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Preventative health screening for children and lifestyle eduction for adults



KIWANIS CLUB OF NEW KINGSTON | 2012-06-06 08:42:00

 On Saturday June 2, 2012 the Kiwanis Club of New Kingston expanded its community outreach when they partnered with Church of The Open Bible and took Health Screening for Vision, Hearing, Dental, Blood Pressure and General Medical Checks to over 125 children ages 3-13 while 60 parents and guardians simultaneously benefited from educational talks on nutrition and well being. This health fair cum social interaction took place on the grounds of the church and beneficiaries consisted of members of the church and residents from neighboring communities as well as children from Obistan Prep, Dews Avenue Prep and Duhaney Park Primary Schools.

A number of agencies, companies and individuals participated in the day’s activities:
Vision Checks -                                                   FISH Medical Clinic
Dental Checks_                                                  FISH Medical Clinic
Hearing Checks-                                                Jamaica Association for the Deaf
Nutrition-                                                               Facey Commodity
Benjamin’s Cough & Flu Medication –           Facey Pharmaceuticals
Nutrition Talk                                                        Dietician Rashida Beckford
for Parents and
Pregnant Mothers
Nutrition Printed Information -                         Caribbean Food and Nutrition Institute (CFNI)
Doctor Consultation -                                        Dr. Ivor Davis
Blood Pressure Checks -                                Diabetes Association of Jamaica
All Pure Water -                                                  Re-hydration for children
Reading is Fundamental -                              Reading Corner with activities such as coloring,
face painting, balloon art and story telling are some of the fun activities introduced to keep the children occupied.

Children who were found to be suffering from Hypertension (High Blood Pressure), vision and hearing impairment and other ailments will be assisted with follow up treatment by the Kiwanis Club of New Kingston.



CONTACT:
Pam V Lowe
Chairman PR Committee
KIWANIS CLUB OF NEW KINGSTON
548-8733 OR 484-3121



 




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