Past events

The health and wellbeing development team have held lots of events as part of their work to support the health and wellbeing of people in Wakefield. In this section you can read about some of the events that have taken place.

Wakefield heptathlon games

Participants in the Heptathlon Games.In support of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the health and wellbeing development team organised a number of special events and celebrations across the summer to encourage people who use our services to get active and get involved.

The Wakefield heptathlon games were organised by the team in partnership with Age UK Wakefield district and other local partners and featured seven games, held across the area, for local people, people aged 50+ and adults with a physical disability and or sensory impairment.

The games seven sporting events and challenges covered a variety of physical activities between May and October 2012 and were specifically designed to target both the active, as well as the frailer more sedentary individual. All activities were suitable and accessible for people with and without a physical disability.

Find out more about the games and other Olympic inspired activities that took place in Like Minds issue 13 (PDF).

Pictures from the heptathlon games

Boosting bones in Wakefield

To support Age UK’s Falls Awareness Week 2012 the team in partnership with NHS Wakefield District worked closely with care homes across the Wakefield District, to raise awareness of small steps that can be taken to maintain bone health.  Read more about the campaign and support provided (DOC) and find out tips on how to maintain bone strength (PDF).

Knottingley knit-a-thon

Two ladies knitting.To encourage older people in Wakefield to keep warm and well this winter, the Trust’s health and wellbeing development team organised knitting sessions in Knottingley and Ferrybridge throughout October and November, and challenged people to see if they could knit the longest scarf!

Find out more about their success with the challenge

Winter warmth

Health and wellbeing development worker Rachel strutting her stuff in warm clothes on the runway.Staff from the health and wellbeing team in Wakefield have been spreading messages about winter in their own unique way! The team held a winter warmth fashion show at the Old Quarry Adventure Playground older people’s lunch club in Knottingley to showcase the benefits of layering clothes to stay warm. The show highlighted the importance of wearing extra layers when the temperatures drop, suitable shoes to provide extra tread and high visibility colours to ensure you can be seen as the nights draw in.

Find out more about the Winter warmth event on page 33 of Like Minds magazine (PDF).

Read these tips for advice on staying warm in the winter (DOC).