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Think about your health

By Southern Riverina News

The time has come to think about your health and wellbeing with the second instalment of Feel Good in Finley.

On the back of a successful inaugural expo in May the organisers have been busy to ensure this two-day event over the weekend will be even better.

There will be demonstrations, classes, guest speakers and stall holders to provide plenty of information to help improve health and wellbeing.

On Saturday night there will be a special question and answer seminar in the upstairs dining room of the Finley RS Club.

Five guest speakers will share their experiences with mental health followed by questions from the audience.

Finley local Lee McLennan along with Albury-based doctor Linda Goddard will be joined by Lori Parmley from Shepparton Notre Dame College’s wellbeing support service and Lysn CEO Jonathan King.

Lysn is an online wellbeing platform that provides education and counselling support by highly-skilled Australian psychologists.

If people wish to remain anonymous they can submit their questions prior or during the event in writing.

Event organiser Sue Hill said Feel Good in Finley has expanded from the May expo.

‘‘We have over 40 stall holders who join us to share their passion for wellness and we’ll be utilising more space at the RS Club including moving outdoors,’’ she said.

‘‘People want to try new things with regards to their health.

‘‘Finley Regional Care has provided a guest speaker on dementia and general health care providers will be there over the two days, including a podiatrist who will provide a presentation on Saturday about looking after our feet.

‘‘Many of the stall holders come from Finley and also Tocumwal, Berrigan, Deniliquin, Strathmerton, Cobram, Corowa, Mooroopna, Yarrawonga and Bearii.

‘‘One activity for the children includes fruit cutting with a KiddiKutter knife, which is a fundraising drive by the high school.’’

Feature presentations will include tai chi, power yoga, self care, mindfulness and meditation, a healthy eating workshop and dementia information session with visiting professor Richard Fleming of Dementia Australia.

Both days kick off at 10am until 4pm, with the Saturday evening session starting at 7pm.

The two-day event will be held at the Finley RS Club, 63-67 Tocumwal St.

Entry to the event is a gold coin donation.