Indian senior citizens from Wyndham took part in an exciting camp trip, aimed at increasing participation in physical activities, mental health and strengthening social connections.
Around 25 seniors headed to YMCA Lady Northcote on Thursday, 5 December, to take part in a range of fun activities such as archery, fishing, boating and taking turns on a giant swing.
The excursion was organised as part of the LDAT program, focused on increasing community engagement and resilience for members of Western Melbourne’s Indian community.
LDAT Project Worker from IndianCare, Gagan Sohi says, “We hope this event will boost awareness of the many benefits of keeping active and being part of a strong and connected community.” (Article continues after photo gallery)
The LDAT project is a partnership between local organisations, led by IndianCare Inc., a not-for-profit addressing the welfare needs of the Indian Community in Victoria.
Other project initiatives set to roll out include English classes for seniors to increase their confidence and social connectedness, work readiness skills workshops for people aged 18-30 and community resilience support for recent migrants to help manage stress and life pressures.
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