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Health fair focuses on the 'Health You Cultivate'

Published:Tuesday | November 24, 2015 | 11:07 PM
Sade Greenwood, physiotherapist tends to a patient

With special emphasis on good customer service and follow-up with its clients, Health You Cultivate Family Care launched its wide range of services last Saturday with a free health fair.

The health fair took place at its Hope Road, St Andrew, headquarters and targeted residents living in and around the Hope Road area and surrounding communities. It was attended by a large number of persons who came out to experience various services offered by the company.

According to Dr Dicoda Johnson, the objectives of hosting the health fair were realised.

"I do believe that we achieved all that we set out to do. The main objectives were to sensitise individuals in the area about the importance of health care. We also wanted to meet our prospective patients and build a relationship with them. For us this is also a way to introduce a fresh approach and concept to health care," said Johnson.

Health You Cultivate was conceptualised in 2014 but became a reality earlier this year. The company provides a wide range of services, including kids' care, medicals, maternity care, home visits, health screening, hypertension management, vaccinations, pap smears, diabetic care, counselling, minor procedures, STI screening, diet programmes, preventative care, health coaching and rehabilitation physiotherapy.

 

Great experience

 

Charmaine Baxter, who travelled from Liguanea to attend the health fair, described the experience.

"I had to come out to experience this for myself. I got a free massage, blood sugar and blood-pressure checks. I also saw the physiotherapist, and this was all free. I certainly will be coming back to experience this," she explained.

Garfield Reynolds, in his late sixties, found the health fair to be of great benefit.

"Is a long time I haven't done any health checks, and I had to make use of this opportunity. The staff is very friendly and they go the extra mile in how they deal with you," he said.

Johnson said the business targets families and individuals interested in holistic health and living at peak potential and productivity, as their tagline states, 'Live and grow your full potential'.

She explained why persons needed to pay attention to their health.

"It is quite possible to go through this earthly experience like plants growing wildly, confused, diseased, sick and, in the case of humans, depressed and miserable. The good news is, unlike the plants, we can seek the knowledge and guidance necessary to groom, nurture and cultivate our health so that we can enjoy life to the fullest as mentally, physically and spiritually happy individuals, many times extending life," she said.

She added, "Part of our thrust is to be different in terms of how we deliver health care. We try to be as attentive and interactive as possible while ensuring follow-up. Based on the response we got today, we plan to have the health fair at least annually."

The health fair was coordinated by Golden Events, consultants for corporate events.