Council Provide Health Initiative In Killyleagh

FREE Health Initiative for Killyleagh.

Newry Mourne and Down District Council is launching a free Health Initiative programme for people living in the Killyleagh area. Developed by the Council’s Community Service Department, the scheme will be launched on Thursday 20 September 2018 at 6pm in the Bridge Centre, Killyleagh.

As part of the initiative and launch, the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust will provide details of their ‘Eat Well’ programme and offer a 12 week self-monitoring chart to participants. The programme consists of a walk every Sunday at 2pm, with health seminars every other Tuesday and a fitness class every Thursday at 6pm.

Pictured at Bridge Centre are Council Community Services Manager, Joe Deegan; Cllr Billy Walker; Robert Palin, Fitness Instructor; Cllr Terry Andrews, and Tanya Kirk-O’Neil from the Killyleagh Community Association.

Council Chairman, Councillor Mark Murnin said, “Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is of real benefit. This helps to protect against serious conditions such as heart attack, stroke, osteoporosis and diabetes, to name but a few. This new project will provide all participants with the support and encouragement they need and this help will continue for the duration of the programme.”

The 12 week educational and physical programme, developed by the Council’s Community Service Department, is designed for adults 16+ and to suit all levels of fitness, with an aim to control weight, lower blood -ressure and reduce stress.

Following the programme it is hoped that participants will avail of the facilities within the Bridge Centre to sustain their new healthy lifestyle. Community groups and local councillors are urging people within the Killyleagh area to avail of this excellent free opportunity to help improve their lifestyles and make new friends.

For further details contact the Bridge Centre Killyleagh 028 4482 8648.

Please note enrolment is required for seminars and fitness classes as spaces are limited.