Tonic for good health

Sylvia Wan, of the SMRC, at the free health expo. 191980_01 Picture: STEWART CHAMBERS


A free health check was perhaps a kick-starter for healthy lives.

Southern Migrant & Refugee Centre (SMRC) hosted a Healthy LIFE Expo that helped the community “get in touch with their inner wellbeing”, according to chief executive Ramesh Kumar.

The event included free health screenings that measured body mass index, cholesterol, glucose and heart fitness.

Professionals were on hand to discuss the health check findings.

There were also cooking demonstrations, food tours at Dandenong Market, bike-powered smoothie makers, massage, tai chi, drumming circle, laughing yoga, meditation and line dancing.

Water Well presented workships on mental health and child health.

“This is a fabulous example of like-minded services believing that empowerment through education, will help steer a healthier and happier community”, Mr Kumar said.

The event was supported by City of Greater Dandenong, Dandenong Market, South East Water, Cancer Council Victoria, Diabetes Victoria and LIFE! Program.


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