The Stay Safe and Well this winter event in Loughton and Buckhurst Hill proved popular with local residents with more than 90 people attending.
Information stands, 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, all aimed at helping residents to stay safe and healthy during the winter months. 25 Covid and flu vaccinations were given and 30 health checks were made across the 2 events.
There was a seated exercise session and Arc Theatre Company presented an interactive session on scamming. There was also free goodie bags, entertainment and lunch.
Advice and support
Providers on hand offering advice and support on the day were:
- Essex Police
- East of England Ambulance Service
- Essex County Fire and Rescue Service
- NHS Pharmacists
- EFDC Safer Community
- St Clare Hospice
- Epping Forest Foodbank
- EFDC Community Health and Wellbeing
- Alzheimer’s Society & Epping Forest Dementia Friendly Community
- Carers First
- Essex Wellbeing Service
- Age Well East
- Safer Essex Road Partnership
- Neighbourhood watch
- Social Prescribers
- Active Essex
A big thank you
Portfolio Holder for Community and Wellbeing, Cllr Smruti Patel said:
Stay Safe and Well events are part of the Council’s commitment to delivering the Epping Forest Health & Wellbeing Strategy. A big thank you to the partners for giving up their time to deliver informative presentations and support attendees.
Previous events have been held in Epping and Waltham abbey with an aim to have at least one event in each area of the district. A further 2 events are scheduled for spring 2024 in Sheering and Ongar.
This was a free event organised by the Community Development and Wellbeing team at Epping Forest District Council (EFDC), which was part funded by the Community Safety Partnership. It was attended by the Chairman of EFDC Cllr Darshan Sunger and Portfolio Holder for Community and Wellbeing Cllr Smruti Patel.
For further information regarding the upcoming Stay Safe and Well this Spring events in 2024 contact Older Peoples Officer, Karren Murray at
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