As part of the Choose to Live Better Festival, the Northern Obesity Partnership supported a number of events and activities across the Northern Area aimed at supporting people in making healthier choices.
Under this initiative, Mid Ulster District Council hosted a Community Health and Well Being Fair in Cookstown Leisure Centre on Tuesday 6th February. The event which attracted large numbers provided attendees with an opportunity to avail of the free health checks; hearing checks, and free taster physical activity classes. In addition, there was a wide range of information provided on the various health and wellbeing services available to local people. Organisations such as the Mindwise, Age NI, Cancer Focus NI, The Alzheimer’s Society, Arthritis Care and Action Hearing Loss distributed advice and provided support on the evening.
Many participants found out about the health and wellbeing services which councils provide including healthy eating programmes, fuel poverty advice, and the fuel stamp savings scheme as well as the extensive range of activities available in the local leisure centres and outdoor amenities across the Mid Ulster District.
The aim of the Choose to Live Better Festival is to both inform and encourage people start to take those positive steps in making lifestyle changes for themselves and their families and to recognise that small changes, which are easier to manage, can make a big difference to our long term health.
Further information on the range of exercise classes and health and wellbeing programmes delivered through council is available on the council’s website. www.midulstercouncil.org