Published by Dani Millward for Quicksilver PR in Health and also in Communities, Housing
asra Housing Group housing officer, Michael Dowdican talks nutrition with Jacki Henson from the NHS
Tenants of a Midlands based housing association came together for a wellness-themed morning of activities to help them improve their general health and wellbeing and to find out more about their local community.
Residents of asra Housing Group took part in a variety of free activities at the Group’s Mansfield office in Layton Burroughs including zumba classes, line-dancing and a unique cycling challenge that saw residents generate the electricity needed to make healthy smoothies by pedalling static bikes.
Tenants were also able to enjoy a relaxing manicure, find out more about Raki and stress-management techniques and take part in cooking workshops – led by an NHS nutritionist – to learn how to make well-balanced, healthy and cost-effective meals.
Tony Gelsthorpe, who lives in Layton Burroughs, said: “It was a brilliant day and enjoyed by all who attended. I picked up a lot of tips about living a healthier lifestyle and I’ll certainly be making some simple changes that will have a positive effect on the way I live my life.”
As well as healthy activities, the wellness session provided asra Housing Group residents with opportunities to find out more about local recycling schemes and seek advice about housing, income and mental health services. It also highlighted a variety of ways to become more actively involved with the local community.
Sally-Anne Underhill, service delivery manager at asra Housing Group, said: “We were pleased with the turnout for the event, which included activities for everyone, young and old.
“At asra Housing Group, the wellbeing of our customers is extremely important to us and we hope everyone enjoyed the day and learned some useful tips they can apply in their day-to-day lives.”