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May 24, 20180

Community Hertsmere supported by Clarion Futures, is delivering a brand new community initiative Inter-Act which seeks to bring the community closer together and reduce social isolation by creating opportunities for people of all ages to get involved and share their time and skills. Inter-Act will provide support to local people to start up and run projects which will benefit the area.  

Community Hertsmere are holding two Open Days in Windsor Hall, Blythe Close, Borehamwood WD6 4EE on  

Tuesday 29 May from 11am – 2pm

Monday 11 June from 2pm – 5pm

 To hear people’s ideas on what activity they would like to see take place and how they can help increase community activity in Windsor Hall and the local area.

 


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May 21, 20180

One person develops dementia every three minutes, yet too many face it alone.

This Dementia Action Week, the Alzheimer’s Society is calling on everyone to take action to improve the everyday lives of people affected by dementia.

In Hertsmere, organisations, charities or businesses can sign up to be part of the Hertsmere Dementia Action Alliance. 

The Alzheimer’s Society’s also has the Dementia Friends programme, which is the biggest ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia. The Dementia Friends sessions aim to raise awareness and change the way we act, as you will learn more about dementia and the small ways you can help.

It is free to attend a session and become a Dementia Friend, the sessions usually last just one hour. Find your closest awareness session on the Dementia Friends website.

If a family member or friend is living with dementia, then you can also access support through Hertswise. Hertswise is a county-wide project that will offer easy-to-access information and advice, activities and support regardless of diagnosis status.

 


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May 15, 20180

Setting up the course, cheering on participants, handing out medals, giving your time.

THIS IS BEATING CANCER.

Watford Race for Life and Pretty Muddy simply can’t happen without the help and support of volunteers.

No previous experience is necessary, as a full briefing is given on arrival. All volunteers receive a t-shirt and refreshments, not to mention the great feeling of being part of something amazing!

Sign up to volunteer on Saturday 9th or Sunday 10th June RIGHT NOW.

For more information and to sign up have a look at the Race for Life website


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May 15, 20180

Across Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 June, Watford Race for Life will bring thousands of women together to support Cancer Research UK’s life-saving research. Just by signing up you’ll make a difference and whether you raise £10 or £200, every penny matters.

Race for Life 5k is great for all ages. Run, jog or walk; the only thing that matters is that you’re part of it. Want to push yourself further? Enter the 10k, which takes in the beautiful Whippendell Woods.

If you’re looking for something a bit different then take on Watford Pretty Muddy; the obstacle course that sees women of all abilities crawl through tunnels, bounce on space hoppers and slip down mudslides. This year, there are two start waves just for kids too!

If you’re looking for a half marathon then look no further than the beautiful course at Lee Valley Park on Sunday 7th October.

Whichever event you choose and whether you do it in a tutu or just an old pink t-shirt, THIS IS BEATING CANCER.

For more information and to book visit their website


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May 9, 20180

Its walking month, try walking football at Bushey Grove, Tuesdays 11am-12pm, more info or there is also a session at Furzefield Centre, Potters Bar, Thursdays 2-3pm, more info  

We have made a video of walking football if you would like to see what it is about

There is also Walking Netball at Furzefield Centre, Potters Bar, Mondays 11.30am-12.30pm, more info


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May 8, 20180

Aldenham Parish Council is holding a FREE Personal Trainer led outdoor gym induction at Phillimore Recreation Ground, Gills Hill, Radlett, WD7 8AL from 10.00am to 12.00pm on Saturday 12 May to show people how to get the best from the recently installed eight station outdoor gym. This event is open to everybody and there is no booking required, just turn up on the day. View the flyer

 


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May 3, 20180

Love my bump is a campaign with the goal of raising awareness of the dangers of smoking whilst pregnant, conveying that everyone should be aware of the health risks towards pregnant mothers and their developing child; love my Bump aims to not only help Mothers, but the rest of the family as well.

Therefore, if you’re either pregnant and want to stop smoking or want to stop spreading second hand smoke in the household, you can find out more information at: https://www.hertsmere.gov.uk/Health–Wellbeing/Help-to-Stop-Smoking.aspx


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May 2, 20180

Want to be part of something BIG? Hertfordshire County Council’s Countryside and Rights of Way Service is attempting to set a new record for the greatest number of Health Walkers out walking, on Monday May 14th with the 3rd annual Mass Health Walk. And what better time to set this challenge than during Hertfordshire’s Year of Physical Activity and National Walking Month.

The Hertfordshire Health Walks initiative offers over 60 walks per week across the county, helping residents to meet the target of 150 minutes exercise per week as recommended by the UK’s Chief Medical Officers. The walks are free, local, short and led by trained volunteers.

2018 has been designated the ‘Hertfordshire Year of Physical Activity’ and will see a number of organisations working together in support of making Hertfordshire the most active county. May’s physical activity theme is walking and throughout the day on May 14th there will be a bumper offering of over 25 Health Walks taking place across Hertfordshire. So whether you’re already a seasoned Health Walker or fancy trying it for the first time there are plenty of opportunities to get active and help break a Hertfordshire Health Walks record.  The number to beat is 630 walkers, set on the Mass Health Walk day in 2015!

Find out about health Walks in Hertsmere https://www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/walkfinder  Introduce a friend, bring a neighbour or rally the family to help make this the biggest Health Walk ever!

All the walks for May 14th can be found online at www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/healthwalks, and look out for promotions to encourage you to walk more on the Facebook page – www.facebook.com/hertfordshirehealthwalks – and Twitter page – @hertshealthwalk.

To register as a walker and to download all the walks for your area taking place over the summer visit www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/healthwalks.



May 2, 20180

Do you love playing sport and fancy a new challenge? Then why not give the sport of Pickleball a go as part of the Herts Year of Physical Activity. To find out more, visit http://ow.ly/rG6430jGUsj. To see a video on the sport, visit http://ow.ly/7jJD30jGUMv

We are running six Pickleball sessions at the Furzefield Leisure Centre, Mutton Lane, Potters Bar, EN6 3BW from Monday 4 June, 10-11am.  Cost is £4 and includes a free deink following the session.

For more information, please email community.services@hertsmere.gov.uk