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Get back into shape after birth


Get back into shape after birth

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Get back into shape after birth

Tapping mum Sallie Raymond is combining two things she
loves when she takes part in the City of Wanneroo’s Postnatal
Walking Groups - keeping fit and catching up with friends.
Sallie who recently had her baby, joined the City’s Postnatal
Walking Group at Banksia Grove Community Centre five weeks
ago and hasn’t looked back since.
“It’s nice to get out in the sun and do some exercise, but for me
the walk is not just why I take part,” Sallie said.
“It’s a great excuse to get out with the baby and a chance to
catch up with the girls.”
Sallie and her mothers’ group joined the walking group for
their postnatal recovery and an opportunity to catch up weekly.
They enjoy a leisurely 30-minute walk through the City, guided
by the City’s Recreation Officer, and then head back to the
Community Centre for a hot drink and chat.
If you are a mother who is looking to get back into shape after
 the birth of your child, the City’s Postnatal Walking Groups
 offer the perfect opportunity for you to get out and about, get         City of Wanneroo Recreation Officer Matt Hansen taking the mothers of the Banksia Grove Postnatal Walking Group
 active, meet new people and get back to that pre-pregnancy              for their weekly stroll.
Regular exercise after childbirth has a range of health benefits.        The City of Wanneroo also provides support to parents with           tip sheets and details of local family support services, support
It encourages a faster recovery and healing process after birth,         ‘The Parenting Place’, at Clarkson Library, where trained            groups, playgroups and parenting workshops.
increases your metabolism for faster return to pre-pregnancy             volunteers provide parenting information and support for City        The City currently runs Postnatal Walking Groups from the
shape and fitness levels, reduces your stress levels and the             of Wanneroo residents.                                               Banksia Grove Community Centre on Tuesdays from 2pm, but
likelihood of developing postnatal depression, and gives you             “’The Parenting Place’ is another valuable community initiative      the City is looking to establish several more walking groups
more energy to cope with the demands of motherhood.                      because it provides an environment where parents, carers and         across the City. If you are interested in setting up a postnatal
Mayor Jon Kelly said the City of Wanneroo understands                    grandparents can seek confidential support and information           walking group in your area please register your interest with
the demands of parenthood and is committed to ensuring                   for their individual parenting situations,“ said Mr Kelly.           Leisure Services on 9405 5000.
ongoing services and support for parents to try and ease                 “It is another example of the strong commitment the Council          This project is supported by the Premier’s Physical Activity
the pressure.                                                            has towards building healthy communities.”                           Taskforce, WALGA and Lotterywest.
“Postnatal Walking Groups provide a great opportunity for                ‘The Parenting Place’ is available at Clarkson Library on Tuesdays
mothers to network, socialise and get out of the house in what           and Thursdays between 9.30am and 11.30am during school
is a very demanding time,” he said.                                      terms. Its resources include brochures, booklets, books, DVDs,

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City’s Roads                                                                                                                                    COUNCIL MEETINGS 2008
                                                                                                                                                16 September        Council Briefing Session 6pm
Almost $300,000 has been directly granted to the City of                                                                                                            Council Chambers, Civic Centre
Wanneroo as part of the State Government’s 2008/09 Local
Roads Program.                                                                                                                                  23 September        Ordinary Council Meeting 7pm
The money from these direct grants can be used at the City’s                                                                                                        Council Chambers, Civic Centre
discretion to upgrade and preserve existing roads, or provide
new roads.                                                                                                                                      Events and activities
A further $1.385m has been allocated to Wanneroo for road
projects, which will go towards specific road improvements,
                                                                                                                                                MEET ThE MayOr
the provision of new roads and major preservation works, such                                                                                   Date       Friday 26 September
as resealing.                                                                                                                                   Time       2pm – 5pm
City of Wanneroo Mayor Jon Kelly said the grants would mean                                                                                     Venue      Alexander Heights Community Hall
the City could move ahead with improving the City’s road                                                                                        Please call the City of Wanneroo on 9405 5440
“It is pleasing to see that the important role played by the
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City of Wanneroo in managing and monitoring the local road                          EVE                                                         STOppEd brEaThING?
network is recognised by the State Government,” he said. “We
are very appreciative of the funding and look forward to seeing                                                                                 Save your child’s life by enrolling yourself in the
the improvements to our local roads.”                                              Saturday 26 October 2008 // 8am - 11am                       ‘Heartbeat Club’ course and have Royal Life Saving
In a further boost for the City, the State Government has                                    PALOMA PARK, MARANGAROO                            teach you the correct method of performing
granted funding assistance for three projects under the Perth                           CNR RAWLINSON DR AND MIRRABOOKA AV                      cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on babies and
Bicycle Network Local Government Grants Program.                                                                                                young children.
                                                                                 Meet other dog lovers, renew your dog registration
More than $50,000 will be put towards installing a 1.1km                                                                                        Date     Monday 22 September
                                                                                 and get your dog washed. Plus, enter them into the
shared path on Alexander Drive, Koondoola, from Illawarra                                                                                       Time     6.30pm – 9.30pm
                                                                                 dog parade and you could win some fantastic prizes.
Crescent to Marangaroo Drive.                                                                                                                   Venue    Kingsway Indoor Stadium, 130 Kingsway
The City of Wanneroo was also granted $13,200 towards the                        Calling all stallholders                                       Cost     $5 for residents
upgrade of the concrete shared path on Wanneroo Road, from                                                                                               $15 for non-residents
                                                                                 If you have a dog-related business, then this event
Ariti Avenue to Noonan Drive, and a further $14,400 to the                                                                                      To register please call 9405 5000.
section between Elliot Road to Celestine Street.                                 may be for you! For	a	stall	application	or	for	
                                                                                 more information please call 9405 5645.
Mr Kelly said he was thrilled the City was successful with the
grant applications.

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