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Your Health Check on the Radio – Urgent Care in Apollo Bay

The departure of the much loved Dr Mani Kutti from the Apollo Bay General Practice marks the end of an era in local medicine. However, the Apollo Bay General Practice and Otway Health will continue to provide the highest possible levels of care and support for local... read more

Your Health Check on the Radio – build your own website

Apollo Bay’s Neighbourhood House will be spending the better part of 2017 offering short courses to help small businesses develop. First course for the year is an Introduction to WordPress, with tutor Sarah Bell, who is featured on this week’s podcast.  If... read more

Men’s and Women’s Lunch Groups

The monthly lunch groups start this month for 2017. **Women’s – Friday 24 February** **Men’s – Monday 27 February** Both groups are held at the Apollo Bay Hotel from 12:30- 2pm and generously subsidised by the Apollo Bay Hotel. Bookings at Otway Health... read more

A Dementia Friendly Outing

In 2016 Otway Health was very fortunate to receive funding from the Department of Health and Human Services to renovate the residential Laura Pengilley Wing. This year, staff have been focused on rolling out the renovation featuring dementia friendly environments.... read more

Australia Day Award for Otway Health Volunteer

Otway Health volunteer, Frances Simm, was acknowledged for 52 years in voluntary service at Colac Otway Shire’s Australia Day ceremony in Apollo Bay. Frances received the Shire’s Community Service Award, celebrating the achievements and contributions made by... read more

Otway Health’s Industry Garden of the Year 2016

This year Otway Health entered the Colac Otway Shire’s annual Garden Awards and won in the section of Industry Garden of the Year. Otway Health’s gardens are maintained by its Volunteer Gardening Team who attend to the grounds on a weekly basis. This award is a... read more

Your Health Check on the Radio – a tribute to life.

Otway Health was saddened by the loss of Dr Jim Lawless last month. Dr Jim made a profound contribution to health care in Apollo Bay, practicing here for 41 years. In a tribute to Dr Jim, Otway Health has dedicated one of its radio programs to exploring his life and... read more

Otway Health AGM 2016

Countless items have contributed to this year’s donation of $160,000 to Otway Health from the Second Sails Opportunity Shop, presented at Otway Health’s  2016 AGM. The volunteer program at Second Sails has over 30 dedicated individuals running one of the... read more

A Special Men’s Lunch

Otway Health thanks Beyond Blue ambassador Paul Walshe for speaking at the final Men’s Lunch for 2017. Paul shared his personal story about depression and recovery to open up discussion around mental health and keeping well. If you missed out on this powerful speaker,... read more

Dietitian Advice now Available in Apollo Bay

Otway Health welcomes Diana D’Auria, Accredited Practising Dietitian. Diana is passionate about helping people develop more healthy relationships with food through the Non-Diet Approach and Mindful Eating concepts. She can offer nutrition education and advice in the... read more

Your Health Check on the Radio – giving up smoking

Giving up cigarettes is one of the toughest things you can do. It’s also one of the most rewarding. Community Health Nurse Ingrid Rial talks about the help available from Otway Health. CEO Debra Cerasa shares lots of good health... read more

Victorian Health Association Aged Care Week Finalists

Congratulations to Otway Health Activicties Co-ordinator and EEN, Nieka Geekie who is one of three finalists in the first ever Celebrating Aged Care Week Leadership Award at the VHA. The awards coincide with Aged Care Week and will focus on the world of senses in aged... read more

Your Health Check on the Radio – drug and alcohol

This week Otway Health Director of Social and Executive Services, Anne Rout and Grants and Submissions Officer, Rhiannon Cox share the joy about a new collaborative project with Lorne Hospital and Windana Drug and Alcohol Services, funded by Better Care Victoria.... read more

Buy a blue towel and help beat breast cancer

Otway Health is proud to be supporting our friends at the Apollo Bay & District Bendigo Bank with National Breast Cancer Awareness throughout the month of October. The so called “Little Blue Towel” might not seem like much, but each packet sold will help those... read more