Community Fund – Broomhouse Health Strategy – November update

We are now in our Winter programme and nearing the end of this term.

Active Groups; Ongoing with our regular sessions of Chair Exercise, Adult Walking Group, Women’s Dance Aerobics and our regular Buggy Gym twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Baby’s First Foods (Weaning Group) is completed for 2017 and DUO will continue until December 11th. All these groups will be back in action again early in 2018.

This term has offered ‘Mindfulness’ at Whinpark Medical Centre and has run for 6 weeks and is now complete, we will continue with our next new Mindfulness Session with GP /Self Referrals starting up again in the New Year at Sighthill Health Centre. We have also had more Adult Cooking sessions , which incluce chatting about health and wellbeing and food choices, a recent group enjoyed making some tasty wraps.

In the shop; Our staff and Volunteers have enjoyed the visits from the local nursery and primary school children who came along to the shop once a week and have a taster of our smoothies and buy some soup and fruit bags.  We are continuing our outreach with the local community at the Baby Clinics and other educational opportunities in the neighbourhood.

We are offering our lovely fruit plates for sale as Christmas Gifts, you can choose or order the kind of fruit you would like at a price that suits you, they are very pretty, good value and healthy too! And we have a new idea with ‘cookie dough with a cookie cutter’ a gift to give that makes nice celebration biscuits with a recipe and everything you need to make them.

The shop is open for business as usual and is a friendly hub for a chat in the middle of the neighbourhood. We will be taking our Christmas orders now for lots of lovely fruit and vegetables for the Christmas Dinner.  We do take a break for a couple of weeks to ensure the volunteers and staff get a well-earned break. We shall open up again on the 8th January.