Your Health is Your Wealth! This truism was reiterated at a joint Health and Wellness Fair hosted by Ministry of Public Administration and the National Library and Information System Authority (Nalis) on June 22 at Old Fire Station Building, Hart and Abercromby Streets, Port of Spain from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm.
The day’s events commenced with the North West Regional Health Authority (NWRHA) facilitating blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose, body mass index (BMI), HIV and prostate tests. Optometrists Today conducted vision screening sessions and a representative of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Sports Club facilitated a Zumba/burnout session.
Other activities on the day included the presentation of some 30 hampers as door prizes sponsored by Chief Brand Products, National Flour Mills Ltd., Langston Roach Industries and John Dickinson & Company West Indies Ltd. Product samples were supplied by Nestle and one-on-one consultations were provided by Pan American Insurance and Risk Management Services; Bacon Woodrow and de Souza, RBC Trust, Guardian Life Insurance, Family Services Division of the Ministry of Social Development and Family Services, TECU Credit Union, Petrotrin EAP Services, Happy Girls Happy Curls, OMO Best Start, Evergreene Virgin Coconut Oils, TEXTEL Credit Union, Unit Trust Corporation and Down Under.
The joint health and wellness fair was attended by approximately 300 persons which included Catherine Romain, Nalis’ executive director and other members of the management team of Nalis as well as the Joan Mendez, permanent secretary of the Ministry of Public Administration and Claudelle Mc Keller, deputy permanent secretary of the Ministry of Public Administration.
The main objectives of the health and wellness fair were to promote healthy lifestyles among staff, encourage staff to know their numbers (blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose) and reinforce that health and wellness include the fitness of body, mind and the freedom from disease or ailment. Other health and wellness fairs will be held in September and December for NALIS staff working in central and south Trinidad and for Tobago personnel respectively.