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Stanley Henderson Manager of the Fane Valley Store Altnamackan and his staff with Teresa Nugent and Majella Gollogly from the Rural Health Partnership 
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The Rural Health Partnership  (RHP)  in conjunction  with the Public Health Agency and  the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, is delighted  to facilitate the Farm Families  Mobile Health Checks Programme. This programme is a one stop  mobile health check facility. 

On Friday 1st October the mobile unit will be located at the Fane Valley Stores Altnamackan from 10am – 3pm.  The Rural Health Partnership would like to thank Mr Stanley Henderson Manager of the local Fane Valley Store for agreeing to offer his store as the location for the Farm Families Health Check Vehicle. 

Speaking about this initiative Majella Gollogly from the Rural Health Partnership said, “The Rural Health Partnership is delighted to have  the Farm Families Health Check Vehicle available in our local area.  We recognise that Farmers and Farm Families  are very busy people and often don’t take the time to look after their own health and wellbeing. Having the Health Checks Unit  at the local Fane Valley Store  in Altnamackan makes it more accessible and convenient for local farm families to avail of -  what better a way to spend 15 minutes!”  The health checks will offer a good indicator of one’s overall health, including blood pressure, BMI, Cholesterol, Diabetes risk score and overall wellbeing. 

The Rural Health Partnership will be running a series of programmes in the Autumn to support Farmers and Farm Families, including a workshop on Coping with the Pressures of Farming facilitated by Rural Support in the WALD Centre Cullyhanna on 12th October at  7.30pm.  If you would like to find out more about what’s coming up, please contact Majella at the Rural Health Partnership email majellagrhp@hotmail.com or phone 07596997883. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

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