The Stay Safe and Well this Winter event in Waltham Abbey proved popular with local residents with more than 70 people 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, all aimed at helping residents to stay safe and healthy during the winter months. 40 Covid vaccinations were given and 10 lifestyle health checks made during the day.
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 to offer advice and support on the day were: Essex Police, East of England Ambulance Service, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service, NHS Pharmacists, EFDC Community Culture and Wellbeing, St. Clare Hospice, Epping Forest Foodbank, Places Leisure.
This was a free event organised by Community, Culture and Wellbeing team at EFDC and attended by the Chairman of Epping Forest District Council Mary Sartin and vice Chairman Darshan Sunger.
Supporting local residents
Chairman of Epping Forest District Council Mary Sartin said:
Positive physical and mental health has never been more important, EFDC’s Community Culture and Wellbeing team and partner organisations delivered a successful event showcasing an array of services and programmes available to support local residents’ health and wellbeing. I was pleased to have been able to take part in what was a very informative and interactive day.
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