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All the latest from Strength for Life - 14 December 2023

14 December 23

The Strength for Life community continues to grow, reaching more people and making a difference to the lives of thousands of older South Australians. Read the latest news, information, community updates and how Strength for Life continues going from strength to strength!

A highlight in 2023: African Women’s Federation of SA

It was wonderful to see Strength for Life sessions come to fruition after intensive planning and co designing with the African Women’s Federation of SA and to witness women from many African countries embrace Strength for Life with great enthusiasm and zest!

It was great that Community Connections grants offered by MCCSA were used in such a way to promote culturally responsive, holistic health and wellbeing to so many members of our diverse community.

Click here to read the report for this wonderful initiative, including video recordings with participants.

Strength for Life is coming to Adelaide CBD

COTA SA is bringing Strength for Life to the Adelaide CBD with new sessions starting in Angas Street in 2024. Perfect for city residents and city workers who want to improve their strength, balance and fitness, these are the only Strength for Life sessions on offer in the Adelaide CBD and are delivered by COTA SA’s own fully accredited Instructors.

Register your interest now for our new, one hour sessions on Thursdays at 10.30am or at 5pm, located in the fully equipped fitness studio at the WEA, Angas Street. Off-street and street parking options are available.

Program starts 1 February and all participants will be invited to book in for a pre-assessment to have their individual Strength for Life program tailored to their needs. Limited places are available in each Strength for Life class to ensure every participant gets the attention they deserve, so register your interest soon! Strength for Life is available to those aged 50+ or aged 40+ if you identify as Aboriginal or as a Refugee.

A visit to STTARS

Clara Tait, Strength for Life’s Cultural Diversity Officer was delighted to visit the Salisbury office of STTARS (Survivors of Trauma and Torture Assistance and Rehabilitation Service). There she met up with Mehak Khandeparkar (Clinical Lead) and Juan Pablo Escobar Betancur (CALD Mental Health Worker) from the Thrive and Connect teamto explore ways we could work together to ensure that the community members who are attached to this program have every opportunity to participate in Strength for Life.

Strength for Life has been privileged to work with Amritha Aparnadas from the Multicultural Wellbeing Program STTARs earlier this year; this led to the formation of two Strength for Life groups for the Afghan and Bhutanese communities.

The global backdrop in the photo leads us to reflect on the terrible conflicts around the world and, as we come to the end of the year, we hope for peace and goodwill for all in 2024.

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