Bhí áthas orainn a bheith páirteach sa lá seo innié, “Lá Sláinte na Mara” i Scoill na bhForbacha, Gaillimh. Lá iontach ar fád!
Croí Health Team spent a wonderful sunny Sunday afternoon in the company of the parents and pupils at Scoil na bforbacha in what is quite possibly the BEST location of any school on the Island of Ireland. What lucky children they are to have such a stunning location to spend their school days!!
The event was launched by Connemara Councillor and, Cathaoirleach for Galway County Council Seán Ó Tuairisg. He sat down with Croí Nurse Ruth to chat about the risk factors for Heart Disease in our communities and the importance of knowing your numbers in relation to Blood Pressure, Cholesterol and BMI.
Over the next 6 months Galway County Local Community Development Committee ( LCDC) will roll
out a programme of activities in collaboration with a wide range of local communities and groups. With the help of funding from Healthy Ireland, staff from the Social Inclusion Unit of Galway County Council
will work with a number of partners to support more communities to run local events to promote Health and Well-being. One such project is the Community Health and lifestyle Project being led by Croí who as part of this initiative provided FREE BP, Pulse, BMI checks and lifestyle advice at Lá Sláinte na Mara on Sunday. In the coming months Croí will be coordinating the delivery of a number of health checks and interventions by tutors with the expertise to help participants improve their attitude to lifestyle, diet, and overall physical and mental well-being.