Paignton Health and Wellbeing Open Day

(Last Updated On: August 15, 2019)


Saturday 7th September 2019 from 10am– 2pm will see the Paignton Health and Wellbeing Centre community open day.

It’ll be a chance to find out more about the services that are available from the centre – as well as in and around Paignton –  to support your and your families’ health and wellbeing. Refreshments will be provided by the Paignton League of Friends and there will be:

  • Free blood pressure, weight and height health checks
  • Free taster sessions for strength and balance classes
  • Hearing checks and repairs
  • Opportunities to meet staff and volunteers
  • Family fun for the children

There will also be stands and information about:

  • The HOPE programme
  • Wellbeing Coordinators
  • Technology to support your health and care needs
  • Digital inclusion project
  • Depression and anxiety service
  • Healthy lifestyles
  • Benefits, debt and housing information and advice

And, they tell us, much, much more….

Paignton Health and Wellbeing Centre is located Church Street, Paignton – and, if you need it, parking is available in the town centre close by.




Apart from five years studying in Oxford I’ve lived most of my life in London where for many years I was Head of English in a prestigious girls’ school, but since taking early retirement and heading West to be nearer to my two daughters - settling in Torbay with my wife, Anna, in 2011 - I’ve worked in the voluntary sector. I took on the role of Service Provider, for example, promoting the Red Cross Torbay Navigators Project, while now I’m a Trustee and part of the Media Team for our local Healthwatch. I’m a governor at Torquay Academy, too, giving me the chance to stay up to date with what’s happening in the world of education. Other interests, aside from friends and family, include art and art history, reading - from contemporary fiction and poetry to Elizabethan/Jacobean literature - history, politics, cooking, walking, and music, in particular Bob Dylan, the blues, and early Elvis. I love writing, too, with one novel published so far – Elvis in Wonderland – and another, Who’s There?, that still needs plenty of work!