Connect with us
Byron Bay News and Weather copy
The Northern Rivers News
Mt Warning News and Weather copy
The Northern Rivers Weekly Advertising
Kyogle News
Grafton News and Events copy
The Northern Rivers Funerals
Byron Bay News and Weather copy
The Northern Rivers News
Mt Warning News and Weather copy
The Northern Rivers Weekly Advertising
Kyogle News
Grafton News and Events copy
The Northern Rivers Funerals
previous arrow
next arrow

Alstonville News

Greater funding to support services for seniors

Published

on

Greater funding to support services for seniors

An Alstonville community group that provides social opportunities for elderly residents will use money from the #GreaterNorthernRivers community funding program to cover rising costs.

Alstonville RSL Tibouchina Day Club has received $2,000 for winning the July public vote, with $500 each going the monthly runners up, Far North Coast Softball Association Inc and Ballina District Museum and Historical Society.

Alstonville RSL Tibouchina Day Club volunteer, Jennifer Regan, said the club is a not-for-profit community organisation run entirely by volunteers.

“The Day Club offers a setting in which to develop friendships and social support networks to the aged residents of the Alstonville/Wollongbar community,” Jennifer said.

It provides an opportunity for the members to be involved in a varied program of stimulating activities that enhance health and wellbeing, held weekly each Wednesday at the Rous Mill Hall.

“Participants receive morning tea, lunch, entertainment and return transport for a small contribution fee, although the weekly running costs including fuel and consumables has risen sharply in recent months.

“2020 was a very difficult year on top of dealing with Covid-19 restrictions, as a commercial decision by Ballina Council saw us having to vacate the Alstonville Cultural Centre along with a host of other community groups, so this money from the Greater is very welcome indeed.”

Greater Northern Rivers Regional Sales Manager, Scott McCluskey, said many organisations are doing it tough meeting cost increases.

“Lots of community groups are finding it hard to make ends meet at the moment and any kind of accommodation is hard to come by in the Northern Rivers region,” Scott said.

“We are happy our program is able to help provide activities for people who may otherwise be completely socially isolated.”

Nominees for the August round of the #GreaterNorthernRivers Community Funding Program are Lismore Little Athletics, Italo Stars Soccer Club Incorporated and Woodburn Pony Club, with the three organisations in the running for a share of $3,000 in monthly funding.

The public can vote online at www.greater.com.au/greaternorthernrivers until 5:00pm Friday, 19 August 2022.

 

Alstonville News

Hinterland Village Alstonville

Published

on

By

HINTERLAND VILLAGE ALSTONVILLE 2

Hinterland Village Alstonville

Hinterland Village Alstonville emerges as an ambitious proposal poised to enrich the local tourism landscape, offering both short-term and long-term accommodation options. On Monday, April 8th, 2024, a Development Application was formally submitted to the Ballina Shire Council, marking the culmination of nine months of collaborative efforts between the developers and the council.

HINTERLAND VILLAGE ALSTONVILLE

HINTERLAND VILLAGE ALSTONVILLE Artist Impression

In response to community needs and feedback, the envisioned village, initially capable of accommodating 175 homes, has been thoughtfully scaled back to 145 residences. This adjustment allows for the integration of essential communal amenities, including expansive orchards, vibrant community gardens, and a multifunctional community hall. Notably, private consultation rooms will be available within the hall, catering to residents’ healthcare needs and fostering a sense of inclusivity. The design ethos draws inspiration from the idyllic charm of Alstonville, prioritizing natural open spaces and harmonious coexistence with the surrounding environment.

Behind the visionary project stands a developer with a proven track record, boasting extensive experience in constructing and managing over 55 lifestyle villages and accessible housing initiatives. Recognizing the pressing need for accessible long-term accommodation, particularly in a flood-free locale, the developers are optimistic about the potential for a favourable outcome from the council.

With a firm commitment to sustainability, accessibility, and community well-being, Hinterland Village embodies a vision of holistic living that promises to resonate with residents and visitors alike. As the application progresses, the developers eagerly anticipate the opportunity to contribute positively to the local landscape and enhance the quality of life for all stakeholders involved.

Continue Reading

Alstonville News

Seniors encouraged to get moving this April Falls Month

Published

on

By

April Falls Month

Seniors encouraged to get moving this April Falls Month

 

Older Australians in Northern New South Wales are being encouraged to get physically active this April, to help build their strength and maintain their independence.

