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Living well in Clarence

THERE’S plenty of support for Clarence residents wanting to improve their lifestyle, get involved with the community or just live healthier lives – a fact that was on display at the recent Living Well in Clarence expo.

Held a Rosny LINC earlier this month, the annual health and wellbeing expo featured dozens of stalls by local service providers, businesses and community groups.

From senior citizens to preschool children, there was something of interest for all, with expo-goers enjoying stalls both inside and outside the LINC.

Outside on the lawn, the children were entertained with a variety of games run by Mission Australia “Youth Beat” workers.

Outside entertainment also included a vintage car display, free barbecue and live entertainment.

Inside youngsters could be found playing musical instruments, making badges and painting rocks for the ever-popular Rock Challenge.

All ages enjoyed an interactive virtual reality display and engaged with the many stallholders who were educating and informing patrons about the services in the community that help us stay well.

There were also plenty of chances to bag a Christmas bargain with Community Sheds, local schools and other community groups offering their wares for sale – from wooden toy trucks and bird feeders, to homemade cordials and Christmas decorations.

Clarence Mayor Doug Chipman thanked all event partners for their contributions in making the event a success.

“We are grateful to Warrane-Mornington, Clarendon Vale, Rokeby and Risdon Vale Neighbourhood Centres, the Tasmanian Health Service and LINC Tasmania who joined Council to bring this free event to the community,” he said.

For more information about what is happening or how you can get active in the Clarence community, visit www.liveclarence.com.au or check out Live Clarence on Facebook and Instagram.

Caption: Community inclusion worker Carolyn George with three-year-old Hunter Zhang of Lindisfarne.