Lions Health and Wellness Fair this Saturday

PHILIPSBURG – All is set for the St. Maarten Lions Club’s 8th annual Lion Rudy Hoeve Health and Wellness Fair scheduled for this Saturday, March 5, from 9:00am to 4:00pm at the Festival Village in Philipsburg.

Twenty five organizations, foundations, health care providers, health support groups as well as professionals, will occupy some 40 booths, and a conference room to present to the general public a vast variety of health care services, tests, information and also information on wellness.

The community is also invited to visit the presentations in the conference room of the Festival Village on: “Adequate administering of prescribed medication” and “Building a lifestyle in accordance with the medication you use.” This presentation will be provided from 10:30am to 12:30pm by Pharmacist Dick Luttekes.

At 2:00pm Civil Law Notary Meredith Boekhoudt will speak on “How, why and when to make a will,” and also on changes in the Inheritance Law. At 3:00pm Pediatrician Dr. Pieter Offringa will speak on “The misconceptions of asthma and allergy on St. Maarten.”

The interest for the Fair has grown tremendously and several additional services have been added to the Fair. The St. Maarten Diabetes Foundation, besides offering their usual tests will also fly in a Podiatrist to check the feet of people. The public is urged to make good use of this opportunity as the island does not have a podiatrist.

The Tzu Chi Foundation will be carrying out 100 massages this year, which will be 40 more than last year. The St. Maarten AIDS Foundation will, for the 8th consecutive year, be part of the Fair and will carry out AIDS tests throughout the day.

Love of Kids Foundation has also been a participant since the very beginning and will have information on dyslexia. Alpha Health Care will be demonstrating all their health care items, which are available, ENABLE, holistic occupational therapy will provide their information and Less Screen will provide more play will be available for the children.

The Sickle Cell Foundation will once again carry out tests and give information while the Alzheimers Foundation is well known for their memory tests. The Youth Health Preventive Care section of the Public Health Department will carry out various demonstrations. The St. Maarten Medical Center will give dialyses demonstrations as well as information along with the Kidney Foundation, which will be concentrating on how to prevent kidney failure.

Inner Harmony will carry out a number of tests and demonstrate several supplements available at their clinic. The Mental Health Foundation will also be onsite and the Down’s Syndrome Foundation and Sister Basilia Center will concentrate on giving information to those interested in learning how to deal with Down’s Syndrome, in addition to also giving demonstrations.

The White and Yellow Cross Foundation will concentrate on child vaccination; WIEMS always presents demonstrations to the public about emergency situations; SZV will also be part of the Fair and together with the Public Health Department will carry out certain tests in the Health Bus. Nature’s Discount will be present with all sorts of health products and the Parkinson’s Foundation has a wealth of information about this illness.

A newly established foundation of psychologists on the island will also be part of the Fair as well as the just newly sworn in Physiotherapist, while Henderson Insurances is offering information to the public on all sorts of insurance packages. All services, information, demonstrations and hand-outs are free of charge.

Minister of Health Emil Lee has confirmed he will be part of the Fair, and has also promised to promote the Fair. The St. Maarten Lions Club is also extending an invitation to all other Ministers and Members of Parliament to attend and promote the Fair as well.

The general public can receive additional information about the Lions Health and Wellness Fair on the St. Maarten Lions Club Facebook page or by emailing:

Photo Caption: Images from last year’s Lion Rudy Hoeve Health & Wellness Fair (photo contributed).

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