Healthy Ageing Starts Now- Health Team Focuses on Healthy Ageing

Author  Latoya Laylor Brown

The health team used the day’s event at the Porus Health Centre in Manchester on Thursday, September 26 to educate scores of persons, particularly the elderly on the importance of healthy ageing. The celebration focused on improving the quality of life of the ageing population, mainly through physical activity, healthy eating, mental and dental assessment and screening for non-communicable diseases. The participants received free blood tests and medical checks, in addition to samples of food.

healthy ageingActing Parish Dental Auxiliary Coordinator, Faith McDonald-Bicknell makes a presentation on the importance of dental care to the process of healthy ageing. She made the presentation at the celebration of Caribbean Wellness Day hosted by the Manchester Health Services, which focused on the theme, “Healthy Ageing…Healthy Ageing Begins Now” on Thursday, September 26 at the Porus Health Centre in Manchester.

Other presentations in the areas of non-communicable diseases, sex and behavior change, nutrition and exercise which impact healthy ageing were also focused on.

ageingThe Caribbean Wellness Day celebration educated participants on the importance of healthy ageing and ways to improve the quality of life of the ageing population, mainly through physical activity, healthy eating, mental and dental assessment and screening for non-communicable diseases. The participants also received free blood tests and medical checks.

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