The first Stay Safe and Well this Spring event at Limes Farm, Chigwell was a success with 45 residents attending.
Informative talks and health checks
This health and wellbeing event was aimed mainly at older residents and featured information stands, informative talks and health checks to help residents stay safe and healthy during the spring. 15 lifestyle health checks were made during the day.
There was a seated exercise session and Arc theatre Company presented an interactive session on scamming. There was also free information bags, entertainment, and lunch.
Advice and support
Multiple partners attended the event to offer advice and support on the day. Providers gave presentations on several topics as well as offering advice through information stands throughout the event.
22 providers attended the event including:
- EFDC Safer Community Team
- Essex Fire and Rescue Service
- Essex Highways – Road Safety
- East of England Ambulance Service
- Alzheimer’s Society
- Crime Stoppers
- VAEF & WeCan
- Epping Forest Food Bank
- Essex Wellbeing Service
- United in Kind
- Age Well East
- Find Your Active
- Essex Police
- Local Pharmacist
- Dementia Action Alliance
- Carers First
- Terrence Higgins Trust
This was a free event for residents organised by the Community and Wellbeing team at EFDC and funded by the Community Safety Partnership
Supporting local residents
Melanie Hollinshead, a local resident said:
This was a very well organised, varied, and fun event. I considered myself to be well informed, but I still learnt a great deal from the presentations and the helpful information stalls from providers. I loved the ‘School for scammers’ drama that ended the event and the delicious lunch!
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