Lions preparing for annual Health and Wellness Fair | THE DAILY HERALD

The Lions Club Rudy Hoeve Health and Wellness Fair in 2017.

SUCKER GARDEN–Members of the Lions Club are gearing up and getting things in place for their eleventh annual Lion Rudy Hoeve Health and Wellness Fair, which is slated for the Festival Village from 9:00am to 4:00pm Saturday, March 30.

The Fair was held at the Belair Community Centre in 2018, as the Festival Village was still accommodating families who had major damage to their homes due to Hurricane Irma. Even though Belair Community Centre is a smaller location, the fair turned out to be a great success, with a great number of participating stakeholders still being able to present the necessary health information and perform the much-needed health care tests to the community, according to the Lions Club on Sunday.

Having brought the idea of a “Health & Wellness Fair” to St. Maarten 11 years ago the Lions Club has not only seen the Fair grow each year, but the greatest satisfaction it has given the Lions so far is the idea that because of the Lions Fair several health-conscious foundations were instituted to assist the public with the necessary information pertaining to several health ailments.

“Several institutions and even businesses on the island have also followed suit and started organising their own Health and Wellness Fairs. This has encouraged the Lions to continue with this great initiative, even though it has become quite expensive for the Club to organise such a fair, as St. Maarten does not have large indoor facilities to organise a fair of this magnitude,” stated the club.

Registered organisations include Diabetes Foundation, AIDS Foundation, Windward Islands Emergency Medical Services (WIEMS), Social and Health Insurances SZV, government health care services CPS (baby clinic), Alzheimer Foundation, Vital Health dietician, Be Well Be Fit Physical Therapy, Kidney Foundation, Mental Health Foundation, Sickle Cell Foundation, Helping Hands Foundation, Home Care Nursing, Fitness Desire, U Too Can Move Fitness, Vegan Association, and SXM Psychologist Foundation.

The Lions are inviting all other health care organisations and foundations that have not yet registered to do so. The Lions are still working on getting some speakers to make health care presentations. Lion Rudy Hoeve Health and Wellness committee members and participating stakeholders will be having interviews on the various radio stations, sharing with the public what they will be offering during the event.

The Fair is free of charge.

Source: The Daily Herald