Community Health and lifestyle Project being led by Croí

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Furbo native Bernadette White,  her husband  Frank and their three children,  twins, Saoirse and Oisin 5 ½ yrs old and Colm 3 yrs met with the Croí Health Team to chat about all things health related from Blood Pressure to BMI to the importance of  good nutrition and healthy eating habits in order to build a healthy foundation for children.

 

 

Over the next 6 months  Galway County Local Community Development Committee  ( LCDC) will roll

Gertie, Tosca and Ruth  with Councillor O Tuairsig and Ann Mallaghan, Social Inclusion Officer, Galway Co Co.

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.