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Free pop-up clinics put the focus on health ageing

How to stay ‘healthy at home’ is the theme of a series of free pop-up health clinics and community education workshops for older residents, to be held in Gympie, Tin Can Bay, Imbil and Kilkivan as part of Seniors Month during October.

Topics include falls prevention, healthy brain ageing and access to support and health services such as My Aged Care.

The workshops and clinics bring together academic expertise and student engagement from the University of the Sunshine Coast’s Healthy Ageing Hub (based at its Gympie campus), connections through Gympie Community Place and insights from healthcare professionals from One Bridge Outreach.

Acting UniSC Gympie Campus Coordinator Tess Parker said community consultation had highlighted the strong desire of the region’s ageing residents to remain ‘healthy at home’ in terms of physical and mental wellness.

“This consultation also reinforced that some of our ageing community members are suffering acute isolation and increasing practical challenges in terms of access to GP and specialist support,” Ms Parker said.

Each pop-up clinic will provide free health assessments by a registered nurse and health information from UniSC students. Local service providers and nurse navigators may also assist in understanding health options, such as how to navigate mainstream health services.

Clinic dates and locations

Gympie: Wednesday 11 October at Gympie Community Place, 18 Excelsior Road, from 10.30am to 3.30pm.

Kilkivan: Wednesday 18 October at Kilkivan Public Hall, 31 Bligh St from 11am to 3pm.

Imbil: Wednesday 25 October at Imbil Hall, 14 Edward St from 10.30am to 3.30pm.

Tin Can Bay: Thursday 26 October at RSL Hall, 45 Gympie Road from 11am to 3pm.

For more information and to register, contact UniSC’s Gympie Campus on 5456 5800 or

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