Health awareness day for people with disabilities and their carers
A boot camp run by Telford Paralympic athlete Mickey Bushell is among the highlights of an exciting day at The Place in Oakengates.
A Health Awareness Day on Monday 23 January between 11am and 2pm will offer visitors a variety of information and help from, among others, nurses specialising in community care, learning disabilities and diabetes, students from Telford College of Arts and Technology and the Healthy Telford Team. There’ll be a range of activities too including hand massage, yoga, physiotherapy, Tai Chi and Zumba. There’s also a chance to see Mickey Bushell’s Paralympic medals.
The event has been organised by Telford & Wrekin Council’s My Options services which provides a wide range of wellbeing and care services to vulnerable people of all ages.
Councillor Arnold England, Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care & Older People said: “This is a day specially designed for people with disabilities and their carers. It’ll offer visitors health advice, the chance to try new things and make new contacts.
“It was the idea of the My Options customers and staff who have become health champions and thought January was a good time to put on such an event. It would be especially helpful for anyone trying to stick to any healthy New Year resolutions!
“The Health Awareness day is free, there’s no need to book. Just turn up on the day.”
For more information about the services provided by Telford & Wrekin Council’s My Options, visit http://www.myoptionstelford.co.uk/