In Continence Land!

What happens when a quintessential Aussie mother and daughter find themselves flushed In Continence Land? They make a splash of course - Alice In Wonderland style!

Get set for a ‘tidal wave’ of fun and frivolity as these hilarious characters bring typically hushed toilet talk to the fore. On the quest to overcome their ‘downstairs strife’, the blundering pair meet four challengers who assist them on the path to improved continence management.

Presented by Southern Cross Care, the Continence Foundation of Australia and Break The Ice Entertainment, In Continence Land is a light-hearted, educational theatrical production, celebrating World Continence Week.

When: Wednesday 19 June
Time: Matinee - arrive at 1.30pm for pre show nibbles for a 2.00pm to 3.00pm show / Evening - arrive at 6.30pm for pre show nibbles for a 7.00pm to 8.00pm show
Where: Marion Cultural Centre, 287 Diagonal Rd, Oaklands Park SA 5046
Tickets: $15 each and can be purchased from The Pines Health & Wellness Centre by calling 8179 6825, or at the event

This live performance is not associated with the Kath & Kim TV production.

Men's Health Week Pit Stop

Come and check your engine at the 2019 Men's Health Week Pit Stop.

Blokes, you know how vital it is to service your vehicles regularly. It’s just as important to check your health too! So put your foot down and drive your way through our pit stops, which can assist you with a range of checks and steer you in the right direction when it comes to your health and wellbeing.

Check out our display of antique cars, enjoy live performances and a healthy lunch.With information on;

  • skin screenings
  • nutrition
  • blood pressure monitoring, and more.

There’ll be some useful health information for everyone - not to mention some giveaways on the day. And yes, of course the ladies are invited too!

When: Friday 14 June, from 11.00am to 2.00pm
Where: Fullarton Park Community Centre, 411 Fullarton Road, Fullarton
Cost $5 (includes lunch)
RSVP: Visit sccpitstop.eventbrite.com.au or call 8179 6825

This event is sponsored by Cancer Council SA, the Continence Foundation of Australia, Sporting Car Club South Australia, and the Stroke Foundation.

Health Education Sessions

Regaining or maintaining your health isn't just about exercising your body, you also need to exercise your mind and stay up to date with the latest health information.

Healthy habits for your core

Bladder and bowel problems affect one in four people. Incontinence is not a natural part of ageing! It can be treated, managed or even resolved. Join us for a series of information sessions to find out how. These sessions are specialised for people 50 and over.

By attending these sessions, you can expect to learn about:

Session 1: Healthy bladder, bowel habits and continence product information.

Session 2: The physiology of the bladder, bowel function and the pelvic floor.

Session 3: Practical exercises led by a Southern Cross Care accredited exercise physiologist and physiotherapist. Learn how to activate and strengthen your pelvic floor muscles.

*Note: Class times available for session 3 include 10.00am - 10.30am, 10.45am - 11.15am and 11.30am - 12.00pm. Please advise upon booking which time you would prefer.

Dates and location

When: Thursday 16, 23 and 30 May (series of three sessions), from 10-11:30am

Where: City Hall - Main Corner, Mt Gambier

Cost: $15 per person for all three sessions (includes morning tea)

RSVP: by Friday 15 February on (08) 8179 6825

Frequently asked questions:

  • I’m not incontinent, would this program still be relevant for me?

Yes, this program is appropriate for anyone aged 50 years and over. The pelvic floor is like any other muscle in the body, it can become weak if not exercised (Use it or lose it). Learn how to strengthen the pelvic floor and prevent incontinence. 

  • I cant get down on the floor to perform exercises?

You don’t need to be lying on the floor to perform pelvic floor exercises. They can be done in any position, sitting, standing, lying, brushing your teeth or even driving the car. The instructor will provide suitable options for all abilities. 

  • Do I need to wear exercise gear?

No, you don’t need to wear exercise gear. The first and second session is theory. The third session is practical, wear comfy clothing that permits movement. 

  • I can only attend the first session, is that ok?

Yes, that is ok. However, it is encouraged that you attend all three sessions to benefit most.  Each week builds on  prior learning and gives you the chance to chat with guest speakers and meet others in the community. 

  • Is this for males too?

Yes, males have pelvic floors too!