Waterford’s libraries are doing their bit to encourage people to make positive choices to improve their physical and mental health.
The “Healthy Ireland at Your Library” campaign is running until the end of March.
There’s health information including books and online resources, as well as free events like talks, yoga and guided walks taking place at branches across the county.
Waterford Dietitian Aoife Hearne says “libraries are at the heart our our communities. It is about our empowering our community to make better choices from eating, from exercise, from all angles of wellness.” She added that “because this is led by Healthy Ireland, there’s a strong emphasis on ensuring that the information is coming from qualified regulated health professionals.”
Waterford Libraries have acquired a range of book stock, including Aoife Hearne’s latest book, ‘The Plan’ and lots of online resources. In addition there is a full programme of free events taking place in each of the 12 Waterford branches including Play, Dance and Music for Parents and Toddlers, Organised Walks, Nutrition and Health information talks, Family Yoga and much more! Pick up a programme in your local Library branch or phone 0761-102975 for more information.
Big crowd of all ages in @WaterfordLibs Central #Library for the #Waterford launch of #HealthyIreland with the Mayor of @WaterfordCounci and @DeiseDietitian. @HealthyIreland pic.twitter.com/uQZfmUwYna
— Waterford Libraries (@WaterfordLibs) January 30, 2018