Welcome to Kon-Tiki News, the only newsletter for the Kon-Tiki Medical Centre on the Sunshine Coast. The new year is well and truly underway and Kon-Tiki is striving forward with bringing the coast new and vital health services. September is a big month — we turn two years old, therapy dogs get their time in the spotlight, and there’s a week dedicated to the continual wellness of serving and returned veterans alike.
Have a browse and have a lovely day!
That’s right! It’s that time of year! This September marks not only a year of our newsletters but also our second birthday! September 17th. We’ve officially been open for two years. It both seems so bizarre that we’ve been open this long and also as though time has flown!
So we’d love to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you that attend our practice, give your love to our doctors and staff, and ensure that we can keep our doors open. Your support means the world to us and we certainly would not be here without you.
It’s time to celebrate man’s best friend! And not just any canine companions, but therapy dogs! Therapy dogs play such a vital role in the lives of so many Australian’s (over 20,000 a week!) and the excellent people over at Delta Society are determined to raise awareness for these wonderful pups. For more information on what Delta Society does, check out their website.
And if you’re interested, you could also help out Guide Dogs Queensland and become a puppy pal! How cute is that?
Every year the Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) takes the time to actively promote the continued wellness of all veterans — those serving or those retired — and this year the theme is “Mental Wellness”. Mental health is just as — if not more — important than physical health and it is often sorely neglected. For information on what DVA is organising in your area to support veterans this year, check out their page.