Wellbeing event a healthy success in Charlton

Members event at Charlton House December 2015

Guests at our healthcare event this week went home with advice and gadgets to keep them healthy.

They learnt about food swaps, had their BMI measured, were shown how to improve their lifestyle and diet and found out when you do and don’t need antibiotics.

Held at Charlton House in Charlton, the event attracted around 170 Oxleas members who visited to browse the 20 stalls, each offering advice on a different aspect of keeping healthy long-term.

Clinicians helped to advise adults how to reduce smoking and drinking less and eating and exercising more. People could find out their lung capacity and also pick up some items to help them learn if what they drink is too much, or could put them over the legal limit to drive.

For people interested in child wellbeing, HeadScape, Oxleas’ self-help website was demonstrated, alongside experts giving advice on sexual health. Speech and language therapists also had a number of games to show people how they use them to work with children with communication problems.

Oxleas members Healthcare event at Charlton House December 2015

Many of our services at Oxleas were also showcased, letting people know that we can help with memory problems, child speech and language and dementia plus many more services in-between from cradle to grave, top to toe, inside and out.

One visitor said: “I’ve got lots of things to take home and will be keen to look at the recipe books to make some more healthy things. The stalls were very good, full of information and it was another really good event put on by Oxleas.”

Another guest, finding out information about her sister’s diabetes, learnt about food swaps to be healthy, plus the services Oxleas offers to help people cope mentally and physically with a diagnosis.

All visitors were given a wellbeing kit to take home which contained a pedometer, a BMI heart tape measure and a room temperature gauge plus a range of health and wellbeing information.

Published on 7th December 2015