Free health information event

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ARE YOU living with or caring for a person living with a long term health condition? Why not come along to the free health information event at Reid Hall in Forfar on Thursday, April 25 to find out more about the range of services and the support available in Angus that could help you manage your condition better.

The event, which runs from 11 a.m., until 3 p.m., will be opened by Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Angus Sandy McKendrick.

The health information day will get off to a toe tapping start with piper David Myles.

The day aims to help those affected by long term conditions to live well by providing up-to-date information on a range of health conditions.

Over 30 stands will be covering diseases such as diabetes, chronic lung conditions such as asthma, smoking cessation, weight management, cardiac disease, arthritis, pain management, dementia, Parkinson’s disease, emotional wellbeing and good mental health.

Local services and organisations will also be available to share information about the wide support available in Angus for people affected by a long term conditions.

Health professionals and representatives from charities and local organisations as well as Angus local authority will be on hand during the day to answer questions.

The day will be informal, informative and fun and to raise awareness of the benefits of exercise visitors will be able to take part in or watch Tai Chi and chair-based exercises, try a few taster sessions in complementary therapies as well as view demonstrations in good healthcare.