Free public health checks announced for Tullamore

An important initiative

Justin Kelly

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Free public health checks announced for Tullamore

Free public health checks announced for Tullamore

As Pfizer Healthy Town 2017 draws to a close, there are still opportunities for the people of Tullamore to get involved and take a positive step towards improving their health and wellbeing. 

For the final phase of the Pfizer Healthy Town initiative, there will be free one-to-one health checks for members of the public, conducted by qualified and experienced nurses.

Each health check will include a blood pressure check, a cholesterol check and a glucose check, along with weight measurement and a Body Mass Index (BMI) check.

Carbon monoxide checks and advice on quitting smoking will also be available free of charge.

The free health checks will take place on 3 days throughout November and December, between 9.00am and 5.00pm, in the locations listed below:

30th November – Bridge House Hotel

5th December – Central Hotel, Main Street

11th December – Bridge House Hotel

To book contact your free health check, please call 01 460 4820.

Karen O’Keeffe, Director of Corporate Affairs, Pfizer, said, “Through the Pfizer Healthy Town initiative we want to encourage people to think seriously about their health and wellbeing. Often, the hardest part in adopting a healthy lifestyle is taking the first step. We want to remind the people of Tullamore that it is never too late to make a change. The series of free health checks that are available to the public over the coming weeks are a great way for people to become more health-aware.”

Now in its sixth year, Pfizer Healthy Town aligns with the World Health Organisation’s Healthy Cities initiative and Healthy Ireland’s Healthy Towns and Counties, and establishes that every town has the potential to be a Healthy Town. ‘Healthy Ireland’, the national framework for action to improve the health and wellbeing of Ireland, supports the programme. Previous Healthy Towns have included Navan, Athlone, Portlaoise, Wicklow and Kilkenny. The Tullamore Healthy Town programme involves a series of health initiatives, events and seminars, and the free public health checks mark the final initiative of the 2017 programme.

People in Tullamore are encouraged to keep up to date with the Pfizer Healthy Town programme by checking the Facebook page, HealthyTownIreland and share updates on social media about their health and wellbeing plans, using the hashtag #MyHealthyTown.

If you are not online, then you can contact the Community Section in Offaly County Council, community@offalycoco.ie or call 057 9357401.

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