Sons of the West graduates celebrate healthy outcomes
Golden Plains graduates of the Sons of the West men's health program, along with family and friends, have celebrated their participation in the program this week.
The Smythesdale 'Sons of the West' program came to a close on Tuesday following the Graduation Celebration which was held in partnership with the City of Ballarat’s Wendouree and Sebastopol programs.
This was a fantastic opportunity to acknowledge the efforts of all those who helped coordinate and deliver the program, but most importantly the men who participated.
Sons of the West – which attracted over 2,000 registrations in its most recent year – is a free health initiative aimed at engaging men in simple, healthy activities aimed at boosting their wellbeing.
The program included easy-to-access activities aimed at improving awareness and general health levels – without boot camps or marathons, but a 10-week program to help men live healthier, eat healthier and get back in the game of life.
Positive outcomes for locals
23 men of the Golden Plains Shire took part in the program. 19 men graduated on the evening, with other graduates being unavailable to attend.
Stories from the participants indicate that it has changed lives in a positive manner, inspiring them to make sustainable lifestyle changes.
Program graduates are pictured here with patron and AFL legend Doug Hawkins.