Community Heart Project
Raheen Community Heart Project is the result of a collaboration of Raheen Family Resource Centre and Irish Heart.
Raheen Community Heart Project is actively involved in helping people to live longer, healthier and happier through organising a range of activities from physical activities, health campaigns and healthy cooking courses.
Irish Heart’s Community Heart Projects Co-ordinator Georgina Buffini said: “Our programme helps us to empower communities to live life better by adopting a healthier approach to food and physical activity in order to help reduce heart disease and stroke and improve overall health outcomes”.
The core elements of the project are encouraging those who might not ordinarily have access to fresh food to embark on a journey from seed to dinner table by growing and cooking their own produce in their community garden, as well as education sessions on nutrition and physical activity, budgeting, food labelling and healthy food shopping.