THE ROTARY CLUB OF MAIDENHEAD BRIDGE INVITED TOWN RESIDENTS TO PICK UP SOME HEALTH TIPS AND INFORMATION ALONGSIDE SALE SHOPPING THIS WEEKEND. OVER 100 PEOPLE TOOK THE ROTARIANS UP ON THEIR OFFER, RECEIVING BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS, CHOLESTEROL CHECKES AND ADVICE ON EXERCISE, DEMENTIA AND DIABETES.
The Rotary Club of Maidenhead Bridge invited the community of Maidenhead to kick off 2015 in a healthy way with a free, informal Health Awareness Day in the Nicholson Centre last Saturday, joined by teams from Heart UK, Dementia UK, Diabetes UK, and The Stroke Association.
The Rotary Club took over a unit in the Nicholson Centre from 10am to offer advice and information on getting fit, eating healthily, the effects of high cholesterol and how to manage it, diabetes, the risks of high blood pressure and how to support people with dementia, as well as ways to reduce chances of suffering from dementia in future years – all completely free of charge with no obligations. Over 100 people took the club up on their offer, with a handful being given an urgent referral to their GP for following blood pressure and cholesterol checks.
This is one of the many local community based activities carried out by the Rotary Club of Maidenhead Bridge, alongside a free Easter family fun day in Grenfell Park and a close working relationship with Open Kitchen helping to feed the hungry in Maidenhead and the immediate area.
Rotary International is a worldwide organisation of men and women who volunteer their time and talents to serve their communities at home and overseas. Rotarians are people who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and help to build goodwill and peace in the world. Rotary is inclusive of all cultures, races and creeds.
Rotarians are a cross-section of the local community. The regular meetings are a great way to keep in touch with what is happening in your local area and beyond. A Rotarian is welcome at any Rotary meeting anywhere in the world.