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Healthy Hub – October

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Hertsmere’s Healthy Hubs Our Healthy Hubs provide FREE lifestyle support for individuals and their families covering mental health, physical activity, weight management, smoking cessation, health MOTs and nutritional advice, and sexual health testing kits. Contact Lee or Nicola to make a face-to-face appointment or phone in: Lee or 07741 248852 Nicola O’ or 020 8207 5115 Find out more at the Healthy Hub website. Alternatively, visit our Healthy Hub Self Service page, where you can access all of the services you need online. If you would like to access free health advice, fill out our enquiry form and we’ll get back to you. New Healthy Hub pop ups are coming in October. See the below graphic to see where we will be and when. Drop in for a free confidential chat with our staff! The Justice Bus is coming to Borehamwood on Thursday 20 October 10am-12:30pm. The Law Clinic will offer FREE advice to members of the public on a range of legal issues including family, employment, housing and consumer. If you would like to book an appointment to guarantee you are seen at the satellite clinic please contact the Law Clinic on 01707 284115 or by email. HH Pop up graphic WMSM Logo We Move, She Moves new sessions! We have two new sessions, book on now! Zumba – Every Monday 8-9pm at Maxwell Park Community Centre, Borehamwood for just £6 a session Squashercise – Every Tuesday 6:30-7:30pm at Hertswood Academy, Borehamwood for just £5 a session Please visit our website and Facebook page @WeMoveSheMoves for session updates and to find out what’s on near you and how to book. WMSM COVID-19 and flu – get protected and get on with life this autumn Everyone aged 50 and over, people working in frontline health and social care, and those who are at high risk, will be offered a COVID-19 booster jab and a free flu jab this autumn. More than 60 local pharmacies, most GP practices, ‘pop up’ vaccination centres and outreach clinics will be taking vaccinations into the heart of communities across Hertfordshire.  People who are at most risk of serious illness, such as those aged 65 and over, pregnant women, those who are immunosuppressed and frontline health and care staff, can book their autumn COVID-19 booster now. Adults aged between 50-65 will be invited to book their vaccinations in the next few weeks, if not already. Children who were aged 2 or 3 years old on the 31 August 2022, all primary school-aged children and eligible 11-16 year olds will also be offered the flu vaccine.   If you are eligible and have never had a COVID or flu vaccination before, it’s not too late to have your first. Make an appointment online, speak to a pharmacist, visit one of our local walk-in clinics or ring 119 for more information.  Covid and Flu jabs Borehamwood Community Wellbeing Fair 2022 Come along to the Borehamwood Community Wellbeing Fair and make your health a priority. This event is taking place at the Allum Manor, 2 Allum Lane, Borehamwood, WD6 3PJ on Friday 21 October 1-5pm. The event will feature a market place with stalls offering wellbeing information services and advice from organisations supporting the Borehamwood community. No need to book just drop in! For further information please email Borehamwood Fair Smokers encouraged to join Stoptober Stoptober is back, calling on smokers in England to join more than 2.5 million others who have made a quit attempt with the campaign since it launched over a decade ago in 2012. Nearly 6 million adults in England still smoke, and it remains the single biggest behavioural cause of preventable death, with 64,000 deaths a year. This year’s Stoptober mass quit attempt is as important as ever, with quitting being one of the best things a smoker can do for their health. That’s why this year’s Stoptober campaign is encouraging smokers to join the thousands of others who are giving quitting a go for the month of October, making it to 28 days smoke free means you’re five times as likely to quit for good. Quitting will allow you to start moving better, breathe more easily and give you more money to spend. Stoptober offers a range of free quitting tools including: the NHS Quit Smoking app, Facebook messenger bot, Stoptober Facebook online communities, daily emails and SMS, and an online Personal Quit Plan tool. For more information visit the NHS Better Health website. Stoptober Health checksFree NHS Health Checks  Everyone is at risk of developing heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney disease and some forms of dementia. The good news is that these conditions can often be prevented – even if someone has a history of them in their family. If you’re aged 40-74, Healthy Hubs in Hertsmere are offering you the opportunity to have a free health check. You’ll be assessed on your personal heart health, cholesterol levels, blood pressure and risk of diabetes. Your personal advisor can also help with information on diet, physical activity, smoking, alcohol, and risk reduction. Places must be booked in advance so please contact us for more information. To be eligible you must: be 40-74 years of age not have had an NHS Health Check in the last five years not have had a stroke or heart disease not been diagnosed with high blood pressure or atrial fibrillation (fast irregular heartbeat) not be taking cholesterol lowering medication not already been diagnosed with a risk of 20% or more of having a heart attack or stroke in the next 10 years To register your interest please complete the online registration here. Or for more information you can contact Hertfordshire Health Improvement Service here. SRMD Yoga and Meditation sessions SRMD are excited to share that they will be continuing their weekly morning Yoga and meditation classes in October and November! Kickstart your weekend with a one hour asana class followed by a LIVE meditation! Every Saturday in October and November 8:15-9:15am (Yoga) & 9:30-10:00am (Meditation) Venue: SRMD London Spiritual Centre, Falconer Road, Bushey, WD23 3AD For more information and to book your tickets, visit the London SRMD website here. yoga