Male? Feeling a little flat? ‘Recharge’ yourself!

Posted Friday 15th April 2011

If you’re a man aged 50 plus and live in the Halton area, your local NHS Health Improvement Team is soon to start its popular 10 week ‘Men’s Recharge’ programme.

Mens Health RechargeThe FREE course is designed to improve the health and wellbeing of those taking part by offering men the opportunity to socialise with other men of a similar age.

The weekly get together will be held in both Runcorn and in Widnes at easy to reach venues.

  • Runcorn – Halton Lodge Community Centre, Grangeway. Starting Wednesday 20th April 1.30pm – 3.30pm.
  • Widnes – The Studio, Lacey Street. Starting Tuesday 3rd May 1.00pm – 3.00pm.

Paula Edmondson is a Health Improvement Specialist. She said:

“Men’s Recharge is a brilliant programme for men. It’s a great way to get involved in local community activities. We know you will enjoy meeting new people, trying new things and making new friends.

“Getting older can take its toll, which is why looking after yourself, your health and wellbeing is important.

“When talking about health, we know men aren’t always as forthcoming as women. This free men only course puts a stop to that as it is an excellent way for like minded men aged over 50 to start talking, socialising, interacting and even exercising together.”

Keeping yourself fit and healthy later in life is really important. The Men’s Recharge course from the Health Improvement Team is an interactive and hands on programme which has been tailor-made to the needs of older men. Sessions vary from week to week, but will include:

  • complimentary therapy
  • hands on cook and taste
  • general exercise
  • health checks

Anyone wanting to book onto the free 10 week Men’s Recharge programme should contact the Health Improvement Team on 0300 300 0103*, visit www.healthimprovementteam.co.uk or talk to their GP.

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Notes to Editors:

  • *Anyone calling 0300 300 0103 will be charged the same as calling a landline, even from a mobile.
  • As well as Men’s Recharge, the Health Improvement Team also offers the ‘Recharge’ programme for women and men mixed together.
  • The Health Improvement Team is a joint partnership between NHS Halton and St Helens and St Helens Council.
  • The Health Improvement Team delivers a range of local health services and campaigns to the population of Halton and St Helens and is the successful face for many local projects.

For further information about the content of this news release please contact the Community Health Services Communications Team on 01928 593094.

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