organisations and LGAs have partnered to deliver the latest STREETFACE project,
which will also be displayed outside of Greater Geelong for the first time in
the project’s 12-year history.
The project has
brought together G21, the City of Greater Geelong, Colac Otway Shire, Golden
Plains Shire, Barwon Health, Dementia Australia, Bellarine Community Health and
Humans in Geelong.
nine stories from residents across the G21 region, this year’s STREETFACE shines
a light on older members of our community who have experienced major
transitions in their lives.
From Josie’s story of moving from farmland to
suburbia without knowing anyone through to Bob’s experience of open-heart
surgery and lymphoma, each story highlights personal resilience as well as the
physical and mental health benefits of movement, not just during challenging
times but as a staple behaviour for wellbeing.
This year’s STREETFACE theme connects to G21’s
Health and Wellbeing Pillar and the collaborative work through its Healthier Eating and Active Living (HEAL) initiative to address barriers and enablers to health and
Geelong Mayor Stephanie Asher said it was great to see the STREETFACE project
bringing awareness to another important campaign.
STREETFACE reinforces the adage that every person has a story. Through the
compelling personal narratives, we also learn some common threads and universal
truths that help us to take care of our own health and wellbeing.
exciting to see this year’s STREETFACE become
a partnership with neighbouring councils, G21 and other partners working
together to raise awareness for active living in our community.
anyone out and about to stop by the locations and read the stories told by each
STREETFACE decals will be on display from Tuesday 29 June to Friday 27 August
at the following Greater Geelong locations:
West Town Hall;
Community Health, Portarlington;
Centre car park; and
decal will also be displayed at Kanyana Seniors Centre in the Colac Otway
Zoe Barnett, Director, G21
Health & Wellbeing, said the STREETFACE project shared an important
It’s so important to support people, particularly the older people in
our community, to remain physically active and especially as they go
through various ‘life transitions’.
The significance of this came through strongly during
community consultation conducted recently by member organisations of the
G21 Region HEAL initiative.
So now we’re spotlighting some of the people in our region who are
already benefiting from being out there and active, celebrating their
achievements and reminding everyone that physical activity goes a
long way towards good mental and physical health and wellbeing.
As part of
STREETFACE this year, community members are also encouraged to take part in the
online survey, which includes a series of questions on this year’s project and
started in 2009 as a City of Greater Geelong project, with previous campaigns recognising NAIDOC
Week, Refugee Week, the VALiD Having a Say Conference and National Youth Week.
To read the
full stories of each STREETFACE participant, visit the Humans in Geelong website.
To take part in
the online survey visit the Have Your Say page before
Monday 23 August.