Connecting with men's health

Connect Health & Community works to provide connections that help ensure healthy people in a healthy community.

As part of Men's Health Week we meet two gentlemen who enjoy the health benefits of being active members of our community.

While each joined us for different reasons, they both agree that the connections and friendships they have made along the way help them live their lives to the fullest.  If you know someone looking for a healthy community connection, call us today on 03) 9575 5333.

Meet Noel

Noel loves the friendships he has made as part of Connect Health social groups.
Noel is 93 years young and lives his life with a smile and joke at the ready.  He attends two of the social groups at Connect Health & Community each week and has made many good mates. 

Noel has travelled all around Australia in a caravan with his beautiful dog, Alice, and is full of interesting tales about his many adventures.

He was a keen photographer, surfer and loved bushwalking and fishing.  His adventurous spirit and independence continues today and he loves travelling to and from the social groups on his scooter.

Noel was feeling lonely and bored so wanted to join a social group where he could meet new people.  A few years later and he has made many friends with the other participants, staff and volunteers.  He loves getting together and having a chat and a laugh with the gang.

Meet Peter

Peter is enthusiastic about the many benefits to come from joining a social group.
Peter enjoys riding his bike long distance, going to the gym, and is interested in history and Second World War memorabilia. He also loves collecting model cars and vintage Tonka toys.

While Peter has many hobbies, he wanted to meet and make new friends, so joined the Social Support program at Connect Health & Community.  Peter lives with some health issues so connecting with people can sometimes be difficult.

He has not only made some great friends in his social group, but also loves participating in the varied activities, especially the quizzes and brain teasers. Peter said he recommends the social groups for making new friends and engaging in interesting and beneficial activities.

For anyone thinking of joining a group, he says “just go for it!”

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