A better Medway
Published: Friday, 15th October 2021

We've partnered with the Medway African and Caribbean Association (MACA) to host the free Move Well, Eat Well event in Gillingham on Sunday, 17 October.

The event aims to promote health and wellbeing activities that can be undertaken by people of all ages and abilities.

The past year has seen a decrease in the number of people engaging in physical activities as a result of national lockdowns. Over the past 18 months, MACA has been proactively working with public health and Kent Sports to provide access to a wide range of activities to the elderly to enable them  to keep moving. 

Find out about free local health services

James Williams, Medway Council’s Director of Public Health, said: "The Move Well, Eat Well event gives local communities the perfect opportunity to take up a free health M.O.T with our experts. At this event you can learn more about physical activity groups that can help tailor your exercise plans and about free local health services that we provide to residents to help them stay well. Come down and discover more about what’s available to you." 

Try new things and have fun

Chair of MACA, Carol Stewart, said: "The idea for this event came from a desire to continue to raise awareness of the importance of physical activity, and  to show that there are a wide range of activities that people can do in the home. We recognise that the past year has been a challenge  for many in terms of maintaining a healthy diet, and restrictions on  movement resulting in increased obesity rates. We wanted to hold a day for all the community to try new things and  have fun."

The event takes place on Sunday, 17 October from 11am until 4pm at Medway Park in Gillingham.

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