News Archive for September, 2017

Know Your Numbers Week

High blood pressure has no symptoms – that’s why it’s called the silent killer, so the only way to know if you are at risk from a stroke or heart disease is to have a blood pressure check.

High blood pressure is responsible for approximately 60% of strokes and the number of strokes among younger adults is increasing. As 9 out of 10 strokes are preventable we’re urging people to check their blood pressure. Together we can help to prevent death and disability from stroke and heart disease caused by high blood pressure.

Help us to STOP stroke and heart disease by finding out your blood pressure numbers at Crownway Community Centre Pressure Station near you

Drop in to Crownway Community Centre
Mon – Wed 12pm-1pm for a free blood pressure check and more information.

Senior Road Safety Event

Senior road users are invited to attend an event hosted by the St Helens Council Road Safety Team.

The event will be held on WEDNESDAY 27th SEPTEMBER 2017 (10am-2pm) at Crownway Community Centre.

There will be a number of multi-agency presentations during the morning session followed by a FREE hot pot lunch, with refreshments.

The event will also feature a small market place of information and advice stands designed to raise awareness to drivers, pedestrians, cyclists and public transport users. The market place will have lots of information and freebies from all the agencies attending listed, specifically for senior road users. Eg. keyring, torches, pens, notepads, magnifying credit cards, etc..

The agencies attending are from Merseyside Police, Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service, Arriva, Age UK, Senior Voice, Institute of Advanced Motorists, possibly Specsavers, St Helens Councils Road Safety Team and St Helens Head of Traffic & Engineering – George Houghton will be there.

If you would like to attend, please contact Craig Fryer or Carol Bostock on 01925 222907 to book your place.

Please note, places are limited so book as soon as you can.

If you require any further information, please contact Elaine Cross (Road Safety Officer) on 01744 673237