In 2021, Moorundi was fortunate to be selected to receive the SA Community Wellbeing and Resilience – Phase 2 Grant offered by Wellbeing SA. This funding provided the ability for Fit & Deadly Futures to continue promoting healthy, active lifestyles during 2021-2022.
The Fit & Deadly Futures (FDF) Program specifically focused on three healthy lifestyle activities throughout the year, which included 1- Community Engagement (online), 2- Youth Engagement and 3- Healthy & Active Lifestyles.
The first program FDF hosted was online, encouraging community to participate in a 6 week running and walking program. Luke McKenzie (Chronic Disease Coordinator) developed three training programs that were delivered via a private Facebook group. The Facebook group attracted 88 members in total, and each week provided a ‘bonus’ activity to complete. Each member to complete the activity would automatically enter the weekly prize draw.
The second program targeted Youth Engagement via weekly basketball clinics in Murray Bridge and Meningie. Each session focused on teaching students 3 on 3 basketball rules and skills but also provided education about the importance of practicing healthy habits and leading healthier lives. After each training session, participants received an information sheet to take home and read, along with a questionnaire to complete and return the following week. FDF covered topics including nutrition, healthy habits and physical activity.
Throughout the year the FDF Team identified Community Leaders who displayed consistency within their program, and also inspired others around them.
All components of the project which promote physical activity, healthy eating and community involvement are all recognised in playing an important role in positively influencing illness avoidance and improved management of illness, physically and mentally.
Moorundi is thankful for the support received from Wellbeing SA which provided opportunities for our community to focus on their health and wellbeing. We are committed to ensuring our community has access to programs such as Fit & Deadly Futures to increase improved Health outcomes for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people on Ngarrindjeri Ruwe.
This is a partnership project funded by Wellbeing SA