Local residents in Wakefield are being invited to Stanley Community Centre, Lake Lock Road on Thursday 26th May between 1-4pm, to find out how they can improve their health and wellbeing and maintain their independence.
The event has been organised by the Wakefield health and wellbeing service, which is provided by South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. This service provides a range of community services across the district, aimed at helping local people to remain independent by supporting them to improve and maintain their wellbeing.
At the event people will have the opportunity to talk to health and other professionals from a number of these services, who will be able to provide advice and support on a range of topics that can affect a person’s wellbeing.
A number of physical activity taster sessions have also been organised to take place during the event, giving people the opportunity to try something new. Physical activity can have many positive effects on a person’s physical and mental wellbeing, including keeping their heart healthy, joints supple and minds active. The taster sessions taking place include boccia bowling, chair based activities and games on a Wii Fit machine.
Blood pressure checks will also be on offer at the event, along with information about the risks of high blood pressure and tips to reduce it.
The event is being organised in partnership with the wheelers and wobblers social group, a local voluntary disabled charity. This event is free to attend and everyone is welcome. Contact the health and wellbeing team on 01924 361212 ext 223 / 226 for further information.
For more information about the Trust, visit www.southwestyorkshire.nhs.uk