In this edition we explore the deep-rooted community connections formed by Men’s Sheds, hear your Commissioner's reflections on using social media to stay connected, and learn about the health benefits of immunisation. We get outdoors with getaways for older people and hear from Helen, an Active April participant, about her Active April outdoor pursuits. If you haven’t registered, you can still get on board with Active April and receive a stack of fitness freebies, including 10 free passes to leisure facilities to help you stay active.

We feature some of the discounts available to Seniors Card holders in this e-News, and be sure to visit the Discount directory or ask if there’s a Seniors Card discount when you are out and about.

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Men's shed flags

Flying the flags

From Horsham to Hopetoun, Dimboola to Stawell, and Warracknabeal to Woomelang – the flags are flying in the Wimmera.

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Barry Witmitz

Victorian Senior of the Year Awards

Nominations for 2018 Victorian Senior of the Year Awards is now open.

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Gerard Mansour with phone

Staying connected using social media

It’s hard to believe that it was only in 1993 at a conference in Switzerland that the World Wide Web was officially launched by its inventor Sir Timothy Berners-Lee. I wonder if even the forward thinking Sir Timothy – who had invented it in 1989 – imagined on that day the possibilities his invention would have in the years ahead and the reach it would have into our daily lives?

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Flu shot

Get your flu shot

It’s April and flu shots are now available. This year people aged 65 and over are getting a specially designed vaccine that gives potentially increased protection, especially against a strain which is more common and severe in the elderly.

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How’s your HALO?

As we age our bodies' defence systems can become less effective at protecting us against disease. For this reason, immunisation is recommended, and in some cases provided free to older adults.
It is important to check your immunisation status, and the Immunisation HALO which looks at your Health, Age, Lifestyle and Occupation profile, can be a useful guide to take along to your health professional.

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A woman in the outdoor camp

Getaways for over 55s

After two very successful Getaways last October 2017, Australian Camps Association is planning three more in 2018. The previous two “Getaways” were held at Licola in Gippsland.

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Helen in Active April outdoor pursuits

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It’s April and flu shots are now available. This year people aged 65 and over are getting a specially designed vaccine that gives potentially increased protection, especially against a strain which is more common and severe in the elderly. For more information talk to your doctor, and remember flu shots are free for people aged 65 and over.

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