Footy Colours day coming soon08-08-2019
Have you got any unwanted books or puzzles lying around? We’d love for you to donate them to our Footy Colours Day stall on 16th August.
All proceeds will be donated to Fight Cancer Foundation , a great cause which helps children continue their education during cancer treatment.
Over the last seven years, we’ve raised a total of over $24,000, and we’d love to set a new record this year.
Books and puzzles can be dropped off at Eden Rise Pharmasave Pharmacy or Berwick Pharmacy .
Register as an organ donor!08-07-2019
This DonateLife Week we’re encouraging more Australians to register to be an organ and tissue donor and to have a conversation about it with their family and friends.
DonateLife Week is our annual community awareness campaign to promote organ and tissue donation in Australia.
Each year, events are held across Australia across the week to encourage Australians to register on the Australian Organ Donor Register (AODR) and to tell their family and friends they want to be a donor.
Did you know only one in three Australians have joined the AODR, even though 81 per cent believe registration of donation decisions is important*?
Registration is important and so is having a conversation about it. In 2018, 9 out of 10 families agreed to donation when their family member was on the donor register. Consent for donation was given in 7 out of 10 cases when the family had prior knowledge of their loved one’s wishes. This dropped to 5 out of 10 families agreeing to donation when the family was unaware of their wishes.
More than 1,400 Australians are today on wait lists for a life-saving or life-transforming transplant. If you are willing to one day save lives by becoming an organ and tissue donor, please register and discuss your decision with your family and friends.
National Diabetes Week runs from 14 July to 20 July 2019.01-07-2019
Did you know that as a result of poor diet and lack of exercise, around 2 million Australians are at risk of developing diabetes?
Diabetes is a serious condition that inhibits your ability to produce the insulin that your body needs to convert glucose into energy. This means you end up with unhealthy levels of glucose in your blood, which can lead to health complications including increased risk of heart attack, stroke, kidney disease, limb amputation, depression and blindness.
The two main types of diabetes are Type 1 and Type 2, and both are on the increase in Australia.
Type 2 diabetes is largely due to the growing obesity epidemic. Poor diet and reduced physical activity are putting an estimated 2 million Australians at risk of developing the condition.
National Diabetes Week runs from 14 July to 20 July 2019.
Who organises National Diabetes Week?
Diabetes Australia is the national body for people affected by diabetes. Their mission is to work with health professionals, educators, researchers and healthcare providers to minimise the impact of diabetes on the community.
In collaboration with other diabetes organisations, Diabetes Australia provides practical assistance, information and subsidised products to more than one million Australians diagnosed with diabetes. They also work to raise awareness, promote prevention through early detection and advocate for better standards of care.
They are also a significant financial contributor to diabetes research and National Diabetes Week is an important event in their fundraising calendar.
What happens during National Diabetes Week?
National Diabetes Week is held in July each year and is an opportunity for Diabetes Australia to increase awareness of the dangers of diabetes and to raise funds for research into diabetes treatments and the search for a cure.
They focus on a different aspect of diabetes each year and themes from previous years have included diabetes-related amputations, the serious health complications of diabetes and the case for a national diabetes prevention program. The week consists of high-level conferences as well as backyard fundraising events, and everyone is encouraged to get on board and help make a difference. Read More >
June is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month07-06-2019
World MS Day 30 May – Raising awareness of the invisible symptoms and unseen impact of MS.20-05-2019
National Heart Week 28 April – 4 May 201923-04-2019
Heart Week 2019 focuses on encouraging more people to understand their risk factors for heart disease and take the right steps to reduce this risk. Heart Week is an opportunity for health professionals and the Australian public to start a conversation about heart health and the steps needed to reduce the risk of heart disease. In 2019, Heart Week is celebrated from 28 April–4 May. It will focus on the importance of having a heart health check. In particular we are focusing on:
Heart Week 2019 focuses on encouraging more people to understand their risk factors for heart disease and take the right steps to reduce this risk.
Heart Week is an opportunity for health professionals and the Australian public to start a conversation about heart health and the steps needed to reduce the risk of heart disease.
In 2019, Heart Week is celebrated from 28 April–4 May. It will focus on the importance of having a heart health check.
In particular we are focusing on:
Purple Day for Epilepsy March 2615-03-2019
This March you can help make a difference for those living with epilepsy
“Because no one with epilepsy should go it alone”
Return Unwanted Medicines to Eden Rise Pharmacy16-01-2019
Storage of expired and unwanted medicines in the home can be dangerous and unsafe disposal of unwanted medicines can lead to environmental damage. There is a free and convenient way to dispose of your unwanted medicines responsibly via your local Eden Rise Pharmacy, and it’s called Return Unwanted Medicines. You can learn more here
7 tips for a healthy festive season12-12-2018
By Alison Ginn, Accredited Practicing Dietitian and Campaign Manager, LiveLighter Victoria
Christmas parties, picnics and BBQs on balmy evenings – summer is a fantastic season to be out and about with family, friends and colleagues.
Amid all of this festive fun, our healthy habits tend to take a back seat.
At this social time of year we often eat less fruit and vegetables, consume larger portion sizes, drink more alcohol and forgo exercise.
An abundance of tempting Christmas food appears in supermarkets and workplaces – and unfortunately our waistlines pay the price. Read More >