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Specsavers Initiate Health and Wellbeing Day in Coleraine

Specsavers in Coleraine has taken the initiative to organise a unique Health and Wellbeing Day. To be held in the Town Hall on Saturday 14th September the event will gather providers of health and wellbeing services from across Northern Ireland allowing local people easy access to a comprehensive range of vital information and sign posting.

Judith Ball, director, Specsavers Coleraine explains, “The saying goes – our health is our wealth – and in these stressful days what is more important than looking after ourselves and wherever possible preventing ill health. There are so many services and facilities available but often people aren’t aware of them or don’t know how to get access. Take for example Specsavers. Everyone knows we offer eye testing but how many people know that we also offer hearcare services, ear wax removal, home visits etc?”

“We thought it would be a great idea to get together as many service providers and health related charities together in one place on one day so that people could drop in informally and access information easily. It’s also much more personal and reassuring to talk to ‘real’ people than to navigate through websites or call centers. We hope that as many local people as possible take advantage of this event and are very grateful to the many health and wellbeing representatives for taking part.

Amongst the participants will be the Alzheimer’s Society which provides information and support to anyone who needs it from people with a diagnosis of dementia and their families and carers or someone who is worried about their memory. Cancer Focus NI will be conducting skin analysis using a specialised scanner, and MacMillan Cancer Care will be offering advice. The RNIB will have simulation glasses for different eye conditions, while representatives from the North Coast Counselling and Mental Health Service for Adults,

Children and Young People as well as Age Concern Causeway will also be present.

Andrew McClelland Physiotherapy and Triangle Pilates will be detailing their range of services. Gerald McQuilken offers massage, aromatherapy and dance for health and will be providing short hand massages on the day. Milburn Alternative Therapies will also be there, covering CBT, food intolerances and acupuncture amongst their other offerings.

There will be plenty of practical advice on the day from a range of health and wellbeing professionals and for those with a few pounds to lose, Slimming World team leaders will be on hand to offer encouragement. And of course, the team from Specsavers Coleraine will be at the event hosting hearing and vision screenings for those who attend.

Judith Ball adds, “We would like to extend an invitation to anyone who has any health and wellbeing concerns to please come along to the Town Hall on the 14th anytime between 10am and 3pm. You will be assured of a very warm welcome. Anyone in the health-related sector who would like to take part is invited to contact me at the Coleraine store.”

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