Grey Medallion Programs a Hit with Participants and Councils Alike

Royal Life Saving Society Australia’s innovative Grey Medallion aquatic and health promotion program, targeting the over 55 demographic, recently received glowing evaluation reports from participants and councils alike for its Hume City Council program.

The 3-year partnership between Life Saving Victoria (LSV) and Hume City Council saw 190 participants learn vital water safety and lifesaving skills, including resuscitation, as well as aquatic exercise skills.

The research and participant feedback showed the program improved participants’ awareness of the impact of ageing on their water safety, for example the effect of medications and medical conditions, as well as the need for safe care and supervision of children around water, important for grandparents taking children to the beach and pools over summer.

Yarra Leisure recently undertook its first Grey Medallion program, with fourteen participants presented with their awards by City of Yarra mayor Cr Amanda Stone.

Andrew Williams, 55, a Yarra Leisure Grey Medallion participant travelled in once a week from Geelong to Richmond to participate in the program.

Read the full story of the Life Saving Victoria website: www.lsv.com.au/blog/2017/12/13/grey-medallion-programs-hit-participants-councils-alike/

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