Monday 11 October saw our Community, Culture and Wellbeing team deliver a jam-packed day of free activities and informative sessions.
Over 200 residents attended the event at the newly refurbished Civic Offices.
Supporting residents health and wellbeing
Gill Wallis, Community, Culture and Wellbeing Service Manager said:
The team was delighted to work with wider partner organisations to showcase the comprehensive array of services and programmes available to support our local residents’ health and wellbeing.
Positive physical and mental health has never been more important and, in support of this, we were delighted to welcome residents of all ages into the Civic Offices for an interactive day of fun and activity.
Community, Health and Wellbeing day
Photos from the day
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The Community, Health and Wellbeing day was split into 3 sessions:
- Stay well this winter
- Come along and play
- Create and be active
Stay well this winter
The morning session saw 120 residents take part in physical and cultural activity, listen to informative presentations and enjoy a song and dance.
This regular event brings EFDC together with West Essex CCG and partner organisations to signpost local services and support the community to stay well over the winter months.
Free health screening and flu jabs with the Essex Local Pharmaceutical Committee were available on the day. 59 Flu jabs were administered, 39 blood pressure checks taken, and 4 referrals made.
Chairman Cllr Helen Kane said:
Thank you to all the team for the marvellous event. I was touched by the presentations and enjoyed speaking with partners and residents.
The next ‘Stay well this winter’ event will take place in Waltham Abbey:
- Where: Waltham Abbey Town Hall, Waltham Abbey, EN9 1DE
- When: Tuesday 2 December 2021
- Time: 10am to 2.30pm
- Booking opens Monday 1 November – book online or call 01992 564226 from 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday
Come along and play
In the afternoon there was a family friendly session encouraging our younger residents to get involved, playing traditional board games and taking part in crafts. This session complimented the latest exhibition ‘Game Plan: Board Games Rediscovered’ at Epping Forest District Museum.
The games inspired fun doesn’t stop there. To celebrate the opening of Game Plan, Epping Forest District Council is proud to present a range of activities inspired by the games we know and love alongside our usual spooky October half term offering.
Create and be active
The day concluded with a showcase of the adult programme including floristry and weaving workshops, gentle exercise and dance classes, and even an impromptu musical performance from a new resident.
Good news for all those asking about future adult workshops. We have 2 dates for the popular Christmas wreath workshops and as many as 10 new creative workshops are set to be announced in the next fortnight, in time for your Christmas shopping.
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