Free Health and Wellbeing event in Ryde

Press Release

January 11, 2015

Free health and wellbeing roadshow comes to Ryde

Ryde will be the latest area to host a free drop-in session offering residents the chance to find out more about the health and wellbeing support available in their community.

The event at the Aspire centre, Trinity Buildings in Dover Street on January 28 between 10am and 5pm is being organised by Community Action IW under the Islands My Life a Full Life programme.

It is the latest in a series of events giving residents the opportunity to enjoy a cup of tea as they meet some of the local groups, organisations and individuals in their area who can help them lead full, healthy and independent lives.

Among those present will be those behind the My Life a Full Life programme, the police neighbourhood team, Carers IW, The IW Fire and Rescue Service, mobile information service MobIsle, Optio car service, Earl Mountbatten Hospice, Wessex Cancer Trust, Falls Awareness, Healthwatch IW, IW Scouts, the IW Councils sports unit, Action on Hearing Loss, the National Trust, Parkinsons UK, Barnados, Alzheimers Café, and the Older Drivers Forum.

There will be the opportunity to engage in Chair Pilates and Rhythm and Moves designed to improve balance, co-ordination and muscle use while also available will be advice on massage and the natural cosmetics and medicines available through the international company Weleda.

The event will also give residents the chance to meet their Local Area Co-ordinator and Care and Community Navigators all of who work to ensure residents are able to access the appropriate care, support or services to help them lead full and healthy lives.

Event organiser Paul Savill from Community Action IW said: “One of the main aims of the My Life a Full Life programme is to help people to take more control of their own health and care needs, with the right support, so that they can concentrate on living their lives to the full.

“This is another event that brings together some of the many local community groups and organisations whose support, information and advice helps people do just that. We have has a series of these events around the Island and they are proving increasingly popular.”

Paul urged anyone who would like a future event held in their area to contact him on 01983 539381 or e-mail psavill@actioniw.org.uk.