our clients and their carers, partner agencies, staff and community members to provide feedback on our annual report. We're starting to plan the report for 2017-18 and are seeking feedback which will directly contribute towards the report's design and content. You can download a PDF copy of the report here: https://www.cobaw.org.au/wp-content/uploads/Cobaw_Annual_2017_Report_Web.pdf To complete the feedback survey visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/J63Y8S9

27 07, 2018

Pop-up Soup Kitchen for Homelessness Week

By |2018-07-27T11:18:50+10:00July 27th, 2018|

Cobaw Community Health (Cobaw) is hosting a pop-up soup kitchen at the Lions Club kiosk (Mollison St, Kyneton) on Tuesday 7 August from 12-1pm to raise awareness and understanding of homelessness in the Macedon Ranges. Homelessness Week (6-12 Aug) is an annual event week coordinated by Homelessness Australia which is aims to raise awareness of people experiencing homelessness, the issues they face and the action needed to achieve long-term sustainable solutions. The theme this year is “Ending homelessness together”. Research indicates that the main causes of homelessness are poverty, unaffordable rent costs and family violence. On any given night in Australia, [...]

25 07, 2018

We’re open in Romsey!

By |2018-07-25T14:46:56+10:00July 25th, 2018|

We've officially opened in Romsey! Our new office is at the restored and extended old Romsey Primary School. Stop in and visit us at 142 Main Street (entrance from Palmer Street) or call 1300 026 229 or email us at admin@cobaw.org.au to ask about accessing services in Romsey.

25 07, 2018

Cobaw leads the way for staff health and wellbeing

By |2018-07-25T14:38:34+10:00July 25th, 2018|

Over the past few years, Cobaw Community Health (Cobaw) has been working through the Department of Health and Human Service's Workplace Achievement Program, and was recently recognised by the State Government of Victoria as meeting all benchmarks for the Healthy Eating and Mental Health and Wellbeing priority areas of the Achievement Program. Recognised by the Victorian Government, the Achievement Program promotes staff health across five areas: smoking, physical activity, mental health and wellbeing, healthy eating and alcohol. The Achievement Program (an international best-practice framework) was developed by the Department of Health and Human Services and is currently overseen by Cancer Council [...]

12 06, 2018

Announcement of site for Cobaw’s Healthy Community Access Hub

By |2018-06-12T12:19:46+10:00June 12th, 2018|

Cobaw Community Health (Cobaw) has been working for many months to secure a site for the new Healthy Community Access Hub. The organisation is pleased to advise valued clients, partners and the community that an agreement has been reached to purchase a site located at 51 Bourke Street, Kyneton. The land is located on the corner of Caroline Chisholm Drive and Bourke Street, and will locate the new site adjacent to Kyneton District Health. Margaret McDonald, Cobaw CEO, is thrilled about the opportunities this prominent site will offer to the community. “We are looking forward to designing a unique facility to [...]