Our first Diabetes Group meeting since 2020: Park Centre, Dagenham, Thurs 19th January 2023, 12.30 pm

We are delighted to announce that we will be holding our first Barking and Dagenham Diabetes Group meeting since the Covid pandemic on Thursday 19th January at 12.30 pm, in conjunction with the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Healthy Lifestyles team.

The venue for the meeting is the Park Centre, Rectory Road, Dagenham, RM10 9SA. It is about 10 minutes walking from Dagenham Heathway District Line station and is also served by the number 145 bus route.

Park Centre is already an established community hub with many activities on offer on a weekly basis, run by the Healthy Lifestyles team. These include fitness sessions geared to people over 60, Tai Chi, Knit and Natter, Zumba Gold, Darts and Bingo!

Our meeting on the 19th January will be very informal; there will be members of the Barking and Dagenham Diabetes Group committee present to lead discussions on any aspect of diabetes. In particular, the importance of healthy lifestyle to general physical and mental wellness, diabetes prevention, and better diabetes control.

Of course, we should also like to hear from you about your ideas for future meetings, in terms of content and format, and whether there are particular specialist speakers you would like to hear from, and also be able to answer your questions.

The meeting will finish at 2 pm, and we hope to run further meetings on Thursday 16th February and Thursday 16 March 2023. If all goes well, we should like to hold monthly meetings throughout the year.