Health and Wellbeing Market - Saturday 18th May 2019
24th April 2019
THE county's third Health and Wellbeing Market is taking place at the Pulteney Centre in Wick on Saturday May 18th.
There will be more than 20 stalls offering information on health and wellbeing services that can be accessed in Caithness.
The event is being organised by Caithness Health Improvement Forum with Caithness Voluntary Group and Pulteneytown People's Project and will run from 11am to 3pm.
The aim is to showcase the wide range of opportunities available locally to benefit general health as well as mental, spiritual, emotional and social wellbeing.
Stallholders will include Befriending Caithness, LGOWIT, Caithness Rural Transport, NHS Health Improvement, Home-Start and Home Energy Scotland.
Caithness Music will be having a music-making for health stall as well as a brass band and handbell ringing during the day.
Hearing and Sight Care will offer hearing screening and do some BSL - "learn to fingerspell".
There will be yoga taster sessions and acupuncture.
PPP will have information about its service assisting people with benefits and budgeting, as well as a service that it starting soon for older people in the community.
If you would like to book a stall please contact Yvonne @cvg.org.uk
Event co-ordinator Yvonne Hendry, from CVG, said: "We are hoping to build on the success of the previous events."
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