Jul 20
Take a walk in the park to improve your health - National Tree Day event at the Bloomfield Health Campus
Have you ever taken the opportunity to walk around the Orange Health Service Bloomfield campus and enjoy the beautiful bushland setting? 
 
This National Tree Day, Sunday 29th July 2018, we invite you to do just that. 

The Western NSW Local Health District has partnered with the Environmentally Concerned Citizens of Orange (ECCO), Orange Credit Union, Orange City Council, NSW Rural Fire Service, Spotless Services, Orange Field Naturalist & Conservation Society and Habitat Connect for this year’s event. Activities for the day will centre around a mass tree planting, the launch of a newly developed brochure and map for the Bloomfield Bushland Nature Trail, as well as a BBQ for attendees.

Yvette Black, an Orange Health Service Occupational Therapist who works on the Bloomfield Campus says the benefits of the Nature Trail will be felt by patients, staff and the community alike.

“Walking regularly in the fresh air is one of the best things we can do to help improve and maintain our health and wellbeing. 

“We’re so lucky to have this beautiful bushland setting right on our doorstep and National Tree Day event is a great family-friendly activity for the whole community to enjoy”, Yvette said.

The involvement and generosity of the community and partner organisations, in addition to a Health Promotion Grant from Orange Health Service, has resulted in further enhancements to the green space to the south of Ronald McDonald House on the Bloomfield campus. 

Improvements include the establishment of walking paths, further planting, woody weed control and development of a map and brochure, all of which help to provide a safe, therapeutic and accessible space for everyone to enjoy.

Details for the National Tree Day event are:
    Date & Time : Sunday 29th July 2018, 10am - 1pm.
    Location: The entrance to the bushland, on Bloomfield Rd opposite Bloomfield Park

More about National Tree Day
Since 1996 National Tree Day has been Planet Ark’s flagship tree planting and nature-care event, connecting communities, schools and businesses with nature. For more information visit www.treeday.planetark.org ​