Clough and District Senior Citizens have captured ideas for a healthy lifestyle on film in the form of their very own DVD, “Wellness for Seniors”.
The DVD, which was launched at a special luncheon recently in the village community centre, was created with the help of funding from the HSC Public Health Agency through the Networks Involving Communities in Health Improvement Small Grants Scheme.
The resulting 24-minute film features talks and demonstrations given by a range of health professionals and other speakers during the project’s seven sessions.
Included is celebrity chef Paula McIntyre who speaks on nutrition and gives advice on the preparation and cooking of meals for seniors; Jo Higgins, Active Ageing Co-ordinator (Ballymena), speaking on the importance of daily exercise such as walking and armchair aerobics; Gillian McKee of Cloughmills Pharmacy, speaking on pharmacy services including repeat prescriptions and minor ailments; Martina McGarel from Fitter Feet (Ballymena and Cloughmills), providing advice on footware and footcare; optometrist Kathy Delargy of Eye Connection (Cloughmills), speaking on the importance of having regular eye tests and explaining how signs of ill health can often be identified through an eye examination.
The final session, ‘Living with prostate problems’, centred on the experience of a sufferer including treatment received.
At the DVD’s official launch, Harry Hume, Chairperson of Clough and District Senior Citizens group, which has been in existence for some 14 years, and secretary Mary Stewart presented a copy to Veronica McKinley of North Antrim Community Network who supervised the project.