2 attendees at a recent Keep Well, Keep Movin’ health festival.

Keep well and keep movin’

Mark your calendars for Monday 12 June as Neptune Stadium is hosting a free community health festival.

The event aims to empower older adults by making connections, providing information, and promoting positive wellbeing.

From 10am-3pm, attendees can engage in activities, access resources, and discover ways to enhance their overall health and happiness.

The ‘Keep Well, Keep Movin’ community health festival for older adults is organised by HSE Cork North Community Work Department, part of Cork Kerry Community Healthcare. The recent Midleton health festival in March attracted more than 200 visitors.

The festival will include guest speakers on Fair Deal, Singing for the Brain, Falls and Frailty and Brain Health. There will also be a Drum Fit demonstration - a low impact physical activity which aims to improve circulation, brain function and wellbeing - followed by relaxation exercises.

A wide range of statutory, community and primary health services will also be present on the day. This allows visitors to gather information and speak to professionals they might otherwise not have had the opportunity to meet.

Sorcha Ní Chrualaoich, HSE Principal Community Worker with the Cork North Community Work Department, said: “The ‘Keep Well, Keep Movin’ Community Health Festival is a great way for older adults to learn about the primary healthcare, community, voluntary and statutory services that are available to them and how such services can assist them to stay well, active and connected, and everyone is welcome!”