On the 7th March 2014 learners from the Health Services Supervisory Management Course (HS6) held a promotion event for approximately 80 members of the Active Retirement group in Johnstown Pastoral Centre.
Following the usual Friday meeting the learners gave a half hour presentation on Nutrition, Exercise and Health Screening for the elderly. Following the presentation the learners met with the members giving practical advice on lifestyle and answering queries. The learners provided a display showing examples of good nutrition, interesting food labels and useful recipes. They also provided information leaflets on a variety of topics relevant to the group.
In addition, members of the Pastoral Centre were offered Blood Pressure screening, which proved very popular.
The event was a hugh success. The members were very impressed with the professional approach of the learners and found the presentations very informative. There were a number of requests for further events and it was a great opportunity for DFEi to link in with the local community.