North Coast Town of Coraki Makes 2018 The Year of Living Healthily

A lot of us would have made some New Year resolutions around our health, and some of us would have already managed to break some!

In an impressive move, the entire town of Coraki, located 25 kilometres south of Lismore and with a population of 1500, is working towards a healthier lifestyle this year. Its residents are competing with four other rural NSW towns in the 2018 Healthy Town Challenge.

The Healthy Town Challenge is a joint event with the North Coast Local Health District working with Richmond Valley Council to make the best use of a $15,000 grant to create activities and resources that will make healthier eating and physical activity easier in Coraki.

The winner of the NSW Healthy Town Challenge will receive an additional $5,000 from the NSW Heart Foundation and the NSW Office of Preventive Health.

Local residents will help choose programs and events that they believe will help them lead more active lives and eat healthier diets.

The Health District is working with Richmond Valley Council and with individuals, local groups and organisations to come up with suggestions for activities for the Healthy Town Challenge. Watch out for the launch of this exciting event on February 17.

NNSW Local Health District Health Promotions Officer Martina Pattinson said she was excited at the opportunities the Healthy Town Challenge opened up.

“We’ve been talking to the community and already we have some great suggestions. These include an exercise class for Mum and bubs; Touch Footy, a walking group and a competition for school students around photography or music. Even the local takeaway shop is keen to introduce healthier options such as sushi.”

Ms Pattinson said organisers would also be working with Richmond Valley Council to upgrade Riverside Park with more shade trees and to take steps to make cycling and walking in the park more inviting and accessible.

Coraki residents who would like to make suggestions or be involved in the Healthy Town Challenge or committee can contact Donald Burgess at
[email protected] or Martina Pattinson on (02) 6620 7668.

Update provided 21 April 2022.

As you know, Lismore Skin Clinic in Molesworth Street was destroyed in the recent floods, and we are trying to rebuild the site as soon as we can.

In the meantime we will be moving to St Vincent’s Hospital Specialist Medical Centre – Level 4, Suite 12 – 20 Dalley Street Lismore.

We hope to be up and running in the next two weeks (by early to mid May 2022) and our receptionists will soon begin calling our patients to rebook their appointments and catch up with their needs.

Once we have a firm opening date we will update this notification.

Our email address – [email protected] and our phone number – 02 6621 3500 will remain the same as in the past. Only the address changes for a while.

We look forward to seeing you soon in our new premises.

Many thanks for your patience and understanding in these heartbreaking times – stay safe.

Dr Gudmundsen and the Team from Lismore Skin Clinic


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