Staying Healthy, a Pathways to Independence Workshop

December 4, 2021

11:00 am - 1:00 pm (VIC)

Online workshop

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Join our workshop about staying healthy!


This workshop is for adults with Down syndrome.


Date: Saturday 4 December

Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm (VIC)


This is an online event. You will receive the Zoom details when you register.

About the event

This workshop is for adults with Down syndrome. It is free.

The workshop will help you learn about staying healthy. It will help you understand how you can live a healthy life, make your own decisions about your health and includes tips for talking to health professionals.

We will talk about:

  • Why staying healthy is important
  • Ways you can look after your body and mind
  • Tips for talking with health professionals

Register below to join the workshop.

To Register

To register, please visit our online registration page.


Zoe Shearer

Zoe Shearer is the Health Project Manager at Down Syndrome Victoria. She has worked delivering project and training in the non-profit sector for the last 16 years. Zoe is passionate about working with people to bring about real change and improving outcomes for people with disability and those that support them.

For Zoe, staying healthy is really important especially as you get older. It helps you keep doing the things you love to do, keeps you active and really helps with your mental health.

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Emily Porter

Emily Porter is passionate about being independent and living with her husband in their unit. She wants to help people with a disability and provide a voice for people with Down syndrome.

Emily says, “Staying healthy is important so you look after yourself and not eat the wrong things. You might need to keep up your exercise and to achieve your goals do all the right things. This is important to help you live, love, laugh and enjoy life.”

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Matt O’Neil

Matt is passionate about his community and raising awareness about Down syndrome. He is very excited to be the Chair of the Down Syndrome Advisory Network Victoria (DSANVic).

Staying healthy for Matt is both mental health and physical health. It is important to have a balance, mentally strong mind, and body.

This workshop is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services

and sponsored by Down Syndrome Australia.

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