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Jun 2019
Here and Now Chester Ltd - Kathy's Keep Fit

This week Jo, Supervisor from our Blacon branch provided Blood Pressure Tests for every Member of the Here and Now Chester Keep Fit group and then joined in the Group's weekly session. The members all received information on how at Swettenham Chemists we can help our customers to lead a healthier life.

Here and Now is a social enterprise based in Blacon with the aim of bringing socially isolated people together in a friendly and relaxed environment. Here and Now was formed in July 2015 with the help of Blacon Business Enterprise and CWaC and works to enhance the lives of the older members of the Blacon and Chester Community.

Here and Now provides activities such as crafts, card making, flower arranging, cake making, letterpress printing, table top games including dominoes, cards, and table top skittles as well as providing education sessions on topics such as new technology and health. In addition to this we also welcome regular guest speakers from various organisations who provide advice and information on various community and health matters.

At Here and Now their goals are to:

  • Promote community inclusion
  • Reduce loneliness and isolation
  • Build the confidence of all through the ethos of activity learning and companionship
  • Provide a fun and inclusive environment for everyone attending their sessions

Here and Now is made up of four directors and two part time staff, as well as working with the University of Chester to employ interns through their Careers and Employability Centre. However, the most important people who work with them are their team of dedicated volunteers. They rely heavily on the help of volunteers from the community and they currently have over twenty volunteering staff who work alongside them to help improve the lives of socially isolated people in the community.

They are always on the lookout for new volunteers to become part of the Here and Now team. If you are interested in getting involved, or would like to know more about their project, then please visit their web site which can be found at http://www.hereandnowchester.co.uk/ They also have a Facebook page which shows all the wonderful activities taking place throughout the year.

A big thank you to Cathy for allowing Swettenham Chemists to attend their Keep Fit session today. Why not pop along and blow away those cobwebs and GET ACTIVE! The Keep Fit Class meet every Monday - 10:30am - 11:30am at the Community Room at the Parade Enterprise Centre on Blacon Avenue.

18 Allport Lane, Bromborough, Wirral
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