Healthy ageing was the focus of Caribbean Wellness Day

A section of the audience participates in a physical activity segment during Caribbean Wellness Day that was held in Manchester recently.
A section of the audience participates in a physical activity segment during Caribbean Wellness Day that was held in Manchester recently.

When Caribbean Wellness Day was celebrated at the Porus Health Centre in Manchester recently, the day was used to educate scores of persons, particularly the elderly, about the importance of healthy ageing.

Acting Parish Dental Auxiliary Coordinator, Faith McDonald-Bicknell, makes a presentation on the importance of dental care to the process of healthy ageing during Caribbean Wellness Day recently.
Acting Parish Dental Auxiliary Coordinator, Faith McDonald-Bicknell, makes a presentation on the importance of dental care to the process of healthy ageing during Caribbean Wellness Day recently.

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 food samples.

There were also other presentations on non-communicable diseases, sex and behavioural change, nutrition and exercise.