Free Health Checks For Men In Slieve Croob Area

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Slieve Croob District Electoral Area (DEA) Forum in partnership with County Down Rural Community Network (CDRCN) is hosting a free men’s health and wellbeing public event on Tuesday 13 June in Clough Presbyterian Hall from 10.45am to 1.30pm.

Farm Families Health Check Programme is bringing along their one-stop mobile facility offering free health assessments and advice tailored specifically for you. You will be able to avail of free blood pressure, weight and body mass index, cholesterol, diabetic risk score and mental well-being checks. Checks can be booked through CDRCN on 028 4461 2311. Due to high demand for checks early booking is advised.

The event will also give men the chance to try out sports that they may never have experienced such as walking football, archery and yoga; and there will also be an opportunity to improve culinary skills by participating in demonstrations in preparing a healthy meal.

Local agencies will be present on the day to provide information on issues relevant to men such as testicular and bowel cancer, diabetes, domestic violence, mental health, leisure centre initiatives and much more. A free lunch will be available to everyone who attends.

Slieve Croob DEA Co-ordinator, Priscilla McAlinden said: “Initiatives like these can have such a positive impact on improving the community’s health and wellbeing and cannot be rolled out without the support of local agencies.”

Mrs McAlinden added: “I hope we can continue to implement programmes that will bring about positive changes in people’s lives. As a Forum we will continue to listen to the community and develop an action plan in response to their needs”.

For more information contact Slieve Croob DEA Co-ordinator Priscilla McAlinden on 028 9756 4113.