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Safety, security and good health featured at Women’s Day - Quota Narooma

Safety, security, health and wellbeing were the focus of a special day for women hosted by the Narooma Quota Club on Saturday, 17 March.

Senior Constable John Clarke of the NSW police talked about internet and phone scams and gave practical advice on ways to burglar-proof your home. He also distributed forms for the Next of Kin program, which encourages people to register the details of the person they would like police to call in case of emergency. The contact details are then held by their local police station.

Above: Quota president Bronwyn Roll thanked Senior Constable John Clarke for his presentation at Quota’s women’s Health and Wellbeing Day.

Craig Potts, manager of the Ambulance Service, outlined how to deal with emergencies like heart attacks and strokes. He also encouraged people to call 000 even if they aren’t sure if their situation is an emergency or not. If it is, the sooner the ambulance can get to your home, the better. He also demonstrated a new piece of equipment called the Emergency Lift Cushion, which been a great help to local paramedics.

Above: Jeanette McMahon and Carol Mead help NSW Ambulance manager Craig Potts demonstrate the Emergency Cushion Lift.

Naturopath Jacqui Berry shared healthy eating and lifestyle choices that will assist in lowering cholesterol and helping reduce the pain of arthritis.

Fitness specialist Nancy Casu had participants up and moving with fun tips on bringing exercise into their daily routines. The hospitality and food technology students from Narooma High School provided a healthy lunch.

Above: Nancy Casu leads participants in gentle stretching exercises at Quota’s Health and Wellbeing Day for Women.

This is the third year Quota International of Narooma has held this event, which coincides with Quota Cares Month. The mix of presenters was especially popular this year, and the club intends to hold another such event in March 2019.

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