Health and Wellbeing event for older people

Friday 20 October 2017

Start time: 10:00
Finish time: 15:00

 

Free Health and Wellbeing event for older people

 

The Mid Sussex Wellbeing team is inviting older residents to come along to Chequer Mead, East Grinstead on Friday 20th October 10am-3pm to get some advice and information on staying fit and well in later life.

 

The event will feature free exercise sessions that are specifically tailored to meet the needs of people over the age of 50. There will be the opportunity to try Tai Chi, strength and balance sessions, Zumba Gold or practice relaxation and breathing techniques that help to improve mindfulness.

 

Charities, voluntary groups and local organisations will be on hand to offer advice on topics such as developing a healthy lifestyle and keeping warm. Charities and voluntary groups are always looking for the sort of life experience and professional skills that many older people can provide so this event is also a great opportunity to find out more about volunteering.

 

Trained health professionals will be there to provide free NHS Health Checks to help people spot potential health problems at an early stage. The checks take just 30 minutes and include a blood pressure check, a cholesterol measurement, and a BMI (Body Mass Index) reading that is calculated by measuring height and weight. After the health check there will be an opportunity to discuss the results with a trained health adviser, who will provide personalised advice on how to lower the risk of future problems and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Although walk in appointments are avalible, to avoid disappointment call the Mid Sussex Wellbeing Team on 01444 477191 to book.

 

The event is all about helping older people enjoy later life by bringing people together and introducing support organisations that can help them to continue living independent lives. Every attendee will receive a free goodie bag and complimentary tea, coffee and cake.

 

“We want to ensure that older people have all the support they need to live a healthy and happy life,” said Councillor Norman Webster, Cabinet Member for Community. “This East Grinstead Health & Wellbeing Event will promote the many different opportunities available to senior members of the community and will provide lots of information on activities, groups and support in the area.”

 

For more information please contact the Mid Sussex Wellbeing team on 01444 477191 or email info@midsussexwelbeing.org.uk.