8 July - Healthy Peterborough Lifestyle Service Launch
The city’s Healthy Peterborough Lifestyle Service is excited to invite members of the public to celebrate the launch of the service on Saturday 8 July between 10am and 4pm on Bridge Street, outside Peterborough Town Hall.
This vibrant and entertaining event will be an opportunity to learn about the range of support on offer with a focus on Healthy Body, Healthy Heart and Lungs and Exercise. Free health checks, stop smoking support and exercise demonstrations will run alongside a fun packed day of Bhangras, balloon modelling, stilt walker, face painters, giant bubbles, puppets and Dhol players!
Peterborough City Council commissioned Solutions4Health to provide information and support to enable residents to make better lifestyle choices and take control of their health.Councillor Diane Lamb, Peterborough City Council’s cabinet member for public health, will join representatives from Solutions4Health in celebrating this new service.
Councillor Lamb said: “The new Healthy Peterborough Lifestyle Service has real potential to transform people’s lives and I’m looking forward to the launch event to see the support being offered in practice.
“Backed up by research we know that changes in lifestyle, for example giving up smoking or taking more exercise, can have a big impact on our long term health. But it can be hard to make changes without support and motivational advice, and that’s where the new Healthy Peterborough service steps in.
“Whether you want to give up smoking or some tips on integrating exercise into your lifestyle, it’s all going to be on hand. I hope as many people will come along to the event to get a taster of the support and advice on offer. "
Leena Sankla, Director of Public Health & Lifestyle Services at Solutions 4 Health said “We are excited to showcase the amazing support on offer to both children and adults in the city of Peterborough. The event is shaping up to be a real celebration of the diversity and vibrancy of the city as well as highlighting key areas where the Healthy Peterborough service can help residents to understand their health and make a positive change, not only for themselves but for their friends, family and loved ones.”
Peterborough residents who can’t make it to on the day but are keen to start living a healthier, happier life, can contact the service via;
Telephone: 0800 376 5655 / 01733 590 064