PHILIPSBURG–A home repair voucher programme, Health and Fitness Fair and several donations are amongst the activities NAGICO Insurances will hold this month for its Customer and Community Appreciation Month in St. Maarten.
Other activities will include a back to school welcoming, teacher’s appreciation, donation to Positive Foundation for a mammogram machine and a donation to ACE Foundation to allow it to house its school for undocumented children for another year rent-free. The month-long community appreciation will culminate with a NAGICO Health and Fitness Fair at Raoul Illidge Sports Complex on Saturday, October 27.
NAGICO said over the weekend that the “meaningful activities” focus on customers and the community, and the insurance company is “excited to share the news.”
NAGICO said it had planned “an extravagant” customer appreciation day last year, but this had to be cancelled due to the passage of Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September.
“Our plans last year were blown apart by Irma and Maria, so we were not able to make that special day happen for our customers,” Marketing Manager Lisa Brown said.
“After the hurricanes we had to shift our attention and focus to claim settlement. Now that we have settled the majority of claims and the island is well on its way to recovery, we believe that it is time to start back working on our annual 1,000 smiles project.”
This month of appreciation is part of the NAGICO 1,000 Smiles Project, an annual mission the company undertakes to, as the name of the project implies, bring smiles on the faces of 1,000 persons through the doing of good deeds that have a direct positive impact on the community.
“We are really excited about October. We want to make this the new month to remember; a month of hope, rebirth and renewal. We have focused on initiatives and events that we believe will positively impact and improve lives,” Brown said.
NAGICO said its main event, the Health and Fitness Fair, will be a free event with “lots of exciting” fitness activities scheduled. Several medical practitioners in various fields of medicine, along with popular organisations, will be in attendance offering free testing and basic consulting services.
These will include dentist Dowling; physiotherapy; optician; Dr. Tasika Bell; a general practitioner; St. Maarten Red Cross; St. Maarten AIDS Foundation, St. Maarten Diabetes Foundation, American University of the Caribbean (AUC) School of Medicine medical students, Mental Health Foundation (MHF) and the White and Yellow Cross Care Foundation.
“We (will) also have some of the island’s top fitness trainers who will be conducting free fitness classes throughout the course of the day. They include zumba lessons with Learie Hall, yoga and meditation classes provided by Joga, circuit training with Desmond Hughes, body sculpting and aerobics with three-time winner of the Fittest on the Rock competition Chawlyn Mezas.
“Diet is also very important for a healthy lifestyle so healthy food restaurant Arena Base Café will also be in attendance to provide information about their plans and attendees will get an opportunity to sample some healthy bites.
“Take your health into your hands. We are extending an open invitation to everyone. Come out to our free Health and Fitness Fair on October 27, and bring a friend,” NAGICO said.