Health and Wealth Tips Tomorrow As Mainland Experts Visit

Health and Wellbeing Centre

Health and Wellbeing Centre

You’ll be able to get advice and information on a range of medical conditions in a health and wellbeing event on Tuesday.

The Living Well Day is a joint-initiative between the NHS, healthcare providers, the Council and community groups.

Between 10am and 7pm, islanders will be able to talk to representatives from Age UK, Citizens Advice and Healthwatch. And experts from organisations that deal with cancer support, hearing loss and dementia will be on hand to answer questions.

Private practitioners will be there too, including Bryony Lishman who has recently started yoga sessions following her completion of a 200-hour course in Spain.

Joel Williams, the Council’s Children’s Services Manager says it’s an opportunity to bring over a range of service providers from the mainland, making it easier for islanders to understand what services are available to them.

During the day you’ll be able to undertake a brief health check, which could identify whether you need further support to live healthily.

There’s a well-established link between wellbeing and level of wealth, such as when islanders have money problems and may not be able to heat their homes adequately.

On Tuesday, advisors will give tips on reducing energy bills, with free low energy bulbs and immersion heater lagging available.

And the event offers something for all islanders, with activities such as a bouncy castle to appeal to all age groups.

The Memory Café is hosting an additional club afternoon with a light lunch from 12.30pm for regulars and guests. Jenny Byers says there’ll be a felt making workshop in the afternoon and she’s appealing for volunteers to help with the craft activity from 1.30pm to 3.30pm. If you can help, please call 422663.

Tuesday’s Living Well Day runs from 10am until 7pm at Carn Gwaval.

Joel says that anyone attending in the late afternoon should check with him beforehand to make sure that the exhibitors they’re interested in seeing will be there after lunch, as some of the stallholders have to catch flights back to Cornwall.