Heart health focus of free community ‘mini service’

Woodgate Men's Shed will hold a free stroke and heart awareness clinic.
Woodgate Men's Shed will hold a free stroke and heart awareness clinic.

After one of their own suffered a stroke late last year the Woodgate Men’s Shed felt they needed to increase community awareness of the problem.

The group have partnered with Woodgate First Responders to host a free stroke and heart awareness event on 23 February.

First responders will offer blood pressure and blood glucose level checks and Men’s Shed members will use scales, height measures and tapes to measure Body Mass Index (BMI).

Spanner in the Works

Most men might be more inclined to service their car than their health.

The Men’s Shed Movement developed the booklet Spanner in the Works to spread this important health message using humour.

A mini-service for a car could involve checking the oil, the radiator fluid and the tyre pressures.

Why not join the Woodgate Men’s Shed for your own personal mini-service by checking blood pressure, blood glucose levels and BMI.

Spanner in the Works will act as your health manual where results can be recorded against a standard range to give a possible indication of stroke and heart risks.

Join the event

Anyone is welcome to attend the free event being held from 9 am to noon on Saturday 23 February 2019 at Woodgate Men’s Shed.

A “show bag” of useful information will be available, including Spanner in the Works and Stroke and Heart Foundation leaflets, which may guide future actions.

The Woodgate Men’s Shed is located on Acacia Street at the rear of the Woodgate sports oval.