Something for everyone at the Angus Health Fair

‘Getting The Balance Right ’ is the theme of this year’s Angus Health Fair which will be held in the Reid Hall in Forfar on Thursday, September 20, between 10am and 3pm.

This year’s health fair will be the biggest ever, offering many opportunities for people to learn about improving their own health and how to help contribute to the health and wellbeing of others in their community.

The free fair is in its 20th year, is organised by Voluntary Action Angus and is supported by NHS Tayside and Angus Council Social Work and Health.

The fair attracts a wide range of stallholders representing health, housing, social care and environmental organisations and provides an opportunity for the people of Angus to find out what services are on offer and to find out about voluntary groups in the area.

Stalls will be staffed by volunteers, healthcare professionals and representatives from organisations. They will be on hand to provide information and advice to the public on a range of topics including smoking cessation, sensible drinking, good mental health and wellbeing as well as physical activity and nutrition information for children and older people.

Chief executive of Voluntary Action Angus Gary Malone said: “The health fair provides both information about personal wellbeing and the range of services and organisation available in Angus.

“Now more than ever before we also have a social responsibility to help the elderly and more vulnerable in our communities. Single Point of Contact is to be established in every area of Angus which will simplify the process of volunteering and finding out what is available locally. This will make it even easier for people to volunteer and become involved and help make a difference to the lives of people in their communities.”

For further information please contact Beth Cargill at Voluntary Action Angus 01241 875525.