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Health & Wellbeing Roadshows

Bedford Borough Council and NHS Bedfordshire have co-produced a series of roadshow events with the aim of improving the health and wellbeing of local residents.  The ‘Health and Wellbeing’ launch event will take place from 10 am - 3pm, on Friday 4th March, at the Addison Centre in Kempston.

 

Members of the public are invited to come along and get information on local health and social care services and equip themselves with the tools, motivation and inspiration to develop a healthier lifestyle. On the day, a wide-range of advice will be on offer from a variety of organisations.

 

Residents aged 40 to 74 will also be offered an NHS health check, which helps to identify the risk of developing heart disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease. Those identified at higher risk will be offered support and advice on reducing that risk.

 

Mayor Dave Hodgson, who will be opening the event and the first to be offered a health check, said: “Bedford Borough Council and NHS Bedfordshire will work together to improve the health and wellbeing of all residents. We want to supply people with the information needed for them to live as long and as healthy a life as possible. These events will help us ensure residents right across the Borough have the opportunity to access advice and support on staying fit and healthy and preventing ill health right on their doorstep.”

 

All the events are being part funded by Government Office to help achieve set targets relating to areas of health and social care deprivation.

 

Jackie Golding, Public Health Manager, NHS Bedfordshire, said: "These events taking place throughout the Borough will allow local people to take responsibility for their own health by accessing advice and information that will enable them to make informed lifestyle choices.”

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