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Friday, May 1, 2020

Be Mindful in May, says county

Denbighshire County Council is running a campaign urging residents to Be Mindful in May.

The campaign is encouraging everyone, particularly the over 70s and those with underlying health conditions, to look after their physical and mental health and wellbeing during these times of uncertainty.

Staying at home and reducing contact with others can be difficult and we need to get used to doing things differently which is why our campaign focuses on staying positive, helping to take care of yourself and of course those you care for.

During the month of May, the council will be launching themed weeks with a host of ideas, and  suggestions for home based activities.

The campaign kicks off on 3 May with Wellbeing Week, followed by Love Your Local Area Week which aims to highlight the local area and appreciate what’s on your doorstep. 

Love Reading Week starts on 10 May with lots of inspiration and ideas for reading at home and finally Your Community Week will be celebrating the people and activities in your community during the last week of May.

Cllr Bobby Feeley, the council’s Lead Member for Wellbeing and Independence, said: ‘‘During these very difficult times, we can all take steps to make a difference, while spending more time at home and following the social distancing advice. Staying connected is particularly important to our overall wellbeing and nowadays we can choose numerous options to keep in touch with friends and family.

“Doing what we can to encourage everyone to stay physically and mentally active whilst at home is also essential, and I encourage everyone to join in with this campaign and share their ideas with others.”

Denbighshire Council says it will be extending their proactive calling campaign beyond those people who are receiving the shielding letters, to people in Denbighshire who are over 70 and those who are living alone.

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