Men’s Health Information Evening

The Portland Men's Shed Team
A great Evening of Men's Health
Tuesday, 2 September 2014
Active Health Portland held it's first information session for Men’s Health on 10th September 2014. It was in association with the Portland’s Men’s Shed, and a gold coin admission fee was donated towards the projects of the Portland’s Men’s Shed.

It was held at Active Health Portland from 5:30pm. Friends and family were welcomed and encouraged to come along.

The schedule for the evening was as follows:

5:30pm -Tour of the Facility

5:45pm -Introduction and guest speakers Brian Lineker and Jason Killick

6:30pm -Expert Panel discussion with questions with a doctor, Exercise Physiologist and Community Health Nurse

7:00pm -Health checks provided by Active Health Portland and Portland District Health staff

There was an excellent response from the community and the group were relaxed and happy to chat and mingle while enjoying a healthy snack.

The guest speakers both gave personal accounts of their own journeys from poor health to better health and both stressed the importance of continually working on making major health changes sustainable, despite relapses.

The panel were well received and described how they can help with healthy lifestyle choices before answering questions from the audience.

The evening concluded with some members of the audience staying on for a health check, or booking for appointments with the professionals they had met during the evening.

Due to the success of this evening Active Health Portland looks forward to holding similar events in the future.