Lessons on staying fit at winter time

The council's 'winter warmer' event

The council's 'winter warmer' event - Credit: Archant

An eager crowd of over 55s were given advice on gardening and free mint herb plant pots at Hackney Homes’ Winter Warmer event.

The council's 'winter warmer' event

The council's 'winter warmer' event - Credit: Archant

Held at Hackney Town Hall’s Assembly Rooms in Mare Street, the popular annual event once again provided hundreds of residents with advice on staying fit, healthy and saving energy throughout the winter months.

Residents were treated to a short lesson on cake decorating and encouraged to have a go, by creating their own unique cupcake designs, and the wellbeing hub saw queues of residents keen to unwind with a professional hand, foot and shoulder massage.

A fun and games section with multiple raffles and rounds of bingo, added to the entertainment.

Cllr Philip Glanville, cabinet member for housing said: “Many older residents left having mingled with their neighbours, connected with new people and gained useful advice from Hackney Homes and the specialist energy and health organisations exhibiting on the day.”

The council's 'winter warmer' event

The council's 'winter warmer' event - Credit: Archant


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Giveaways and prizes included bags of fruit and veg, and scarves.

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