LloydsPharmacy teams up with D 12 Men’s Shed to promote good health

by Rose Barrett
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LloydsPharmacy has teamed up with Irish Men’s Sheds Association to encourage all members to look after their heart health. As part of the partnership, LloydsPharmacy’s highly trained colleagues are visiting various Men’s Shed locations across Dublin to undertake checks and offer knowledge and support to members.

Trained colleagues from LloydsPharmacy Ashleaf visited Walkinstown Men’s Shed in Dublin 12 and undertook free Heart Health Checks. Eight men were checked on this visit with positive feedback and result for all members.

With one in six people having a stroke at some time in their life, it is very important to take care of our hearts. There are simple lifestyle changes we can all make to ensure against heart attacks or strokes. Keeping an eye on one’s blood pressure is essential for maintaining a healthy heart.

Sarah Kenny, Manager, Lloyds Ashleaf with Arthur McPartling of Mens Shed D12 Walkinstown
Fennell Photography

Dervila McGarry, Head of Marketing with LloydsPharmacy said: “At LloydsPharmacy, we are committed to serving the communities in which our stores operate. Partnering with the Men’s Shed networks, allows our LloydsPharmacy colleagues to further integrate and provide an invaluable health check to the men across Ireland. We are delighted to be partnering with the Irish Men’s Association and hope to grow the partnership further in the future.”

Rebecca McLaughlin, Health & Well-Being Manager of the Irish Men’s Association said:“We are delighted to have the opportunity to partner with LloydsPharmacy to bring awareness and understanding of heart and health checks to Shedders. We know that bringing these activities into the informal Shed environment is a really effective way of engaging Men with their Health – helping many to take the first step towards navigating their way through health issues and potential anxiety around dealing with them.”.

LloydsPharmacy Ashleaf expert colleagues are on hand to offer advice and provide free blood pressure checks to help you take care of your heart. LloydsPharmacy Ashleaf is open seven days a week, Monday to Saturday from 9.00am to 7.00pm and 11am to 6pm on Sundays.

The Irish Men’s Sheds Association was formed in 2011 and through over 450 locations nationwide, they provide support, information and resources to members’ sheds in Dublin and across Ireland.

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