Better Balance for Fall Prevention is the theme of this year’s April Falls Month, an annual event held throughout April supported by the NSW Fall Prevention and Healthy Ageing Network to encourage older adults to become more active and reduce falls.

Locally, exercise and dance classes for people aged over 50 are underway in Alstonville, Casino, Grafton, Lismore, Tweed Heads, Wardell, Yamba and across the Northern Rivers.

Health Promotion Manager, Elayne Mitchell said staying physically active is the single most important thing we can do to stay independent as we age.

“As we get older, our bodies lose muscle strength and coordination, so the more active we remain, the better chance we have of maintaining our physical function,” Ms Mitchell said.

“Improving strength and balance in our legs allows us to complete regular daily activities more easily, including getting up and down stairs, in and out of cars, negotiating uneven surfaces and reducing the risk of falling.

“Older people benefit from regular tai chi, group exercise programs, gym sessions, community-based falls prevention programs such as Stepping On, or simple exercises at home to improve muscle strength and balance.

“Research has also shown that regular exercise can reduce falls in older people by 23 per cent, but slowly building up high-challenge balance exercises can increase the effects of exercise by up to 40 per cent.”

NNSWLHD is partnering with Rotary Clubs across the District to provide pop-up Falls Prevention Awareness information stalls, where you can find out about falls prevention and healthy ageing.

Locations

  • Friday 5 April, 10am-4pm, Lismore Square, Uralba and Brewster St, Lismore
  • Sunday 7 April, 8am-midday, Iluka-Woombah Community Markets, Middle Street, Woombah
  • Thursday 11 April, 9am-2pm, Alstonville Plaza, 93 Main St, Alstonville
  • Friday 12 April – Sunday 14 April, 9am – 3pm, Bunnings, 2 Bruxner Hwy, Lismore
  • Friday 12 April – Sunday 14 April, 9am – 3pm, Bunnings, River Street and Horizon Dr, West Ballina
  • Friday 19 April, 10am-4pm, Lismore Square, Uralba and Brewster St, Lismore

The Clinical Excellence Commission (CEC) has collaborated with the NSW Fall Prevention and Healthy Ageing Network to produce a range of April Falls resources for patients, families, carers and health staff.

Fall Prevention information is also available on the CEC website.

To find local physical activity and healthy lifestyle programs, including fall prevention programs, visit the Active and Healthy exercise directory. Information and advice to support older adults to be more active is also available on the Active and Healthy website. This includes home-based exercise circuits designed for beginners to follow along at your own pace from the comfort of your own home.

 

For more seniors news, click here.

Continue Reading

Alstonville News

Alstonville wins Tournament of Minds

Published

on

By

Tournament of Minds Winners - Alstonville Public School

Alstonville wins Tournament of Minds

 

By Samantha Elley

Alstonville Public School has walked away with the gold in the recent International Tournament of Minds held at La Trobe University in Melbourne nearly two weeks ago.

The team of Year 6 students: Nahla Turner, Bridget Farrelly-Wight, Charlotte Davis-Job, Cleo Wynd and Year 5 students Trixie Gillett and Ashor Kincade rocked the Arts segment of the competition.

After winning the NSW finals in September, they headed to Melbourne with teachers Amy Gartside and Dave Hutchins and their parents to come up against all the other states and New Zealand.

“They had two challenges they had to complete,” said Amy.

“There was a long term one where they were in a room for three hours.”

Tournament of Minds Raising Funds at Alstonville Public School

Tournament of Minds Raising Funds.

The project involved creating artwork, dances and performances.

The action was performed in a 3×3 metre squared space.

“At one point there was a spontaneous task of 10 minutes where they were judged on their creativity,” said Amy.

“They were confident with their spontaneity as they had received good feedback from the state finals.”

The talented six ended up walking away with the winners medal, a trophy and a gift pack from La Trobe University.

“I think they were super excited to win the La Trobe water bottle,” laughed Amy.

Tournament of Minds Winners - Alstonville Public School

Tournament of Minds Winners

“They were over the moon with the win.

“There was a lot of cheering, especially as we were representing NSW.”

Amy said the girls and their friends and families had worked very hard to make it to the international finals.

“They raised all the money themselves, as they didn’t receive any government handouts,” she said.

“They work really well as a cohesive team and they have been very grateful for all of the support from our school.”

 

For more Education news, click here.

Continue Reading

NRTimes Online

Advertisment

National News Australia

Latest News

Verified by MonsterInsights