Events and Campaigns

Throughout Wychavon there are lots of events and campaigns running to help you to improve your lifestyle. Please click on the links for further details.

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There are also a number of National Health Weeks being held On the Worcestershire County Council website there are a number of healthy living campaigns that have been run over the last year.


Events and Workshops


Falls Prevention Campaign

Falls are a major issue in Worcestershire. With 30% of over 65's living in the community falling each year – this could be as many as 32,000 older people falling in Worcestershire every year. Falling can often result in fractures and being admitted hospital.

As part of UK Older People's Day on the 1st October 2014, Worcestershire Falls Prevention group are highlighting the simple ways you can change your lifestyle to reduce the risk factors associated with falling, by eating a healthy diet, keeping hydrated and moving more!

Local Falls Prevention and other Services

Older adults who take part in any physical activity gain physical and mental health benefits. Older adults should aim to be active daily; making sure that in total they are doing 30 minutes of moderate exercise a week - adding up to 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity per week. All older adults should also minimise the amount of time they are sedentary.

Below are a number of key leaflets and factsheets around raising awareness of falls prevention, along with a list of local falls prevention and other key services.

Malnutrition Fact Sheet

Hydration Fact Sheet

Dental Health Fact Sheet

Strength and Balance Classes

Local Exercise Classes

Healthy Living for Strong Bones

Staying Steady

Ways to Prevent Falls

Skin Care and Protection

If you would like to know more about the local falls prevention service or have any enquires please contact the Falls Prevention Team on 01905 681 769 or visit


Eating Well

Good nutrition keeps muscles, bones, organs and other parts of the body stronger for longer. Eating vitamin-rich based food boosts immunity and fights illness-causing toxins. A healthy diet reduces the risk of heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, type-2 diabetes and cancer.


Drinking lots

Adults are recommended to drink 6 to 8 glasses a day to prevent dehydration. Drinking plenty of fluid can reduce your risk of urinary infections, constipation, cognitive impairment, low blood pressure, and pressure ulcers and other skin complaints.


NHS Health Checks

health checksNHS Worcestershire is offering free Health Checks to those aged 40-74, giving you an indication of your risk of developing these conditions over the next ten years. The Health Check involves answering some simple questions about your lifestyle, taking measurements such as height, weight and blood pressure and having a blood test to check your cholesterol. After the check you can discuss your results with a healthcare professional and receive personalised support to help reduce your risk.

If you would like to know more please click Here.

For more information  regarding health please call Community Health Improvement Co-ordinator for Wychavon, Clare Charlton on 01386 565182 or email