Health bonanza for Maesgeirchen residents

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There will be a range of activities offered by agencies on the Maesgeirchen Estate in Bangor next week to encourage residents to kick off the New Year by adopting a healthier lifestyle by giving residents access to advice, information and activities on health.

Communities First Gwynedd have organised a Health Bonanza on Wednesday,  January 21,  2015 at Eglwys y Groes, Bangor from 10am to 6pm which will include a visit from S4C’s keep-fit champion – Heini – who will be on hand from 3.30pm to show kids, and parents the fun way to keep fit.

A number of local agencies have signed up to the event, and together will be able to offer guidance on subjects from giving up smoking to enjoying a better diet and where to get tasty healthy food.

A qualified Boxercise & Pilates instructor will also be at the event so that people can have a taster of these activities which are also on offer at a regular free class!

Officers from Age Cymru will be there to advise older people on how they can live healthier lives, and there is also free over 50’s Health Checks available on the day.

The Youth Service will also be attending to inform people all about what activities they have to offer.

Staying warm over the winter months is an important part of keeping healthy – so why not come along and chat to the local Energy Warden about how to reduce your gas and electricity bills?

There’ll be information on dental health and even a presence from Citizen’s Advice Bureau, as well as many other agencies.

Other activities during the week will include a smoothie bike in Ysgol Glancegin and the ongoing fitness sessions in Eglwys y Groes. Flying Start are also holding a ‘Tots Bach’ session on Friday, January 23, at 9.30am at Tŷ Cegin where they will be focusing on healthy diets for children by two years old. There are spaces available, if you are interested in attending this session please contact Manon on 07887832768.

Anyone who would like any further information on the Health Bonanza on January 21, should please contact Paul Hockaday on 07881848568 or Stephanie Sherlock on 01286 674698. You will also find all information about the event on Communities First’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Communitiesfirstgwynedd