National Families Week in Australia is celebrated between 15 and 21 May 2023, to coincide with the United Nations International Day of Families.The United Nations states that “this annual observance reflects the importance which the international community attaches to families as basic units of society as well as its concern regarding their situation around the world. The International Day of Families provides an opportunity to promote awareness of issues relating to families as well as to promote appropriate action.”In late 2022, the world’s population reached eight billion people. Characterised by the United Nations Secretary-General as a ‘milestone in human development’ this landmark event illustrates how major advancements in health has extended human lifespans.UNDESA is organizing the launch of a background paper "Migration, Urbanization, and the Family Dimension" on Friday, 13 May 2023. The paper focusing on the impact of urbanization and migration on families.National Families Week 2023 in Australia can be a time to celebrate families in all their diversity and promote the capacities and resilience of families in creating strong, safe and connected communities.FLOREAT MEDICAL’s connection to the Western Suburbs (and beyond) is important to our mission as a medical practice and our daily goals including providing health care to our patients ‘as if they are part of our family’.National Families Week is a time to reflect on the strengths and significance of families, make contact with extended family and friends, and share in the enjoyment of family activities within the wider community. We can celebrate the meaning of family – no matter what form your family takes. Mothers Day fits in nicely by being celebrated on Sunday, 14 May 2023.Here are a few snaps of some of the Floreat Medical doctors and staff families:
We are thrilled to share the achievement of one of our doctors, Kevin Yong, who completed the Rottnest Channel Swim last month. This marks his third successful team crossing, and he was joined by his wife Philippa to complete the challenging 19.6km crossing in a team of 4. Just two weeks prior, Kevin and Philippa had both also completed a solo swim around the Busselton Jetty as a warmup for Rotto.Events like the Rottnest Channel Swim (big or small) provide a great opportunity to set challenges for ourselves, stay motivated and connect with like minded people in the process.At Floreat Medical, we encourage our patients to find activities and challenges that motivate them and help them to stay healthy and feeling great.Congratulations to Kevin and his team on this fantastic achievement and for inspiring us all to get involved and stay active!