Parish Wellness Roadshows - preventing illness and prolonging life By Ivo Le Maistre Smith on Monday 18 January 2016

Family Nursing & Home Care (FNHC) is going on tour in 2016 to highlight the variety of services available to Islanders through the Charity.

FNHC’s Parish Wellness Roadshows will be visiting a different Parish each month, with the first roadshow taking place at St Ouen’s Parish Hall on Wednesday 27th January.

‘We have organised the FNHC Parish Wellness Roadshows to get out in to the community and talk to people about the variety of services we provide,’ said FNHC Fundraising Manager, Ivo Le Maistre Smith.

‘Not many people know that we are a charity, and that we are the largest provider of health and community care in the Island. We have dedicated teams trained in health visiting, school and children’s nursing, district and specialist nursing, as well as home care and palliative care. We’re hoping the roadshows will give people who don’t know much about us the chance to come along and find out more in a friendly and relaxed environment.’

The roadshows are free to attend and no pre registration is required. Attendees will be given the chance to talk to one of FNHC’s community nurses and find out more about what services are available through the Charity and how to access them. The nursing teams will also be on hand to provide basic health checks such as BMI and blood pressure measurements, as well as offering guidance on healthy eating, smoking cessation, breastfeeding and other tips relating to health promotion and illness prevention.

‘As well as helping people to discover what FNHC can do for them, the roadshows will also be a chance for islanders to receive up to date information on healthy lifestyle choices. Our fundraising team will also be there to talk about how people’s donations are making a huge difference to the lives of thousands of Islanders, and provide information on how to get involved in our exciting fundraising activities throughout the year,’ added Mr Le Maistre Smith.

The first FNHC Community Wellness Roadshow takes place between 2.30 and 5.30pm on Wednesday 27th January at St Ouen’s Parish Hall. Complimentary teas, coffees and light refreshments will be available and there is free parking on site. 

For more information about the roadshows, please call Ivo Le Maistre Smith on 01534 443664.

 

Roadshow dates and locations:

 

Wednesday 27th January, 2.30 - 5.30pm – St Ouen 

Wednesday 10th February, 2.30 - 5.30pm – St Helier

Wednesday 9th March, 2.30 - 5.30pm – St Brelade

Tuesday 12th April, 2.30 - 5.30pm – Trinity

Wednesday 4th May, 2.30 - 5.30pm – St Martin

Tuesday 7th June, 2.30 - 5.30pm – St John

Wednesday 6th July, 2.30 - 5.30pm - St Saviour

Thursday 11th August, 2.30 - 5.30pm – St Clement (Battle of Flowers Day)

Thursday 15th September, 2.30 - 5.30pm – St Lawrence

Wednesday 12th October, 2.30 - 5.30pm – St Mary

Wednesday 9th November, 2.30 - 5.30pm – St Peter

Wednesday 30th November, 2.30 - 5.30pm – Grouville