GOOD News: 19th March

Thank you to local residents like Pat who called in to see link workers Wendy & Lisa and Karen from Healthier Fleetwood at the outdoor market earlier this week for Social Prescribing Day.


Although it wasn’t the warmest of mornings, it was a good opportunity to meet up safely for a chat and an update on what’s happening in the community. It is hoped that the Thursday sessions may become more of a regular event in the future and we'll pass on the details.


There are a couple of awareness days coming up over the next few weeks.


Tomorrow, Saturday 20th March is International Happiness Day and Tuesday 23rd March marks the anniversary of the first UK lockdown - the Marie Curie charity is leading on a ‘National Day of Reflection’. The day will be an opportunity to reflect on collective loss, support those who've been bereaved, and look forward to a brighter future. There will also be a minute's silence at 12 noon on the day.


Read more on the Marie Curie website.


Looking further ahead Lancashire Adult Learning are hosting two on-line events.

On 14th April between 6.30pm and 8.30pm there’s a wellbeing event for World Health Day to help you take control of your mind, body and soul. This will include sample mini-sessions and techniques on home exercise, healthy eating ideas, mindfulness and finding the positives in challenging times. >To book a place at the event click here:


The lockdowns have highlighted the importance of keeping connected and in particular with those individuals excluded from access to the internet.


Lancashire Adult Learning invite interested organisations to an event offering an insight into the types of free digital support available to get more people connected.


GPs, link-workers, councillors, care-workers, employers and more are encouraged to attend on the 16th April between 10.30am and 12 noon.

> Further information and to register.


Fleetwood Beach Wheelchairs is one of the many organisations looking forward to resuming outdoor activity with the easing of lockdown restrictions. The service took delivery of their seventh chair this week and will be confirming details of opening hours and booking arrangements for the Easter holidays on their website soon. See www.fleetwoodbeachweelchairs.co.uk and social media to find out more.


The latest figure for Fleetwood residents who have received their first COVID jab is now over 12,000.


Although there have been some news headlines this week about health and supply concerns, the over-riding message remains that the vaccines are safe and you should make and attend an appointment when it is offered. The success of the on-going vaccination program is keeping us all protected.


Until the next time, take care.

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