With funding support from nib foundation, Penrith Women’s Health Centre provided a three-day camp for Wonderful Wise Women, a group of senior women of CALD backgrounds.
The camp took place in the natural surrounds of the Hawkesbury River and provided opportunities for the women, aged between 59-85 to experience a short getaway, enabling them to socialise, relax and rejuvenate, have fun and become involved in physical and mental health and wellbeing learning and activities.
The camp enhanced the women’s knowledge, wellbeing and connectivity with each other, creating an inclusive community and promoting the importance of taking care of one’s physical and mental health.
Women participated in a number of activities including morning tai chi, stretching, walking, swimming, falls preventions exercises, dancing, singing, storytelling, relaxation and mindfulness meditation, games, laughter yoga, dress ups and cruise.
On the conclusion of the camp women reported:
“I found healing from inside out, I feel much better in myself”
“I have never done so much dancing, I feel more confident, less shy”
“I was pain free whole camp, I didn’t have to take as many tablets for pain”