8 September 2016

Health & Wellbeing Celebration 9/10/16

Local organisations are invited to take part in a new Health & Wellbeing event at Forest Community Centre in Bordon on Sunday 9th October. Three non-profitmaking local organisations – Community First, Radian and Whitehill & Bordon Community Association have worked together to provide a fun and informative event for the public aiming to highlight some of the healthy lifestyle initiatives available locally.

The afternoon will start with a special walk from Forest Community Centre in Bordon. It will be led by the popular Whitehill & Bordon Walking for Health Group and will start at 11.30 am. Anyone can join in. The group provides short, safe walks in the local area. The Whitehill & Bordon group meets regularly on a Monday morning.


At 1.00 pm RKdia, Radian’s Catering Service, will serve a tasty, healthy light lunch which will be provided absolutely free of charge.

A range of organisations will be offering activities at the event. Rushmoor Healthy Living will give free 20 minute health checks including blood pressure and body mass index, cardiovascular disease & cholesterol. Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust staff will promote mindfulness in adults with colouring for adults, crocheting, origami and other craft activities. St Mark’s Church will lead sessions of guided mindfulness meditation. There will be workshops, “have a go” sessions and stalls covering a wide range of health issues, therapies and support groups. Guest speakers will be sharing how exercise, therapy, volunteering or supportive community groups have helped to improve health & wellbeing. Free “Love Food Hate Waste” recipe cards will be available to take away.

Some of the local organisations involved already are:-
The Acorn Foundation, Mind, Living with Harmony Music Therapists, Mill Chase Leisure Centre, 24FitBootCamp, St Mark’s Church, Jubilee Church, Whitehill & Bordon Eat Well Project, Drum4Fun, Walk for Health, The Ukuladies Group, Community First’s Volunteer Service, Love Food Hate Waste.

The event has been timed to lead into World Mental Health Day on Monday 10 October.
Janet Easton, Healthy Lifestyles Co-ordinator from Community First said, “The event fits perfectly into Whitehill & Bordon’s Eat Well Project which aims to provide a hub of information for local people about initiatives to help people eat healthily.”

Local resident, Michael Rutland from Whitehill & Bordon Community Association added “It was getting involved in community events such as Phoenix Community Choir, St Mark’s Church and Craft Groups that aided my recovery from depression and has fuelled my passion for this project”

Anyone wanting to book a stall or find out more about this event should call Michael Rutland at Forest Community Centre on 01420 488978 or e-mail info@forestcommunitycentre.co.uk.

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