Milford GAA Club is hosting an event on Saturday, February 1, in the Public Services Centre Milford that aims to place health and well-being at the heart of the community and people the club serves.
Promoting positive lifestyles and approaches to health, the innovative free event brings together a broad and varied array of service providers and specialists offering guidance, advice and even health checks to assist those in attendance enabling them to better take control of their health and wellbeing.
“We hear a lot about the problems facing Irish society today but we tend not to focus on the increasing number of the population keen to invest in their health,” explained Pat Curley Club Chairman. “We hope this event offers everyone in the community an opportunity to explore how they can do just that.”
While arranged by CLG BnaG and open to all club members, players, parents, and supporters, the organisers are keen to stress that a warm invitation is extended those all neighbouring GAA and sports clubs and members of the general public.
There will be information on a range of topics with practical health checks also available, including blood pressure and blood sugar monitoring by qualified nurses, weight/BMI checks with the local HSE Community Dietician who will also offer advice on diet and nutrition, with a physical therapist offering tips on the treatment of sports injuries and general information and advice on fitness. A local ‘Couch to 5k’ group will also outline how this transformation from sedentary couch potato to running enthusiast can be achieved.
The following services will be in attendance:
*Jigsaw - information and support on mental health for 16 -25 year olds
*North West Alcohol Forum – advice and information on alcohol and drug misuse
*HSE Smoking Cessation – information on harmful effects of smoking and advice on smoking cessation
*Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy – regulatory / accrediting body in Ireland for Counselling
*Bodywhys – information on eating disorders
*Milford Library – information on social prescribing
*Citizens Information Service – information on services available locally and nationally
*Donegal sports Partnership – Active Sports, Active Schools, Active *Communities and Active Partnerships in Donegal.
*Conall McFadden Physiotherapy – Recovering from, and preventing, injury
*Crossfit LK – Exercise and fitness advice
*Community Dietician – Weight check/BMI and diet and nutrition advice
*Couchto5K – Getting started – From couch potato to running 5K
*Blood Sugar and Blood Pressure Checks – Performed by qualified nurses
The CLG BnaG Club will also have extensive information on its senior men’s and ladies teams, all youth and juvenile teams, and its popular ‘Gaelic for Mothers and Others’ and many cultural activities.
The event on Saturday, February 1, in the Public Services Centre Milford, runs from 11am-2pm, is free of charge and welcome to all. For more information please contact: Marian McNulty 086/8506405
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