Blue Care and the Port of Brisbane Corporation today launched a $60,000 plan to promote health and wellness among the Bayside community.
Announcing the plan today, Port of Brisbane Corporation Chief Executive Officer Jeff Coleman said the Corporation would sponsor Blue Care $20,000 per year for the next three years to fund the health and wellness program.
He said the program, aimed at helping older people and people with disabilities stay in their homes for longer, fits well with the Corporation’s commitment to sustainability.
“We wanted to invest in a program that focused on prevention, long-term goals, and one that would benefit the local community,” he said.
“Blue Care is a well-established not-for-profit organisation dedicated to caring for the community, so we were eager to offer our support.”
In addition to the funding for the wellness program, Port of Brisbane Corporation has sponsored a Blue Care vehicle, which provides Blue Care staff with the means to care for people in their homes in Brisbane’s eastside region.
The sponsorship covers leasing, fuel and insurance for the vehicle.
Blue Care Brisbane Regional Director Jon Campbell said the support from Port of Brisbane Corporation came at a great time.
“The Corporation has supported Blue Care with car sponsorships in the past, but this extra funding will help us provide another much-needed community service at a time when health and wellbeing are the topic of conversation,” he said.
“We are delighted that Port of Brisbane Corporation has extended their association with us.”
The wellness program is expected to include quarterly expert health advice sessions for community members and wellness checks by nurses at local facilities for the elderly, among other initiatives. It will be based on a pilot trialled by another Blue Care centre in the Brisbane region.
Photo : Blue Care Brisbane Regional Director Jon Campbell accepts a cheque from Port of Brisbane Corporation Chief Executive Officer Jeff Coleman. The money will be used to fund a health and wellness program for the Bayside community.