Registrations for the 2021 Daughters of the West health and wellbeing program will open this week.
Facilitated by the Western Bulldogs Community Foundation, in partnership with local councils and community health services, the free program is aimed at women aged 18 and over who reside in the west.
After transitioning online in a COVID-affected 2020, the Daughters of the West (DOTW) program hopes to return to face-to-face delivery modes when it commences in mid-July.
The program, which will run in local government areas Brimbank, Hobsons Bay, Maribyrnong, Melton, Wyndham, Ballarat and Maryborough, involves one two-hour session per week for a total of 10 weeks.
For those who can’t attend in person, an online Zoom session will also be available.
Each session is broken up into an hour of education and an hour of physical activity, with three intensities to choose from – catering for a range of fitness levels.
“The course had a powerful impact on me – it helped me bridge the gap to where I am now,” Elaine Yap, a past DOTW participant, said.
“It helped me identify what I can do in retirement, and how to do it. It showed me a way to move forward in the community.”
Registrations for the 2021 DOTW programs will open on Wednesday 2 June.
Daughters of the West is proudly presented by Powercor and the Victorian Government, alongside Western Bulldogs Community Foundation Major Partner WorkSafe Victoria.
For more information about where you can participate or to register, please click here.