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Our popular Wellfest events have returned, being held at the Eden Centre, Edenbridge and Copperfields, Ramsgate.

Wellfest is a free event that offer visitors a chance to find out how to improve their physical, mental and financial health, and that of their families.

AC Health & Nutrition ran two workshops;Good Mood Food and Healthy Snacks. In these workshops, they discussed the importance of staying hydrated and eating foods which were both nourishing and delicious. Healthy alternatives to popular snacks and drinks were made, such as banoffee pie and a non-alcoholic Pimms. Free tasters of all the recipes were available, so visitors could really try them out for themselves!

Pets as Therapy attended with Pipper, a therapy dog to promote the charity and the wonderful service and support the dogs provide. They explained all the activities they regularly do, including visiting schools to allow children to read to the dogs to improve their confidence.

Sevenoaks District Council loaned their smoothie bike, which was a huge hit for all ages. Visitors enjoyed creating their very own fresh fruit smoothie, just by exercising! Even those who wouldn’t feel physically fit enough to ride a bike gave it a go, and were very proud of their creation.

Mark Faithful, Financial Wellbeing Manager was on hand to give out tips and advice on all financial concerns, such as benefit entitlement and Universal Credit. There was the opportunity to win an Amazon Echo for the person able to guess the total amount of coins in a jar.

Corinne Beech, Resident Engagement Officer explains: "It is so important to ensure we are supporting each other and our tenants to live healthy lives. Wellfest events are popular and beneficial for both our residents and the wider community. They encourage people to have some fun while getting some useful information to help them live life to the full".

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