2 taster lessons will run from 6-7.30pm on Wednesdays 22nd May 2013 and 26th June 2013 at Leeds East Academy. This allows people to try a one-off Get Cooking! Simple Good Food Lesson for free!
COME ALONG AND HAVE A GIGGLE
This is about ‘National Smile Month’ and we are doing a one day event at our centre to support this. It is important to care for your teeth, not only to be confident in smiling, but also for a healthy mouth, a healthy heart, and a healthy person. We hope to give you a healthy lunch and healthy drinks at dinner-time to help you to see how healthy eating affects your teeth (and your body). We shall have a selection of healthy snacks available throughout the day. We shall show sugar swaps, ie, coke for diet coke, sweets for carrot sticks, grapes. The day will be broken into four sessions with similar messages but different presentations to appeal to different groups, etc. There will be ‘Smile Sticks’ too for all to use and have some photographs take of this too, should be fun!! Parents and children can all take part! There is nothing like a smile and a giggle to keep you feeling well - a medical fact! There may be a few jokes on the day! Also, you will be shown how to clean your teeth effectively, and also where to go to get a dentist if you do not already have one, and why it is important for six-monthly check-ups?
28-05-2013 to 30-05-2013
Hello everyone and hope you are enjoying the springtime abundance.
Help plant our new garden on campus!
We have been very busy growing plants for our new space on campus, which is in Chancellors court, next to the Roger Stevens building. Based on the award winning Leeds University Chelsea garden from last year, as well as ideas from our students, the garden has a mini forest garden, an edible hedge, annual vegetables, salad and herbs, and wildflower meadows, as well as a lawn area and benches for people to relax on. Being right in the centre of campus, this space is open to all, and the idea is that people can come and pick the produce when they want. Bardon Grange will be managing the edible areas of it, and will be running extra sessions there for students, staff and local people to help maintain it.
Initially we are hosting a series of lunchtime and after work gardening sessions to plant the edible areas of the garden:
30-05-2013 at 12:00 to 15:00
Spring Cleaning Event @ Seacroft Library on Thursday 30 May 12-3pm.
For more information contact Space 2 on 0113 320 0159
Supporting the world campaign on No Tobacco. We hope to show people how smoking can affect your health, your unborn babies health, people around you who do not smoke and how it affects them, ie, secondary smoking, teenagers’ health, etc. We will have or go and get Lloyds Pharmacy/nhs quit kits for people who want one. There will be healthy food, snacks and drinks available, during lunchtime and breaks. This will show you maybe some alternative choices, also how tobacco stains your teeth, creates wrinkles, deepens voices, not to mention cancer, nicotine addiction, tar, hardening of the arteries. Come along and listen to people who have stopped and come along and hear from people who wished they would have stopped earlier. We will have blood pressure monitors and diabetes checking on the day, for those interested. A nurse will be present to do this, or you can do it yourself they are safe and can be bought over the pharmacy counter for self use. Short walk and breathlessness discussions and activity. Split into four sessions during the day. Giveaways: nicotine gum, false cigarettes, nicorette, cross-stitching kits, model-making (only small) There will be four weekly sessions available for anyone wishing to form a supportive stop smoking group.
12-06-2013 at 13:00 to 16:00
This year to celebrate Men’s Health Week we’ll be holding a special Men’s Health Event. There’ll be lots of activities to get involved in, including exercise challenges, massage tasters, healthy eating and men’s health information. Come along and celebrate with Feel Good Factor.
A walk around Leeds City Centre led by Leeds Civic Trust. The walk will explore interesting features and architecture and will be followed by a light lunch.
Booking is essential after Tuesday 4th June.
15-06-2013 to 15-06-2013 at 17:30
Carers Leeds Summer Fete – a traditional summer fete for all the family.
Stalls, games for children, afternoon tea, live music.
Opened by local celebrity.
Leeds Lets Change stall
2 – 5 at St Chads Parish Centre, Otley Road, Leeds, LS6
Just turn up on the day
Demonstration on how to work out your BMI
Information workshop on ways to implement half an hour’s exercise into your daily routine and adopt a healthy diet.
Introduction to Leeds Lets Change Website with support from staff and volunteers to ensure that users can access information about weight management and local programmes available.
Leeds Let's Cycle the City - for people with learning disabilities.
Saddle up for a sponsored bike ride to celebrate the 60th Birthday of Leeds Mencap. A day to stretch your muscles, enjoy the outdoors and see the sights of our great city. Individuals can choose to cycle either a 60 Km or 30 Km route. We also wholeheartedly welcome teams of 4 to enter for relays of 15 Km per person.
Deadline for entrants: 20th May, 2013.
30-06-2013 at 9am
FREE Cycling Family Fun Day for both cyclists and non-cyclists
Whether you're a keen cyclist, a novice or just want to start cycling come along and join in the free sessions suitable for all ages and abilities.
Blood pressure testing and diabetes testing too.
There will be rides, card making and colouring tables for kids.
Healthy snacks and smoothies will be available too!
12-08-2013 to 16-08-2013
Get Cooking! is running two holiday courses for 9-17 year olds from Mon 12th
to Fri 16th August 2013. This will be held in the new Leeds East Academy's
accessible training kitchen.
Course 1 will run in the morning from 10am till 1pm. Course 2 will run from
2pm till 5pm.
Introduction to fun activities to keep you healthy and boost your stamina. Ie Zumba, Tai Chi, Nia Dance, Signposting to Walking groups and other health activities offered by local organisations. Introduction to Leeds Lets Change Website with support from staff and volunteers to ensure that users can access appropriate information about exercise classes and programmes.