Paignton Health and Wellbeing Centre to showcase health and wellbeing services

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Local people are invited to attend the Paignton Health and Wellbeing Centre community open day between 10am and 2pm on Saturday, 7 September.

The event is being hosted by frontline staff teams and voluntary and community sector partners from across Torbay who will be showcasing not only the broad range of services that are available from the health and wellbeing centre, but also the local community to support people’s health and wellbeing.

At the event there will be staff showing off these services:

· Free health check using the health pod ( height, weight, blood pressure, hearing and body fat measurements)

· Fun craft activities for children

· Strength and balance class –free taster session

· Healthy lifestyle advice service (no smoking, exercise and weight control)

· Meet staff and volunteers

· Contraception Services

· Fun, health-related activities for children

· Physiotherapy

· Podiatry

· Abdominal Aortic Aneurism (AAA ) Screening

· Depression & anxiety service

Also find out more information about the HOPE programme, wellbeing coordinators, technology- enabled care, benefits and debt support and advice and much more.

Paignton Hospital League of Friends is spearheading the event and staging a raffle.

The charity’s branch chairman Corinne Lowe said: “We are delighted to support this special event to showcase what is on offer to the people of Paignton. The Health and Wellbeing Centre has a wealth of services and plays a strong part in the community. We’d love for people to pop in see us and find out more about how you and we can support the health and wellbeing of you and your family and enjoy themselves

“We welcome the public to come and meet some of our volunteers and find out what support the League of Friends provides in the centre and community medical services.”

Phillipa Hawkins, clinical lead at the centre, said: “It is the first time that we have been able to open our doors to the community in this way and really celebrate and showcase what services are available at our centre but also the wealth of information, support and advice that is available in the local community to help people stay well and receive the right care and support at the right time in their lives.

“Some of the community staff who run the clinics at our centre will be available and we have so many of the local organisations who support the health and wellbeing of local people on hand during that day for people to find out more about including the wellbeing coordinators, community builders, technology enabled care demos and we also have a brilliant machine that enables people to perform their own health checks including taking your own blood pressure, for instance.

“There are fun elements as well as information, advice and support, and taster sessions on a wide range of health and wellbeing related topics and services.”

Paignton Health and Wellbeing Centre is located on Church Street, Paignton, TQ3 3AG, You are advised to park in one of the car parks in the town centre, which is close by, where possible.

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