Primary Care Connect is continuing its push to empower individuals to be socially included and connected through its UCAN project. As part of the project, PCC will this month launch the 50 Days, 50 Ways Challenge which encourages people to participate in 50 days of activities.
‘‘The Facebook page will post daily activities for people to engage in, and will have links to things that are happening in different areas, opportunities for local groups to notify the community of their services, and a chance for people to interact with the challenge and our UCAN community,’’ she said.
‘‘The hard copy calendar gives people who may not be connected to social media the opportunity to also participate and allows people to see what events and activities may be coming up in the challenge.’’
The activities will take place across the Moira, Mitchell, Murrindindi and Strathbogie Shires and the City of Greater Shepparton.
‘‘This challenge is a fabulous way to raise awareness of activities happening in local areas, to empower individuals to be socially included and connected, and to encourage people to engage in new activities,’’ Ms Spinks said.
‘‘By being a part of the 50 Days, 50 Ways Challenge, people can practise healthy behaviours, build their confidence by trying different things, meet new people and most importantly realise how many activities are available in their local area.’’
Ms Spinks said the new challenge was inspired by the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation’s 100 Day Challenge where people were encouraged to participate in alternative activities to avoid and prevent harmful behaviours.
She said all the challenges would be free or at a low cost.
The challenge launch will take place on March 15 outside the Shepparton GOTAFE from 10am to noon with a coffee van providing free coffee to anyone who comes down. For more information about the challenge or the UCAN Project, phone Ms Spinks at Primary Care Connect on 58233200 or follow the @UCANProjectPCC Facebook page to get involved.