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This week the Healthy Towns Programme focuses on men
The final week of Portlaoise’s Healthy Town will focus on Men’s Health.

The final week of Portlaoise’s Healthy Town will focus on Men’s Health.

The eighth and final week of the Irish Times/Pfizer Healthy Town programme, Monday, October 27 to Sunday, November 2 will focus on men’s health.

A number of events aimed at men will take place across the town this week as the Irish Times/Pfizer Healthy Town Programme comes to an end.

The Link 2B Active programme continues this week for those out of work who are looking to get active. For more information please contact Laois Sports Partnership: 057 8671248 or email info@laoissports.ie

On Tuesday, October 28 there will be a public talk for young men on the subject of mental well-being at the Portlaoise Youth Café from 7 until 8pm. This one hour talk will focus on the benefits of communication and positive mental health. For more information please contact Youth Work Ireland (Laois) on 057

8665010.

For men looking to get active during the winter months, the free Green Gym sessions will continue on Thursday at the Portlaoise Leisure Centre Outdoor Gym at 11am. No booking is required.

For more information contact Laois Sports Partnership on 057 8671248 or email info@laoissports.ie / Laois County Council Sports Section on 057 8674363.

Kate O’Flaherty, Director, Health and Wellbeing Programme at the Department of Health commented on the initiative’s closing week:

“Healthy Ireland’s aim is to empower people to look after their own health and well-being. We hope that the experiences of the people of Portlaoise over the past few weeks will be the start of building a healthier community into the future, and that they will be an inspiration to other towns and communities across Ireland.”

For a full list of events, please see www.irishtimes.com/healthytown