Our Own Well Being - Elders Health Project
Koorie Women Mean Business Incorporated (KWMB), were successful in receiving
funds for the International Year of the Older person. KWMB met with representatives
from the Goulburn Valley Aboriginal Elders Group to discuss program development
and support. We also met with the CEO and board members of Rumbalara Aboriginal
Co-operative to outline the program. They currently run a HACC program
on site and we entered an agreement to cover the cost of hall and bus
hire for the program participants.
When KWMB and the GV Aboriginal Elders Group entered the program we knew
that it would be beneficial to the communities elders what we did not
predict was the Aboriginal and wider communities reaction. The reaction
was encouraging and overwhelming support to see them out and about.