A successful 6 months for The Rural Living Well Project!

A successful 6 months for The Rural Living Well Project!

As you are all aware, The Rural Living Well Project has been running in rural Cheshire, running a series of activities, workshops and events for residents living with long-term conditions.

 

Here is an update on how the project has been getting on!

 

‘Feel Good with Food’ –  the course highlights the importance of diet in health, demonstrates how to make simple dietary changes and offers the chance for interactive healthy cookery (for all skill levels) A six week course was completed before Christmas in Tattenhall and Malpas, which was very popular and well attended in Tattenhall. 
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It was suggested by participants that they wanted a healthy baking group in Tattenhall, their wish was our command and the healthy baking group finished last week, with a celebration afternoon tea and quiz event the day after!
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A taster session took place in the OPAL (Old People Active Lives) Club, in Tattenhall and Malpas, making goodness truffles, which all of the participants have thoroughly enjoyed! We are to do another session in each over the next few months so keep your eyes peeled!
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What else?
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We have held mocktail and quiz nights in Malpas and Farndon.
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Strength and Balance classes have been running – 12-week exercise classes that can be tailored to all levels and abilities, helping to improve muscle strength and balance; they are particularly suited for people who may have had a fall/are at risk of falling, to increase confidence in their mobility, but anyone wanting to enjoy the benefits of exercise is welcome!
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Living Well with Long Term Conditions’ 12-week course is tailored to the those who attend and covers a range of topics to support participants in self-managing their condition, from medication to nutrition. 
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We have been working with Prospect House – as well as facilitating the use of ‘Memory Boxes’ as an activity in the home, we have provided falls prevention training to the staff and held a ‘Health and Well-being Morning‘ with the residents and local walkers at their ‘forget-me-not’ cafe, with smoothie bikes, key lime pies, a ‘healthy heart hub’ etc
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If you would like to get involved in what we do, or know someone who may benefit from joining us then call 0151 355 0205 or email jess.birks@healthboxcic.com


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