Health in the Community
Rotary supporting Community health at Health Melas and Fairs
Health in the Community
Rotary in Cumbria & Lancashire helps to support Community Health in several ways:
- Health Melas or Health Fairs
- Defibrillators in the Community Project 2013-2016
- Check your Blood Pressure Day - Saturday 23 April 2016
News update :
Check your Blood Pressure Day events held all around our District. Information from the Clitheroe event is :
- 142 people had their blood pressure taken on the day
- 24 people were advised to contact their Doctor for a routine follow up
- 4 people were advised to contact their Doctor within a few days
Health Melas or Fairs
Regular Melas are held in Preston, Leyland and on the Fylde Coast, and more are being planend in Carnforth and Carlisle.
At a Health Mela you can visit different exhibitors who can provide you with advice and information on medical matters. There are free sessions where you can talk to professionals about your health and get a free personal health check. This isn't to replace your Doctor, but provides a convenient way to get advice in your community.
Rotary is helping to run these events in partnership with the National Forum for Health and Well Being. Here is a link to the NFHW site. www.nfhw.org.uk/
If you are interested in holding a Mela in your area please contact the Past District Governor (PDG) Kevin Walsh or Rotarian Romesh Gupta.
PDG Kevin says : “It was been great pleasure to be invited to take part in the two Health Melas in 2013/14. The improvement of Health & Wellbeing in our communities is a key aspect of what Rotary aims to do in the world. I am keen to use the experience gained by the Rotary Clubs of Leyland and Blackpool Palatine and their colleagues in the National Forum for Health & Well Being to further the development of these important events throughout the rest of Lancashire and into Cumbria.”
Know Your Blood Pressure Day - aka Rotary Stroke Awareness Day
This years Know Your Blood Pressure Day is on 5th April 2014, or whenever your club wants to do it! This event is sometimes heralded as the most important community service event of the year. It has changed lives.
The Stroke Association runs the Know Your Blood Pressure campaign with partners such as Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland and the Ambulance Service Network, to offer free blood pressure tests to members of the public.
Please note that in order for clubs to be covered by insurance they MUST register the event with the Stroke Association. The Stroke Association campaign website can be accessed by clicking here: Rotary and know your blood pressure.